September 2022
Welcome to our New Members!
Elizabeth Massey, Sandra O'Neill, Tatjana Pogacnik,
Anna Sioles and Ann Thurber
September at a Glance
Thurs., Sept. 8, 10am - Men's Coffee at Staying Put
Tues., Sept. 13, 12pm - Lunch at Ching's Table
Wed., Sept. 14, 10am - Ladies' Coffee at Lapham
Thurs., Sept. 15, 10am - Lockwood Mathews Mansion Tour
Tues., Sept. 20, 11am - Sculpture Trail at New Canaan Land Trust
Wed., Sept. 21, 12:30pm - Lunch and Learn at Lapham
Thurs., Sept. 22, 5pm - Member & Guest Wine and Cheese at Lapham
Tues., Sept. 27, 10am - Walk at Irwin Park
Wed., Sept. 28, 12pm - Book Talk and Lunch at Staying Put
Thurs., Sept. 29, 10am - Men's Coffee at Lapham
Save the Date
Wed., Oct. 12, 5pm - Staying Put Annual Meeting
Call Staying Put at 203-966-7762 to sign up for member events.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 484, New Canaan, CT 06840
Please RSVP. We never want to run out of food or coffee, so please make sure to RSVP, so we can plan accordingly.
The Staying Put office will be closed On Friday, Sept. 2nd and Monday, Sept. 5th. Have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!
Thurs., Sept. 8, 10am: Men's Coffee at Staying Put. Come enjoy coffee and breakfast treats while catching up with friends at the Staying Put office. Outdoors, weather permitting. Free. RSVP by Wed., Sept. 7th
Tues., Sept. 13, 12pm: Lunch at Ching's Table. Come have lunch at one of New Canaan's favorite restaurants. Choose from the prix fixe lunch menu. Tea or coffee are included, other beverages are cash bar. Carpooling available from Staying Put. $15. RSVP by Fri., Sept. 9th.
Wed., Sept. 14, 10am: Ladies' Coffee at Lapham. Good conversation with friends on the patio at Lapham. Enjoy coffee as well as sweet and savory breakfast treats. Free. RSVP by Tues., Sept. 13th.
Thurs., Sept. 15, 10:00am: Lockwood Mathews Mansion 90 Minute Tour and Lunch. Tour the Mansion that was considered a technological marvel of its time. Elevator available to access the second floor. Pizza lunch will be served outside following the tour. Carpool available from Staying Put parking lot. $10. RSVP by Fri., Sept. 9th
Tues., Sept. 20, 11am: New Canaan Land Trust Sculpture Trail Walk. Join Staying Put at the Still Pond/Fowler Preserve as we visit three sculptures from this year's Sculpture Trail. Executive Director, John Winter, will give us an overview of the latest news from New Canaan Land Trust. Light lunch will be served. Carpool from the Staying Put parking lot, leaving at 10:45am. Free. RSVP by Thurs., Sept. 15. (Rain date Mon., Sept. 26th)
Wed., Sept. 21, 12:30pm: Lunch and Learn at Lapham - Know Your Voting District. Did you know that New Canaan has new voting districts and a new polling station? Are you in a new district? New Canaan Registrar of Voters, John Amarilios, will explain the new voting districts and give an update on absentee voting, followed by a Q&A session. Free. RSVP by Mon., Sept. 19th.
Thurs., Sept. 22, 5pm to 6:30pm: Member & Guest Wine and Cheese at Lapham. Have a friend interested in Staying Put? Invite them to join you for wine and cheese, and to learn about our wonderful organization, and meet our fantastic staff. We'll also welcome our new members. Free. RSVP by Tues., Sept 20th .
Tues., Sept. 27, 10am: Walk at Irwin Park. Come for a group walk at Irwin Park and join in some exercise with Robin. Water and energy bars will be provided. Free. RSVP by Mon., Sept. 26th.
Wed., Sept. 28, 12:00pm: Book Talk and Lunch with Tanis. Join Staying Put member, Tanis Erdmann, as she leads a discussion on books you've been reading and would recommend others add to their reading list. We'll meet on the upper floor of the Staying Put building where lunch will be served. Free. RSVP by Mon., Sept. 26th.
Thurs., Sept. 29, 10am: Men's Coffee at Lapham. The second Men's Coffee of the month will be held outside, on the patio, at Lapham. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. Free. RSVP by Wed., Sept. 28.
Part 1 of a two-part series
Tips To Keep From Tipping
A Home Fall Prevention Checklist
More than one-fourth of Americans age 65 and older fall each year, with falls being the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The majority of these falls – 60% - occur in the home. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook, but easy to fix as well. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home.
- Remove all throw rugs.
- Always keep floors clear of books, clothes, shoes, boxes and other objects.
- Rearrange your furniture to avoid having to walk around it.
- Coil or tape cords and wires from lamps, phones, or extension cords next to the wall. If needed, have an electrician install another outlet.
- Always keep stairs clear of all objects.
- Fix loose or uneven stairs.
- Have an electrician install an overhead light and light switches (consider those that glow) at the top and bottom of the stairs.
- Ensure any carpet on stairs is firmly attached to every step or remove the carpet and attach non-slip rubber treads to the stairs.
- Fix loose handrails or put in new ones. Make sure handrails are on both sides of the stairs and are as long as the stairs.
- Keep things you use most often on the lower shelves of cabinets (about waist level).
- If you must use a step stool, use one with a handrail.
- Never use a chair as a step stool.
- Put a non-slip rubber mat or self-stick strips on the floor of the tub or shower.
- Install grab bars next to and inside the tub or shower and next to the toilet.
- Don’t use the bars with the suction cup grips as these are unreliable.
- Ensure that the light near your bed is easy to reach and turn on and off. It is possible to get lights with a convenient touch on/off mechanism.
- Put in a nightlight to illuminate your path to the bathroom at night. Consider ones that turn on by themselves after dark.
Stay Tuned for Part Two in the October Newsletter
The Staying Put Library
Our book collection has grown and members are free to come and borrow a book. Interested in donating a book? We are accepting donations of current, hard copy books.
Stay Safe and Connected During an Emergency
In the event of a storm or town-wide emergency, New Canaan Human Services staff will contact residents wishing to receive a wellness call. If you are a New Canaan resident with a medical, mobility or disability concern, and would like to have your name added to the Outreach Registry, please contact Marcy Rand, LMSW, Adult and Senior Services Coordinator at 203-594-3083 or email:
Happy Birthday!
Sept. 5: Doris Munger,
John Emert
Sept. 8: Fred Afragola,
Gillian Foster,
Sheila Rosenthal
Sept. 10: Margot Turk
Sept. 11: Dick Ward
Sept. 12: Alice Byrd,
Peggy Hooker
Sept. 15: Liz Taggart
Sept. 17: Bette Pauley,
Mara Thorpe
Sept. 18: Carolyn Johnson
Sept. 19: Ralph Hills
Sept. 20: Florence Mirti
Sept. 21: Patricia Greer, Weezie Stoops
Sept. 24: Julie Taylor, Rina McCouch, Ruth Swanberg
Sept. 25: Anne Stein,
Yolanda Gruseke
Sept. 26: Betsey Doyle
Sept. 28: Anne Snyder,
Susan Ponte, Trudi Yeager
Sept. 29: Parry Grogan
Check out our new Website!
We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website!

The new site was designed to be faster, easier to navigate, more secure and user-friendly. Our current and prospective members, supporters, and volunteers will find great new features to access information, resources, services, events, photo galleries, and more!
Be sure to click the link and visit our website which is located at the same name:

Don't miss pictures of our recent events – you will find them under the ‘events’ tab, in the ‘photo gallery’ drop down tab – or you can simply click here: Photo Gallery
Lapham Center
Wed., Sept. 14, 12pm: Emergency Preparedness Panel. Come and find out what to do, whom to call, and how to plan for emergencies. Lunch at noon, panel discussion at 12:30pm.

Thurs., Sept. 15, 1pm: Healthy Topics for Better Living with Mike Bacon. Join Mike for a fun, informative discussion and Q&A on the five essential topics for overall health and well-being.

Mon., Sept. 12, 26: Blood Pressure Clinic. In person Blood Pressure Clinics with Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH, Director of Human Service.

Thurs., Sept. 8, 1pm: Conversation with a Cop. Stop by to visit with New Canaan Police Officers and Marcy Rand from New Canaan Human Services.
Call the Lapham Center at
203-594-3620 for more information and to RSVP.

Wed., Sept. 28, 1pm: Probate Court: Protection and Procedures with Judge William P. Osterndorf. CT's probate courts handle a wide range of legal issues including wills, estates, conservatorships and guardianships.

Fri., Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, 1pm: Friday Movies at Lapham
Sept. 9: Jerry and Marge Go Large
Sept. 16: West Side Story
Sept. 23: The Automat
Sept. 30: The Day the Music Died
New Canaan Farmers Market
10am to 2pm
The New Canaan Artisans Sewing Group will be selling hand made knitted crafts at the Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 10th. Stop by and say hello to Staying Put member Sue Scannell. Funds raised by New Canaan Artisans Sewing Group are distributed to local non-profits, including Staying Put.
37th Annual Rotary Lobsterfest
September 30 & October 1, 2022
Steve Benko Pool Pavilion, Waveny Park
Support New Canaan Rotary while enjoying either lobster, lobster roll, salmon or fried chicken dinners. Dine in, take-out or, only for Staying Put members, orders of 1 meal or more can be delivered. If interested in delivery, when ordering online, select a pick up time and quantity and then add to the cart. In the cart section, choose home delivery. In the special instructions, type "Staying Put member" to by-pass the 8 meal home delivery minimum. Dinners purchased by September 11th will have an automatic 10% discount applied at checkout - no code required. To order go to: Rotary Lobsterfest tickets
New Canaan Hazardous Waste Day 
September 10, 2022
8am - 2pm
The Wastewater Plant (394 Main Street)
Hazardous waste accumulating in your garage or shed? Oil based paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, moth balls, fluorescent light bulbs and more can be brought to the Hazardous Waste Day for proper disposal. This event is free and open to all New Canaan residents. For more information and a full list of acceptable items, use the following link: Household Hazardous Waste
Please call us anytime at 203-966-7762
- Gina, Kim, Nic and Robin
PO Box 484
New Canaan CT 06840