Atria Darien

Atria Darien

50 Ledge Road
Darien, CT 06820
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Experience Luxurious Senior and Assisted Living in Darien, CT

Just down the road from Stony Brook Park, Atria Darien offers a lifestyle of relaxed luxury and convenience. We are the premier choice for senior living in Darien – with a beautiful, cedar-shingled community near downtown, and the train to Manhattan just a half-mile from our front door.


Every day at Atria Darien brings new experiences. We’re home to writers, teachers, engineers, artists, and more, and each person contributes to our family atmosphere and collective desire to explore the world around us. Our residents enjoy more than 200 monthly opportunities for staying active, including daily cocktail hours, multi-tiered fitness programs and interactive cultural discussions.


With our 24-hour staff available to meet any resident request – and customer satisfaction scores consistently ranking above the 90th percentile – our community in Darien is preferred over any other assisted living community in the area. We welcome you to visit us today to see why.

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  • 24-hour staff
  • Concierge service
  • Emergency alert system
  • Individual thermostat control 
    – Residents enjoy individual climate control in every apartment. 
  • Medication assistance
  • Restaurant with full table service
  • Retreat/temporary stays 
    – Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more. 
  • Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events 
    – Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations. 
  • Selection of floor plans
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day


  • Club and volunteer opportunities 
    – Atria recognizes that being older doesn't mean being inactive. Our communities offer clubs and options for volunteer work at everywhere from local schools to homeless shelters. The volunteer program affords our residents the opportunity to share their talents and knowledge with the local community. Feeling needed is an important part of staying active and independent, and the volunteer program shows all who participate how necessary they are to the local community. 
  • Community computers 
    – Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more. 
  • Engage Life® Events Program 
    – Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident. 
  • Fitness center 
    – We recognize the importance of your physical and emotional well-being. And we also know that regular exercise is key to good health. That's why our community offers an in-house fitness center with exercise equipment designed with older people in mind. 
  • Media room 
    – No matter what your interests are (movies, sports, musicals, shows, etc.), enjoy them on the large-screen television in our media room. 
  • Pet-friendly environment 
    – We recognize pets are important members of the family. That's why our community allows them in residents' apartments. Moving to a new home doesn't have to mean leaving your furry friend behind – instead, they can enjoy the benefits of Atria with you. 
  • Salon and barber shop 
    – Whether you're looking for a new hairstyle or a haircut, you will love the convenience of our in-house hair salon and barber shop. 
  • WiFi 
    – Wi-Fi is available at our community for wireless Internet access. 

Floor Plans

Our floor plans illustrate the unique living options available to our residents.

Featured Events

DateSunday, February 1
Time2:30 PM
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Byron Matthews discusses the newsmakers in Hollywood and provides an insider’s perspective of yesterday’s film classics.
DateWednesday, February 4
Time1:30 PM
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Jeff Ciolino is a physical therapist who provides practical knowledge and information to prevent falls.
DateWednesday, February 4
Time2:30 PM
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Presented by Ramona Garcia, Ph.D., this program explores the fascinating life of the Bronte sisters.


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Executive Director
A Message from the Executive Director, Joann Panella
It is a privilege to serve as Executive Director of this extraordinary community. Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of assisting hundreds of families with their decision to move to Atria Darien. As a result, I’ve developed personal relationships with many of our residents. With the help of our award-winning, compassionate team, our community provides a safe, active, and engaging environment for older adults. But that’s just the beginning – we also strive to enhance the lives of our residents by providing the discreet support they need to remain independent, longer. Visit us today and experience the warmth of Atria Darien first-hand. See why we’re considered among the best senior living communities in the area.

“My wife and I have lived at Atria Darien for nine years, and we’ve been part of the Darien community for decades. The atmosphere here is ideal for us. We’re close to family and friends, and the staff is always accessible and flexible in their willingness to help any way they can.” 
Ed, Atria Darien resident
“I’m greatly impressed with the variety of events offered here at Atria Darien. The entire staff is wonderful, too. They’re all so cordial and affectionate!” 
Clarice, Atria Darien resident


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