Letter to the Editor: At Home In Darien grateful for donation of accessible van

State Rep. Terrie Wood, At Home In Darien’s board President Susan Bhirud, and Attorney General of Connecticut William Tong at At Home In Darien’s annual meeting on Dec. 10, 2021. The meeting was held at the Darien Library.

State Rep. Terrie Wood, At Home In Darien’s board President Susan Bhirud, and Attorney General of Connecticut William Tong at At Home In Darien’s annual meeting on Dec. 10, 2021. The meeting was held at the Darien Library.

Contributed photo / Courtesy of At Home In Darien /

At Home In Darien held its annual meeting on Dec. 10, both in-person and virtually. We would like to thank Darien Library for hosting this event.

At the meeting, we acknowledged three retiring board members for their service to our organization: John Bartlett, M.S. Koly and Alison Wright. In addition, the board elected Barbara Scanlon Jessup as its newest member.

We also were pleased to announce a generous donation from The Darien Foundation for a Toyota Sienna hybrid wheelchair accessible van. This is a huge benefit for Darien, especially for senior citizens and disabled residents, and recognizes At Home In Darien’s current relevance and future growth in the Darien community.

Finally, we were honored to welcome William Tong, attorney general of Connecticut, as the featured speaker at our annual meeting. Tong discussed how to prevent falling victim to fraudulent activities, and the need for the newly created Elder Justice Hotline.

For the full video of the meeting, please visit our website: www.athomeindarien.org, and click on the tab in the banner announcement on the home page.

Gina Blum, Executive director of At Home In Darien