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From the Orange Senior Center: 1/13/17

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm.  A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over.  Friday lunches will be provided by the Orange Senior Center and various Assisted Living Facilities.  On the 2nd Friday of the Month lunch will be supplied by Coachman Square.  To register, call before 1:00pm the day before (203) 891-4765.

Beginner’s Pickleball

So, you may have noticed Pickleball in the gym but don’t know how to play?  Well, we are here to help.  Join us on Thursday, January 12 & Tuesday, February 7 for Beginner’s Pickleball.  Diane Sullivan of Apex Pharmacy is a Pickleball Ambassador and certified Tennis Pro who has agreed to teach the fundamentals.  Call (203) 891-4784 to sign up for this free class.

Return of Pilates!

Mondays, at 1:30pm Pilates class with Michele Tenney begins.  Join us for this 10 week class for $50.  Sign up in the Senior Center office.

New Class! 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, January 20 “Sully”, 1:00pm.  Directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks.  The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.  Popcorn & soda to be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

They Call Me Reckless – Lunch & Fun

Join us on Thursday, January 26 as Janet Barrett discusses her book They Call Me Reckless:  A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse.  This is an amazing story of the power of the human-horse connection—awe-inspiring, heartwarming, and at times downright funny.  You bring you lunch for 11:30, we supply coffee and dessert.  Speaker goes on at noon.  Be sure to RSVP to (203) 891-4784.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet on Friday, January 27.  The book is The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick.

New Class! Introduction to Computers

Calling all newbie computer users!  Frank Marini has agreed to teach an introductory computer course!  This 5 week starts February 2, 9:30-11:30am, for only $25.  Sign up at the Senior Center office.

Turkey Hill School Technology Partnership

The Orange Senior Center and the Turkey Hill School, with a grant from the Jamie Hurley Foundation, have partnered to bring you 3 free Technology Seminars.  Learn from the experts, the Kids!  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat.  How to Connect with Friends & Family with Devices, February 6, 10am.

Lions Club Pizza Party Brazilian Carnival Cabaret

Join us on February 6, for a Brazilian Carnival themed Cabaret from 1:30—3:00pm.  Jose Paulo will perform Brazilian Carnival music.  The Lions Club of Orange will serve pizza and soda.  Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat!

Wellness Book Club

Marianne Pysarchyk of the Case Memorial Library and the Orange Senior Center will host the Wellness Book Group at HPCC on February 8 (the 2nd Wednesday of the month) at 11am.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Submit Your Living Treasure Nominations Now

Nominations are being accepted through March 11, 2017 for the 2017 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 Living Treasure Award ceremony on May 5, 2017.

2017 Trips

UCONN vs. SMU BASKETBALL at Gampel Pavilion

No minimum trip, Saturday, February 11, 2017.  There is nothing like seeing a live game.  Cost $56pp.  This no minimum trip includes transportation and tickets to the game. Full payment due at registration.


No minimum trip, February 23, 2017 (snow date 2/24).  “The Spirit of Spring” at the CT Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center with a lunch stop.  Cost $80pp includes transportation, lunch, & admission.  Full payment due at registration.


March 6-7, 2017, no minimum overnight trip.  Cost $229pp double, $315 single, $214pp triple, includes transportation, hotel accommodations, AAC Final Game ticket, taxes, gratuity, baggage handling and more.  Full payment due at registration.

ST PATRICK’S DAY at the Aqua Turf

No minimum trip, March 14, 2017.  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: $77pp, includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities.  Full payment due at reservation.

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