Moving into May 2021
Celebrating Beauty and Tradition in New Canaan
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for our May events.
Mon., May 3, 2:00 pm: Lunch and Learn: The Glass House Virtual Tour. A tour and lecture by Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House. Participants will have lunch delivered to their homes. Free. RSVP by Fri., April 30 at noon.

Thurs., May 6, 10:00 am: Mother's Day Coffee. Celebrating mothers with a Ladies' Coffee on the Staying Put "Patio" (58 Pine St.) Rain date - Fri., May 7, 10:00 am. Free. RSVP.
Mon., May 10, 9:30 am: Zoom Men’s Coffee. Join Staying Put member Pete Stair as he hosts a virtual discussion. Make your own cup of coffee and enjoy the lively conversation. Free. RSVP. 

Tues., May 11, 2:00 pm: Tea and Treats in the Garden. Jeanne Gnuse will host a magical afternoon in her lovely backyard. We'll enjoy music by the Barbara Occhino Trio, followed by a tour of her gorgeous garden. Rain date - Wed., May 12, 2:00 pm. Free. RSVP by Fri., May 7.
Thurs., May 13, 10:30 am: Lee Memorial Garden Tour. Faith Kerchoff of the Beautification League will take us on a stroll through this lovely garden while the azaleas are in peak bloom. Rain date - Fri., May 14, 10:30 am. Free. RSVP by Tues., May 11. 
Mon., May 17, 11:00 am:
Lunch and Learn: "Senior Scams." Police Chief Leon Krolikowski will host this presentation on senior fraud and how to avoid being a victim. Participants will receive a bag lunch delivered to their home after the talk.  Free. RSVP by Wed., May 12.
Wed., May 19, 12:00 pm: Bristow Park Tour and Lunch. We'll start with a pizza lunch at Staying Put and then head over to the park for a special tour of this newly renovated bird sanctuary. Our time together will be led by Chris Schipper and Phil Ives. Rain date - Thurs., May 20, 12:00 pm. Free. RSVP. by Mon., May 17.
Mon., May 24, 10:00 am: Men's Patio Coffee. Join us as we gather outside on the Staying Put "Patio", 58 Pine Street. We'll have coffee, snacks, and a fun time seeing one another in person. Rain date - Tue., May 25, 10:00 am. Free. RSVP by Thurs., May 20.
Thurs., May 27, 10:00 am: Ladies' Patio Coffee. Join us as we gather safely outside on the Staying Put "Patio", 58 Pine Street. Fun conversation, delicious treats and the joy of being together. Rain date - Fri., May 28, 10:00 am. Free. RSVP by Tues., May 25.
Please Note
Don't let transportation keep you from attending one of our events. Just give us a call at 203-966-7762 and we'll arrange for a driver to pick you up and get you back home. We look forward to having you with us.
Tip From Nic
With the vast majority of the 70-and-older population in New Canaan fully vaccinated, we want to encourage our members not to delay medical care any longer because of Covid fears. That procedure you’ve waited to schedule, the annual check by the dermatologist, the dental visit…NOW is the time. Our drivers are back and fully vaccinated, and will take you to both medical and non-medical appointments. Call the Office with any ride needs – giving us a couple of days’ notice is best – and we will get you where you need to go.
May Birthdays
May 1: Cathie Pike, Herb Schaeffer, Marion Blose and Skip Sisson
May 2: Kay Grogan
May 3: Tom McLane
May 4: Joan Dionne
May 6: Christine Chapin
May 9: Molly Russo
May 15: Judy Bentley
May 17: Peggy Jay
May 19: Michelle Hubbard
May 22: Sulli Seger and Arne Thune
May 24: Pete Stair
May 26: Arnt Hugo Lund
Just for Fun
Our Members Recommend

Daughters of Yalta
The Churchills, Roosevelts,_and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War
By Catherine Grace Katz

Recommended by Joan Gray, this is the untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Stalin, and of the fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II. It is a remarkable story of fathers and daughters whose relationships were tested and strengthened by the history they witnessed and the future they crafted together.
Jalapeno and Cucumber Margarita

1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/4 cup simple syrup
1 jalapeno
4 slices cucumber
4 lime wedges
Kosher salt
Stir first 4 ingredients together in a pitcher with a lid. Add jalapeno and cucumber slices. Put in fridge for 1 hour. Run a lime wedge around rim of glass. Pour some salt on flat plate and dip rim of glass into salt. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour Margarita over the ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Town of New Canaan
Health Services
Staying Put was delighted to welcome Marcy Rand, LCSW, Adult and Senior Services Coordinator for the Town of New Canaan, as Guest Speaker at our Spring Advisory Council Meeting. Here are some excerpts from her remarks.
I’m happy to be here today to share what we do in Human Services. Our mission is to help all New Canaan residents function optimally in their homes and in our community. We provide free and confidential services to families, children, adults and seniors. Here are some of the many ways we provide hands-on help to our seniors so they can safely age in place:
·      We provide access to traditional state-based programs.
·      We offer Medicare Choices counseling during open enrollment.
·      We provide health and wellness counseling.
·      We provide referrals for needed services.
·      We provide fitness assessments through the Telehealth program.
·      We help Veterans and their spouses secure benefits.
·      We coordinate home care needs, such as after a hospital visit.
·      We organize the New Canaan Food Pantry for residents twice each month.

We are grateful for our partnership with Staying Put, which was strengthened during the pandemic as we worked closely together to make sure that everyone was safe and connected. We collaborated in so many ways – volunteer shoppers, friendly phone calls, deliveries of goody bags and rides to vaccination clinics.
Please remember to remain safe during the next few months as everyone becomes vaccinated. Practice self-care. Get out. Exercise. Get your sleep. Enjoy your friends. You can hug!
Marcy’s office is in the Annex next to Town Hall. 203-594-3083.
Amazon Smiles and Staying Put
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Staying Put In New Canaan Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. Thank You!
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Staying Put In New Canaan Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Happenings in the Community 
The Carriage Barn's
Ode to Color
Contemporary Art Exhibit

April 18 - May 15, 2021
New Canaan Library
Your Brain Explained: The Prevalence and Prevention of Alzheimer’s

Webinar on May 4, 7-8 pm

“Welcome Home George Washington: Mount Vernon's Gardens”
with Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon

Webinar - May 5, 2021, 9:30 AM
Please call on us anytime at 966-7762
- Barb, Kim, and Nic
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840