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From the Orange Senior Center 11/18/16


Holiday Door Decorating Contest at HPCC

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 23.  All doors need to be decorated by December 2.  Voting will take place between December 5 and 16.  The winner will be announced at the Holiday Cabaret on December 19.

Holiday Dinner Dance

Come join us at the Birchwoods at Oak Lane for our annual Senior Center Holiday Dinner Dance on Sunday, December 4 from 12 to 3:30.  The Frank Porto Band will be returning as our musical entertainment from 12:30 to 3:30.  Meal choice:  Chicken Florentine, Stuffed Sole, or Prime Rib.  There will be a cash bar.  The cost this year will be $30 per person.  Many thanks to the generosity of the Orange Foundation Trust U/A, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, 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.  Make checks payable to “Treasurer, Town of Orange”.  Tickets go on sale November 2.

Wellness with Shop Rite

Welcome the new Shop Rite store in Orange which is now open.  Its Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead an Overall Nutritional Wellness seminar.  Come join us on December 5 as she will also describe some of the added benefits the store will offer such as one-on-one nutritional counseling, wellness advice, cooking classes and demos and more!  Call (203) 891-4784 to RSVP.

Blue Holiday Memorial

Orange Community Services and Seasons Hospice will partner to bring “Blue” Holiday Memorial on December 8 at 2pm in the Senior Lounge.  We will celebrate and remember the spirit and lives of those who have departed.  Coffee and dessert will be served.  Call (203) 891-4784 to RSVP.

Vein Health Wellness Seminar rescheduled

Join us on December 12 from 1-2pm as Corie Scharpf, Regional Community Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Vein Restoration as she discusses vein disease, prevention, symptoms, and new treatments available, and ultrasound demonstration. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat. A light snack will be served.

Movie of the Month

Friday, December 16, Love and Mercy, 1:00pm – John Cusack, Paul Dano, and  Elizabeth Banks in the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis.  In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the care of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.  Popcorn & soda will be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Holiday Cabaret

Join us on December 19, for a Holiday themed Cabaret from 1:30—3:00pm.  Bells of Fire will perform holiday music.  Tickets are only $5.00 and must be purchased in advance.  We must have 30 people signed up to afford the performance.  Purchase ticket from the Senior Center office.

Free Pilates Demonstration

Join us on December 22, at 1:30pm for a free Pilates Demonstration with Michele Tenney.  Call the Senior Center office to register at (203) 891-4784.

Wellness Book Club

The Case Memorial Library and the Orange Senior Center Wellness Book Group at HPCC will return the 2nd week in January, January 11 at 11:00am.  Marianne Pysarchyk, of the library leads the monthly meeting.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet on January 27th, 2-3:00pm in the Senior Lounge.  January’s book will be The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick.

Turkey Hill School Technology Partnership

The Orange Senior Center and the Turkey Hill School have partnered to bring you 3 free Technology Seminars.  Learn from the experts, the Kids!  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat.

Session 1: Finding Friends Through Social Media—Met November 28, 10am;

Session 2: Gmail and Google Hangouts—Stay Connected with Friends & Family, Call the Senior Center for a date; and

Session 3: How to Connect with Friends & Family with Devices, Call the Senior Center for a date.

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 will be honored at the Senior Center’s Pasta Festa! in May 2017.

2017 Trips

2017 HAWAII CRUISE TOUR – January 11-21, 2017.  No minimum trip.  Travel on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America – 12 Days, 7 Shore Excursions.  Cost:  Inside $4,799pp, Ocean View $5,399pp, Balcony $5,699 includes Roundtrip Airport Transfer, Pre-Night near Airport, Roundtrip Airfare, Transfers in Honolulu, 2 pre-cruise nights in Waikiki Beach, Bagging Handling, 7 Night Cruise on NCL’s Pride of America, All meals & nightly entertainment onboard ship, Tour Escort, and Motorcoach Driver and Tour Escort gratuities Port Charges & Taxes.  Deposit & cancellation insurance are due at registration.

THE PLAINS OF AFRICA featuring Kenya Wildlife Safari—March 9-22, 2017 – 14 days, 33 meals.  The highlights include: Nairobi, Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Home, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and 13 Wildlife Safaris.  Cost with early booking discount:  $6,899pp double occupancy, single $8,299 includes group transportation to/from airport, attraction taxes and fees, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers.  Deposit & cancellation insurance are due at registration.

Will fill up FAST! BROADWAY, April 12, 2017 – 2 shows to choose from—Emilio & Gloria Estafan’s “On Your Feet” or Cirque Du Soleil “Paramour.  Lunch will at the famous Italian restaurant Buca di Beppo served family style with salads, Platters of Baked Rigatoni, spaghetti with meat sauce, and chicken parmigiana, topped off with homemade cheesecake.  Cost:  $205pp includes group transportation, Orchestra/Front Mezzanine Tickets, Complete Luncheon.  Now accepting registrations.  Full payment is due at registration.

TROPICAL COSTA RICA, November 6-14, 2017 – 9 days, 13 meals.  Highlights include:  San Jose Coffee Planation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro Refuge, and more.  Cost:  $2,599pp double occupancy, single $3,049 includes group transportation to/from airport, around trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers.  Deposit & cancellation insurance is due at registration.

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