As Phase II of New Canaan's senior citizen initiative approaches completion, residents discussed the need for a continuing care retirement community in town at a public hearing last night.

Members of the New Canaan Senior Health Care & Housing Development Team listened as more than 10 seniors, some of whom left New Canaan to move to Meadow Ridge in Redding, discussed their desire to remain in New Canaan as they get older.

About 50 people attended the hearing, held at Lapham Community Center.

As stated in their project objective, "the overall project of the New Canaan Senior Health Care & Housing Policy Development Team was to identify and address the needs of the senior segment of the community for the next 15 years."

The research is meant to address the needs of current seniors over the age of 65 and the current Baby Boomers who are between the ages of 45 and 64.

For the full story, read Friday's edition of the New Canaan News.