Darien Senior Center programs
Published 3:55 pm, Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Couponing 101 - New program to start in September
Want to learn to plan and plot your way to savings of more then 50 percent off your grocery bill? Beginning September 8, join Marcy every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. to learn the "strategy" of the grocery game and become a savvy shopper. Learn how to collect and use coupons and how to read store circulars for the most savings. Begin to collect and save coupons from your Sunday papers starting in August and bring them with you on Thursday, Sept. 8. The more coupons collected the better chance of savings.
The bocce court is Back
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The senior center wishes to thank the Parks & Recreation staff who installed benches and refurbished the bocce court. It is now ready for play. Call 203-656-7455 to reserve the Bocce Set & Court. There is also a landscape rake available to keep the court playable between games. The center asks that you return all supplies back inside the building when play is completed. The court is located on a level area to the far left side of the building. There is parking adjacent to it as well.
A historical series will be presented by Arthur N. Gottlieb LCSW, CSA and military historian Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 - New York World's Fair 1939-1940: The New York World's Fair featured exhibits by 58 nations and 33 states. This incredible two-year event forged lasting memories for all who experienced it.
Sept. 13 - Brooklyn Bridge: With dramatic views of the New York skyline, this architectural icon has inspired generations.
Sept. 20 - Statue of Liberty: One of Americas most iconic monuments standing watch over New York Harbor.
Edward Lawrence Funeral Home talk
Ned Lawrence of Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien will be at the Senior Center Monday September 12th at 12:45 p.m. Death is not an easy subject to talk about, but so important to do so. When death occurs, things need to happen all simultaneously and quite quickly. It is important that the living be able to take care of themselves and have the opportunity to grieve for their loved ones without the stress of worrying about funeral arrangements.
A death in the family may create problems for survivors, which can sometimes be alleviated by discussion and pre-planning. Funeral and burial arrangements are an important consideration and should be discussed openly and frankly. Pre-arranging and sometimes pre-financing a funeral is a method some people choose to assist their survivors after death occurs. Lawrence will be discuss all of your thoughts and concerns.
Free Blood Pressure Testing
Come to the Senior Center to get your blood pressure checked, free of charge Monday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.
Anne Shaw, a Darien resident and nurse from Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, will visit the center monthly. Come and check out how you are doing comparatively on a monthly basis.
"Let's Talk" with Donna Spellman
Donna Spellman will visit the center on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. for her "Let's Talk" discussion group.
Spellman is the Director of Self Sufficiency and Independent Living with Family Centers. Along with the many years of providing supportive and independent living services to individuals and families of lower Fairfield County, Donna has an extensive background in musical theater. The topics for September are:
Sept. 7 - Funny Expressions: Why does a round pizza come in a Square box? Why is it that people say they slept like a baby when babies wake up every two hours?
Sept. 14 - Hobbies: What makes you happy? How do you relax?
Sept. 21 - If Walls Could Talk: Life in the White House
Sept. 28 - What's happening in the news? (Current Events)