The Darien senior center programs, at 2 Renshaw Road, are open for all Darien residents 55 years and older. For more information, call 203-656-7490.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy: diabetes

Wednesday, July 19 at 12:30

You have a greater chance of getting diabetes if you are age 45 or older, are overweight or obese, or have a family history of diabetes. (National Institute of Diabetes) Brian from Walgreen's Pharmacy will be here to discuss some simple lifestyle changes that will help you prevent or manage Diabetes.

Sedgwick Sisters: Southern Blues

Tuesday, July 25 at 12:30

Feel the beat and tap your feet with Jonelle Sedgwick and Jeff Daniel and their “New Orleans” Dixieland Jazz show with lively songs and scat improvisation of Louis Armstrong vintage (i.e. When the Saints Go Marching In, Basin Street Blues, You Tell Me Your Dream, Blue Skies, etc.) Lunch $5 served at noon and program will begin at 12:30.

Read and Tell: Good lit, good life

Wednesday July 26 at 12:30

Join James McGinn, LPN, NCC of the Center for HOPE/Family Centers, Darien, for a monthly (last Wednesday) literary treat (poem, story, philosophical or inspirational essay) as springboard into sharing from our own stories and concerns. As meetings progress, participants will also be invited (although not obliged) to share their own narratives, spoken or written, biographical or fictional and to share their own truths.

Ask a lawyer

Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Nedder and Associates will be available for 15 minute private appointments at the Senior Center. Attorney Michael Nedder can answer questions regarding power of attorney, living wills, trusts, guardianships, disability planning, IRA custodianships, and wills just to name a few. Please sign up as appointments fill quickly.

The Alumni Swing Band

Friday, July 28 at noon

Back by popular demand, the Alumni Swing Band will be here! The group consists of musicians of all kinds — music educators, military musicians, and professional musicians. The Alumni Swing Band’s love of performing, and of music from the swing era have made each performance a labor of love. The Alumni truly enjoy entertaining the audience and their songs are sure to bring back warm memories! The band’s repertoire includes classic big band swing and jazz as well as more contemporary selections. Lunch $5, served at noon and the program will begin at 12:30.