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Category: Waveny Events

Waveny LifeCare Network Announces Forever Generosity Campaign and Thanks Contributors

Waveny LifeCare Network Announces Forever Generosity Campaign and Thanks Contributors

Waveny LifeCare Network thanked supporters at a celebration of community generosity on Thursday, October 25th and announced an important new initiative. Resident Bob Seelert, community-based business Bankwell, and Waveny’s food service partner Morrison Community Living were honored for their generous support and commitment to the organization, and special recognition was given to the late Louise Goodridge for a legacy gift. The public phase of the Forever Generosity campaign for Waveny was launched to provide enduring financial support for the people and programs that make Waveny unique.…

Waveny Showcases the Talents of Local Musicians

Waveny Showcases the Talents of Local Musicians

Waveny LifeCare Network recently showcased a wide swath of musical talent, with live performances by its very own residents, families and volunteers on “Main Street” at The Village. The nonprofit organization’s “Summer Showcase” featured performances by 14 talented artists, ranging from children to teens and adults. Resident Council president and Showcase executive director, Gerry Roberts remarked, “That’s entertainment!”…

Waveny's Seniors 'Gone Fishing'

Waveny's Seniors 'Gone Fishing'

Waveny LifeCare Network’s Adult Day Program participants and assisted living residents from The Village recently took a fishing trip, where they enjoyed a relaxing summer day casting lines from the shore of Calf Pasture Beach. This outing was imagined and facilitated by avid fisherman Dontay Dempsey, who serves as Waveny’s Facility Operations Coordinator. Beyond ushering the trip, Dempsey shared his favorite pastime with Waveny’s seniors during his own vacation.…

Waveny Honors and Celebrates its Volunteers

Waveny Honors and Celebrates its Volunteers

Waveny LifeCare Network recognized its many volunteers for their individual contributions of time and talent throughout the Network, including Waveny Care Center, The Village at Waveny, the Adult Day Program and The Inn. More than 150 volunteers joined together on Waveny’s renowned ‘Main Street’ at The Village, in celebration of their service to the nonprofit eldercare organization throughout the year. Many local churches, schools and organizations were represented, reflecting the deep and enduring ties between Waveny and the surrounding community.…

Waveny Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Anam Cara

Waveny Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Anam Cara

Students from the Anam Cara Irish Dance School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Waveny LifeCare Network’s residents, short-term rehab patients and Adult Day Program participants on “Main Street” at The Village, the nonprofit eldercare organization’s assisted living community. Waveny’s very own therapeutic recreation leader, Brenda Jacobsen, delighted the audience with a bagpipe performance alongside Jonathan Henken, Pipe Major for the Mount Kisco Scottish Bagpipe Band. …

Every Dog Has its Day at Waveny's Annual Dog Show

Every Dog Has its Day at Waveny's Annual Dog Show

On Wednesday, August 16, a dozen of Waveny LifeCare Network’s four-legged friends and their owners paraded down “Main Street” at The Village, the nonprofit eldercare organization’s assisted living residence, at Waveny’s annual dog show. Residents, Adult Day Program participants and short-term rehabilitation patients awarded each dog with a unique title, hand-made certificate, and special dog biscuits they baked just for them. …

15 Years of Swinging for Seniors: Waveny’s Annual Golf & Tennis Outing to be held on Monday, May 22

15 Years of Swinging for Seniors: Waveny’s Annual Golf & Tennis Outing to be held on Monday, May 22

Waveny LifeCare Network’s Development Committee announced Monday, May 22, 2017 as the date for Waveny’s 15th annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ golf and tennis outing at the Country Club of New Canaan, which funds Waveny’s financial assistance program for patients, residents and day participants who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny, as well as special program enhancements.…

Waveny's Chef Theodis Takes Home Title at The Inn's Iron Chef Showdown

Waveny's Chef Theodis Takes Home Title at The Inn's Iron Chef Showdown

Iron Chefs Terri Salmons, Wayne Theodis and Jonathon Lindley had exactly one hour to create unique culinary masterpieces honoring a secret ingredient – oranges – in an inspired culinary battle of epic proportions. Chef Wayne Theodis took home the title and trophy at The Inn's first ever live Iron Chef showdown. Deep thanks goes out to the talented chefs and sous chefs, our expert panel of judges – Judy Bentley, Shaun Powell and Barbara Jeffries – and The Inn's wildly enthusiastic audience! À la cuisine!…

Waveny Art Therapy Leader Showcases Collection within Her Organization

Waveny Art Therapy Leader Showcases Collection within Her Organization

Brenda Jacobsen, Waveny art therapy leader, showcases her own collection of work in the halls of the organization she serves. “I’m so honored to display my paintings here where I work at Waveny,” said Jacobsen. “Every day I help our residents express their emotions creatively through art, so it’s very special to show them my own love of color relationships, texture, shape and the unexpected moments that happen when the paint is on the canvas."…

Still Time to Participate in Waveny’s 14th Annual “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 23

Still Time to Participate in Waveny’s 14th Annual “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 23

Waveny announces its last call for golfers, tennis players and sponsors to participate in its 14th annual “Swinging for Seniors” Golf & Tennis Outing scheduled for Monday, May 23 at the Country Club of New Canaan. All funds raised provide financial assistance to residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny, as well as special program enhancements.…

Daily Voice Reports: Waveny LifeCare Offers Respite To Support Weary Caregivers

Daily Voice Reports: Waveny LifeCare Offers Respite To Support Weary Caregivers

Waveny LifeCare Network strives to provide a continuum of healthcare to older adults. The mission of the non-profit New Canaan eldercare organization also applies to caregivers who feel stressed and depressed by their daily duties by offering respite care. Respite care, a service offered by The Village at Waveny, provides caregivers with a break by providing safe, temporary lodging and care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It enables caregivers to rest, relax and catch up with family.…

Last Chance To Participate in Waveny’s 13th Annual “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 18

Last Chance To Participate in Waveny’s 13th Annual “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 18

Waveny announces its last call for golfers, tennis players and sponsors to participate in its 13th annual “Swinging for Seniors” Golf & Tennis Outing scheduled for this Monday, May 18 at the Country Club of New Canaan. All proceeds from this important fundraising event fund Waveny’s financial assistance program, which supports residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care within Waveny’s continuum of care, including Waveny Care Center, The Village, The Inn, and Waveny’s Adult Day Program.…

Waveny’s 13th Annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Charity Golf & Tennis Outing welcomes Long-Time and New Event Sponsors

Waveny’s 13th Annual  ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Charity Golf & Tennis Outing welcomes Long-Time and New Event Sponsors

For the 13th consecutive year, Karl Chevrolet has returned as the Hole-In-One sponsor of Waveny LifeCare Network’s annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf and Tennis Outing, scheduled for Monday, May 18 at the Country Club of New Canaan. Funds raised through ‘Swinging for Seniors’ provides financial assistance to residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny Care Center, The Village at Waveny, The Inn and Waveny’s Adult Day Program.…

Last Chance To Participate in Waveny’s 12th Annual “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 19

Last Chance To Participate in Waveny’s 12th Annual  “Swinging for Seniors” Outing on Monday, May 19

Waveny announces its last call for golfers, tennis players and sponsors to participate in the 12th annual “Swinging for Seniors” Golf & Tennis Outing scheduled for this Monday, May 19 at the Country Club of New Canaan. Proceeds from this important fundraising event fund Waveny’s financial assistance program, which supports residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny Care Center, Waveny’s Adult Day Program, The Village and The Inn.…

Waveny’s 12th Annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Charity Golf & Tennis Outing Welcomes Long-Time and New Event Sponsors

Waveny’s 12th Annual  ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Charity Golf & Tennis Outing Welcomes Long-Time and New Event Sponsors

For the 12th consecutive year, Karl Chevrolet is the Hole-In-One sponsor for Waveny LifeCare Network’s annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf and Tennis Outing scheduled for Monday, May 19. From left to right are: Sharon Stevenson, Board Member and Event Tennis Co-Chair, Stephen J. Karl, Vice President of Karl Chevrolet Sandra B. Graf, Vice President, People’s United Bank, and Thomas B. Lewis, Waveny’s Board Chairman.…

12 Years of Swinging for Seniors: Waveny Golf & Tennis Outing Scheduled for Monday, May 19

12 Years of Swinging for Seniors: Waveny Golf & Tennis Outing Scheduled for Monday, May 19

Waveny Development and ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Committee members and Country Club of New Canaan staff prepare to host and celebrate the 12th annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ golf and tennis outing on Monday, May 19, 2014. Pictured from left to right are event chairs: Todd Lampert, Judy Bentley, Julianne Grace and Sharon Stevenson. Not pictured here is James Slattery who will also be co-chairing the event. Funds raised through this outing provide financial assistance to Waveny’s residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of care at Waveny Care Center, The Village at Waveny Care Center, the Adult Day Program and The Inn. The outing’s continued success is due to over a decade of support from the community, event volunteers, committee members, participants and sponsors.…

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