To the Editor:

On behalf of Waveny’s residents, patients, and program participants, I want to thank the donors who helped us decorate our campus for the holidays by contributing to the purchase of new holiday trees and decorations this season. We adorned the Main Street area — a wonderful space that is the setting for therapeutic recreation activities every day for participants in our Adult Day Program and residents in The Village (our memory care assisted living program) — and common areas in our nursing home, the Care Center. These decorations are not only festive but comforting to those older adults in our care for whom tradition and familiar themes are essential.

Transforming our community’s space into a holiday wonderland is inspirational for our residents and program participants and sets the stage as they engage in meaningful enrichment programs. For those who spend the holidays living at Waveny, it is important to have their home here reflect the season — especially those whose families do not live locally and cannot spend the holidays together with them. Family members and volunteers also appreciate the holiday decor as they visit and support those in our care during this special time of year.

Enhancing our residents’ quality of life is core to our work and we are proud that our campus reflects that value all year long. The impact of these decorations is great, brightening the season for the roughly 200 individuals who receive care at our main campus every day.

We extend our deep appreciation to the United Methodist Church of New Canaan, St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Rotary Club of New Canaan.

Cynthia Gorey

Waveny LifeCare Network vice president of development

New Canaan

To the Editor:

All members of our community are being asked to generously donate bags with non-expired nonperishable foodstuffs. Items in need now due to low/no stock are are pancake mix (add water only), syrup, herbal tea, taco kits, corned beef hash, cookies, crackers, tortilla chips, pretzels, kids’ juice boxes. No beans or soup are needed now.

As always, financial gifts are appreciated. Please make your check out to New Canaan Food Pantry, 77 Main St., New Canaan, CT 06840. Food donations may be left at the New Canaan Food Pantry, at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road.

For more information, please call New Canaan Human Services, 203-594-3076, if you need directions.

Tina St. Armand

First Presbyterian Church

New Canaan