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News and Events From The Orange Senior Center

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Jan 182018
 

Dennis Marsh from the Orange Senior Center forwarded this list of upcoming events. 

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm. A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over. To register call (203) 891-4765 before 1pm, the day before.   

Living Treasure Nominations Being Accepted

Nominations are being accepted through March 2, 2018 for the 2018 Living Treasure Awards. The three individuals chosen will be honored at the ceremony on May 4, 2018 at Race Brook Country Club in Orange. Forms can be found in the Senior Center office. 

AARP Smart Driving Course

The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, February 1. The cost of the is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call the senior center to sign up.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead a discussion with a tasty dish that she will make right before your eyes. Her recipes are a real crowd pleaser! Join us on Monday, February 5 from 12:00-1:00pm.

 AARP Taxes

AARP will be offering their tax preparation services again on Wednesdays, from Feb 8 to April 12. You must bring with you, last year’s tax returns, Social Security card for everyone on the return and a photo ID. Call (203) 891-4784 to schedule an appointment.

Flower Arranging

Join us on Friday, February 9 at 10:00am, to learn how to make a beautiful basket for your Valentine table. Pre-registration is required with a minimum of 8 students. Cost is only $20.00 to make a beautiful display to bring home.

Movie of the Month

Join us for our Movie of the Month on Friday, February 16 for “Battle of the Sexes”, at 1:00pm, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Lions Club of Orange Pizza Party

Join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Italian themed Cabaret from 1:30—3:00pm. Ashly Cruz will perform Italian music. The Lions Club of Orange will serve pizza and soda. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

CT FLOWER SHOW & LUNCH—No minimum trip February 22, 2018 (snow date 2/23). “Breath of Spring” at the CT Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center with a lunch stop at Dakota’s Restaurant. Cost $86pp. Includes transportation, Lunch, & Admission. Full payment due at registration

Suzanne’s Rock Painting Party

Join us on February 23 at 1:00pm for coffee & cookies as we paint rocks to replenish our Kindness Rock Garden. Let us know that you are coming at (203) 891-4784 and we’ll supply the paint!

Monday with Maplewood

Join us on March 19 when Chef Leif returns with his culinary delights for you to sample. Call (203) 891-4788. Your taste buds are sure to be pleased! We are very fortunate to have an Assisted Living in Town so check them out.

Movie Club

Join us on a celluloid adventure! Our group will discuss a current movie playing locally. We will then meet to critique the film as we discuss the script, acting, cinematography and directing. Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 3pm in the town conference room at the HPCC

Orange Swimming Pool

We received word that renovations on the town pool will begin in late August. During that time the pool will be closed. More information to come.

More Trips

PACIFIC NORTHWEST & CALIFORNIA, April 23-30, 2018. 8 days, 10 meals. Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge,    Portland Spirit Cruise, Redwood National Park, San Francisco, and more. Cost: $2,999pp double, with early booking discount before Oct. 23, 2017. Deposit & insurance due at registration

 

ICELAND’S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS, October 30-November. 5, 2018. 7 days, 10 meals. Highlights: Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Geysir, Blue Lagoon, and much more. Cost: $3,299pp double. Deposit & insurance due at registration

MOHEGAN SUN 2018 AAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL GAME– Monday, March 5, 2018 no minimum trip. Cost $95pp, includes transportation, AAC Semi-Final Game Ticket, Food Voucher and Casino Bonus. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

 

SLEIGH RIDE AT ADAMS FARM, VT No minimum trip March 7, 2018. Every sleigh is pulled by a team of Belgian Draft Horses through maple groves and pines, into a an open meadow where the views are wonderful. Cost $117pp, includes transportation, luncheon, sleigh ride and driver’s gratuity. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY at the Aqua Turf – no minimum trip March 20, 2018. Enjoy live Irish entertainment by Padraig Allen and the Maclean Avenue Band. Enjoy an Irish lunch including corned beef & cabbage, baked scrod, and all the fixings, topped off with carrot cake. Also a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Cost: $79pp. Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

Orange Senior Center Hosts Holiday Dinner Dance

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Nov 302017
 

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The annual Orange Senior Center Holiday Dinner Dance will take place at the Racebrook Country Club on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

Musical entertainment provided by “Good to Go” from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Meal choice of either Chicken, Beef, or Fish, with dessert and a cash bar. The cost is $35 per person.

Tickets are now on sale. 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.”

Many thanks to the generosity of the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, who gave the grant to pay for the music and to reduce the price of the ticket.

From The Orange Senior Center

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Nov 302017
 

High Plains Community Center

Dennis Marsh sent us this list of upcoming events (and trips) from the Orange Senior Center

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over. To register call (203) 891-4765 before 1 pm, the day before.

Money Management

Join us for Money Management the first and third Tuesday of the month, Dec 5 & Dec 19 from 9:30 – 10:30 am. On January 16 Drazen Law Firm will present “How to Keep Long-Term Care from Becoming a Long Term Financial Crisis”. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

Movie of the Month

Friday, December 8 “Moonlight,” 1:00 pm. 2016 Oscar winner for Best Picture, A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.  Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Caregiver’s Home Solution Sponsors Bingo

Come try out Bingo! Join us December 14 when Debra Syrowsky of Caregiver’s Home Solution sponsors Bingo at 1:00 pm.

A Special Double Feature Christmas Cabaret!

Come join us on December 20 at 5:30 for Christmas cookies and Egg Nog. At 6:00 pm the

Girls Scouts will sing Christmas Carols At 6:30 Willie Nininger will take the stage for a Holiday show.  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

Suzanne’s Rock Painting Party

Join us on December 29 at 1:00 pm for egg nog & cookies as we paint rocks to replenish our Kindness Rock Garden. Let us know that you are coming at (203) 891-4784 and we’ll supply the paint!

Try our New Class! Yogalates

You tried the demo now come out for the class. Hot New Class Yoga meets Pilates with Traci Weber, Tuesdays at 10:30 starting January 2, 2018. 10 weeks $50.

Lunch & Fun

We screwed up our Social Tea! We are mixing tea and chocolate. What are we thinking!?! Join us January 12, 2018 from 11-2pm for Social Tea & Chocolate as Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations as she leads us in a pairing of teas and chocolate. Sitting is very limited, $10 per person.

 

March 2018 Trip

SOUTH PACIFIC WONDER, March 13—27, 2108 15 days, 20 meals. Highlights: Great Barrier Reef, Sydney  Opera House, Mount Cook National Park, Queenstown, and more. Cost – Early Booking Discount Cost Double $5,999 pp taxes until Sept 15, 2017. Passport required for travel. Deposit and Insurance due at registration.

Spring 2018 Trip

PACIFIC NORTHWEST & CALIFORNIA, April 23-30, 2018. 8 days, 10 meals. Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Portland Spirit Cruise, Redwood National Park, San Francisco, and more. Cost: $2,999 pp double, with early booking discount before Oct. 23, 2017. Deposit & insurance due at registration

Fall 2018 Trip

ICELAND’S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS, October 30-November. 5, 2018. 7 days, 10 meals. Highlights: Reykjavik, Northern Lights Cruise, Golden Circle, Geysir, Blue Lagoon, and much more. Cost: $3,299 pp double. Deposit & insurance due at registration

For further information on any of these offerings, call Dennis Marsh at 203-891-4784.                   

 

Orange Senior Center Inclement Weather Policy

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Oct 032017
 

An important message from Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh.

With the colder months coming, it is time to cover the Inclement Weather Policy.

If the Orange Elementary schools are closed due to weather then classes at the Orange Senior Center are canceled for that day. If the Orange Elementary schools are delayed and your class is within the delay period then a class is canceled.

If students pay a fee to attend the class then it will be made up at the end of the session. Orange school
closings and delays are reported on WTNH-8 and WTNH-8 will be the official vehicle of notification.

Please be aware Orange is part of the Amity Regional School System and will be posted as Amity. Any question as to whether a class is on, you are encouraged to call the senior center office (203) 891-4784. I encourage all instructors to tell the weather policy to their class at the start of the first class.

I encourage all instructors to tell the weather policy to their class at the start of the first class.

 

The Orange Senior Center Hosts “ABC&D’s of Medicare”

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Sep 222017
 

Under the best of circumstances, Medicare can be confusing. Did you ever ask yourself  “what do those letters mean?”

The ABC&D’s of Medicare will explain just that. The Orange Senior Center and the Town’s Outreach Worker/Municipal Agent have arranged for Trish Pearson, of Trish Pearson Insurance Services, LLC to present the ABC& D’s of Medicare on Monday, September 25 at 1 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center.

Reservations are not required but would be helpful at (203) 891-4784.

Participation is free and the information is invaluable!

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.