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At Home in Darien

The Human Services Planning Council created Aging in Place (AIP) to help Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with diginity in their own home as long as possible.  AIP has merged with Gallivant and is now At Home in Darien!

Visit their website: At Home in Darien

"At Home in Darien is a great place to call for any non-emergency questions.  I have called for all kinds of reasons and have received excellent referrals to landscapers, counselors and professional  organizers." - A.B.


Members will enjoy the following benefits: Free referral to local programs and vetted service providers such as handymen, electricians, bookkeepers, caregivers, computer assistance, grocery shoppers, transportation, counseling, social, health and wellness programs; Free Senior Resource Directory of local services that benefit seniors; and free Out and About newsletter that highlights senior programs and services, health tips and ideas for living at home safely

To take advantage of these services call Gina Blum at 203-585-4094 or        e-mail

Helpful website links: - a national information service devoted                 to older Americans and the families who support them. - aids, gadgets and gizmos that make                living at home a little easier. - innovative products for Boomers                and Beyond. - products for people who are blind         or have low vision.  



Aging in Place Board of Directors 2014

Nancy Herling, President,

William Ball, Peter Eder, Anne McGuire, Vice Presidents

Debby McLean, Treasurer

Maureen Tyrrell, Secretary

Carolyn Anderson, Anne Ardery, Kaye Barker, Diane Barston, Anne Burleigh, Peter Carnes, Charlie England, Holly Hawes, Cindy Heck, Lisa Hughes, Wyn Lydecker, Patrice Malvisi, Ann Mandel, Frank Rosenberry, John Schmidt, Erin Shea, Hester Smith, Amy Squyres, Ernie Steiner, Cathy Sullivan, Pete Wright

Olive Hauser (Director, Darien Social Services), Ex officio

Beth Paris (Senior Center Coordinator, Darien Senior Activities Center), Ex officio

Gina Z. Blum, Executive Director