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Category: Fundraising & Development

New Canaan's Summer of Love 2019 Block Party Raising Funds for Waveny

New Canaan's Summer of Love 2019 Block Party Raising Funds for Waveny

For 2 days, June 7 & 8th, the Town of New Canaan will come together for a community block party and go back to the summer that changed the world! More than 60 local retailers, eateries and businesses will participate and celebrate the legacy and spirit of New Canaan 50 years after the summer of love. This is a unique opportunity to STROLL, SHOP, EAT & ENJOY – and most of all – it’s a chance to LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE. SUMMER OF LOVE will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm, and Saturday, June 8 from 11am to 3pm in the Town of New Canaan.…

New Canaan Advertiser Op-Ed: "Resolve to make a difference this year"

New Canaan Advertiser Op-Ed: "Resolve to make a difference this year"

Four hundred active volunteers enrich the lives of patients and residents at Waveny LifeCare Network each and every day. They bring a surge of energy and warmth that is palpable. It is their commitment to their community, their caring nature, their enrichment and the rewards of giving that accords Waveny its community feel. The presence of volunteers removes any feeling of isolation and boosts their spirit knowing that friends and neighbors care. Volunteering is a great gift and warmly given and received.…

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 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.…

Ferguson Elected Board Chairman of Waveny LifeCare Network

Ferguson Elected Board Chairman of Waveny LifeCare Network

Tom Ferguson has been elected to succeed Todd Lampert as Chairman of the board of directors for Waveny LifeCare Network, a nonprofit continuum of eldercare in New Canaan, Conn. Ferguson has been an active member of Waveny’s board since joining in 2014, and served most recently as Vice-Chairman under Lampert. Rich Bierman, Doug Gillespie and Rich Townsend have been elected Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. New members joining the Waveny board over the past year include Victor Liss, Tracey Hamill and Kathleen Corbet.…

Pennyweights Continues to Bring Holiday Cheer to Waveny

Pennyweights Continues to Bring Holiday Cheer to Waveny

The owner of Pennyweights of New Canaan recently visited Waveny LifeCare Network and brought holiday gifts of jewelry for the ladies at Waveny Care Center, The Village and Waveny’s Adult Day Program. This generous holiday tradition has been bringing joy and cheer to Waveny’s residents, patients, and program participants for over 15 years. Pictured, Pennyweights owner Geoff Sigg, presents a few of the beautiful hand-selected gifts. …

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.…

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.…

Pennyweights Gives to All Ladies at Waveny for 14th Year

Pennyweights Gives to All Ladies at Waveny for 14th Year

For the 14th consecutive year, Pennyweights continued its generous and inspiring holiday tradition by donating 135 gifts of jewelry to Waveny LifeCare Network for all the ladies at The Village, Care Center and Adult Day Program. Above, Pennyweights owners Kelly and Geoff Sigg present residents with some of the many donated gifts alongside Waveny’s staff, Sherrye Dobrin, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator for The Village and Anne Pelisson, Supervisor of the Adult Day Program. …

Letter to the Editor: Waveny thanks NCCF and Rein Fund

Letter to the Editor: Waveny thanks NCCF and Rein Fund

On behalf of Waveny LifeCare Network’s board of directors, staff, patients, residents and clients, I would like to sincerely thank the New Canaan Community Foundation and the Rein Fund for their loyal and generous support of our organization. We are extremely grateful to have been selected as a recipient of their grant to help fund the upgrade and retrofit of our lighting system, both inside and outside at our 3 Farm Road campus. …

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.…

Pennyweights Continues Generous Holiday Tradition at Waveny

Pennyweights Continues Generous Holiday Tradition at Waveny

Continuing its generous decade-long holiday tradition, Pennyweights donated more than 135 gifts of jewelry to Waveny LifeCare Network for the residents at The Village, Care Center and the ladies in Waveny’s Adult Day Program. Above, Pennyweights owners Kelly and Geoff Sigg present residents with one of the many donated gifts. Also pictured are Waveny staff members Ron Bucci, Patty Pasquarella and Lauren Mossien. …

Letter to the Editor: Waveny thanks Jeniam Foundation

Letter to the Editor: Waveny thanks Jeniam Foundation

On behalf of our board of directors, staff, patients and residents, I would like to thank the Jeniam Foundation for selecting Waveny LifeCare Network as the recipient of a generous grant to fund the installation of a ceiling mounted weight bearing assist gait system for the rehabilitation services department at Waveny. This gait system will help to revolutionize rehabilitation and will benefit our patients and therapists. But most importantly, for the patient, it reduces the ‘fear of falling,’ allowing patients to concentrate on their rehabilitation thus regaining their independence sooner.…

Collaboration between Community Foundations results in Generous Grant to Waveny’s Adult Day Program Scholarship Fund

Collaboration between Community Foundations results in Generous Grant to Waveny’s Adult Day Program Scholarship Fund

Collaboration between The Fairfield County Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF), the donor-advised Barbara Benton Davis Fund, and the Rangeley Capital Community Fund at the New Canaan Community Foundation recently resulted in a $25,000 grant to Waveny LifeCare Network to support the scholarship program for participants of Waveny’s Adult Day Program. …

Waveny Care Network Launches Annual Fund Drive to Achieve Vital Technology Upgrade

Waveny Care Network Launches Annual Fund Drive to Achieve Vital Technology Upgrade

Waveny Care Network’s Development Committee prepares to launch a $350,000 campaign designed to achieve a vital technology upgrade to Waveny’s decade-old digital network infrastructure. This large but essential investment in technology will directly benefit all whom Waveny serves. From left to right, Development Committee Members Barbara Burns, Carlyn Tiefenthaler, Joan Dionne, Sharon Stevenson, Judy Bentley, Louise…

Collaboration Between Community Foundations Results in Generous Grant to Waveny's Adult Day Scholarship Fund

Collaboration Between Community Foundations Results in Generous Grant to Waveny's Adult Day Scholarship Fund

Collaboration between The Fairfield County Community Foundation and New Canaan Community Foundation recently resulted in a bountiful $25,000 grant to Waveny Care Network to support its scholarship fund for Adult Day Program participants in financial need. From left to right: Michael Bird, CFO and Interim CEO of Waveny Care Network; Leila Wetmore, New Canaan Community…

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