Letter to the Editor


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A Volunteer Holiday Party with caroling and dinner was held in appreciation of the more than 80 dedicated volunteers who serve Staying Put in New Canaan.

Staying Put extends our sincere thanks to all our volunteers for their commitment. These ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ provide essential services to seniors including transportation, errands, grocery shopping, visits, help at home, technology support, and more. This assistance helps older New Canaan residents live confidently at home and stay engaged in the community.

To date this year volunteers have provided: 1,691 rides traveling over 18,000 miles; almost 350 visits for shopping, errands, help around the home, and tech support; over 500 hours of service in the office; and 450 hours of Board service. Without our volunteers we would not be able to offer the level of service that New Canaan seniors have come to cherish.

Many thanks to the First Presbyterian Church and their staff for generously providing the lovely setting.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or joining Staying Put, please contact us at info@stayingputnc.org or 203-966-7762.

Gina Z. Blum

Executive Director, Staying Put in New Canaan

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  1. As a member of Staying Put in New Canaan, I can most enthusiastically testify to a variety of very valuable services rendered by this organization under the able leadership and guidance of Gina Blum. She has a team of professionals like Kate, Kim, and Robin who provide not only logistics support but infuse a family like spirit that attract a large number of warm hearted and willing volunteers that keep “help seekers” like me well taken care of in most every aspects of our life. I would like to place on record my gratitude for all that this organization does for me. My most sincere thanks to them all. Wishing best of this holiday season to all.

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