NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The Inn Notes, a singing group comprising 16 New Canaan Inn residents, recently performed their fall concert, “Jukebox Jive – Songs of the Fabulous Fifties.”
Residents, family members, friends and members of the community made up the audience of 80 and enjoyed music of the era, along with historical facts of the decade, provided by the Inn Notes’ director, Barbara Jeffries.
Songs included such hits as Teresa Brewer’s “Music, Music, Music” Perry Como’s ”Papa loves Mambo,” Doris Day’s “A Guy is a Guy,” and the crowd’s favorite hit that describes all residents of New Canaan Inn, Frank Sinatra’s “Young at Heart.”
Decorations included poodle skirts and a juke box, and residents wore bright-colored clothing and “groovy” hats. The evening was capped off with refreshments that reflected the tastes of the 1950s, including pigs in a blanket, potato chips with onion dip, stuffed mushrooms and an assortment of cheese and crackers. Desserts included chocolate chip cookies and petit fours.
Accompanied by pianist Ruth Johnson, residents Ron Barlow, Betty Kay and Anne York each performed solos. Other members of the group are Betty DeAraujo, Sven England, Mike Franco, Marge Lombardi, Mary Power, Frances Kelly, Rita Price, Catherine Ritchie, Elinor Roll, Margaret Sauerhoff, George Stone, Anne Throop and Muriel Tracy.
New Canaan Inn at 73 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, offers independent living through Waveny Care Network, a comprehensive continuum of health care that serves the growing needs of older adults from all areas. For more information, call 203-594-5450 or visit www.waveny.org .