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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 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.…

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.…

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. …

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. …

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. …

Japanese Delegation Visits Waveny

Japanese Delegation Visits Waveny

A distinguished group of international eldercare specialists from Japan visited The Village at Waveny, Waveny LifeCare Network’s unique assisted living residence that serves as a benchmark in Alzheimer’s care, therapeutic memory enhancement programming and environmental design worldwide. The group was joined by Art Lesowitz, a participant in Waveny’s Adult Day Program who previously lived in Japan as a teacher, and who was able to converse with the group in Japanese.…

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.…

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. …

Waveny and New Canaan Mounted Troop Launch Equine Care Pilot Program

Waveny and New Canaan Mounted Troop Launch Equine Care Pilot Program

New Canaan Mounted Troop and Waveny LifeCare Network launched a therapeutic four-week Equine Care pilot program for residents at both Waveny Care Center and The Village at Waveny, as well as participants in Waveny’s Adult Day Program. Led by New Canaan Mounted Troop’s PATH certified instructors, Waveny’s program participants groomed horses and learned about equine behaviors and nutrition. Timing of this therapeutic program follows a recently-published Ohio State University study that scientifically correlated time spent with horses on a farm with both physical and mental relief in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other neurocognitive issues.…

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.…

Specialty Voice Therapies Now Offered Through Waveny LifeCare Network

Specialty Voice Therapies Now Offered Through Waveny LifeCare Network

Waveny LifeCare Network is pleased to announce the launch of a voice therapy specialty program on both an outpatient and home-based basis through Waveny’s rehabilitation services and Waveny Home Healthcare. Led by speech-language pathologist, Sally Connolly, MS, CCC-SLP, voice therapy offered through Waveny can address a variety of needs stemming from medical conditions or trauma, or even help to enhance normal vocal functions like projection or singing.…

Pet Therapy Brightens Each Day at Waveny

Pet Therapy Brightens Each Day at Waveny

Each week Waveny’s Pet Therapy volunteers bring their dogs to Waveny to brighten and lift the spirits of Waveny’s patients and residents. Animal-assisted activities are widely recognized to have therapeutic effects like reducing stress and calming anxiety. Visits help to improve mood, reduce loneliness, and encourage residents to become more physically and emotionally relaxed. Waveny’s loyal and lovable four-legged friends never fail to put smiles on faces.…

Waveny's Youngest Volunteer provides Technology Mentorship

Waveny's Youngest Volunteer provides Technology Mentorship

Waveny LifeCare Network’s youngest volunteer, Henry Benton, recently provided technology mentorship to Waveny resident, Harvey Chandler, who was born in 1929. The 10 year old Saxe Middle School student’s lesson included laptop, iPad and smartphone use, and concluded with Mr. Chandler sending his first text to his son who immediately texted back to thank the young boy for teaching his dad about digital technology. Henry’s next lesson will involve Google Earth & Maps and hopefully Mr. Chandler’s first Skype session to connect with loved ones.…

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…

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