At Home In Darien is a non-profit agency that helps Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their homes and the community as long as possible. They provide free services including friendly volunteers who can assist with grocery shopping, provide home visits for those seeking companionship, and helpers to assist with small chores around the home. For more information, call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org.

Carrier Alert is a program coordinated with the post office to assure the safety of seniors living alone. Call the department of social services at 203-656-7328.

LifeLine is a 24-hour, emergency response system. Call 203-853-3116 or visit familyandchildrensagency.org.

The Friendly Connection Friendly Caller Program makes daily calls to the elderly and homebound. Call 203-656-1128 or visit familycenters.org.

Senior Nutrition provides meals for seniors unable to prepare their own food. A referral by a hospital, doctor, or social services agency is required. Call 203-324-6175 or 203-323-1105.

Meals on Wheels Association of America (mowaa.org) directs those wishing to get in touch with a senior nutrition program and home delivered meals to call Catholic Family Services of Stamford at 203-324-6175 and to a website, www.ccfairfield.org (which is the Diocese of Bridgeport site) or the Stamford Jewish Community Center (203-322-7900/stamfordjcc.org) offers a congregate meal site.