The Community Fund of Darien


All of the programs and services offered are provided at no cost to Darien residents.

At Home In Darien is a free and innovative aging in place program which empowers Darien seniors to remain in their home in a safe,

healthy and socially connected environment and provides the following services:

  • Door to door transportation by professional drivers by sedan or handicap accessible minivan, within Darien, Stamford, Norwalk and New Canaan every weekday between 9am and 4pm.
  • Trustworthy volunteers including:
  • Drivers who assist with rides outside of At Home’s service area or hours.
  • Visitors who provide ongoing companionship and support.
  • Shoppers who run errands or grocery shop for homebound seniors.
  • Helpers who take care of small tasks in a senior’s home.
  • Acts as a resource to seniors and their families by providing advice and connecting them to assistance in the community.
  • Provides referral to vetted health and home care professionals, and property and home maintenance services giving seniors reliable references and peace of mind.
  • Publishes and mails a newsletter three times a year to every mailbox in Darien, full of valuable information of interest to seniors and their loved ones.
  • Serves as a central source to consolidate information from many organizations regarding community opportunities, events and news and shares it with seniors on a monthly basis.
  • Collaborates with other organizations to provide social, educational, and wellness programs designed for seniors and those who care about them. 





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 203-655-2227 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