Waveny Launches Annual Fund Drive to Support Key New Canaan Inn Refurbishments
Posted on October 4, 2013
Waveny Care Network’s Development Committee announced this year’s annual fund drive kick-off designed to raise $300,000 to launch the first phase of a comprehensive refurbishment initiative for New Canaan Inn. Opened in 1981 and acquired by Waveny in 2002, New Canaan Inn is a unique independent living residence and treasure within the town. Most residents of the Inn are longtime contributing community members who remain active through volunteerism.
“Unfortunately, New Canaan Inn itself has not aged as graciously as our residents,” said Sharon Stevenson, Development Committee Chairperson and Waveny Board Member. In a recent infrastructural analysis, engineers determined that the Inn’s ‘bones are in fine shape but the muscles and ligaments need some attention.’ “Refurbishments and renovations will help to maintain the Inn’s cozy, warm and charming character while fostering an environment that better reflects our commitment to distinctive, dignified senior living,” said Stevenson. “Our residents deserve the best in life, especially at home at the Inn.”
Donations to the annual appeal will make possible refurbishments to the Inn including replacing the aging roof and chimney, upgrading the air conditioning system, repairing the outdoor patios and retaining wall, and replacing the outdoor stairs.
“We are delighted that the entire Development Committee of Waveny is leading our effort this year,” said Joanne Boyer, Director of Development. “Each of these individuals has been instrumental in reaching our donor constituents and together we can reach our goal. Their continued support is greatly appreciated.”
To make a donation to Waveny’s Annual Appeal, please contact Joanne Boyer, Director of Development at 203.594.5416 or [email protected]. Or, make a secure online donation at www.waveny.org through the “Donate Now” portal on the organization’s website.
Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including skilled Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation on weekdays, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org