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The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan, Connecticut, welcomes men 55 and older who reside, or own property in, New Canaan, CT. Founded in 1977, the SMC is affiliated with the New Canaan YMCA, but individual Y membership is not necessary. SMC membership applications are available here, at the YMCA on South Avenue or at our Friday 10 a.m. meetings at Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Oenoke Ridge. Each weekly meeting features local, state and nationally known speakers. Visit the links below for the many additional activities of our SMC members.          Click on: SMCNC.INFO to watch our video and learn more about the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held Fridays at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall
at St. Mark's Church on Oenoke Ridge. Directions to St. Mark's

Upcoming SMC Speakers

Sept. 19 Speaker Photo Dr. Henry G. Beecher received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for 13 years. He is affiliated with Stamford Hospital and specializes in gastroenterology. He will be speaking on medicine in four areas: Where we've been in medicine over the past 4500 years; the technological advances we've made; the practice of medicine (how doctors react to their patients); and the Future of Medical Technology.

Sept. 26 Speaker Photo Ed Hynes, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), will be speaking on The Impact of Emotions on Investor Behavior. He will give examples of how investors make different decisions depending on how happy or angry they are feeling and how specific emotions generate biases like Impact of Vivid Recent Events, Following the Crowd, Fear of Loss, Regret and Overconfidence and giving examples of each. He will recommend techniques to help reduce or eliminate emotions in future decision making.

Oct. 3 Speaker Photo Michael Dante is an award winning actor. He will be discussing his new autobiography, Michael Dante - From Hollywood to Michael Dante Way. He will share many interesting stories on his journey from childhood to Hollywood to a street named after him in his hometown in Stamford. He'll share his long and winding road experiences with us as he dreamed and struggled to reach his goals. It proved to be a life well-lived, orchestrated by diving guidance.

Oct. 10 Speaker Photo Patrick G. Russell is a member of the Stamford Hospital Foundation. The subject of his talk is: Building a New Hospital: Healing Reimagined. He will explain how they are providing state-of-the-art healthcare in a patient centered environment, adapting advances in medical technology, retaining the best healthcare professionals, and how they have adopted a long-term plan for continually improving the hospital's facilities to better serve the community.

Oct. 17 Speaker Photo Ceci Meher is the Executive Director of Person-to-Person, the volunteer community supported agency located in Darien and Norwalk which through the sharing of goods and talents, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. She will highlight the growth and many successes that P2P has experienced the past 9 years. Ceci is a Stamford native and a graduate of Columbia University of Social Work

Oct. 24 Speaker Photo Peter Georgescu is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, Inc., a network of preeminent commercial communications companies dedicated to helping their clients build their business through the power of brands. Peter is the author of two books, The Source of Success and his second book, The Constant Choice, that answers what is good, what is evil, what does a true morality mean, where are we going and what is our responsibility.

Oct. 31 Speaker Photo Frank Cerza is a partner in the Real Estate and Intl. Practice Groups of Pepper Hamilton, LLP. He represents retail and private companies in connection with general corporate, real estate and commercial matters. He will discuss doing business with Italian firms as compared to American firms. Regulations in Italy and Europe are much more demanding than those required in the United States. It should prove to be very interesting, informative and eye opening.

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