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From The Orange Senior Center 11/1/19

Election Day

Orange Community Services is offering transportation on Election Day, November 5 to and from High Plains Community Center during designated times.  Please call Orange Community Services for more information about times and to reserve a ride at 203-891-4788.

Medicare Savings Plan Presentation

Free Medicare Savings Plan presentation on November 4 for United Healthcare.  The seminar will begin at 1:00 and reservations are requested.  Call (203) 891-4784.

Veteran’s Appreciation Cabaret

Join us for Lyman Orchard Apple Pie when we celebrate our veterans on November 4 from 1:30-3:00pm as Karen Wagner performs.  Drink & dessert will be served.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Money Management

Come join us on November 12 at 9:30am.  Diane Fekete of CT In-Home Assistance has partnered with Cody White Funeral Home to plan what would you do in a medical emergency, through all the steps to return home and get back to normal.  She will walk us through from the ambulance, to the Hospital, Rehab, Home Care and even planning a funeral.  It will be a frank discussion on what you need to know.  Open to all.  Call the office to say you are coming!

Orange Arts & Cultural Council

The Orange Arts and Culture Council offers a free bus to the New Haven Symphony.  Join them November 14 for Beethoven & Adams.  The bus leaves High Plains at 6:45pm for Woolsey Hall, New Haven.  To reserve your spot on the bus call (203) 397-8915.

Diabetic and Geriatric Foot Care Presentation

Dr. Mithun Sivadasan from Yale Podiatry Group will be hosting a seminar on diabetic and geriatric foot care.  Learn how you can keep your feet healthy and safe all year round.  Join us on Monday, November 18th at 1:00pm.  Call to let us know you are coming.

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 November 19th at 12:30pm.  We will be making a brain and heart healthy snack!  Call us to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784.

New Haven Chamber Orchestra

Join us on Saturday, November 23 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.

Holiday Door Decorating

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 November 27.  All doors need to be decorated by December 2.  Voting will take place between December 2 and 13.  The winner will be announced at Monday with Maplewood on December 16.

Classic Movie Friday

Join us for Classic Movie of the Month, “Red Tails”, November 1 at 1:00pm.  A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program are called into duty.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Movie of the Month

Join us on November 8 for “The Old Man & The Gun” at 1:00pm.  Starring Robert Redford.  Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Popcorn to be served.  Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Special Veterans’ Movie Sgt. Stubby

All are welcome for this special showing on November 15 at 1:00pm when the American Legion presents “Sergeant Stubby,” the true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War.  Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.  Popcorn and soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Documentary & Discussion

Join us for “Semper Fi:  Always Faithful” on November 22 at 1:00pm.  A documentary that exposes the Marine Corps families to toxic water.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Holiday Dinner Dance

Come join us on December 9 from 1:30 to 3:00 with Michael Rea.  There will be no cost this year as we thank the Orange Foundation for its generous donation.  Many thanks to the generosity of the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, for its grant.  Contact the Senior Center to register in advance (203) 891-4784.

Maplewood Monday

Join us for a Holiday Maplewood Monday when Chef Leif returns with his culinary delights for you to sample on December 16, from 2-3pm.  Your taste buds are sure to be pleased!  Call (203) 891-4784.  We are very fortunate to have an Assisted Living in Town.

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, 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 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

TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD—A TRIBUTE TO GLENN CAMPBELL AND JOHN DENVER at the Ace in the Hole

No minimum, November 7, 2019.  Join us for the music of 2 beloved entertainers.  Cost $115pp.  Full payment due at registration.  Trip includes Transportation, Festivities, Luncheon, and Driver’s Gratuity (minimal walking).

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Westchester Broadway Theater

No minimum trip, November 14, 2019.  To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many, but in the late 1940s, it’s buoyant Jerry Mulligan’s life.  Cost $111pp includes lunch, transportation, admission and driver’s gratuity (minimal walking).

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