June 2023

June at a Glance

Thurs., June 1, 10am - Planting Pots with Donna at Lapham

Wed., June 7, 5pm-7:30pm - The Summer Soirée at Waveny House

Tues., June 13, 12pm - "Ulogy" Writing Workshop - Session 1 of 2

Thurs., June 15, 10am - Ladies' Coffee with Tiger Mann

Tues., June 20, 12pm - "Ulogy" Writing Workshop - Session 2 of 2

Wed., June 21, 12pm - Book Talk Group and Lunch

Thurs., June 22, 10am - Tour of New Canaan EMS with Wendy Hilboldt

Tues., June 27, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put

Wed., June 28, 12:30pm - Lunch and Learn at Lapham

Thurs., June 29, 12pm - Vietnam and Cambodia with Sue Scannell

Welcome to our New Members
Brigitte & Fred Campano, Donna Cotton,
Julie Green, Virginia Stephens,
Barbara & Craig Wright

Thurs., June 1, 10am: Planting Pots with Donna. Join us in the Lapham Greenhouse as Donna Simone helps Staying Put members plant the perfect planter. Plants and pots will be provided. Please dress for a little digging in the dirt! Free. RSVP by Tues., May 30th.

Staying Put's Summer Soirée
Wed., June 7, 5 to 7:30pm
Waveny House
You don't want to miss the Summer Soirée - our exciting new annual fundraiser! Tickets are available for purchase at $75 per person. For more information go to stayingputnc.org or call us at 203-966-7762. RSVP by Thurs, June 1st.
Tues., June 13, 12pm: Ulogy Writing Workshop with Gail Sheffler, Session 1 of 2. Gail started Ulogy to help people write the stories for which they want to be remembered. She helps people uncover the treasures in their life stories and through retelling it their way, it becomes a gift to their loved ones - and themselves. This two part session program will be held at Staying Put and is limited to 8 participants. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Thurs., June 8th.
Thurs., June 15, 10am: Ladies' Coffee with Tiger Mann at Lapham. Tiger Mann will be a guest at the Ladies' Coffee. Bring your questions as Tiger will be happy to answer them. Held in the Dining Room at Lapham. Free. RSVP by Tues., June 13th.

Tues., June 20, 12pm: Ulogy Writing Workshop. Session 2 of 2 at Staying Put. Participants must have completed the first session to attend.

Wed., June 21, 12pm: Book Talk and Lunch. Join Staying Put members who meet for lunch and exchange recommendations about current fiction and non-fiction books they have enjoyed reading. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Tues., June 20th.
Thurs., June 22, 10am: Tour of New Canaan EMS with Wendy Hilboldt. Come take a tour of New Canaan EMS and learn more about this great volunteer organization, helping New Canaan residents since 1975. Bring your questions and ask the EMTs directly. Refreshments will be served outdoors, weather permitting. Free. RSVP by Tues., June 20th.
Tues., June 27, 10am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Mon., June 26th.
Wed., June 28, 12:30pm: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: What I Wish I Knew Before I Retired. Retirement investment strategy can be complicated and confusing. Join lawyer and investment counsel, Julie Jason, JD, LLM, to get insights into how to make the process more enjoyable and less stressful. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Mon, June 26th.
Thurs., June 29, 12pm: Visit Vietnam and Cambodia with Staying Put member Sue Scannell at Lapham. Recently back from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sue will give us a tour of the countries and share her adventures. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Tues., June 27th.

Don't forget to call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events. Please RSVP!

New Canaan Branch Line

Closed Until Labor Day

The New Canaan Branch Line will shut down for track repairs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Metro-North will provide free bus service from the New Canaan branch line stations to Stamford station for all out-of-service morning and evening peak-time trains. For more information go to newcanaan.info.

Goodbye from Nic

I wanted to let you all know what a privilege and pleasure it has been working with you at Staying Put for the past 6 ½ years. Having lost both my parents when I was young, I confess my exposure to older adults had been somewhat limited before I joined Staying Put. I can honestly

say that rarely have I known such a warm and wonderful group of people. Thank you for sharing your lives with me.

If I have one regret about my time with you all, it is that many of you simply don’t use Staying Put’s services. There seems to be a notion shared by too many that calling us for assistance of any kind is somehow a “bother”. I know some of you even call around your friend circle for a ride before calling us! I think some of this reluctance to use our services is rooted in a fierce spirit of independence and, yes, even pride. I’ve always felt organizations like Staying Put fight a tough battle against an American culture that teaches us that we must go it alone, without support. In her book, “Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream”, Alyssa Quart asserts that Americans’ most toxic myth is our “pull yourselves up by your own bootstraps” individualism. She writes that it’s time to value another facet of life: the power and skill of being dependent.

This “art of dependence”, as Quart calls it, means being able to ask for and receive aid with grace. In doing so, we recognize the importance of others in our lives. By being dependent on others, we form connections and benefit mutually from social cohesion with one another. By acknowledging the art of dependence, we release people from shame about expressing their needs.

Staying Put is an organization that celebrates the art of dependence.

Our volunteers are ready to assist with simple tasks to more involved

ones. Do you need a ride? Do you need help with grocery shopping?

Do you need help installing a printer? Do you need help changing the

ceiling bulbs? Do you want an occasional friendly call? Ask Staying Put. Your interaction with our staff and volunteers will be a positive experience. Sometimes our needs are more challenging, like when we or a loved one experiences a health issue. By letting Staying Put know, we can help martial the resources you need to get through Life’s challenges. Simply put, we at Staying Put are on your side and have your back.

Thank you again for your friendship. I hope to bump into many of you around town. Oh, and if I hear any of you has been climbing a ladder, I'm going to be really pissed!

Staying Put Photo Gallery

Want to look back on some of our programs and events? Photos can be found on our website. Go to: stayingputnc.org/photo-gallery/

Jane Vanderzee, Joanne Heiss, Paul Richards, Andrew Sinn, Francie Thompson, Gayle Findlay, Ruth Kelley, Joan Gray, Mimi Findlay, Miriam Thune, Dick DePatie, Jerry Camporine, Ann Webb and Carol Hollyday
Lapham Center
Mon., June 5, 9am - 1pm: AARP Driver Safety Course. $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. The AARP Smart Driver course will help you refresh your driving skills. Space is limited; registration required.

Weds., June 7 through August 23, 5pm-7pm: Wednesday Night Dinners on the Patio. Bring your dinner and enjoy the atmosphere and the company! After dinner attend the summer concert on the lawn at Waveny House. 
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.
Mon., June 12 and June 26, 11am - 12pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person blood pressure clinic. Call 203-594-3620 to schedule an appointment.

Thurs., June 8 and 22, by appointment only: Free Medicare Counseling. Call 203-594-3620 to schedule your appointment.
New Canaan Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10am to 2pm
Lumberyard Parking Lot, 244 Elm Street
Glass House Presents:
Sinfonietta Cracovia in partnership with St. Mark’s Church
Sat., June 3, 6 PM at St. Mark's Church
111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
Sinfonietta Cracovia, one of Europe's premiere chamber orchestras, will present their flagship project combining the film and concert music of two great composers—Philip Glass and Wojciech Kilar—as part of their international tour. Tickets are $20 each. For more information please go to: theglasshouse.org/whats-on/sinfonietta-cracovia/#
The Town Players of New Canaan presents
12 Angry Men
at The Powerhouse Theater
Fri., June 16 through Sat. June 24
Special matinee showings: Sat. June 17 at 2pm, Sun., June 18 at 2pm, Sat. June 24 at 4pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for seniors
For more information, please go to: tpnc.org
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Please call us anytime
at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin

P.O. Box 484, 58 Pine St.

New Canaan, CT 06840



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