Dear Staying Put Members and friends:

Please let us know if you need a ride to our events and make a reservation with us so we can plan for rides and food: 203-966-7762.

Barb, Donna, Cathy and Kathy

Tues, Nov. 24, 2 pm: Tour and Tea at Grace Farms.
Wait List only.

The Staying Put Office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 26 and 27.
Rides will be provided according to volunteer availability.

Fri, Dec 4, 10 am - 12 pm: Holiday Shopping at Lord & Taylor
Let our Staying Put Angels help you pick out the perfect gifts for yourself and others. Carpool from the office or rides available. RSVP.

Mon, Dec 7 through Thurs, Dec 10, 2-4 pm: Mitten Tree at the Staying Put Office
Stop by the office one afternoon this week for hot chocolate and cookies. Bring a hat, scarf or pair of mittens to decorate our holiday tree. Items will be donated to the Vine Cottage's winter clothing drive.

Wed, Dec 9, 9 am - 8 pm: New Canaan Wine Merchants Gives Back
36 Pine Street. Ten percent of all sales on this day go to Staying Put. Shop or order by phone (203-972-0100) any time during the day or stop by between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm for some appetizers and a special wine tasting.

Members Holiday Luncheon at Judy Bentley's
Tuesday, December 15th at 12 noon
Enjoy delicious holiday fare under the famous frog tree! RSVP.

Wed, Dec 16, 9:30 am: Men's Coffee
New Canaan Inn. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee while joining in on the conversation.

Thurs, Dec 17, 10 am: Holiday Train Show
At the Botanical Garden. Watch the locomotive rumble by miniature replicas of New York landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Admission: $18. Carpool from the office. Lunch on your own. RSVP.

Tues, Dec 22, 12 pm: New Canaan High School
Band, Chorus and Orchestra Holiday Performance, New Canaan High School Auditorium. Staying Put Members are invited to join New Canaan High School students for this Holiday Concert. Carpool from office. Free. RSVP.

Save the Date! Sunday, January 10th 2 - 4 pm at St. Mark's
Staying Put in New Canaan's 9th Birthday Party!
Give the Gift of Staying Put: Gift Memberships are available in the office!

Call Staying Put to help with some of your needs: putting up storm windows, a home safety inspection, getting out the holiday decorations, or setting up the Christmas tree! 966-7762.

Office Hours and Driver Availability over the Holidays
We are giving our loyal drivers and welcome desk volunteers a holiday break!

Thurs, Dec. 24 and Fri, Dec 25 - Office closed/no rides. Mon, Dec. 28 through Fri, Jan. 1 - Office closed/rides if drivers available. Mon, Jan. 4 - Office reopens.

Chamber of Commerce News
  • Gift Certificates are available in the office. Stop by to pick up a gift certificate for a family member or friend redeemable at dozens of stores in New Canaan. Don't miss the Holiday Stroll Entertainment. Friday, Dec 4, 6-9pm.

  • Register online for the New Canaan Emergency Outcall System at newcanaanct.org.

Also recommended in the community:
  • Medicare Annual Enrollment, Lapham Center. This is your once-a-year opportunity to select your Part D Drug Plan for 2016. Last year 40% of attendees found a less expensive drug plan. Enrollment ends Dec. 7th. Call Lapham to make a free appointment with a Medicare counselor. 594-3620.

  • Holiday Safe Tea at Lapham. December 8, 1-2:30 pm: Staff from People's United Bank and the New Canaan Police Department will host a tea with information about seasonal scams. Tea and cookies will be served. 594-3620.

  • Parkinson's Fitness Training, Lapham Center. Six Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m., $60. 594-3620. Carolyn Cole is a Parkinson's Specific Fitness Trainer. Participants generally experience less pain, re-establish muscle memory and develop greater balance. The first class is a free demo.

  • Senior Tele-Health Wellness Program Expanding. Call Bethany Zaro at Health and Human Services (203) 594-3093 for more information.

Enjoy Holiday Music in New Canaan!
  • Fri, Dec 11, 8 pm: Handel's Messiah performed at St. Mark's Church

  • Sun, Dec 13, 5 pm: Lessons and Carols at the Congregational Church of New Canaan

  • Sun, Dec 20, 5 pm: Choral Music Concert at the First Presbyterian Church

Look forward to seeing you all soon!


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