January 2021
Dear Staying Put Members and Friends:
Happy New Year! We hope you will enjoy some of our unique January offerings – both virtual and drive-by! Please call us anytime at 203-966-7762. Stay warm!

Barb, Kim and Nicola
Thurs., Jan. 7, 2 pm:  Zoom Lunch and Learn with Lapham: “Printmakers to the People.” Enjoy a video about the personal lives of Currier & Ives, whose successful firm produced iconic 19th century hand-colored lithographs. Listen to a lively debate about whether the company was creating an American identity or recording its history. Participants will have a Lunch delivered to their homes. Free. RSVP by Tues., Jan. 5.
Mon, Jan. 11, 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.

Wed., Jan. 13, 12 pm: Lunch “in” from Cava. Get your Italian on and order a delicious 3-course Lunch from this favorite Italian eatery. Choose from the following:
  • Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
  • Market Salad 
  • Eggplant Parmesan  
  • Chicken Paillard
  • Wood Grilled Salmon
  • Sausage Tagliatelle
  • Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Tiramisu
$25 per person.
Advance reservation & payment required by Fri., Jan. 8. 
Thurs., Jan 28, 12 pm-ish: Pizza “In” from Joe’s Pizza. Enjoy a finger-lickin’ good 12-inch pizza delivered to your home. Choose from Margherita, Sausage and Onion, or Mushroom and Green Pepper. $12 per pie. Advance reservation and payment required by Tues., Jan. 26.
The newest (and last) episode of the series “Navigating Today’s Normal: The Connecticut Mind and Body” will be “Happiness in Today’s Normal” featuring Bethany Zaro and Marcy Rand from Social Services. The program will air on Ch. 79 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm through December and can also be viewed on YouTube using this link:
Tuesdays: Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm: “Presidential Trappings,” a four-part program hosted by the New Canaan Library. This virtual series features Katherine Jellison, Professor of History at Ohio University, sharing unusual stories about our country’s Presidential history. Topics include First Ladies, Presidential Inaugurations, Presidential Libraries, and the history of ballot design.
Wed., Jan. 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am: “The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer.” Head Gardener Bill Thomas will take you on a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America,” Chanticleer, in Wayne, PA.
The New Canaan Mens Club have produced a holiday treat for the community. Tune in see their production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Entertainment for the whole family!
The Best of Broadway! Join vocalist Henry Jodka and pianist James Lowe as they cover many of Broadway's contemporary hits.
Support Staying Put
Dear Friends of Staying Put,

The Covid pandemic has been hard on our members.They miss our regular services and social activities that help keep them safe and connected to the town and to friends.

So, while they’ve been staying put, we’ve been going out, bringing the community to their doorsteps and keeping in touch through phone calls, emails and zoom.

With the help of town volunteers across generations, we’re connecting our members to senior shoppers, tech tutors, outreach callers, surprise package deliverers, and more.

As the town opens up, our older adults may still need to restrict their activity. And we will continue to invent new ways to keep in touch and to keep their spirits up.

To do this, we need your help. Staying Put does not receive town funding – and membership dues cover only 20% of our expenses. We depend on generous supporters like you to keep our seniors safe and to keep New Canaan multi-generational.

We truly appreciate your partnership and wish you and your family good health.

Yours very truly,

Carol Blauvelt
Board President
300 guests “attended” Staying Put’s Virtual "Celebration of Generations" Luncheon in September. 16 volunteer drivers and 10 volunteer “stuffers” helped deliver Gourmet Lunch Baskets to 170 homes across town. We are grateful to the community for pivoting to an in-home format and enjoying Channel 79’s broadcast of a conversation between Pat Stoddard, Jane Williams, and Allison Williams about growing up in New Canaan and why they have chosen to stay put. Visit our website at www.stayingputnc.org to see the production!
During Covid, 
Staying Put goes out so members can Stay Put!
Here is a breakdown of some of our activities since March:
Please call on us anytime at 966-7762
- Barb, Nic & Kim
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840