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Darien Seniors Can Learn About Diabetes, Belly Dancing And More

A whole line-up of events are planned for seniors in Darien this month at the Mather Center on Renshaw Road. All seniors welcome.
A whole line-up of events are planned for seniors in Darien this month at the Mather Center on Renshaw Road. All seniors welcome. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- From diabetes to belly dancing, seniors will have plenty to keep them busy this month at the Darien Senior Program at Mather Center.

Events include:

  • Diabetes: Did you know that as you get older, you have a greater chance of getting Type 2 diabetes? If you are age 45 or older, are overweight or obese, or have a family history of diabetes you are at risk. A pharmacist from Walgreens will on hand at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, to discuss simple lifestyle changes that will help prevent or manage diabetes. 
  • Tava! Belly Dancer Extraordinaire: Back by popular demand, Tava will perform during the Lunch at Noon on Thursday, Feb. 18. Visitors can delight to the sounds, sight, rhythm, and music from Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Israel. Lunch ($4) is at noon and a free performance will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sign up is required as this is a popular event. Call 203-656-7490. 
  • Read and Tell - Good Lit - Good LIfe: Join Amanda Hirsch Geffner, of the Center for HOPE/Family Centers, for a monthly literary treat as springboard into sharing stories and concerns. As meetings progress, participants will also be invited to share their own narratives, spoken or written, biographical or fictional and to share their own truths. Event begins at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. 
  • Painting to Music Blindfolded: What would happen if you stopped looking at your art work and trying to control the outcome? Listening to the rhythmic complexity of Jazz music and painting blindfolded allows you to trust your intuition and spontaneity. Come let the music take over as you orchestrate your marks and movements to the the sounds. Allison Reilly – watercolor artist – will guide attendees in hearing the highs and lows as well as the beats and rhythms. This is a fun exercise, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, for the seasoned artist as well as the beginner! 

The center is at 2 Renshaw Road. Call 203-656-7490 for information. 

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