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From the Orange Senior Center 12/11/15

Holiday Dinner Dance – New Location!

Come join us at our new venue — the Birchwoods at Oaklane in Woodbridge for our annual Senior Center Holiday Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 to 3:30. The Good 2 Go Band will be the musical entertainment from 1 to 3:30. The menu choices are Beef or Fish. There will be a cash bar. The cost this year will be $20 per person thanks to the generosity of the Olga Fund of the Orange Foundation 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 are payable to Treasurer, Town of Orange. Tickets are currently on sale.

Maplewood Mondays Holiday Cabaret

Join us for a very special Monday with Maplewood as they host our Holiday Cabaret. What will make it even better is if you wear your ugliest Holiday sweater. Maplewood will start at 2:00 The Yuletide Carolers will sing from 3-4, call to let us know you are coming!

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 to be honored at the Senior Center’s Pasta Festa! on May 20, 2015.

Scrabble & Tea

Join us on Fridays from 12-1pm for Scrabble & tea! Aubry Monahan will be hosting. Tea and dessert will be served. Call to register (203) 891-4784!

Poetry Class

Aubry Monahan will also be introductory another free class – Poetry. This free class will run throughout November and December, 11-12pm. Call to register (203) 891-4784

Flower Arranging

Come join us for a Halloween Theme Flower Arranging class on Friday December 18, 10-12 in room 2. $10 fee will be applied to cover the cost of materials. Call or stop by to register (203) 891-4784.

Lunch & Fun

Thursday, December 17, 11:30am, Five Wishes with Joyce Buselli of Vitas. Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. You choose the person you want to make health care decisions for you if you are unable. Sandwiches, coffee and desserts will be at 11:30 and the program begins at noon. Call the office to register

Movie of the Month

Friday, Dec 18, Boyhood, 1:00pm. It took 12 years to make. Follow the life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. Popcorn & soda will be served. Call for a seat.

Book Club

Nov/Dec monthly book club will meet December 4, from 2:00-3:30pm in room 3. This month’s title is My Father’s Country by W. Bruhns.

Hot and Cold Lunches

The Orange Senior Center offers a hot lunch Monday through Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays a cold lunch option is also available. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm. No meals on Saturday or Sunday. A $3.00 donation is accepted for persons 60 years and over. To register (203) 891-4765.

Wellness Corner – Call 203-891-4784 to register

Adult Coloring: Friday 11:00am

Chair Exercise: Mondau, Wednesday, & Friday at 11:00am

Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday at 8:45 & 10:00am

Line Dancing: Friday at 1:00pm

MELT: Monday & Thursday at 11:15am

Pilates for Seniors: Monday and Friday at 10:00am

Yoga: Monday with Dee at 9:15am

Wednesday with Sue at 9:00 & 10:15am

Friday with Tara at 8:30am

Zendoodle: Wednesday at 12:30pm

Zumba Gold: Monday at 11:00am

Wednesday at 11:00am

Friday at 10:00am

Hiking – Each week a different hike—4 week rotation.

1st Monday of the Month—Housatonic Pverlook

2nd Monday of the Month—Racebrook Track

3rd Monday of the Month—Turkey Hill Preserve

4th Monday—Orange Triangle Trail


Free Yoga Dance Trial

Try out Yoga dance for free on Thursday, Dec 17 from 10-11am. If you were ever curious about this fun class now is the time to try it out! Call the office to reserve your spot.


Bring a Friend to Tai Chi to try it out for Free on Dec 18 11:45 -12:45pm

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness

Wednesday with Tara at 11:30am. This month’s book— The Four Agreements: A practical Guided to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.

The Secret: Discussion & Documentary

We read The Secret in Tara’s Spiritual Wellness class. Now its time to see the Documentary and discuss it and your successes. Dec 22 at 10:30am.

Fun with Aubry

Holiday Craft, Dec 21, 1-3pm —Gingerbread House,

limited to 15 people, fee: $10, pre registration required

Social Media, Dec. 8-29, 9-11am —

4 weeks of the most popular sites

Poetry, Jan 5, 11-12pm

Tea & Scrabble, Fridays 12-2pm

Literature to Film Appreciation, Jan 4, 1-3pm—

Read the passage then watch how the film interpreted it.


2016 Trips

ESCAPE THE COLD @ MOHEGAN SUN—Wednesday, January 27-28, 2015. 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 $163pp double. This no-minimum trip includes round trip transportation, Hotel Accommodations, 2 Buffet Vouchers, $20 free slot play. Full payment due at registration

CT FLOWER SHOW & LUNCH—No minimum trip February 18, 2015 (snow date 2/19). “In the Spotlight” at the CT Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Lunch stop at the Chowder Pot. Choice of lunch: Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Scrod or Chicken Marsala served with all the trimmings. Cost $77. Includes transportation, Lunch, Admission and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration

HEART of the SOUTH—April 10-17, 2016. Welcome to America’s most inviting cultural region. Take some time to experience the city that has given us great music and incredible food: the “Jazz Capital of the World.” A journey through New Orleans, Natchez and Lafayette. Cost: $2,349pp double occupancy, single $2,899; triple $2,419. Includes group transportation to Bradley Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration

COLORADO ROCKIES—June 3-11, 2016. 9 days, 12 meals. The highlights include: Denver, Rocky Mountains National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, and Garden of the Gods. Cost: $2,879pp double occupancy, single $3,629; triple $2,849. Includes group transportation to Bradley Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and driver’s gratuity. Full payment due at registration

NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM & PARIS featuring historic Bruges—September 12-22, 2016. 11 days, 14 meals. The highlights include: Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus, Volendam, Diner’s Choice in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dinner Stroll, Bruges Choice of Bruges Walking Tour or Canal Cruise, Paris Seine River Cruise, Giverny. Cost: $3,999pp double occupancy, single $5,049. Includes group transportation to/from Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance due at registration


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