November 2022
The Staying Put office will be closed
Wednesday, Nov. 23rd through Friday, Nov. 25th.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome to our New Members!
Josephine Fortunato, Chris and Harvey Place, Barbara Whitcomb
November at a Glance
Tues., Nov. 8, 12:30pm - Lunch and Learn at Lapham
Wed., Nov. 9, 12pm - Book Talk at Staying Put with Lunch
Thurs., Nov. 10, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Tues., Nov. 15, 10am - Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put
Wed., Nov. 16, 11am - Pound Ridge Historical Society
Wed., Nov. 30, 11:30am - Lunch and shopping at the SoNo Mall
Save the Date
Wed., Dec. 7, 12pm - Holiday Lunch at The Roger Sherman Inn
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
We never want to run out of food or beverages,
so please make sure to RSVP.
Tues., Nov. 8, 12:30pm: Lunch and Learn at Lapham: Sustainable New Canaan. What is New Canaan doing to be more sustainable? From food scrap, pumpkin and Christmas tree recycling to solar power on town
buildings to the opening of the "Swap Shop" at the Transfer Station -
the town is doing a lot. Robin Bates-Mason, New Canaan's Sustainable Team Leader and President of Planet New Canaan, will give an update on what the town is doing, as well as what we can do individually to be more sustainable. Free. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 7.
Wed., Nov. 9, 12pm: Staying Put Book Talk Group. Join a new small group of Staying Put members who meet every 6 weeks for lunch to exchange recommendations about current fiction and non-fiction books the group has enjoyed reading. Lunch will be provided. Free. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 7th.
Thurs., Nov. 10, 10am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Wed., Nov. 9th.
Tues., Nov. 15, 10am: Ladies' Coffee at Staying Put. Join Staying Put friends for coffee, morning treats and good conversation. Free. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 14.
Wed., Nov. 16, 11am: The Revolution Was Here! at the Pound Ridge Historical Society. There wasn't just a battle in Pound Ridge - there was a battle right on the Pound Ridge Historical Property! This exhibition, which includes a short movie, highlights British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton's raid on Pound Ridge. Carpool available and will leave the Staying Put parking lot at 10:45am.
Free. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 14th.
Wed., Nov. 30, 11:30am: Lunch at Bazille in the SoNo Mall and Shopping. Enjoy lunch at Nordstrom's Bazille restaurant with Staying Put friends and then spend some time strolling around the mall. Cash or credit card accepted. Carpool from Staying Put office at 11:30am and return at approximately 3pm. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 28th.
Staying Put volunteer Neil Wilson recognized by New Canaan Community Foundation
Our amazing volunteer driver, Neil Wilson, was awarded the Hands-On Rookie of the Year award by New Canaan Community Foundation. Staying Put staff and members were on hand to congratulate Neil at the awards ceremony.
The Lending Library at Staying Put
Our Lending Library is being assembled from member book donations. We are limiting donations to hardback titles published within the last couple of years. There is a box in the conference room at Staying Put for donated books. Call the office with any questions.

Happy Birthday!
Nov. 3: Helen O'Neill
Nov. 4: Gaile Gottlieb
Nov. 5: Beecher Chivvis
Nov. 8: John Edwards
Nov. 10: Ellie O'Neill
Nov. 11: Don Hersam
Nov. 12: Carole Buffett
Nov. 13: Marjorie Stein, Pamela Gores
Nov. 16: Crosby Smith,
Ed Fleischli
Nov. 17: Linda Maranis
Nov. 18: Ann Thurber
Nov. 22: Nancy Helle
Nov. 23: Natalie MacDonald
Nov. 25: Jack Brophy,
Milan Turk
Nov. 28: Sheila Fitilis
Nov. 30: Kitty McChord
As we all move inside with the cooler weather and new variants take hold, the number of Covid cases in the area is rising. If you have not already done so, schedule your Covid booster as soon as possible. (If you have recently had Covid, the CDC recommends waiting 3 months from the last date you tested positive to receive the booster.) The Town of New Canaan is holding vaccination clinics at Irwin House every Thursday afternoon. To sign up, go to the Health Dept. website and follow the prompts or call the Health Dept. at 203-594-3037. Boosters are also available through most pharmacies as well. The BA 4 and BA 5 variants are the most common, although experts are watching several new variants which have arisen. Even if the booster does not provide 100% effectiveness at protecting you from catching Covid, it does confer protection from serious illness. The most common symptoms reported with this round of the virus include runny nose, headache, sneezing, sore throat, fatigue, and persistent cough. In this case, persistent means coughing many times a day, for half a day or more. If you have any of these symptoms – which can easily be confused with
the common cold or flu - please wear a mask when out in public and GET TESTED for both Covid (preferably a PCR test) and flu.

Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. If you have symptoms and have moderate illness – you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing – you need to isolate through day 10. Regardless of when you end isolation, until at least day 11: avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, wear a high-quality mask when indoors around others at home and in public, and do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask. If you have 2 sequential negative antigen tests – preferably PCR tests – you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.
Lapham Center
Wed., Nov. 9, 12pm: Thanksgiving Lunch. A traditional Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings from Walter Stewart's Market. After lunch, Tommy and Cuz will sing and entertain. $10. Reservation deadline, Fri., Nov. 4.

Thurs., Nov. 10, 1pm: Conversation with a Cop. Meet some of our local police officers to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

Tues., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2pm-4pm, by appointment: Tech Tuesdays. Tech time offers one-on-one tutorials and assistance with digital devices and technology matters. Sessions are 20 minutes, by appointment only.
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.
Mon., Nov. 14, 11:15am to 12:15pm: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person Blood Pressure Clinics with Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, Director of Human Services.

Fri., Nov. 4, 11, 18, at 1pm: Friday Movies at Lapham.
Nov. 4: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Nov. 11: Mrs. Harris goes to Paris
Nov. 18: The Phantom of the Opera
Tues., Nov. 15th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road
Join computer expert Mike Ingber to learn how to recognize and avoid many of the risks that are lurking online. The assorted topics that will be discussed include security software, passwords, updating your software, social engineering, phishing, ransomware, malware, popular scams, recognizing fraudulent emails, avoiding dangerous links, and the importance of backups. To register go to: Darien Library
New Canaan Artisans Holiday Boutique
Preview: Fri., Nov. 18th, 6pm to 8pm
$10 Admission
Sat., Nov. 19th, 10am to 3pm
Free Admission
Roger Sherman Inn, 195 Oenoke Ridge Rd.
The Town Players of New Canaan presents:
Nov. 18th - Dec. 4th
A joyful play that "hits all the right notes"! Clever and funny as well as inspiring. If you love Handel's Messiah, this play is a MUST SEE! For more information and tickets go to:
Holiday Market
at New Canaan Nature Center
Sat., Nov. 19th, 10am to 5pm
Free Admission
The New Canaan Nature Center will kick off the holiday season with a Holiday Market. There will be unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, candles, and much more.
Please call us anytime
at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840