From The Orange Senior Center

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Nov 302017

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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 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.