LETTER | Summer Soirée Success: Staying Put’s Sincere Thanks

To the Editor:

On Thursday June 6th, Staying Put in New Canaan held their annual Summer Soirée. The fundraiser allows our member-based, volunteer-supported, nonprofit organization to help older New Canaan residents live confidently at home and stay engaged in the community by providing practical services and social connections.

A cross-section of New Canaanites – from Board members and donors, to volunteers, members and friends – gathered at Waveny House to enjoy the celebration with food from Chef Jeff’s BBQ & Catering and music courtesy of volunteer, Kevin Stagg.

Staying Put’s Summer Soirée was a huge success due to the incredible support from our generous sponsors and our local businesses and merchants. We are greatly appreciative to the following:


Besty and Fred Afragola

The Anderson Fund

Friends of Staying Put


American Industrial Partners

Another Friend of Staying Put

Thomas Ayoub and Christine Dombrowski


Brickley Law

Anthony Domino

Franco Wine Merchants

Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists

Karl Chevrolet

Karp Associates- The Karp Family

New Canaan Pharmacy

Walter Stewart’s Market

Waveny LifeCare Network


The Country Club of New Canaan

Deane, Inc.

Hobbs, Inc.

Susan and Ned Leeming

New Canaan Foreign Car

Oasis Senior Advisors

Rita and Herb Schaeffer


Cross Private Client Insurance (Rand)

Denise Gannalo, Realtor

Hoyt Funeral Home

HTG Investment Advisors

Karp & Langerman PC

Lampert, Toohey & Rucci, LLC

Lions Club of New Canaan

New Canaan Wine Merchants

Privatus Care Solutions – Pat Kenny

Media Sponsor:

Bedford & New Canaan Magazine

Additionally, thank you to the many local businesses and community members who donated goods and services to make the evening special:

CinemaLab/The Playhouse

Elm Street Books

Emily Candee, Vine Floral Design


The Glass House

Grace Farms

Julia Balentine Fine Jewelry


Lyn Chivvis Massage

Mayflower Home Organizing

Nantucket Monogram

New Canaan Chamber Music

New Canaan Healthfare


Salon 5 East


The Summer Theater of New Canaan

Taylor’s Luggage

The Whitney Shop

A special thank you to the New Canaan Recreation Department for their continued support of this event. And my sincere appreciation to our excellent staff, especially Robin Bates-Mason, who coordinated the event, our outstanding Board of Directors who rolled up their sleeves and made it happen, and all of our dedicated volunteers.

We greatly appreciate the support of all our sponsors, donors and guests.

With many thanks, Peter Ziesing

President of the Board, Staying Put in New Canaan

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