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Darien Information:

Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman

 

E-mail: jstevenson@darienct.gov

 

Darien Town Hall

 

2 Renshaw Rd. • Darien, CT 06820

203-656-7300 • Web site: www.darienct.gov

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Commission on Aging

 

Develops policies and exercises oversight concerning 
needs of Darien’s seniors regarding health, recreation, transportation and economics. 
Chairman • Joseph M. Pankowski

                 Christine Castles     

                 Peter F. Eder

                
 Jennifer Geddes   

                 Geraldine Genovese


                 Francie George

                 Ronald Heinbaugh 


                 Mary McCarthy

                 James Metzger


                 Anne Marie Rayhill   

                 Raymond Slavin


Department of Human Services

Staff available to assist residents by phone, by e-mail, in Town Hall offices or in residents’ homes. Director is also Municipal Agent for Elderly Persons and serves as liaison with Commission on Aging and other resources and 
programs serving elderly.


Town Hall, Room 109

203-656-7328 • Fax: 203-656-7486


Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Director • Ali Ramsteck, LCSW • 203-656-7494


E-mail: aramsteck@darienct.gov
Case Manager • Cynthia Hall, LMSW • 203-656-7494


E-mail: chall@darienct.gov

 

Department programs and services include:
• Counseling, Information, Referrals
• Loan Closet: free, short-term loans of convalescent equipment.
• Household Supply Closet: augments food pantries with personal and home cleaning supplies, paper goods, etc.
• Financial Assistance: To eligible applicants. Short term.
• Energy Assistance: To eligible applicants.
• Rebate for Elderly and Disabled Who Rent.
• Holiday Programs.
• Emergency Support Services: list of individuals who would require assistance in event of emergency.
• Handicapped Parking Permits Applications.
• Resource Library: wide range of reading material on human services topics. Department publishes the 
SENIOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY.

Darien Senior Program at the Mather Center

2 Renshaw Rd.

Darien, CT 06820 • 203-656-7490


Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Director • Elizabeth Paris


E-mail: eparis@darienct.gov

 

Program Specialist • Marcy Rand


E-mail: mrand@darienct.gov

Clerk/Receptionist • Eileen Manhart


E-mail: emanhart@darienct.gov

Programs include: Chef-Prepared Noon Meal ($5.00) Creative Pursuits: Stain Glass Instruction, Water Color, Acyrlic & Oil Painting; Woodshop Repair Program; Bridge and Pinochle Instruction; Computer Room; 19 Exercise Classes; Health and Wellness Lectures; Languages Classes; Crafts Themes, Knitting and Crocheting; Writing Work Shop; Short Story Discussion; History Presentations; Global Issues; Musical Entertainments and Special Monthly Programs 
and more….
Services include: Bi-Monthly Health Counseling & Blood Pressure Screening; Ask a Social Worker; Ask a Lawyer monthly; Caregiver Educational Support Group; Audiology Screening; AARP Driving; VA Counselor by appointment; Volunteer Opportunities


At Home In Darien
 

A nonprofit agency that helps Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their homes and the community as long as possible. The organization helps Darien residents, age 60-plus, and those who care about them. It provides free services, including transportation; information, advice and agency referrals; referral to trustworthy and reliable vetted service providers, such as home and property maintenance professionals; volunteer services, including grocery shopping, home visits, driving and small chores; social, cultural and wellness programs and activities; and communication via the Out and About newsletter and monthly e-mails that highlight senior programs and services throughout town, health tips and ideas for living at home safely.

 

For more information, call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org.


Executive Director • Gina Zarra Blum


E-mail: gina@athomeindarien.org

Transportation Services

• At Home In Darien provides free transportation for Darien seniors and the disabled to any destination in Darien, Norwalk, Stamford and New Canaan, Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m-4 p.m. Reservation required (24-hour advance notice), and voluntary contributions appreciated ($5 per round trip suggested). For service to other locations, or at other times, or when a person is needed to pick senior up from a medical appointment, call to request a Friendly Volunteer Driver. Call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org for more information.

 

• Easy Access/Dispatch a Ride: run by Norwalk Transit District, serves disabled riders with curb-to-curb service within Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford. 
• 203-299-5180 • Web site: www.norwalktransit.com

Tax Relief Programs
 

Town Assessor administers state programs under which taxes are reduced for eligible residents.

Call for information and guidelines.
Town Hall, Room 102

203-656-7310 
Fax: 203-656-7380 


Assessor • Anthony Homicki


E-mail: ahomicki@darienct.gov

 

Darien Library
 

Consistently ranked among top ten libraries in the country in its category.


1441 Post Rd.

Darien, CT 06820

203-655-1234 
Fax: 203-655-1547

Web site: www.darienlibrary.org

E-mail: askus@darienlibrary.org
Library Director • Alan Gray • 203-669-5224


E-mail: agray@darienlibrary.org
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Children’s Library closes at 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Dial-A-Book: Free service for homebound residents. 
Staff deliver borrowed items to homes and return them to Library. • 203-655-2568
Museum Passes: NYC and Connecticut are home to some of the greatest museums in the country. Renaissance masterpieces, visionary modern art, and celebrations of great historical figures are an easy train or car ride away. As part of our continuing dedication to enriching the lives of our patrons, Darien Library is pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural learning experience.

Contact the Welcome Desk at 203-669-5239 for more information.

 

Probate Court
 

Town Hall • 203-656-7342
Judge • William P. Osterndorf


Call 911 for all emergencies.

 

Police Department

 

25 Hecker Ave.

Darien, CT 06820


Non-emergencies: 203-662-5300
Fax: 203-662-5344

Web site: www.darienpolice.org
Chief • Ray Osborne

203-662-5311


E-mail: rosborne@darienct.gov

 

Medication Disposal: Citizens looking to dispose of unwanted, excess and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can use the safe, anonymous and secure permanent drop off box located in the lobby of the Darien Police Department. Properly disposing unwanted drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public health and safety.

 

The lobby of Darien Police Headquarters is open to the public, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Fire Departments
 

Darien has three volunteer fire departments, each 
covering a different section of town.


Darien Fire Department (eastern part)


848 Post Rd.

Darien, CT 06820


Non-emergencies: 203-655-1216


Web site: www.darienfire.org
Chief • Vic Pensiero


E-mail: vicpen@att.net

 

Noroton Fire Department (southern part)


1873 Boston Post Rd.

Darien, CT 06820


Non-emergencies: 203-655-0653


Web site: www.norotonfd.org
Chief • John Hessmer


Email: hawkeyehess@gmail.com    

 

Noroton Heights Fire Department (northern part)


209 Noroton Ave.

Darien, CT 06820


Non-emergencies: 203-655-1033
Chief • Shaun Volin


E-mail: svolin@norotonheightsfd.com

Web site: www.nhfd.us

 

Darien Fire Marshal’s office
Town Hall, Room 117

203-656-7345


Fire Marshal • Robert J. Buch


E-mail: bbuch@darienct.gov

Emergency Medical Services (Post 53)


Darien’s Emergency Medical Services provided by Post 53, Explorer Post open to both boys and girls. Unique, award-winning, all-volunteer organization of highly trained young people and adult advisors. Operates three fully equipped, state-of-the-art ambulances 24-7 year-round.

 

The Town of Darien Paramedic Service is provided 24/7 by Stamford EMS.
0 Ledge Rd.

Darien, CT 06820


Non-emergencies: 203-655-8980


E-mail: info@post53.org

Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control • 203-662-5345 


Animal Control • Officer Chip Stahl


E-mail: cstahl@darienct.gov

 

Building Dept.


Town Hall Room 212

203-656-7347


Head Building Official • Peter E. Solheim


E-mail: psolheim@darienct.gov
Harbor Master • Tom Bell 

Cell: 203-253-9519


E-mail: darienharbor@darienct.gov

 

Health Dept.


Town Hall Room 109

203 656-7320


Director of Health • David A. Knauf, MPH, MS, RS


E-mail: dknauf@darienct.gov

 

Parks and Recreation Office


Town Hall Room 110

203-656-7325


Director of Parks and Recreation

Pamela Gery, CPRP


E-mail: parkrec@darienct.gov

 

Public Works Department


Town Hall  Room 208

203-656-7346


Director of Public Works • Edward L. Gentile Jr., P.E.

E-mail: egentile@darienct.gov


Registrars of Voters


Town Hall • Room 106

203-656-7316


Democratic Registrar of Voters • Susan K. Gray 
203-656-7319 • E-mail: sgray@darienct.gov


Republican Registrar of Voters • John Visi 
203-656-7301 • E-mail: jvisi@darienct.gov

 

Tax Collector’s Office


Darien Town Hall, Room 104

203- 656-7314


Tax Collector • Kathleen M. Larkins, CCMC


E-mail: klarkins@darienct.gov

 

Town Clerk’s Office


Town Hall Room 101

203-656-7307


Town Clerk • Donna E. Rajczewski


E-mail: drajczewski@darienct.gov


Darien’s Population by Age(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64    899
65-74    1,252
75-84    761
85+    365
Total 60+    3,277

Total population of Darien: 20,732
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 16.8%
Land area: 14.8 sq. mi.