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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.

News and Upcoming Event Listings From The Orange Senior Center

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Feb 282020
 

High Plains Community Center

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.

Pasta Festa Returns

Join us on Friday, May 15 from 5 – 8pm at the High Plains Community Center for our annual Living Treasure Award Ceremony. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards. Winners of the raffle will go home with some great prizes donated by individuals and local businesses. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. Please let us know if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 1 at $25 per person.

Peck Place Prom

Peck Place School will host 10th Annual Senior Prom at the Peck Place School on Friday, April 24 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. There will be a buffet style lunch and beverages. This is an actual prom with music and dancing, at no charge, just RSVP to (203) 891-4784. 

How to Help Your Children – A Must Attend Presentation!

Join us on April 6 from 1-3:00pm, for a panel discussion to walk through the steps of an illness or accident through the recovery process. All the players will be here to present: OVNA, Orange Health & Rehab, CT In-Home Ass., & Floman DePaola. Call to reserve a seat. Coffee and a snack to be served. 

Hartford Healthcare’s Dr. Lahav Joint Pain Presentation

Join us on April 14 from 6-7:30pm in the Cafe when Dr. Lahav of Hartford HealthCare will present Joint Pain. Please RSVP at midstatemedical.org/events or call (203) 891-4784. Coffee and snack to be provided.

Volunteer Recognition Cabaret

Allow us to celebrate all you do on April 20, 12:30-2pm with a Volunteer Recognition Party. All volunteers are   invited for a special party for us to say thank you for all you do. Cake and thank you from 12:30-1:00, Jose Pablo will entertain from 1:00-2:00pm with his Caribbean Explosion Show! To RSVP call (203) 891-4784.

Total Care to Host Family Feud 

We had so much fun when we played the Feud! Since we have more questions, Matt of Total Home Care has agreed to come back on  Monday, April 27! Just be sure to call us so we will know how much food to get. We will start at 1:00, let’s get ready to Feud!

Beginner Pickleball

So you always wanted to learn how to Pickleball but don’t know how. Come join us for a free beginner Pickleball class on April 15 from 1-2:00pm. All the equipment will be provided. Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Maplewood Monday

The next Maplewood Monday with Chef Leif and his culinary delights will be April 27 at 2:00pm. Your taste buds are sure to be pleased! Call (203) 891-4784. We are very fortunate to have an Assisted Living in town.

Orange Arts & Cultural Council free Bus to the Symphony 

The orange Arts & Cultural Council are offering a free bus service from High Plains Community Center to Woolsey Hall, New Haven on Sunday April 17 to see Mendelssohn & Brahms. Bus departs High Plains at 6:45pm. To reserve a seat call (203) 397-8915.

New Haven Chamber Orchestra

Join us on Saturday, May 9, 2020 for Mozart Figaro overture with the New Haven Chamber Orchestra which 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.

Trip to Long Wharf Theater and Brazi’s Restaurant

Quick, sign up while the getting is good. The Senior Center will be hosting a trip the Long Wharf Theater to see The Chinese Lady on April 8, 2020 with lunch beforehand at Brazi’s Italian Restaurant. Price is $75 if you drive yourself or $80 if you take the senior van. For more information, call (203) 891-4784.

Classic Movie of the Month

Join us for Classic Movie of the Month: “Maleficent”, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Popcorn and soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784. 

Movie of the Month

Join us April 17 for “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” at 1:00pm. A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Popcorn & soda to be served. Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784. Be prepared, it is a 2hour 41min movie.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for “Weiner” on April 24 at 1:00pm. An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s mayoral campaign and today’s political landscape. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784. Popcorn and soda to be served.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Join us on April 6 at 12:00pm in the Senior Lounge when Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will create a healthy dish to sample.

Beginner PC

Josh will teach a 4-week Intermediate iPads/iPhones class on Wednesday April 1—22. Class fee is $20. Class time is 5pm-7pm. 

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 April 28, the 4th Tuesday of the month. 

Afternoon Fun!

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

Movie Club

Join us as Jonathan Stein leads 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 Monday of the month at 3pm in the Senior Lounge

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.

TRIPS

THE CHINESE LADY—Join us on this Senior Center  Trip at Long Wharf with lunch at Brazi’s April 8, 2020. Meet Afong Moy, a 14-year old girl who traveled to the US, first with the Carne Brothers and then with P.T. Barnum. Her performance educated others about life in China. Cost: $75pp if you drive yourself, $80pp if you take the senior center van. Limited spaces on the van. Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities. Full payment due at registration. (Some Walking).

ALL SHOOK UP at the Westchester Theater – no  minimum trip April 23, 2020. After lunch, sit back and watch a musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl’s dream of adventure and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather   jacket, guitar-playing stranger helps a small town discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. Cost: $117pp. Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities. Full payment due at registration. Minimal Walking).

HUDSON VALLEY ELEGANCE – T & A Tours trip April 30, 2020. Bring your appetite to the Culinary Institute of America located high above the Hudson River in Hyde Park, New York. You’ll enjoy a full course lunch in the Caterina de Medici where you will be served authentic regional Italian cuisine prepared by up and coming world chefs. Afterwards, we head to the beautifully restored Mills Mansion at Staasburgh Historic Site. This 1890’s country estate of Ogden Mills sits atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and Catskills Mountains. Cost: $145pp. Includes transportation, lunch, tour, and tour director. Full payment due at reservation. Pick up the bus at the exit 40 commuter lot off I-95 Milford, CT. (Some Walking).

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

Pasta Festa/Living Treasure Awards on May 15

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May 012015
 

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 10.28.13 AMDon’t Forget, the annual Pasta Festa! will take place at a new location this year, the beautiful, Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby, on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to Netti Bartocetti, Kevin Hadlock, and Al Pol.

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

Tables of 10 are available. If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise no one can guarantee that you will be sitting together.

Contact the Senior Center at 203-891-4784 if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle or would like to buy tickets.

Tickets are $20 per person.

 

 

2015 Orange Pasta Festa In New Location

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Apr 022015
 

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.15.29 PMEvery year three deserving residents are honored as Living Treasures at the annual Pasta Festa Dinner.

This year, the festivities will take place at the Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets went on sale today, April 2 at $20 per person. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. (If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise there is no guarantee that you will be seated together.)

The event includes raffle prizes, dinner and presentation of the Living Treasure Awards.

Tickets are available at the Community Services Office at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

Call 203-891-4784 for more information or to donate a prize for the raffle.

 

Call for Nominations for Living Treasures

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Feb 092015
 

Nominations are currently being accepted through March 13 for the 2015 Living Treasure Awards.

Nomination forms are available in the Orange Community Services office, Town Hall, and can be printed from the town’s website at www.orange-ct.gov, www.orangeseniors.org or Facebook/Orange Senior Center.

The three individuals chosen will be honored at Pasta Festa! on May 15, 2015.

Don’t Forget: Pasta Festa Dinner Friday Night

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May 082014
 

pasta festaThe Orange Community Services/Senior Center presents its 10th annual Pasta Festa! dinner Friday, May 9 from 5 to 8 pm at the hall  of St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road.

The pasta and meatballs will be catered by Cusano’s. Members of the Board of Selectmen will be on hand to help serve the meal.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to Emma Cuzzocreo, Donald Lewis, & Elmer Manley.

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

There are still some Tables of (8) available, Tickets are $20 per person,  please call the office at (203) 891-4784.

Pasta Festa! Living Treasure Award Presentation on May 10

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May 102013
 

St. Barbara's

St. Barbara’s

The Orange Senior Center will host the annual Pasta Festa! Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 pm at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church hall, 480 Racebrook Road.

The pasta and meatballs will be catered by Cusano’s. Members of the Board of Selectmen will be on hand to help serve the meal.

The highlight of the evening is the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to three deserving Orange residents. This year’s recipients are Nancy Becque, Patricia Miller, and James White.

The evening includes a raffle with prizes donated by individuals and local businesses.

Tables of 8 to 10 are available. If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Tickets are $20 per person.

Hurry! This event may be sold out by the time you see this.

Originally published on April 20 at 9:27 a.m.