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Senior Center 9/18/15

Senior Health & Safety Fair

The 14th Annual Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, September 25 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults. The Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital will be on hand. The Yale New Haven Mammography van is scheduled to attend. Call (203) 688-1010 for an appointment. The Orange VNA will offer blood pressure screenings. Maplewood of Orange will donate lunches to the first 200 people who register that day. There will be raffle prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center. Admission is free. Nicky D will be the musical guest at 10:30am. For more information call (203) 891-4784.

Maplewood Mondays

Maplewood of Orange Master Chef will present a different dish once a month for you to sample. Be sure to let us know you are coming (203) 891-4784. Then enjoy! The scheduled dates are: September 21, October 19, November 16, & December 14. Stick around after the sampling on September 21 for our Fall Cabaret with Ashly Cruz.

Game On!!!

Join us on Friday, September 4 & 11, 12-1pm to try out our new free program Game On! Aubry Monahan will be hosting various interactive games such as Pictionary, Scattergories, Guesstures and many more. Coffee and dessert will be served. Call to register (203) 891-4784!

Poetry Class

Aubry Monahan will also be introducting another free class – Poetry. There will be reading, writing, and discussing poetry. September 15 & 29, 11-12pm. Call to register (203) 891-4784.

Creative Writing Returns!

If you enjoy writing but find you seldom have time to do it, join our Creative Writing Workshop with Trish O’Leary-Treat. The class meets Fridays from 10:30-12:00 noon starting October 2.

Movie of the Month

Friday, September 18, 1:00pm. At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. Popcorn & soda will be served. Call to reserve a seat.

Book Club

Our monthly book club will meet September 25, from 2:00-3:30pm in room 3. This month’s title is Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow.

Medicare Seminars

We will host the various Medicare Advantage plans to describe the changes for 2016 in room 2 at 1:00pm.

October 5:      Anthem

October 7:      Trish Pearson will present the ABC & D’s of Medicare.

11am for folks who are new to Medicare

1pm for folks who are on Medicare

October 19:    Aetna

October 26:    Connecticare

Call the Senior Center to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Fall Cabaret

Ashly Cruz returns by popular demand. Join us September 21 for a crowd favorite, crowd pleaser from 1:30-3:00pm. Call to RSVP and be sure to bring a friend!

Extra Money from Social Security

September 28th (Date Change) at 1:00, in the Senior Lounge there will be a presentation on how you may qualify for extra money from Social Security. Orange has been identified as an under served community so I am inviting you to come and hear what it is all about. Call early to reserve your spot (203) 891-4784. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Wellness Corner

Yoga, MELT, Fitness Class & Zendoodle

With the Summer Camp over we will be returning our regularly schedule line up of events. That means the return of Yoga on Fridays, 2 Fitness classes, 2 MELT classes, Zendoodle, and Zumba Gold:

Fitness:          Tuesday & Thursday at 8:45 & 10:00am

MELT:            Monday & Thursday at 11:15am starting 9/3

Yoga:              Monday with Dee at 9:15am

                        Wednesday with Sue at 9:00 & 10:15am

                        Friday with Tara at 8:30am

Zendoodle:     Wednesday at 12:30pm

Zumba Gold: Monday at 11:00am

Wednesday at 11:00am

Friday at 10:00am

However, this September we added several more wonderful health orientated activities. Be sure to come out with us for:

Hiking – Each week a different hike—4 week rotation. Lead by Tara Graham. Beginning September 14. Make sure to update your emergency contact information with the senior center. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

8:30am meet at the location parking lot

1st Monday of the Month—Paul Ode Nature Trail

2nd Monday of the Month—Racebrook Track

3rd Monday of the Month—Turkey Hill Preserve

4th Monday—Orange Triangle Trail

Pilates for Seniors – You asked for it, now it’s here! Pilates is a system of exercises designed as a rehabilitative practice on an exercise mat. Pilates exercise target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to strengthen the body from the inside out. Classes start September 14 at 10:00am in room 4. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness – If you enjoy thought provoking books, are interested in authentic dialogue, and exploring topics to broaden your mind, then this group is for you. Books on a wide range of topics will be used as a catalyst for discussion. Classes are Wednesdays at 11:30am. Registration is required (203) 891-4784. This month’s book is 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving can Change Your Life, by Cami Walker.

Adult Coloring – Adult coloring is surging in popularity! If you are looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new adult coloring class. Benefits: “flow” and de-stress, the opportunity to nourish a latent “creative spark” without the anxiety of a blank canvas, and increase fine motor skills. Friday at 1:00pm.

2015 Trips

AN AMISH CHRISTMAS GETAWAY featuring THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS at the Sight & Sound Theater, December 9-11, 2015.

Stay at The Country Inn of Lancaster, enjoy “A Christmas Story” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, visit the National Christmas Center, Elva’s Barnyard Studio for a “Chalk Talk” presentation with Elva Hurst. Shop the Brickerville Shops and the Amish Quilt & Craft Shop. Have dinner inside a real Amish home. Attend “The Miracle of Christmas” at the Sight & Sound Theater. Also includes visits to the Bird in Hand Market and Longwood Gardens. Cost: $487pp for double includes transportation, hotel accommodations, 4 meals, 2 Christmas Shows and driver’s & tour director gratuity. Final Payment due November 9.

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