Five years ago, Barb Achenbaum considered creating a company that would help adult children understand important parts of their parents’ lives. Just at that moment, the position of executive director at Staying Put in New Canaan opened up and her husband, Jonathan, encouraged Achenbaum to apply. Read the full article in the Newcanaanite here!
Barb Achenbaum, executive director of Staying Put in New Canaan. Credit: Michael Dinan
Kathy Collins, Member Resources Director at Staying Put in New Canaan, recently participated in a healthy aging forum at the New Canaan Library about meeting personal needs as we age. Read the full article here in the New Canaan Advertiser.
Staying Put in New Canaan has launched its 10 Annual Appeal. Three generations of New Canaanites celebrate Staying Put’s 10th anniversary: Pat Stoddard, one of Staying Put’s Founders, Brian Williams, Alison Williams, Congressman Jim Himes, and Jane Stoddard Williams.
Members of New Canaan Fire Department help Staying Put member Katch Cerow stay safely in her home.
Staying Put in New Canaan welcomed Sen. Jim Himes, Staying Put Founders, and 150 + attendees to honor Staying Put's founders and celebrate our 10th Birthday. Read the full story ion the New Canaan Advertiser here! https://ncadvertiser.com/122763/himes-staying-put-story-needs-be-told/
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.