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Upcoming Darien Senior Programs At The Mather Center

The Mather Center is located in Darien.
The Mather Center is located in Darien. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Mather Center in Darien will be holding several upcoming events for seniors including knitting, a lunch and learn, and more.

Begining Monday, April 6, Nancy Jo Rambusch will be hosting a weekly community knitting group in the craft room from 10 a.m. until noon. The group will be knitting items to be given to the Darien Human Services. The Human Services department receives handmade items and gives them to people in need of support. Patterns, yarn, and needles will be provided to make knitted scarves, caps, mittens for both children and adult, but if you have circular size 7 needles bring them along.

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse and Hospice will hold a Lunch and Learn discussion, "Having the Talk with Your Kids" on Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be at noon. Many people can’t bring themselves to have that talk, but it is important to discuss topics such as where do you want to live, who will you designate to advocate for your medical needs, and what end of life instructions do you want followed if you’re faced with a serious accident or illness. Ridgefield Visiting Nurse along with social worker Laura Switzer will present an in-depth presentation of how to begin the dialogue with your adult children.

"Adventures in Japan: Off the Beaten Path" with Fred Chang will be on Tuesday, April 7, at 12:30 p.m. Treat yourselves to a 500+ photo travelogue to a virtual adventure in Japan. Explore feudal-era Japanese castles, tour intriguing and seldom-visited museums, see historical artifacts, ride the famous "Bullet Train," and more.

Art Gottlieb's "Statue of Liberty" will be on Friday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. Join for a photographic-historical tour of one of America’s most iconic monuments, from the ancient origins of her design to her 126-year reign standing watch over New York Harbor.

Join the pharmacist from Connecticut Pharmacy to explore 10 simple habits that can help you lead a more healthy life on Wednesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. Clean hands deserve two thumbs up. Living a healthy lifestyle does not have to be hard.

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