From the annual meeting in late May to the upcoming benefit party, "Jazz 'Til Sunset" June 24, Staying Put members are enjoying a busy round of events this month.

On June 13 the senior health fair took place at the New Canaan YMCA, co-sponsored by several community organizations, including Staying Put. On June 14, Carol Seldin hosted a special private tour of her gardens, which are featured in the current issue of New Canaan Darien magazine. Following a "walk and talk" led by Seldin, the group enjoyed refreshments on her terrace. Other special June events included meeting for dinner in Marly's Restaurant in Wilton June 19, a men's only coffee June 20 and a summer luncheon for members hosted by a couple in their home on June 21.

The "Jazz 'Til Sunset" fundraiser June 24 features the St. Luke's Jazz Trio, brought back by popular demand after last year's popular performance, and dinner catered by the Apple Cart Food Co. at a private home in New Canaan. The event is open to all who would like to support Staying Put. For an invitation, information or reservations, call Staying Put at 203-966-7762.

A grass roots approach of "seniors helping seniors," Staying Put enables members to remain safe, secure and happy while staying in their own homes as long as possible. This includes providing support through volunteers and staff in addition to professional service providers at specially negotiated prices -- from home maintenance to health and transportation issues -- as well as social engagement to prevent loneliness. Staying Put provides multiple avenues for new friendships and community involvement after retirement.

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