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From The Orange Senior Center 3/11/16

Orange Takes On The Cape!

On May 13 & 14, 2016 Orange Community Services will take on RAGNAR a 200 mile relay race. Denise Stein and Dennis Marsh are forming a 12 member team to run the Cape Cod race to raise funds for the Community Assistance Fund (the Emergency Fuel Bank and Food Pantry), but we need your help! We need financial pledges and sponsors. You can help us run these grueling 200 miles!

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 27, 2015 at the Grassy Hill Country Club. Tickets are $30.

Volunteer Fair

Friday, March 18, Orange Community Services along with Vitas Healthcare, Woodbridge Human Services and the Orange Visiting Nurses Association are hosting a Volunteer Fair at the High Plains Community Center Gym. For further information, call (203) 891-4784.

Children’s Book Postponed Until April!

Children’s Books, Wednesdays, April 6 – June 8, 10-11:30am. Reading, Writing, and Appreciation $30.

Money Management

Will meet Tuesday, March 1 & 15 in the Senior Lounge, from 9:00 to 10:00am. March 1, Bryan Etter of Wiley Law with speak about Estate Planning. March 15 Harry Garafalo of Shop Rite will address the group. All are welcomed. This is intended for entertainment purposes only.

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.

Flower Arranging

Come join us for an Easter Theme Flower Arranging class on Friday, March 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, March 10 12:30am, Colonial Tea & Luncheon with Velya Jancz-Urban. Lunch, coffee and desserts will be served 12:00—2:00pm. $10 a ticket. Ticket required.

Movie of the Month

Friday, March 11, The Theory of Everything, 1:00pm. A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane. Popcorn & soda will be served. Call for a seat.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet Monday, March 28, from 2:00-3:30pm in room 3. This month is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Wellness Seminar – Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Join us March 11 for Wellness Workshop at 11:15am. Nutrition Special Topics: Learn about anti-inflammatory foods, acid/alkaline balance, the science of caffeine consumption and the benefits of juicing. Call or stop by the office to register, 203-891-4784.

Yoga Dance

Try out Yoga dance Thursdays from 10-11am. If you were ever curious about this fun class come try it out! Call the office to reserve your spot.

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness

Monday with Tara at 11:30am. This month’s book— Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg. The cost of the book is $15.

AARP Income Tax Filing

Free income tax assistance is provided at the senior center by the AARP Tax-Aide program for low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9 to 12 pm, starting February 4. Call the center to schedule an appointment with a certified AARP Tax-Aide counselor. If married, both husband and wife should be present. Call for an appointment (203) 891-4784.

2016 Trips

Trip Presentations:

Trip Presentation Slide Shows and discussions. Join Collette Tours for trip presentations on:

March 22, Tuesday at 4:00pm for Canyon Country

April 25, Monday at 4:00pm for The Plains of Africa

Coming soon…at 4:00pm for Tropical Costa Rica

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.

Canyon Country—October 20-28, 2016

9 days, 11 meals. Delve into Native American history, behold the breathtaking views of the vast Grand Canyon, marvel at the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park, explore the amazing spires of Bryce Canyon National Park, and soak in the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Cost: $2,999pp double occupancy. Includes group transportation to/from Airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance 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 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. I ncludes group transportation to/from airport, round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Deposit & cancellation insurance due at registration.

Contact: Dennis Marsh – 203-891-4784

Sent:         February 26, 2016

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