Special Programs

Special Programs

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at Lapham

Wednesday March 15, noon, $5

Corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes – an Irish feast! Wear your green and enjoy a festive meal at Lapham.

After lunch Dom Cardamone, a pianist from Milford, will play a selection of Irish and other popular songs.

Don’t wait to reserve as we can only take about 40 reservations: 203-594-3620.

Predicting Your Longevity – March 16, 10:30 a.m., Free

Want to live the happiest and healthiest life possible? Marilyn Fuller, RN, BSN, MN is a Nutrition and Health Coach as well as a Case Manager for Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County. She will discuss using lifestyle tools that will enable you to identify areas in your life that can affect how long and how well you will live. Marilyn will talk about finding balance in your life, making optimal food and lifestyle choices and other simple changes that may help you gain more time in your hourglass.

Determining When Your Loved One Needs Homecare and

Who Will Pay for It – Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m., Free

Staff from Waveny Visiting Nurses and Companion Care will talk about what to look for when your loved ones begin to fail physically and mentally and when you should consider getting help at home. They will also discuss what Medicare, long-term care and other insurance will or will not pay.

Author Talk with Janet Barrett

Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 p.m., Free

When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment’s Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero. Reckless, the courageous and indom-itable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saved many lives, raised spirits, and won the love and respect of all who knew her. Hear her story from author Janet Barrett who said “from the moment she heard about Reckless, she knew she would write this book.”

Get Your Affairs in Order – Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m., Free

John Lesko, Director of Advance Planning for the Hoyt Funeral Homes, along with Tom Cicalese, owner, will discuss pre-planning a funeral or cremation to ensure that your wishes are carried out and so that your family doesn’t have to make difficult decisions at an upsetting time. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

Resources for Seniors in New Canaan

Wednesday, April 5, 12 – 1 p.m. Lunch included, Free

Join us for lunch and an informal conversation on the resources available to Seniors in New Canaan. Learn something new and share your thoughts on what other services would be useful. Presented by Staying Put in New Canaan and Lapham; please RSVP to 203-594-3620.

Yale Mammogram Van at Lapham

Tuesday, April 18, appointments at 203-594-3620

Get your mammogram at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s digital mammography van. You must be aged 40+ with no known breast problems or implants, and no mammogram for at least one year. Women who are not insured but have a doctor can get a mammogram. Those who are uninsured without a doctor should call us. Bring your insurance/Medicare/Medicaid card to the appointment.

White Elephant Bingo and Pizza

Wednesday, April 19, Pizza ($5) at noon, Bingo at 1 p.m.

Aggie and another Mystery Caller will call a variety of bingo games with spring-themed and donated prizes.

Please reserve your spot by Friday, April 7, (203-594-3620) and let us know if you will be coming for pizza, salad and dessert at noon.

Hands on New Canaan with New Canaan

Volunteer Ambulance Corps Thurs., April 27, noon, Free

Approximately 300,000 people annually suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital set-ting. Less than one in four receives CPR. Studies show survival rates fall 10% each minute without CPR. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to double or even triple a victim’s chances of survival. Learning the techniques that may allow you to save a life takes only 15 minutes. AED training also included. Please register; limited to 20.

Feathers with Phil – Wednesday,

May 3, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Lunch included, Free

Bird lovers will enjoy this fun, informative discussion about birds with fellow bird watcher Phil Ives. After the program we’ll take a walk outside with Phil as our guide and try to spot some of our Waveny bird residents. Presented by Staying Put in New Canaan; please RSVP to 203-594-3620.

Downsizing Your Home,

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m., Free

54% of people who are moving in 2017 will be going to a smaller home! Are you one of them? It is said we spend the first half of our lives accumulating things and the second half getting rid of them! We will discuss how to tackle whole house organizing when we need to look at every-thing we own. There is a manageable method to complete this process one step at a time. This workshop will help you be ready for the moving truck or ready to enjoy a less cluttered home!

Susan Lovallo is a CPA, Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Clutter Solutions, LLC, a local company that focuses on organizing homes, offices, time and finances for individuals, families and businesses, as well as training in Quicken and QuickBooks.