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From the Orange Senior Center: 9/1/17

High Plains Community Center/525 Orange Center Road • 203-891-4784

Summer Concerts

Join us for 3 outdoor all ages shows in the Gazebo, for the Thursday night concerts from 6:30-8:30pm.  Come early for the Farmers’ Market and bring your appetite for the food trucks!  September 7, Frantic City – 80s Tribute, rain date September 28.

16th Annual Health & Safety Fair

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon.  Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.  There will be raffle prizes and refreshments; sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center.  Admission is free.  or more information, call (203) 891-4784.

OVNA Flu Clinics

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association invites you to attend one of their vaccination clinics here in Orange.

  • September 27, 2017 at High Plains Community Center 12pm – 3pm
  • October 16, 2017 at High Plains Community Center 1pm—3pm
  • October 19, 2017 at OVNA office 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • October 26 2017 at High Plains Community Center 12pm—4pm
  • November 7 (Election Day) 8am-10am at HPCC; 1pm—3pm at MLT; 6pm—8pm at HPCC
  • Contact the OVNA directly with any questions. (203) 891-4752.  United Healthcare is not accepted.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead a discussion with a dish to try on Monday, September 11 from 11:30-12:30pm.

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.

Monday with Maplewoods

Chef Leif will return with his culinary delights for you to sample on October 16 and a special holiday sampling on December 4.  Call (203) 891-4788.  Your taste buds are sure to be pleased!

Lunch & Fun

Join us for Ned Skinnon for “Sports Talk” and his Memorabilia Display on October 20 at 12 noon.  All are welcome, free admission just call the office (203) 891-4784 so we can put out enough chairs.

Cribbage Club

Join us on Mondays as the senior center and Assisted Living Services sponsor Cribbage Club Mondays from 1:00—3:00pm.  Mark Halliday of Assisted Living Services will instruct students on how to play cribbage for the first hour.  The second hour will be time to play.  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

Movie of the Month

Friday, September 8 “Manchester by the Sea”, 1:00pm

Staring Casey Affleck – A brooding, irritable loner is named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew and must return to his home town which re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.  Popcorn & soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Pacific Northwest Slideshow Trip Presentation

Grab your bucket list because here is a golden opportunity to check one off.  Join us on September 11 at 3:30pm for the Pacific Northwest Trip Presentation.  The trip is scheduled for April 23-30, 2018 and the highlights include:  Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Columbia River Gorge, Redwood National Park, San Francisco, and more.

2017 Trips

?MYSTERY? September 13, 2017

Don’t fall asleep as you may not know where or when you will awake.  This trip includes 3—1 act plays, a lunch & a river cruise; Cost: $99pp includes transportation, lunch, admission & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.


Depart from the 1881 historic Thomaston Station enjoy Frasia Chocolate samples paired with Haight-Brown wine tasting.  Enjoy a Sunset toast on the Thomaston Dam, and visit Fascia Chocolate Company.  Cost: $80pp/drive yourself, $90pp/with transportation.  Includes wine tasting, chocolate samples, scenic train ride & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

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.

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