A Message From The Orange Senior Services Coordinator

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Jun 122020

High Plains

Dennis Marsh released this information from the Orange Senior Center this week.

Senior Center
All senior center activities, classes, and trips are canceled. Please check the senior center
website at www.orange-ct.gov/782/community-services for further information. Or feel
free to call the senior center office at 203-891-4784.

Virtual Classes
If you would like to participate in Andrea Cashman’s Yoga, Danielle Pettit’s Zumba Gold,
or David Chandler’s Tai Chi class via Zoom—call the office with your email and we will
ask the instructor to email you an invite.

If you would like to participate in Chair Exercise, visit the Town Website at Orange-ct.gov, and under Departments, you will see a link to the Senior Center. There you will find the Chair Exercise video.
Join Suzanne Anderson for a weekly Arts and Crafts video on the Town website. I recently added a class on how to make your own face mask at home with Suzanne Anderson and Rae Maclellan.

If you would like to learn how to use Peapod with Josh, visit this link

Frozen Meals
There is a special meal program consisting of a box of 5 frozen meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can deliver them or you can come by and pick the meals up. Delivery is only available to Orange residents. Call the office to complete an application. A suggested donation of $3 per meal would be greatly appreciated.
Community Services has an Emergency Food Bank available for Orange residents in need. Call (203) 891-4788 for assistance.

AARP Safe Driving Courses
AARP announced that all in-person AARP activities have been canceled through the end of 2020. AARP Smart Driver online course is an alternative, especially for those who need to renew their car insurance discount. AARP has extended their special 25% off discount through the end of the year.
Website: www.aarpdriversafety.org
Promo code for 25% discount:  DRIVINGSKILLS
Good through: December 31, 2020

AARP Tax Help
Many people have relied on the Senior Center’s AARP Tax Help Program. The AARP Tax Volunteers will not be returning this year. However, I found that the AARP Foundation is offering online tax help. The link is below and it can also be found on the Senior Center web site: orange-ct.gov, put your mouse over Departments and you will see all the way to the right (the last in the list) Orange Senior Center. Click on the Orange Senior Center and in the middle of the next page you will find the link

Social Security
“How can I get help from Social Security without visiting an office?” You can find the answer at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices which links you to some of our most popular online services. You can apply for retirement and disability benefits, appeal a decision, apply for Medicare and much more. Social Security’s newest feature is Advance
Designation, which enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, who you would like to serve as your potential representative payee in the event you ever need help managing your benefits.

All Senior Center trips are canceled until September

Are You Ready For The Orange Country Fair? Here’s Saturday’s Schedule

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Sep 142018

The Orange Country Fair is a tradition in town. With animal exhibits, folksy things like largest sunflower head and biggest pumpkin, fruits and vegetable categories, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, country music, and pig races.

The “unofficial” start is on Friday night with a truck pull in the lower fairgrounds, while up on the main field, people will be dropping off their contest entries, with high hopes of winning the big purple best in show ribbon.

As always, parking is free. Admission is $8 for adults. Senior citizens (65 +) is $5. Children younger than 15 admitted free of charge. Persons with disabilities are free.

Remember, NO PETS or BICYCLES are allowed on the fairgrounds. 

To help you plan your day, here is the schedule of events for Saturday.

8:00 a.m. Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion
8:30 a.m. Garden Tractor Pull
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
11:00 a.m. Two Person Hand Saw Contest
11:00 a.m. Homing Pigeon Release
11:00 a.m. Oxen Draw
11:00 a.m. Musical Entertainment – The Larry Ayce Band Featuring Doreen Marie
11:30 a.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
12:00 p.m. Gazebo: The Magic of Christopher (Magician)
12:00-5:00: Justin Woods Circus (Strolling Entertainer)
1:00 p.m. Men’s Haybale Toss – Upper Field
1:00 p.m. Orange Police Dog Demonstration – Upper Field
1:00-5:00: The Magic of Christopher (Performing tricks around the fairgrounds)
2:00 p.m.Homing Pigeon Release
2:00 p.m. Children’s Entertainment
2:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
3:00 p.m. Doodlebug Contest
3:00 p.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release
3:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment – Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
5:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
7:00 p.m. Fair Closes