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“Paddle for a Purpose:” Waveny LifeCare Network’s 9th Annual Mixed-Paddle Event Heightens Awareness of Local Eldercare Options
Story Number is : 031217100
Waveny LifeCare Network

One flight of Waveny LifeCare Network’s “Paddle for a Purpose” tournament players at The Field Club of New Canaan
Following the success of the past eight years’ events, Waveny LifeCare Network recently held its 9th Annual Mixed-Paddle Tournament fundraiser. All monies raised support the enhancement of special programs for those served by Waveny’s non-profit network of eldercare residences, programs
and services.

“We are delighted and grateful to again attract our best local recreational players as well as top ranked APTA professionals for a meaningful evening of mixed-paddle for a charitable cause,” said Sharon Stevenson, Waveny Board Member and Event Chair.

“Year after year, our event generates increased support for Waveny, and heightens awareness of our mission to meet our community’s eldercare needs,” said Joanne Boyer, Waveny’s Director of Development. “Paddle for a Purpose’s continued momentum and success is due to the efforts of our wonderful sponsors, our volunteers, local clubs, and players who all help to make sure our event is sensational for everyone involved.”

The tournament was held concurrently at four event sites: Country Club of New Canaan, New Canaan Field Club, The Lake Club and Waveny Park. Event finals were held at the Country Club of New Canaan and featured an after-party celebration inside the club’s paddle hut.

Winners from the four individual sites were J.P McConnell and Masha Slupska with runners up Justin Campbell and Florentina Hanisch; Christian and Gitte Toft-Nielson with runners up Andrew Lebovitz and Sharon Wessan; Peter and Roopali Hall with runners up Gary and Candace Weiner; and Deirdre and Ross Smith with runners up Ron Balzano and Suzy Lavieri.

Event sponsors included Hutchinson Tree Care Services, Morrison Community Living, Karl Chevrolet, Lampert, Toohey, and Rucci, LLC, Stewart’s Spirits and Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. Corporate sponsor, Corridor, generously matched the entire registration fee for each team that signed up at an enhanced match level.

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a non-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit

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