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From the Senior Center 12/13/19

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 12:30pm.  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 1:00pm.  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

Griffin Hospital/Parish Nurse Van

Take control of your health!  Come on the RV and have Griffin Hospital RNs 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 1:00pm 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.


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 ANNIAL 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, Driver’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.

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