March 24, 2020
Dear Staying Put Members and Friends,
Our thoughts are with you and your families during these challenging times. We hope you will reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Here is an update of current services and resources
for New Canaan seniors.
SIGN UP FOR GROCERY DELIVERY:
The Town has established a system to help seniors with the
purchase and delivery of groceries
from Walter Stewart’s. You will be asked to prepare a list of
items you will need for a two-week period. You can then call or email the list to Staying Put. We will assign a volunteer to shop for you and deliver the groceries to your doorstep.
You will be required to provide a credit card number to the shopper
. Please call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for this service.
Another resource is
Meals on Wheels
which delivers two nourishing meals for $9 a day five days a week. Financial assistance is available. Call Melissa Shapiro at (203) 594-5318 to sign up. We strongly
recommend that you avoid going into grocery stores and pharmacies
, even during “Seniors only” hours. Please take advantage of delivery services.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING:
SIGN UP FOR THE TOWN EMERGENCY OUTCALL SYSTEM:
If you are not signed up for the
Town Emergency Outcall system
, please go to the Town website via this link:
. You will be required to enter an email address and create a password. If you do not have an email, please call Staying Put at 203-966-7762.
REGISTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS TEST:
All New Canaan residents are now encouraged to register for the Town’s
Drive-Thru Coronavirus Screening Service.
Testing will be conducted by appointment only and with a prescription, which will be provided by Murphy Medical Group.
You will not be able to get screening unless you have registered for the service and are experiencing symptoms of the virus.
To begin the registration process, go to
On the site, you will be instructed to complete
forms. If you have questions, please call the New Canaan Department of Health at (203) 594-3037.
For safety reasons, both Staying Put and the GetAbout are no longer providing rides to residents.
If you feel sick, please call your doctor immediately.
If you feel seriously ill, please call 911. If you have a routine medical appointment, we recommend that you reschedule it.
STAYING PUT EVENTS:
All Events in the Town of New Canaan at least through April are cancelled. Staying Put’s
Celebration of Generations Luncheon
has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd.
The New Canaan Community Foundation is making funds available to individuals in need. If you or someone you know might need emergency funding (primarily for food, utilities, or medication), please contact Staying Put for a referral.
Scammers are always active, particularly during times of crisis. Remember: don’t answer the phone unless you recognize the caller’s name and never give your Social Security or Medicare number to any caller. There are also increasing numbers of online scams.
Do not click on any email link from an unknown source.
If you think you have been scammed, call your bank or credit card company immediately. For information about COVID-19, go to the CDC website.
CHECK IN FROM STAYING PUT:
Our office is closed, but the staff and volunteers will be calling you in the next few days to check in. We will be checking messages frequently.
Stay at home, stay safe and call us anytime!
Barb, Cathy, Laura and Nic