A busy schedule of special events with a focus on art and architecture has kept Staying Put members busy throughout the summer and fall.

In September, members enjoyed an exhibition of Joan Feick's paintings of San Migel, Mexico with a wine and cheese reception at her landmark modern home.

Another noted "Modern," the home of architect Alan Goldberg and his wife Trudy was the setting for viewing their unique collection of more than 400 examples of Mexican Folk Art. Staying Put members are also looking forward to a Nov. 10 presentation of Barbara Wood's recent photographs titled "Turkey at the Historical Society."

A major highlight of the summer schedule was a visit to artist Donald Axleroad's home overlooking the Sound in Shippan Point, according to Staying Put's events committee chairman Gloria Brown. Guests were treated to a three-course luncheon on the waterfront deck, followed by a printmaking demonstration in Don's Studio and then a piano concert by Marco Scott who played a medley of old Broadway favorites and jazz.

Axleroad, who has won several national awards including a recent Society of American Graphic Artists Purchase Award at the 78th Members Exhibition at the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea, said he enjoyed discussing art with Staying Put members.

"As I grow older myself I realize how important it is to stay active and stimulated, and it is exciting for me to see the members of Staying Put who are still excited about art and adventures and going to new places," he said.

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Staying Put's mission is to enable seniors to continue living independently in their own homes, staying healthy, happy and safe, by providing support in many ways, including social and cultural outings.