Village Family Picnic
Residents of our memory care community, The Village, and their families enjoyed a Family Picnic at our 3 Farm Road campus on Sunday, September 12th. Andini's Restaurant set up their pizza truck with made-to-order pizza, salads, soda and sorbet. Residents and guests enjoyed music by Leigh Henry and strolling magic and balloons by The Great Sirico. The weather couldn't have been nicer and a great time was had by all! Many thanks to all who contributed!
3,023 Covid-19 Vaccines Administered - And Counting
Did you know that Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is the leading provider of Covid vaccines for the town of Wilton? We have vaccinated 3,023 residents through public clinics and home vaccinations of homebound residents.

We are pleased to announce two upcoming Covid-19 Moderna vaccine clinics, September 22nd from 11am-2pm and September 23rd from 1-4pm at the Wilton Family YMCA, 404 Danbury Road, Wilton. Appointments are required. All vaccines will be administered by a registered nurse and all Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Make an appointment today and click here to go to our website to download and complete the consent form.
In serving the community for over 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice has performed nearly 100 blood pressure clinics and administered 500+ flu vaccinations to community members (July 2020-September 2021)
Drive-thru Flu Clinics
Flu Season is fast approaching and the Visiting Nurses are here to help! Drive-thru flu clinics will take place Thursdays, September 30th through November 11th from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 22 Danbury Road, Wilton. For more information visit our website, click here, or call our Flu Info Line at 203-834-6341, extension 400.
11th Hour Volunteer Training
Visiting Nurse and Hospice volunteers will be training in October for our 11th Hour program. For patients transitioning to end of life, nurses will be able to call these specially trained volunteers who will provide a compassionate, calming and comforting presence for the patient and family when death is near. This will augment our already robust and much valued hospice program, which is a hallmark of our organization. 
Help for Haiti
On August 14th, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Thousands were killed, more we injured and over 100,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. You can help by donating toiletries, tarps and rice (tents also welcome).

Collections boxes will be available at the following locations from September 20th-27th:

  • Waveny Care Center main entrance - 3 Farm Road, New Canaan
  • The Inn main entrance - 73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County - 22 Danbury Road, Wilton

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off donations during business hours. For more information, click here or email Stella Clarke, Executive Director of Community Engagement and Volunteering at sclarke@waveny.org.
Please click on the links below for more information and to register for our upcoming presentations and support groups. For Zoom events, you will receive a link via email upon registration.

All events are free of charge and open to the public and we hope you will join us!
Loss of Spouse - for those grieving the loss of a spouse
Wednesday, September 1 - Wednesday, October 6– 7-8:30 pm via Zoom with Meghan Cioffi, MSW
Monday, September 13- Monday, October 18 – 2:30-4pm via Zoom with Stephanie Shaughnessy, MSW
Tuesday, September 14 – Tuesday, October 19 – 1-2:30 pm in person with Laurie Petrasanta, MA

Loss of a Parent - for those grieving the loss of a parent
Tuesday, September 14 – Tuesday, October 19 – 11am -12:30pm in person with Laurie Petrasanta, MA
Monday, September 20 – Monday, October 25 – 7–8:30pm in person with Betsy Perry, RN, MA Tuesday, September 21 – Tuesday, October 26 – 2:30-4pm via Zoom with Stephanie Shaughnessy, MSW

Loss of a Loved One - for those grieving the loss of a loved one
Wednesday, September 22 – Wednesday, October 27 – 2:00–3:30 pm via zoom with Rabbi Daniel Sklar

Ongoing Wednesdays – 6-7pm via Zoom with Rabbi Daniel Sklar There will be a break September 8-22. 

Musings on the Empty - for parents experiencing transition as children leave the home
Wednesday, September 29 - 7-8:30 via Zoom with Sheila Russo, LCSW, Certified Grief Counselor
Volunteers are the heart of our organizations and we have evolved our programs to include new virtual volunteering opportunities to help provide enrichment and support to our residents and patients.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please contact Stella Clarke, Executive Director of Community Engagement and Volunteering at sclarke@waveny.org or 203-594-5334.

Donations allow us to provide a comprehensive continuum of eldercare to serve the growing and changing needs of seniors. We welcome your donation to the program you are most passionate about.