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Updated News From The Orange Senior Center

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Jul 272020
 

Dennis Marsh has news from the Orange Senior Center.

From the Orange Senior Center, a list of upcoming virtual classes and events to help keep you in touch with the Center, which is still a vital part of your lives.

Contact: Dennis Marsh – 203-891-4784                  

 

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, David Chandler’s Tai Chi, or Danielle Pettit’s Zumba 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 while at home, 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.  https://media.discovervideo.com/show?vg=2e01f56ca0&vt=1&ch=f0ba0e7d06

Join Suzanne Anderson for a weekly Arts & Crafts video on the Town website at  http://orange-ct.gov/783/Orange-Senior-Center

If you would like to learn how to use Peapod with Josh, visit this link: https://youtu.be/fWUN7ILGwRM.

 

Classes

In order to begin to reopen the senior center for activities, we must adhere to state guidelines. At this point in time, we must wear facial coverages and practice 6 feet of social distancing. You also will be asked the questions of the Community Services COVID-19 Screen form. All classes must be signed up for in advance in the senior center office. Instructors will be responsible for checking students in. If you do not pay for the class in advance the instructor will direct you to the office to make payment and answer the questions on the COVID questionnaire. 

Some classes are coming back, and others are planned to be back

Afghan Ladies 3rd Monday at 1:00 pm in Senior Lounge. The next meeting is on August 17.

Bocce meets Wednesday at 10:00 am at the Bocce Court.

Fitness Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30 am with Danielle in Gym starting Sept. 1

Laughter Yoga meets Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Pavilion

Painting & Drawing Tuesday at 9:30 am in room 8 starting Sept 1

Yoga Monday with Andrea at 9:00 am in room 4 starting Sept. 14

Yoga Wednesday with Saskia at 9:00 am in room 3 starting Sept. 2

Zumba Gold Friday with Danielle at 8:30 am in Gym starting Sept 4

 

Frozen Meals

There is a special meal program consisting of a box of 5 frozen meals during the Covid-19 pandemic. We can deliver the meals 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. 

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:  https://signup.aarpfoundation.org/preparing-your-taxes

TRIPS

All Senior Center trips are canceled until September 2020

Virtual Edwards Twins Show

With shows and trips being canceled, Friendship Tours has put together a fabulous virtual show, “The Edward Twins” on August 27. No traveling; no buses what could be easier!?!

 

Tickets in advance are required. The ticket price is $10 per person. To sign up and make a payment go to  https://www.friendshiptours.net/. Click on the “More Than Tours” link at the top to the right. Once you purchase your ticket, your confirmation will include instructions on how to get your zoom meeting link. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Obituary: Elfo “Al” Pol, 94, Beloved Father, Grandfather, Town Treasure, Veteran

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Jun 232020
 

Elfo “Al” Sante Pol, 94, of Orange, husband of the late Anita De Mio Pol, passed away June 18, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Loving father of Raymond Pol of Orange, Kenneth (Linda) Pol of Meriden, Andrew Pol of Milford, Michael (Laura) Pol of Onset, MA, Daniel (Laura Schumann) Pol of Washington, DC and the late Lawrence Pol. Brother of William F. Pol of Canoga Park, CA.

He also is survived by 7 cherished grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Al was born in New Haven on January 2, 1926, a son of the late Pietro and Adele Fullin Pol.

After attending Boardman Trade School in New Haven, Al proudly served in the U.S. Army, 65th Infantry Division during WWII as a heavy machine gunner, cook, and divisional instructor in electricity and electronics and participated in the Rhineland and Central European campaigns.

He worked as an electrician for the New York-New Haven-Hartford, Penn Central, and Conrail Railroads for 40 years while also establishing an electrical contracting business. After retiring in 1985, he became the Town of Orange electrical inspector for 32 years, until retiring in 2018 at age 92. Al and his late wife Anita had never-ending civic pride for the Town of Orange, the place they called home for over 60 years.

He was an elected constable, rose early to work the election polls, and volunteered at the Orange Country Fair and Firemen’s Carnival. Even into his 90s, you could find Al marching in the Memorial Day Parades, typically as a Parade Marshal.

Al was a member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department for 55 years, retiring at age 90 – after serving as a Captain, and more than 30 years as treasurer. A member of the American Legion Orange Post 127 for 56 years, serving many years as their treasurer and receiving the Legionnaire of the Year award in 2019.

Al played card games weekly throughout his life with family and friends. At the Orange Senior Center, he taught his favorite card game, bridge. Along with his passion for cards, he would enjoy a good book, a great movie, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed attending NY Yankee games and watching NY Yankees and NY Giants games with his sons.

Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven, on Thursday, June 25, from 5-8 p.m., and are invited to go directly to Holy Infant Church Friday morning for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Ave, West Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 127, 630 Grassy Hill Rd., Orange CT 06477. Sign Al’s guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net

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.

TRIPS
All Senior Center trips are canceled until September

An Important Message From Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh

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Mar 272020
 

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe during this difficult time. I wanted to update you on what is going on here at the Orange Senior Center.

The Senior Center Closed Indefinitely 

All senior center activities, classes, and trips are canceled indefinitely. 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.

Pasta Festa 

This year’s Living Treasures are Donald Clark, Marianne Miller, and Lori Swatt. Presently Pasta Festa is postponed indefinitely. Once things return to normal we will look for a date next fall to host Pasta Festa and celebrate our Living Treasures. 

TRIPS

THE CHINESE LADY — CANCELED

ALL SHOOK UP at the Westchester Theater – April 23, 2020. Still on at the time of writing. 

HUDSON VALLEY ELEGANCE – Postponed to a yet to be determined date in the Fall. 

BROOKLYN NOOSHING TOUR – Postponed until September 12, 2020

ABBA TRIBUTE at the AQUA TURF – Postponed until August 13, 2020. 

HIDDEN GARDENS OF BEACON HILLS — CANCELED

EDWARD TWINS at the AQUA TURF – Postponed until October 7, 2020. 

Stay safe, wash your hands and take care. I hope to see you all in the next few months.

Police: Beware Of Potential Scams

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Mar 202020
 

A Warning From the Orange PD Facebook Page:

There have been reports elsewhere in the country of people posing as personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) going door-to-door, allegedly conducting a Coronavirus survey or investigation.

The CDC is not conducting any such investigation and residents should not grant anyone claiming to be a representative from that agency access to their homes.

The Town of Orange has not received any complaints of this nature, however the Orange Police Department wishes to take this opportunity to remind its residents to always be vigilant against potential scams, especially in times of state or localized emergencies.

Orange Senior Center Offers Meal Service For Older Residents

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Mar 192020
 

High Plains Community Center

On any given day the Orange Senior Center offers the Senior Lunch Program. But since the Coronavirus situation began, alternate plans had to be made.

Senior Services Coordinator, Dennis Marsh shared this information regarding the Congregate meal site at the Community Center. He said, “We have reached out to those who normally attend the lunch. We arranged to have 5 frozen meals for those who are interested. Each meal contains an entrée, fruit/dessert and powder milk.”

He added, “We are presently scheduling delivery or pick up for Friday for the meals. If someone wishes to be part of this program, they can call the Senior Center at (203) 891-4784.”

 

Senior Center Suspends ALL Activities Until Further Notice

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Mar 122020
 

High Plains Community Center houses the senior center.

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a precautionary measure, the Orange Senior Center is suspending all Senior Center activities until further notice.

Dennis Marsh

Orange Senior Center

Latest News From The Orange Senior Center

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Dec 092019
 

High Plains

Here is the latest news from the Orange Senior Center:

Senior Center Weather Policy

Classes are canceled when the Orange School System closes due to weather. If there is a school delay then only those classes during the delay are canceled. WTNH 8 is the official station for weather cancelations. If you have any questions contact the Senior Center at (203) 891-4784.

Holiday Door Decorating

Come on down see the beautiful doors decorated as part of the annual Holiday Door Decorations.

 Mind Fit from Home Care Assistance

Just like the body, the brain will show signs of aging over time. While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. In the Mind Fit Series, we will learn about the various factors that contribute to brain health, while engaging in group activities based on the Cognitive Therapeutics Method offered by Home Care Assistance. Join us for a fun and informative six-part series, led by Home Care Assistance brain fitness experts. Part 2 will be on December 17th at 12:30 pm. We will be making a brain and heart-healthy snack! Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

Living Treasure Nominations

Nominations are being accepted through March 2, 2020 for the 2020 Living Treasure Awards. The three individuals chosen will be honored at Pasta Festa in May 2020, at the High Plains Community Center.

New Haven Chamber Orchestra

Join us on Saturday, February 29 for a very special concert in New Haven. The New Haven Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Fair Haven School. Park at High Plains and ride with us into New Haven for this free concert. Call (203) 891-4784 to register. Departs at 1:00pm.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” on December 27 at 1:00 pm. A documentary of footage as Michael prepares for sold-out shows in London. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Homebound Library Delivery Service

The Case Memorial Library will bring books to homebound Orange residents at no charge. Some restrictions apply. For more information call Samantha Jasulavic at 203-891-2170 or email sjasulavic@casememoriallibrary.org

Griffin Hospital/Parish Nurse Van

Take control of your health! Come on the RV and have Griffin Hospital RN’s take your blood pressure. High Blood Pressure may have no symptoms at all. Be informed. They will teach you what the blood pressure normally should be and what your reading means. Have an apple also. They will be at the Orange Senior Center on December 23, the 4th Monday in December.

 Afternoon Fun!

Arts & Crafts on Monday, Name 5 or Scattergories on Tuesdays, Mexican Train Dominos on Wednesdays, Bingo on Thursdays, Scrabble on Fridays at 1:00 pm in the Cafe. So come on out and join us and be part of the fun!

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

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers 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.

TRIPS

ESCAPE THE COLD—ENJOY SOME “SUN” @ MOHEGAN SUN—No minimum trip Wednesday, January 29-30, 2020 At Mohegan Sun every turn leads to a new adventure with an indoor 7-story waterfall, the world’s largest and most spectacular planetarium dome, and the awe-inspiring Wombi Rock. Cost $169pp double, $234 single, $159pp triple. This no-minimum trip includes round-trip transportation, Hotel Accommodations, and more. Full payment due at registration. Considerable walking.

39TH ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW at the Mohegan Sun—No minimum trip February 22, 2020 (snow date 2/23). This Show offers a diverse array of home and garden products and services by local, state, and national vendors, each presenting innovative and imaginative displays. You will receive a casino bonus and meal ticket, so feel free to leave the show at any time to try your luck at the gaming tables.. Cost $59pp. Includes transportation, Casino Bonus, meal ticket, & Admission. Full payment due at registration. Considerable walking.

2020 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (AAC)WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, SEMI-FINAL GAME at Mohegan Sun Arena. No minimum trip, Sunday, March 8, 2020. There is nothing like seeing a live game. Cost $TBApp. This no minimum trip includes transportation and tickets to the game, Food Voucher and Casino Bonus, Drivers’s Gratuity. Full payment due at registration. Moderate Walking.

ST PATRICK’S DAY at the Aqua Turf – no minimum trip March 17, 2020. 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: $86pp. Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities. Full payment due at registration. Minimal Walking.

Orange Senior Center Calendar Of Events

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Jun 202019
 

From the Orange Senior Center:

Money Management
Join us on July 16, 9:30 am when John Noonan presents Clear Captions. Clear Captions is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified telephone captioning provider. Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

Mind Fit from Home Care Assistance
Just like the body, the brain will show signs of aging over time. While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. In the Mind Fit Series, we will learn about the various factors that contribute to brain health, while engaging in group activities based on the Cognitive Therapeutics Method offered by Home Care Assistance. Join us for a fun and informative six-part series, led by Home Care Assistance brain fitness experts. Part 2 will be on July 16th at 12:30 pm. We will be making a brain and heart healthy snack! Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

Ice Cream Social with Under Cover Agent
Join us on Monday, July 22 from 1:30 to 3 when Undercover Agent performs for you!! Toppings supplied by BrightStar Home Care. Call the office at (203) 891-4784 to let us know you are coming. We need a head count so we know how much ice cream to buy.

Classic Movie Friday
Join us for Classic Movie of the Month: “Terms of Endearment”, on July 5 at 1:00pm. Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger star as mother/daughter who march to the beat of different drummers. Popcorn and soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Movie of the Month
July 12: “BlackkKlansman” at 1:00 pm. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Popcorn to be served. Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Documentary and Discussion Join us for The President’s Book of Secrets on July 26 at 1:00 pm. This documentary takes a curious look at some of the biggest secrets kept by those who have held court in the U.S. Oval Office. Popcorn and soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Summer Picnic
This year’s Summer Picnic will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (rain date Aug 14), 5 to 8 pm. The Moon Spinners Trio will perform. Tickets go on sale July 1, $10. Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking and serving over the years. Purchase tickets in the senior center office.

“Name that Tune” with Pat Santucci 
Pat Santucci will be returning on August 19 at 1:00 pm for another fabulous “Name that Tune” show. Join us as Pat plays the opening snippets of popular songs and see if you can guess the title. Call (203) 891-4784 to let us know you are coming. Coffee and Dessert will be served.

American Music Cities Slide Presentation
Collette Tours will be here on August 19 at 2:30 pm to present American Music Cities. This 2020 trip is scheduled to visit Nashville TN, Memphis TN, and New Orleans LA. Highlights are French Quarter, Choice of French Quarter Walking Tour or Panoramic Coach Tour of New Orleans, Swamp Tour, Mardi Gras World, Jazz Revue, Graceland, West Delta Heritage Center, Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry Show, Historic RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Whiskey Distillery. Call 203-891-4784 to let us know you are coming.

Summer Concerts
Join us for five outdoor all-ages shows in the Gazebo, for the Thursday night concerts from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Come for the Farmers’ Market, and stay for the show!

July 18, Fools on the Hill—Beatles Tribute Band
July 25, Al and Sal of Fools on the Hill
August 8, Bad Moon Rising—Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty Tribute band
August 22, The Vybrations—60’s Band

Walk-About Yoga
Traci Weber has agreed to teach Walk-About Yoga again. She will lead the group Tuesdays at 10:30. She plans to walk-about the track, stop for some yoga poses and move on to another spot and another pose. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get your exercise.

Afternoon Fun!
Arts and Crafts on Monday, Name 5 or Scattergories on Tuesdays, Mexican Train Dominos on Wednesdays, Bingo on Thursdays, Scrabble on Fridays at 1:00 pm in the Cafe. So come on out and join us and be part of the fun!

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 3 pm in the town conference room at the HPCC

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.

TRIPS

MACY’S FIREWORKS AND CRUISE

July 4, 2019. Celebrate the 4th of July on board Statue Cruises. As the sun sets behind Lady Liberty, enjoy your evening under the New York City Skyline as you watch the legendary Macy’s Fireworks. Enjoy a “light buffet” on board the ship. Cash bar available. Cost $259 pp. Includes transportation and cruise. Full payment due at registration (considerable walking) pick up the bus at the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad St, Stratford CT.

BOSTON POPS AT TANGLEWOOD:

Across the Stars: Music of John Williams. No minimum, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Our seats are located in the covered area of “The Shed”. Dinner at either the Cork N’ Hearth or the Red Lion Cost: $145 pp. Includes transportation, Dinner, reserved seat and driver gratuities. Full payment due at reservation (Considerable Walking).

LONG ISLAND RICH AND FAMOUS TOUR

T & A Tours trip July 10, 2019. Join us for a summer guided tour to Long Island and the Hamptons. Sightseeing along the waterfront and
shopping in Sag Harbor. Time for lunch on your own in East Hampton and later enjoy wine tasting at Duck Walk Vineyards. Cost: $109 pp. Includes round trip transportation to Port Jefferson Ferry, Tour, and Duck Walk Vineyards. Full payment due at reservation. (Some Walking)

COINS & CLAWS: Lobster and Casino

July 12, 2019. Voted as one of the best lobster shacks in New England, we will depart for Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Niantic. After lunch we will depart for Mohegan Sun Casino. You will receive a casino package including a food credit. Cost $77 pp. Includes transportation, casino package, driver’s gratuity, & lunch. Full payment due at registration (Some Walking).

NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL of FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Cooperstown, NY, July 21, 2019. This is the year to go if you are a Yankee fan! Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussiana along with Roy Halladay and Edgar Martinez will be inducted. Cost $115 pp. Includes transportation, admission and tour director. Full payment due at registration (Considerable Walking) pick up the bus at the Baldwin Center, 100 W Broad St, Stratford, CT.

ESSEX DINNER TRAIN AND RIVERBOAT RIDE

No minimum trip, July 25, 2019. Enjoy a 3-course lunch aboard restored 1920’s Pullman dining cars as part of a lunch, train and riverboat sightseeing excursion. You will have a choice of either beef or chicken entrée. At the Deep River Landing you will transfer to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a cruise of the Connecticut River. Cost $97 pp. Includes transportation, lunch aboard the Stream Train and Riverboat Ride, and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration (minimal walking).

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.