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Darien Senior Center Hosting Fun, Informative Events

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DARIEN, Conn. – A number of events are planned in the next month at the new Darien Senior Center.

All of the events will be at the Mather Center, 2 Renshaw Road. To register, call 203-656-7489.

Stamford Hospital Lunch and Learn – Senior Eye Health – Lunch will begin at noon Tuesday, July 29, followed by a program at 12:30 p.m. Eye problems that affect seniors, such as cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma and more, will be discussed by Dr. Pribis from Stamford Hospital.

The board-certified optometrist will also talk about glasses and contact lenses, eye disorders, testing and many other eye-related topics. Those who wish to attend must sign up in advance.

Which Flu Shot is Right for You? – Ridgefield VNA – The Darien Senior Program will be at 11 a.m., Aug. 4. The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will host a luncheon in order to give seniors more information about the different types of seasonal flu, or influenza, and the effects that it can have on people, especially the elderly.

The various kinds of flu vaccines will also be discussed. A complimentary lunch will follow the presentation at noon. Sign up in advance.

Historical Series with Art Gottlieb – USS Intrepid – Art Gottlieb will speak and present a PowerPoint program about the USS Intrepid at 12:30 p.m., Aug. 5. The fleet carrier was launched in 1943 in Norfolk, and was involved in a great deal of service in the Pacific during World War II. It is known for being attacked by the Japanese more times than any other U.S. ship.

It was once hit by a torpedo, and five times by kamikazes carrying bombs. It was modernized throughout the 1950s and ’60s, and used in anti-submarine warfare, and was boarded for three tours of duty off the Vietnam coast. The Intrepid was finally retired in 1974. It is now moored in New York City as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

The Alumni Swing Band! – The band will return due to demand at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 6. The performance will include classic big band swing and jazz, along with more modern music. Lunch will begin at noon, before the program. Call to save a spot for lunch.

CT Pharmacy – The Side Effects of Aging – Speakers will talk about the effects that come with aging, many that people are not aware of in advance, at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Those who attend will be able to find out more about what is normal and what to expect from growing older.

For more information about the Darien Senior Center visit its website .

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