March 2023
March at a Glance
Tues., Mar. 7, 11:30am - Stephen Mather Exhibit and Lunch
Thurs., Mar. 9, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Tues., Mar. 14, 1pm - Tour of the New Canaan Library
Thurs., Mar. 16, 12pm - Lunch at Silvermine Market
Tues., Mar. 21, 12:15pm - YMCA ForeverWell Program
Wed., Mar. 22, 11:45am - Lunch and Learn at Lapham
Thurs., Mar. 23, 10am - Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put
Thurs., Mar. 30, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put with Special Guest
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Please RSVP!
Tues., Mar. 7, 11:30am: Stephen Mather and the National Parks at the Mather Homestead, Darien. Learn about the life and legacy of Stephen Tyng Mather, the first Director of the National Park Service and the owner of the Mather Homestead from 1906 to 1930. Lunch will be provided. $10 donation to The Mather Homestead. RSVP by Mon., Mar. 6th.
Thurs., Mar. 9, 10am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Wed., Mar. 8th.
Tues., Mar. 14, 1pm: Tour of New Canaan Library with Executive Director Lisa Oldham. Take a tour of the "new" New Canaan Library and see all that it has to offer. Meet at the Library entrance at 1pm or sign up to carpool from the Staying Put parking lot. Free. RSVP by Fri., Mar 10th.
Thurs., Mar. 16, 12pm: Lunch at Silvermine Market. Join us for an early St. Patrick's Day lunch at Silvermine Market. Specials on the menu will include corned beef sandwich and soda bread as well as the usual favorites. Cash or Card accepted. RSVP by Tues., Mar. 14th.
Tues., Mar. 21, 12:15pm: YMCA ForeverWell Program: "How Could I ever Part with This?" Join us for lunch as professional organizer Randi Hutton of RZ Connection discusses why we think we need to hold on to items that have no real meaning for us anymore and walk away with different ideas on gifting, consigning, selling or just getting rid of appropriate items - thereby freeing up physical and emotional space for a healthier life. This program is co-sponsored by Staying Put. Free. RSVP by Fri., Mar. 17th.
Wed., Mar. 22, 11:45am: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: Focus on Foot Health with Dr. Jennifer Tauber of New Canaan Podiatry.
By age 65 it is estimated we will have walked over 75,000 miles! How do we keep our feet happy and healthy? Join Dr. Tauber for a focus on foot care and footwear, and how you can prevent falls. Free. RSVP by Mon, March 20th.
Thurs., Mar. 23, 10am: Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Wed., Mar. 22nd.
Thurs., Mar. 30, 10am: Men's Coffee with Special Guest, Tiger Mann, Director of Public Works. Join your friends and our special guest for coffee, morning treats and hear what is going on around town. Bring your questions. Free. RSVP by Wed., Mar. 29th.
Volunteer Tax Assistance
at New Canaan Town Hall
The New Canaan Library has again teamed up with SimplifyCT, to help you with your 2022 taxes. Volunteer Tax Counselors will be onsite at New Canaan's Town Hall on Mondays from 12pm to 6pm through April 17th. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. To make an appointment or if you have questions, please call (203) 590-8910. Virtual appointments are also available and to sign up, go to:
Happy Birthday!
Mar. 3: Linda Kelly,
Harvey Place
Mar. 5: Tatjana Pogacnik
Mar. 7: Margaret Hebard,
Ned Leeming
Mar. 10: Betsy Afragola,
Joan Jaworowski
Mar. 13: Riv Neiss
Mar. 20: Lila Coleman
Mar. 22: Dorcas Hills
Mar. 25: Lou Guzzetti
Mar. 27: Jack Billhardt
Mar. 31: Susan Blabey
Here are some simple ways – suggested by doctors – to make the most out of your next doctor’s visit. Before your appointment, gather together and bring with you:
  • A list of current medications, including vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies you take regularly. Include dosages too, and the names of any prescribing doctors.
  • A list of medications you need refilled.
  • A list of symptoms or concerns that are bothering you the most. If possible, try to note trends over time, such as more pain in the evenings compared to the mornings.
  • Notes about medication side effects you’re experiencing or are concerned about.
  • Notes about screenings you’d like to ask about.
  • Printed medical documents from recent visits with specialists or other providers. If you were recently hospitalized for any reason, share your discharge notes and instructions with your doctor.
Sometimes it’s helpful to bring a trusted representative or advocate to your appointment. This person can take detailed notes about what the doctor says and potential next steps. Note that Nic is happy to serve in this role for anyone who would like her assistance.
Be honest with your doctor. Did you have a fall? How much alcohol do you drink? How much exercise do you get? Are you using a sleep aid? Are you experiencing any extra stress? Share with your doctor any health goals for yourself. These are important for your care because they give your doctor an idea of what’s most important to you. For example, your goal might be to have less knee pain, but it could also be to attend a grandchild’s graduation or wedding.
Ask questions. Before you leave, make sure you understand:
  • Why the treatment plan, test, or medication is being recommended.
  • What, if any, risks or side effects you can expect, and how to manage them.
  • What longer term expectation can you have after following this treatment.
Health care is a participatory event. All players – including you, the patient – need to be actively involved so that you can receive the best possible care and enjoy the best possible outcome.
Lapham Center
Fri., Mar. 17, 10am: Irish Step Dancers. Students from Anam Cara Irish Dance School will perform - live - the intricate dances of Ireland, wearing traditional attire.

Mon., Mar. 20, 11am to 12:30pm: Exploring Your Family Roots - How to Get Started. Learn how to locate and organize information about family members, and how to search web-based sites, like Ancestry and FamilySearch, to create your very own family tree.

Fri, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1pm: Movies on Fridays.
Mar. 3: Senior
Mar. 10: A Man Called Otto
Mar. 17: The Irish Pub
Mar. 24: The Sound of 007
Mar. 31: Louis Armstrong's Black & Blue
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.

Thurs., Mar. 23, 10am: Planting in Pots or Raised Planters, on Windowsills or Decks. Mary Buri, founder of Mars Kitchen Garden, will show how you can utilize the small spaces in your home to grow and cultivate small but thriving gardens.

Mon., Mar. 20, 11am to 12pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person blood pressure clinic with Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, Director of Human Services.
New Canaan Beautification League presents
Wed, March 1, 9:30am
Sean Corenki, Manager of the Gardener’s Center in Darien, will discuss some of the many varieties of these gorgeous flowers, when and how to plant them, and how to over-winter them. To register for this free webinar, please visit:
Farm to Barn Brunch
Celebrate Spring's Arrival & 25 Years of The New Canaan Farmers Market
Sunday, March 5, 11am - 1pm
A chef crafted brunch featuring seasonal and local ingredients from New Canaan Farmers Market farmers and vendors, including coffee, cocktails and kombucha. Live music by Henry Jones and Company. Tickets are $75 each. To purchase, go to:
New Canaan High School Theater Presents
The Music Man
Thurs. to Sat., Mar. 9 - 11, at 7pm
Sat., Mar. 11, 2pm Matinee
You don't want to miss this amazing production. Tickets are $20. To purchase a ticket or for more information, please visit:
New Canaan Library Presents Stephen Roach: Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives
Thurs., Mar. 16, 6:30pm - 8pm
Join economist Stephen Roach as he presents his latest book Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives. To register go to or call (203) 594-5000.
Please call us anytime
at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
PO Box 484, 58 Pine Street
New Canaan CT 06840