Darien seniors tour holiday lights
Updated 4:38 pm, Monday, January 23, 2012
In the holiday spirit, Aging in Place+Gallivant organized a special outing for seniors to view holiday lights and afterwards to enjoy coffee and dessert at a local diner.
The highlight of the evening was a visit to the waterfront home of billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones in the Belle Haven section of Greenwich. His annual Christmas spectacular light show featured thousands of synchronized lights and music. The Gallivant handicap-accessible van allowed Darien seniors to join hundreds of other visitors who drove up in vehicles and tuned into a local radio station to watch the show play along with the music.
"The evening was very rewarding to the seniors who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to view holiday lights," said Gina Blum, executive director of Aging in Place+Gallivant,. "It was a delightful event and we plan to offer additional social outings so that our Darien seniors can continue to be independent and thriving members of our community."
Everyone who attended enjoyed connecting with one another at a local diner. While sipping coffee and savoring dessert, the seniors agreed that the light show was the best display of Christmas lights they had ever seen.
"It was better than Las Vegas," one attendee said.
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Aging in Place+Gallivant is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help older adults in Darien to live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible.
For information concerning services, call 203-585-4094 or visit www.aginginplacegallivant.org.