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From the Orange Senior Center 4/7/17

Social Tea – Change of Plans

Gretchen Trapp cannot make it.  Instead join us for a Social Tea on April 13, from 11:30-2 as Velya Jancz-Urban presents “Pudd’nhead: Childhood in Colonial America” in the Senior Lounge.  Cost is $10.  Stop by the office!  Be sure to RSVP to (203) 891-4784.

Kindness Rock Garden

The Orange Arts and Culture Council has partnered with Orange Community Services in creating a Kindness Rock Garden.  Join us in painting rocks with inspirational and motivational sayings Fridays April 21 & 28 at 1:00pm.  Dedication of the Kindness Rock Garden will be June 21—Summer Solstice.  So search for a rock you want to paint and bring your favorite quote and join us in creating some positive energy!  Let’s make Orange the “Kindness Town Around!”

Hot Lunch

The Orange Senior Center offers a lunch Monday through Thursday, 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.

Friday Lunch

Friday lunches will be provided by various programs for seniors.  To register, call (203) 891-4765 the week before.

April 7: Comfort Keepers

April 14: Closed for Holiday

April 21: Maplewood of Orange

April 28: Carriage Green

End of Life Care & Choices

OVNA & Seasons Hospice will present an End of Life Care & Choices discussion on April 20, 2017 from 2:00-3:00, in the Senior Lounge.  Coffee & a light snack will be provided.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Living Treasure Awards Ceremony (Formerly Pasta Festa)

Join us on Friday, May 5 from 5 to 8 for our annual Living Treasure Award Ceremony (formerly Pasta Festa).  We will be at a new location, the beautiful, Birchwoods at Oaklane, 1027 Racebrook Road, Woodbridge.  The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to our deserving recipients.  Winners of the raffle will go home with some great prizes donated by individuals and local businesses.  Tables of 8 to 10 are available.  If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time; otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be sitting together.  Please let us know if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1 at $30 per person.

New Class! Introduction to Computers

Calling all newbie computer users!  Frank Marini has agreed to teach an introductory computer course!  This 5 week starts April 27, 9:30-11:30am, for only $25.  Sign up at the Senior Center office.

Peck Place Senior Prom

Peck Place School will once again host a Senior Prom at the Peck Place School on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.  There will be a buffet style lunch and beverages.  This is an actual prom with music and dancing, at no charge, just RSVP to (203) 891-4784.

New Club! 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!

Wellness Seminar with Shop Rite

Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead a discussion on whole grains with a dish to try on Monday, April 3 from 11:30-12:30pm.

Wellness Book Club

Marianne Pysarchyk of the Case Memorial Library and the Orange Senior Center will host the Wellness Book Group at HPCC on April 12 (the 2nd Wednesday of the month) at 11am.  April’s title is:  Rising Strong:  The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution by Brene Brown.  Coffee and a light snack will be provided.  Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

Money Management

Money Management meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30am.  On Tuesday, April 18 the Drazen Law Firm will present “My Spouse’s Health Crisis:  How to stay out of the poor house?”  All are welcomed to attend.

Movie of the Month

Friday, April 21 “Deepwater Horizon”, 1:00pm.  A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Popcorn & soda will be served.  Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Book Club

The monthly book club will meet on Friday, March 24.  The next book will beUnderground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead.

2017 Trips

FOLLIES at the Warner Theater – no minimum trip, Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Cost:  $98pp.  Lunch will be a choice of Veal Parmigiana, Stuffed Sole, or Chicken Marsala at San Marino.  After lunch we will head over to the Warner Theatre, to see Follies.  The show is about a reunion of past performers of the 1940s “Weismann’s Follies”.  Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

THE TREASURES OF NYC, share a bus trip May 18, 2017.  Visit the Metropolitian Museum of Art to view one of the world’s largest art museums with lunch on your own in the museum’s café.  Then a step on guide boards to take you along 5th Avenue to some of the highlights of Central Park, where you will walk some of the delights.  Cost:  $73pp., includes  transportation, admission, & driver gratuities. Full payment is due at reservation.

LUNCH WITH MRS. BASKIN – Newport Playhouse no minimum trip May 25, 2017.  Despite the fact she has no intentions of buying anything Mrs. Baskin continuously sets up appointments with sales people solely to have lunch & conversation in today’s play.  Cost:  $100pp. Includes transportation, lunch, show, & driver gratuities.  Full payment is due at reservation.

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