The Darien senior center programs, at 30 Edgerton St., are open for all Darien residents 55 years and older. A weekly schedule of events also appears at DarienTimes.com. For more information, call 203-656-7455.
Medicare and the Medicare Advantage Plan
A representative from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will provide an educational presentation on Medicare on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. They will discuss the latest changes to Medicare for 2013, including Part D prescription drug plans, Medicare A & B and the Medicare Advantage Plans. The annual enrollment period when Medicare beneficiaries can evaluate and make changes begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7.
Planning for long-term care
Bankers Life and Casualty Company will be here to answer long-term care questions and concerns on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. The need for long-term care services can occur at any age as a result of an accident, injury, or illness. Most of these services can last longer than many people expect. Long-term care can also have a serious effect on the health and financial well-being of you8r children and family if they must provide your ongoing care themselves. A complimentary lunch will be served immediately after the presentation. Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The Blue Notes will be at the center on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 12:30. The Blue Notes are a group of women who volunteer to bring the joy of music to the community — both at a form of entertainment, and as a form of therapy. The Blue Notes have been a part of the Darien Community Association since 2004.
Fairfield University School of Nursing presents “A Matter of Balance”
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m., Fairfield University School of Nursing students will be at the center to offer a workshop focused on fall prevention. Falls are the primary cause of injury in Connecticut’s older adults. The workshop will consist of eight weekly two-hour sessions on fall prevention methods with focus on reducing participants’ risk for falling. The program will help participants set goals for increasing physical activity, and teach exercises to increase strength and balance. The program has proven to increase confidence in the management and prevention of falls. There is significant evidence that fall prevention programs can decrease the rate of falls in older adults. This is a program that all seniors should plan to attend.
A little bit of Germany comes to the Darien Senior Activities Center on Thursday, Oct. 18. CT entertainment will be here to celebrate Oktoberfest in grand style. Dressed in authentic German Lederhosen, CT entertainment will perform musical features like the Beer Barrel Polka, The Happy Wanderer, Muss I Denn, Edelweiss, Ach Du Lieber Augustine and more.The program will be presented in a mixture of English and German with solos on the Swiss Alphorn, Accordian, and Cuckoo Whistle.
German fare lunch will be served ($4.00) at noon and entertainment will begin at 12:30. Please make lunch reservations by Wednesday, Oct. 17.