August 2022
Jump into August
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 484, New Canaan, CT 06840
August at a Glance
Tues., Aug. 9, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Thurs., Aug. 11, 10am - Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put
Tues., Aug. 16, 5:30pm - Woodway Beach Club Barbeque
Thurs., Aug. 18, 11:30am - Lunch at Mead Park
Wed., Aug. 24, 12pm - Lunch at Bazille Restaurant in The SoNo Mall
Thurs., Aug. 25, 10am - Men's Coffee at Lapham
Tues., Aug. 30, 11am - Tour of Bristow Bird Sanctuary and Pizza
Wed., Aug. 31, 10am - Co-ed Coffee & Treats at Waveny House
Save the Date
Thurs., Sept. 15, 10am - Lockwood Mathews Mansion Tour
Thurs., Sept. 22, 5pm - Staying Put Member & Guest Wine and Cheese
at Lapham
Member Events
A gentle reminder to our members to please RSVP to our events and also let us know if you need to cancel your attendance. This information helps us to plan, especially for refreshments. Thank you.
Welcome to our New Members!
Alice Byrd, Jeanne Piscitello, Crosby & Sandra Smith
Tues., Aug. 9, 10am:
Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Come join us for Zumbach's coffee, morning treats and discuss the latest news going on in town and around the world. 58 Pine Street. Free. RSVP by Mon., Aug. 8th.
Thurs., Aug. 11, 10am:
Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put
Good conversation with good friends at the Ladies' Coffee at the Staying Put office. Enjoy Zumbach's coffee as well as sweet and savory breakfast treats.
58 Pine Street. Free. RSVP by Wed., Aug. 10th.
Tues., Aug. 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Woodway Beach Club Potluck BBQ. Staying Put will once again have a summer bbq at Woodway Beach Club. Come for hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and more. Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. Looking for deviled eggs, shrimp, cheese and crackers, salads, cookies and brownies. Call the office at 203-966-7762 and we will put your contribution on the list. Rain date Wed., Aug. 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm. RSVP by Thurs., Aug. 11th.
Thurs., Aug. 18, 11:30am: Lunch at The Apple Cart in Mead Park. Join your Staying Put friends for a late summer lunch at a New Canaan perennial favorite. Cash and credit cards accepted. RSVP by Wed., Aug. 17.
Wed., Aug. 24, 12pm: Lunch at Bazille, in Nordstrom at the SoNo Mall. Join us for lunch and then we will take some time to explore the SoNo Mall. Carpooling from the Staying Put parking lot will be available. Cash or credit cards accepted for lunch. RSVP by Mon., Aug. 22.
Thurs., Aug. 25, 10am: Men's Coffee at Lapham. Come join us for Zumbach's coffee, morning treats and discuss the latest news going on in town and around the world, on the Lapham patio. In case of rain, we will move indoors. Free. RSVP by Tues., Aug. 23rd.
Tues., Aug. 30, 11am: Tour of Bristow Bird Sanctuary and Lunch. The Conservation Commission and the Town of New Canaan have been hard at work making improvements to The Bristow Bird Sanctuary in preparation of it's 100th anniversary in 2024. Join us for a walk with Chris Schipper and see the latest improvements, learn what more is in store and stay for a pizza lunch in Bristow. Rain Date Sept. 1, 11am. Free. RSVP by Mon., Aug. 29.
Wed., Aug. 31, 10am: Co-ed Coffee at Waveny House. All Staying Put members are welcome to join us for coffee, tea, treats and good conversation on the side patio at Waveny House. If weather is bad, we will move indoors. Free. RSVP by Tues., Aug. 30.

Unfortunately, FRAUD has become rampant. In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 2.8 million fraud reports, 700,000 more reports than 2020. Consumers lost more than $5.8 billion to fraud, a 70% increase from 2020. Here are 11 things you can do to avoid being a victim of fraud:
1. Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request –whether it comes as a text, phone call, or email.
2. Do online searches. Google a company or product name with words like “review”, “complaint”, or “scam”. Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call”. You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams
3. Don’t believe your caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine.
4. Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. Don’t believe it.
5. Consider how you pay. Credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Green Dot, as well as Gift Cards of
any kind. Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods.
6. Talk to someone. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you. Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert – or just tell a friend.
7. Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls.
8. Be skeptical about free trial offers. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize.
9. Don’t deposit a check and wire money back. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank.
10. Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.
11. Place a fraud alert or credit freeze with the three credit bureaus. Both actions are free and will make it harder for someone to open new accounts in your name. To place a fraud alert, contact one of the three credit bureaus. That company must tell the other two. To place a credit freeze, contact all three credit bureaus: or 1-888-397-3742 or 1-800-680-7289 or 1-888-766-0008

If you spot or believe you are a victim of a scam, report it to the New Canaan Police Department at 203-594-3502. Report the scam to the FTC too, at or 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). Your reports help the FTC and other law enforcement to investigate scams and bring criminals to justice.
Happy Birthday!
Aug. 1: Lyn Chivvis
Aug. 2: Jim Bach
Aug. 3: Ensaf Thune
Aug. 9: Gillian Foster
Aug. 10: Nancy Gilbert, Polly Luster, Ray Spinola
Aug. 14: Sherm Bull
Aug. 17: Antoinette Vardamis
Aug. 20: Paul Stein
Aug. 21: Bob Widen,
Tom Gillespie
Aug. 22: Ellen Gaw,
Levora D'Acosta
Aug. 24: Kathy Edwards
Aug. 25: Ceci Murray
Aug. 26: Carol MacKimm, Winky Lowry
Aug. 27: Mike Farrell
Aug. 28: Anne Brownley, Gloria Staba
Aug. 31: Dan Ward
Mental Health Screening at Silver Hill Hospital Free of Charge
The New Canaan Urgent Assessment (NCUA) Program is a collaboration between the Town of New Canaan and Silver Hill Hospital. Its goal is to connect those in urgent need of mental health treatment with a timely psychiatric assessment and tailored referral for ongoing care. The program serves children, adolescents, and adults and is available to New Canaan residents for no out-of-pocket cost. The Assessment Program is available by advance appointment only. 

Please refer to the link below for a complete overview:
Looking for healthy meals you don’t need to cook?
Staying Put is happy to share information about a new service we recently learned about - dil figaro – dietitian-approved personalized meals delivered fresh from local restaurants. It starts with 3 simple steps:
1) Fill out an online questionnaire (about 6-7 minutes) to meet your health goals, medical conditions, dietary restrictions and taste preferences.
2) Choose your meals from a plan instantly personalized for you. A weekly meal plan is shared every Saturday morning via email so you can choose meals for the week.
3) Fresh customized healthy meals are delivered to you from 15+ local restaurants
There is no obligation - you can choose one meal a week or five and you can cancel or change meals with a 1-hour notice without any charge.
Cost – there is no mark-up added to the meal prices compared to the prices listed on the restaurant menus. Only $3.99 per delivery with zero tips and $0.99/meal of personalization fee.
Special introductory offer – Delivery fees are waived for the first 5 orders!
Visit or call them at 203-801-8801 and tell them
Staying Put referred you.
Lapham Center
Mon., Aug. 1 and 15, 11:15am to 12:15pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person blood pressure clinics with Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, Director of Human Services. Please schedule an appointment.

Thurs., Aug. 11 and 25, Only by Appointment: Free Medicare Counseling.

Tues., Aug. 2, 9, and 16,
2 - 4pm: Drop In Tech Support at Lapham. You must have a reservation and space is limited. Sessions are 20 minutes.
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.

Wed., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 2pm: Movies at Lapham
  • Aug. 3: Cruella
  • Aug. 10: My Octopus Teacher
  • Aug. 17: Mank
New Canaan Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Lumber Yard Parking Lot
Aug. 13 – Julia Child Day at the Farmers' Market
Celebrate Julia Child’s birthday at the market! Vendors will have Julia Child inspired recipes to hand out, Julia Child look-alike contest!
Live music
Qigong Under the Trees at Kiwanis Park
New Canaan Library and New Canaan YMCA have joined forces to offer this weekly summer exercise series to get you active in nature at Kiwanis Park. Qigong was developed thousands of years ago in China, and the exercises are designed to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. This program is drop-in, no registration required. 
Fridays, Aug. 5 and 12
9:30am - 10:30am
77 Old Norwalk Road
Waveny Summer Concert Series
Concerts on the patio at Waveny House.
Every Wednesday in August
Rain dates are the following Thursday.
7:30 - 9:30pm
For more information: Click Here
Aug. 3 - The Scavengers
Aug. 10 - Finster - 70s to Today's Hits
Aug. 17 - The Royal Kings - Doo Wop
Aug. 24 - The Bookends - 60s and 70s
Aug. 31 - Fairfield Counts Band - Big Band
Summer Recipe from Susan Doyle
of Oasis Senior Advisors
Mango Slaw
1 (8 oz bag) coleslaw (about 3 cups)
1 cup mango, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
4 radishes, chopped (optional)
1⁄4 c. shredded carrots (optional)
1⁄4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. fresh mint, dill, and/or basil chopped (optional)
2 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 T. honey
1⁄4 tsp. celery salt
1⁄4 tsp. black pepper
* In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
* Toss with a fork to combine.
* Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
* Serve cold.
This can be used as a side dish and even as a garnish to a sandwich.
Please call us anytime at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840