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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.…

Waveny LifeCare Network Names Terry Henry Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Waveny LifeCare Network Names Terry Henry Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Terry Henry, MBA has been named Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Waveny LifeCare Network. In this role, Terry manages and oversees all aspects of client acquisition & engagement, professional partnership development, marketing, promotion, sales, revenue generation and census across the Waveny care continuum, including The Village Memory/Dementia Care services, ADP and the proposed Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). …

The Inn's 11th Annual Musical Revue

The Inn's 11th Annual Musical Revue

On Tuesday, April 30th, Waveny staff, volunteers, past and present board members, family and friends joined residents at The Inn for their 11th Annual Musical Revue. The standing-room-only event delivered fabulously French-inspired entertainment to a packed house. Performances included singers, Can-can dancers, musicians, mimes and skits. The core of the show was led by the Inn’s resident choral group, the “Inn Notes” who rehearsed for several months to perfect their songs, skits and routines. Among their musical pieces were well-known French songs Clair de Lune, La Vie en Rose and selections from Moulin Rouge.…

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. …

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!…

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.…

Daily Voice Reports: "Adult Day Program in New Canaan Bonds Tight-Knit Family Of Seniors"

Daily Voice Reports: "Adult Day Program in New Canaan Bonds Tight-Knit Family Of Seniors"

Journalist Tom Renner of The Daily New Canaan recently sat down with our Adult Day participants to discuss their unique experiences and points of view. After seeing our program in action first-hand, he wrote, "A family reunion gathers daily in New Canaan at Waveny – the senior citizens in Adult Day Program are not linked by biology or past celebrations, but by caring, compassion, activity and most importantly, love." Read his inspiring editorial feature here.…

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. …

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

Wishing Heather Neff All the Best

LETTER TO THE EDITOR                                               Dear Editor: On behalf of our board of directors, staff, patients, residents and clients, we congratulate Heather Neff, Waveny Care Network’s chief executive officer, on her appointment as president and CEO of Virginia Lutheran Homes – a premier multi-campus continuum of healthcare and CCRC based in Roanoke, Virginia. Heather has been an exceptional…

International Delegation Visits The Village at Waveny Care Center

International Delegation Visits The Village at Waveny Care Center

A group of international eldercare specialists from Japan recently visited The Village at Waveny Care Center, Waveny’s unique assisted living residence dedicated to people with memory loss, which serves as a worldwide benchmark in Alzheimer’s care and memory enhancement programming and design. A group of international eldercare specialists from Japan recently visited The Village at Waveny Care Center, Waveny’s unique assisted living residence dedicated to people with memory loss, which serves as a worldwide benchmark in Alzheimer’s care and memory enhancement programming and design.  Seeking a firsthand look at this nation’s eldercare system, the group visited award-winning…

"Paddle for a Purpose:" Waveny Care Network's Fourth Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness

"Paddle for a Purpose:" Waveny Care Network's Fourth Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness

Waveny Mixed Paddle tournament “Open Flight” winners Juan Martinez-Arraya and Roxy Enica (left) with runners up Sebastian Bredberg and Liz Cruz (right). New Canaan – Following the success of the past three years’ events, Waveny Care Network recently held its fourth annual mixed-paddle tournament fundraiser. Doubling in size since the event’s inception, this year’s event…

Local Community Foundations Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Program's Scholarship Fund

Local Community Foundations Award Generous Grant to Waveny for Adult Day Program's Scholarship Fund

Collaboration between The Fairfield County Community Foundation and New Canaan Community Foundation recently resulted in a $25,000 grant to Waveny Care Network for the purpose of supporting the scholarship fund for Adult Day Program participants in financial need. From left to right: Richard Townsend, Rangeley Capital Community Fund at the New Canaan Community Foundation; Cynthia…

Waveny Care Network's Ninth Annual ‘Swinging for Seniors' Golf and Tennis Benefit Scheduled for Monday, May 23

Waveny Care Network's Ninth Annual ‘Swinging for Seniors' Golf and Tennis Benefit Scheduled for Monday, May 23

Waveny Development Committee members and co-chairs for Waveny Care Network’s ninth annual ‘Swinging for Seniors’ golf and tennis event: Charlie Parker, Judy Bentley, Jim Slattery, Alice Parker and Sharon Stevenson. Funds raised through this outing provide financial assistance to the organization’s residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of care at Waveny Care…

Waveny Celebrates Residents and Adult Day Participants as First Selectman Declares National Assisted Living and Adult Day Services Week.

Waveny Celebrates Residents and Adult Day Participants as First Selectman Declares National Assisted Living and Adult Day Services Week.

New Canaan First Selectman, Jeb Walker, reads a proclamation on “Main Street” at The Village at Waveny Care Center declaring the week of September 13, 2010 as National Assisted Living Week and National Adult Day Services Week within the town of New Canaan. New Canaan – Waveny Care Network recently celebrated National Assisted Living Week and…

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