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Mark Your Calendars For The Senior Health And Safety Fair

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Sep 122017
 

The Laughter Yoga Club demonstrated their moves at a past senior health fair.

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

Senior Lunches Available In Orange

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Aug 312017
 

The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A $3 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over.

To register call 203-891-4765 before 1 p.m. by the day before.

No meals on Saturday or Sunday

Free Movie, “Manchester By The Sea” on Sept. 8

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Aug 312017
 

The Orange Senior Center, 525 Orange Center Road, will host a free showing of the Oscar Nominated movie, “Manchester By The Sea,” on Friday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.

The movie, starring Casey Affleck is about a brooding, irritable loner who is named the guardian to his 16-year-old nephew and must return to his home town which re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Popcorn & soda will be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Call 203-891-4784 in advance for a seat.

“Senior” Prom is Coming Up At Peck Place School

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Apr 052017
 

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Peck Place School will once again host a Senior Prom at the school, 500 Peck Lane, on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event includes a buffet style lunch and beverages.

This is an actual prom for Orange’s senior residents, with music and dancing.

There is no charge, just call 203-891-4784 to RSVP to the senior center so they can tell the school how many will be attending.

Orange Senior Center Announces Upcoming Offerings

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Nov 102016
 

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Dennis Marsh, from the Orange Senior Center released this list of upcoming events:

Holiday Door Decorating Contest at HPCC

Clubs, Community Groups, Civic Organizations, Schools and Town Departments are invited to decorate one of the hallway doors at the Community Center for the annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Stop by the Community Services office and pick up an entry form. The entry deadline is Nov. 23. All doors need to be decorated by Dec 2. Voting will take place between Dec. 5 and 16. The winner will be announced at the Holiday Cabaret on December 19.

Holiday Dinner Dance

Come join us at the Birchwoods at Oak Lane for our annual Senior Center Holiday Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 12 to 3:30. The Frank Porto Band will be returning as our musical entertainment from 12:30 to 3:30. Meal choice: Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Sole, or Prime Rib. There will be a cash bar. The cost this year will be $30 per person. Many thanks to the generosity of the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, who gave us a grant to pay for the music and to reduce the price of the ticket. Payment and meal choice must be made at the time of reservation. Tables will seat 8 to 10 persons. If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Checks payable to “Treasurer, Town of Orange”. Tickets go on sale Nov 2.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Welcome the new Shop Rite store in Orange is open. Their Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead an Overall Nutritional Wellness   seminar. Come join us on Dec 5 as she will also describe some of the added benefits the store will offer such as one on one nutritional counseling, wellness advice, cooking classes and demos and more! Call (203) 891-4784 to RSVP.

Blue Holiday Memorial

Orange Community Services and Seasons Hospice will partner to bring “Blue” Holiday Memorial on December 8 at 2pm in the Senior Lounge. We will celebrate and remember the spirit and lives of those who have departed. Coffee and dessert will be served. Call (203) 891-4784 to RSVP.

Vein Health Wellness Seminar rescheduled

Join us on December 12 from 1-2pm as Corie Scharpf, Regional Community Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Vein Restoration as she discusses vein disease,          prevention, symptoms, and new treatments available, and ultrasound demonstration. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat. A light snack will be served.

Movie of the Month

Friday, December 16, Love and Mercy, 1:00pm. John Cusack, Paul Dano, and  Elizabeth Banks In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the care of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Holiday Cabaret

Join us on December 19, for a Holiday themed Cabaret from 1:30—3:00pm. Bells of Fire will perform holiday music. Tickets are only $5.00 and must be purchased in advance. We must have 30 people signed up to afford the performance. Purchase ticket from the Senior Center office.

Free Pilates Demonstration

Join us on December 22, at 1:30pm for a free Pilates Demonstration with Michele Tenney. Call the Senior Center  office to register at (203) 891-4784   

Wellness Book Club

The Case Memorial Library and the Orange Senior Center Wellness Book Group at HPCC will return the 2nd week in January, January 11 at 11:00am. Marianne Pysarchyk, of the library leads the monthly meeting. Call (203) 891-4784 to register

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet on January 27th, 2-3:00pm in the Senior Lounge. January’s book will be The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick  

Turkey Hill School Technology Partnership

The Orange Senior Center and the Turkey Hill School have partnered to bring you 3 free Technology Seminars. Funded by the Jamie A Hulley Foundation. Learn from the experts, the Kids! Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat.

Session 1: Finding Friends Through Social Media—Met Nov 28, 10am

Session 2: Gmail and Google Hangouts—Stay Connected with Friends & Family, Call the Senior Center for a date

Session 3: How to Connect with Friends & Family with Devices, Call the Senior Center for a date

Living Treasure Nominations now being accepted

Nominations are currently being accepted through March 11, 2016 for the 2016 Living Treasure Awards. Nomination forms are available in the Orange Community Services office, Town Hall, and can be printed from the town’s website. The three individuals chosen will be honored at the Senior Center’s Pasta Festa! in May 2017.

 

2017 Trips

2017 HAWAII CRUISE TOUR. January 11-21, 2017. No minimum trip. Travel on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. 12 Days, 7 Shore Excursions. Cost: Inside $4,799pp, Ocean View $5,399pp, Balcony $5,699 Includes Roundtrip Airport Transfer, Pre-Night near Airport, Roundtrip Airfare, Transfers in Honolulu, 2 pre-cruise nights in Waikiki Beach, Bagging Handling, 7 Night Cruise on NCL’s Pride of America, All meals & nightly entertainment onboard ship, Tour Escort, and Motorcoach Driver and Tour Escort gratuities Port Charges & Taxes. Deposit & cancellation insurance due at registration

THE PLAINS OF AFRICA featuring Kenya Wildlife Safari—March 9-22, 2017. 14 days, 33 meals. The highlights include: Nairobi, Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Home, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and 13 Wildlife Safaris. Cost with early booking discount: $6,899pp double occupancy, single $8,299. Includes group transportation to/from airport, attraction taxes and fees, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance due at registration.

Will fill up FAST! BROADWAY, April 12, 2017. 2 shows to choose from—Emilio & Gloria Estafan’s “On Your Feet” or Cirque Du Soleil “Paramour. Lunch will at the famous Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo served family style with salads, Platters of Baked Rigatoni, spaghetti with meat sauce, and chicken parmigiana, topped off with homemade cheesecake. Cost: $205pp Includes group transportation Orchestra/Front Mezzanine Tickets, Complete Luncheon. Now accepting registrations Full payment due at registration.

TROPICAL COSTA RICA, November 6-14, 2017. 9 days, 13 meals. Highlights include: San Jose Coffee Planation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake   Arenal Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro Refuge, and more. Cost: $2,599pp double occupancy, single $3,049. Includes group transportation to/from airport, around trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance due at registration.

Senior Health and Safety Fair on Friday, Sept. 16

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Sep 162016
 

A scene from a past fair.

A scene from a past fair.

The Orange Senior Center will host its 15th Annual Health and Safety Fair at the High Plains Community Center on Friday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults. The Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital will be on hand.

The Yale New Haven Mammography van is scheduled to attend. Call 203-688-1010 for an appointment.

The Orange VNA will offer blood pressure screenings.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.

Admission is free. For more information call (203) 891-4784.

Orange Senior Center Offers Special Week Long iPad and iPhone Classes

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Jul 132016
 

iPad-and-iPhoneSome folks have said a 4 week commitment is tough… So Aubry has agreed to teach iPhones & iPads all in one week!

iPhone classes will take place July 15-19 (5 days) from 9-11 a.m.

iPad classes will take place August 8-12 (5 days) from 9-11 a.m.

Each class is only 1 week for $25 each. So enroll today to knock them out in a week!!!

Pre-registration is required, minimum of 7 students.

To register, call the Orange Senior Center at 203-891-4784.

A Message From Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh

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Jun 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 9.21.33 AMAs most are well aware, it is with heavy heart that our wonderful Health & Wellness Coach Tara Graham has relocated to PA. She has done a fabulous job as the senior center Fitness instructor. She introduced Melt, Zendoodle, and Adult Coloring to our members.

She taught Friday Yoga, Hiking, and Pilates. Tara presented monthly Wellness topics and a weekly Spiritual Wellness book club. She will be missed.

As we move forward I have to table some of these wonderful classes for the summer.

However I will look to bring back as many of these classes as I can. With that being said, please welcome our Zumba Gold instructor Danielle Petit as she leads us in Fitness.

The ever capable and always delightful Aubry Monahan will be her primary back up. Marianne Bauer will continue to be a substitute as needed.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while I sorted out the details.

We truly have been blessed with wonderful instructors and whenever one leaves, their departure leaves a big hole.

Mark Your Calendars For The Orange Senior Center Pasta Festa/Living Treasure Awards

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May 272016
 

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 5.09.44 PMThe Orange Senior Center will host its 12th annual Pasta Festa! Dinner at the Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, on Friday, May 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to three deserving Orange residents: Gail Nixon, Ginny Reinhard, and Pat Zeoli, who will be recognized for all of their hard work and community support for our town over the years.

Winners of the raffle will go home with some great prizes donated by individuals and local businesses.

Tickets are on sale at the Orange Senior Center for $30 per person.

Businesses and Individuals are asked to consider donating items for raffle baskets.

Ad space for the program is still available. Call the office at 203-891-4788 for details.

 

Second Publishing on: Mar 28, 2016 @ 15:41

Previously Published on: Apr 27, 2016 @ 17:12

Orange Resident Helps People With Chronic Pain

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Apr 062016
 

unnamedMELT may sound like something you’ve been waiting for all winter, but it’s really a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get relief from chronic pain.

Offered by Orange resident Tara Graham, MELT helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active. MELT reduces chronic pain and the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by repetitive motions. Specialized techniques rehydrate the connective tissue, rebalance the nervous system, and restore space to compressed joints.

Daily activities create physical stress and tension within your body as the repetitive stress of daily living gets stuck in the connective tissue, which surrounds every joint, muscle, nerve, bone, and organ. MELT creator Sue Hitzmann refers to this as “stuck stress.” When stuck stress accumulates, it causes dehydration in the connective tissue, which can then interfere with the nervous system’s ability to regulate itself.

MELT rehydrates connective tissue and allows the body to release long-held tension and stress that leads to chronic pain. MELT is easy to learn and offers results you will see and feel the first time you try it. Changes in alignment, flexibility, energy, mood, and performance occur within only a few sessions, and over time, MELT heightens the body’s ability to repair and heal itself, which can create remarkable lasting changes. MELT is especially helpful for arthritis, chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, digestion, sleep issues and chronic illness. It also improves posture, mobility, balance, and muscular efficiency.

Graham, a certified health counselor and wellness advocate, teaches MELT at the Orange Senior Center as well as a variety of other classes and programs.  She also owns a private wellness practice in Orange and offers both individual and group coaching. Her mission is to educate, inspire health and wellness, and guide lifestyle change.

To learn more about her services, visit tulaprana.com. For classes at the Senior Center, contact Dennis Marsh at 203-891-4789. For more information on MELT, visit www.meltmethod.com.

Originally Published on March 31 @ 11:03 a.m.