Family Centers Center for Hope Luncheon

Darien, CTMarch 2, 2018

On March 1, Emmy Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Maria Shriver shared her thoughts and reflections on how to live a happy and productive life at the 2018 Center for HOPE Luncheon.  The event was held at the Country Club of Darien.

In a discussion moderated by News 12 Connecticut Health Reporter Gillian Neff, Shriver discussed the value of therapy, relationships and lessons she’s learned as a member of the famed Kennedy family and a former First Lady of California.  She used themes outlined in her new book, “I’ve Been Thinking…”, to emphasize her points.

The 2018 Center for HOPE Luncheon was co-chaired by Lauren Caffray, Jan Dilenschneider and Nancy Fazzinga.  All proceeds from the event benefitted the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, Family Centers’ programs offering counseling and support to residents of lower Fairfield County coping with a loss, a critical illness or life-altering circumstance. 

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. Visit or for additional information.



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