This past fall, the New Canaan Rams football team once again named Staying Put its local charity of the year. The Team honored New Canaan seniors at the game on Friday, Oct. 20, offering free admission and an invitation to the tailgate. The next morning, a team of boys went to members’ homes to help them get ready for winter. From left are, Harrison Skyrm, Connor Volpe, AJ Rakoczy, and Jack DeFrancesco, who raked up and hauled apples for Staying Put member Janecke Madsen. - New Canaan Advertiser
At its Annual Awards Ceremony on May 18th, the Rotary Club of New Canaan awarded Staying Put a $750 grant in support of scholarships for seniors who are unable to pay Membership dues. Executive Director Barb Achenbaum accepted the Award from Amy Wilkinson, Allocations Committee Chair for the Rotary Club. Staying Put is grateful to the Rotary Club for helping to ensure that all New Canaan seniors can receive valuable services regardless of their ability to pay.
A new face will be greeting seniors when they enter the offices of Staying Put in New Canaan. Nicola
Holzberger has joined the non-profit organization, which helps seniors stay safely in their homes as they
age, as the Director of Member Services. Holzberger, a public health professional who has been a New
Canaan resident for 20 years, will oversee support services for Staying Put’s 300 members, including
transportation, consultations, member recruitment, and community outreach. Read more here...
In its continuing commitment to addressing the needs of the community, Bankwell of New Canaan awarded a grant of $2500 to Staying Put in New Canaan in February. The grant will support the Member Scholarship Program.
“About 10% of Staying Put members are not able to pay their dues because of their personal and financial situations,” says Barb Achenbaum, Executive Director of Staying Put. “We do not turn away any seniors who need our services and are grateful to Bankwell for helping to make this possible.”
“One of our top priorities at Bankwell is ensuring that we use our resources to reach out to the community, especially to those in need,” says Diane Knetzger, Director of Marketing at Bankwell. “We are proud to have established this partnership with Staying Put and to support its work with our seniors.”
Pictured are Chris Gruseke, Chief Executive Officer of Bankwell, Barb Achenbaum, Executive Director of Staying Put in New Canaan, Judy Bentley, Staying Put Board President, and Bankwell Branch Manager Peter Olson.
December, 2016 - Thank you to the New Canaan Advertiser for this great article on our volunteers. There are no age limits to becoming a Staying Put volunteer!
Read more: http://ncadvertiser.com/91194/staying-put-salutes-volunteers/#ixzz4TPXQZgqW
Staying Put in New Canaan salutes volunteers. Staying Put volunteers Kelly DeFrancesco, left, Janecke Madsen, and Kevin Morley are part of an intergenerational team who keep Staying Put’s seniors safe in their homes.
Staying Put's own Janecke Madsen was awarded "Hands-On Hall of Fame" Volunteer at the 2016 New Canaan Community Foundation ceremony on Nov. 18th. Janecke has been an indispensable volunteer since we opened our doors in 2008. Last year alone she gave 130 rides committing 90 hours and cruising over 600 miles! She truly deserved her standing ovation!