Senior Advisory Committee
- Ron Arbour
- Marianne Bauer
- Dusty Downey
- Tom George
- Veronica Hendricks
- Trish O'Leary Treat
There are vacancies to be filled. Please inquire if interested.
Senior Services is a component of the Town of Orange Community Services Department. The Orange Senior Center is committed to providing programs and services that promote independence, creativity, and sound physical and emotional health for residents over the age of 55.
Classes & Activities
Opportunities for education, cultural development, socialization, and community services are offered. Here are some of the classes and activities that are offered:
- AARP Driver Safety Course
- AARP Tax Preparation
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Bridge Lessons
- Chair Exercise
- Computer Classes
- Fitness Class
- Gentle Yoga
- Informal Painting Group
- Laughter Yoga
- Legal Clinic
- Line Dancing
- Lunch & Fun
- Money Management Club
- Movie of the Month
- Safety Classes
- Shopping Bus
- Social Bridge Group
- Tai Chi
- Tap Dancing
- Teen Tech Talk
- TRIAD Yellow Dot Program
- Various Trips
- Watercolor Painting
- Writing Classes
- Yoga Dance
- Zumba Gold
Non-residents over 55 are welcome to join the Center for an annual fee.
The Orange Senior Center is a member of the Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel (C.A.S.C.P)
Provides various social activities, educational programs, classes, lectures, safety programs, trips, health screenings and a monthly newsletter.
Elderly Meal Program
Provides a hot meal at lunchtime, Mondays through Fridays which is sponsored by the Elderly Nutrition Program of New Haven. A reservation and donation are requested. Call (203) 891-4765.
Elderly Outreach Services
Services include assessments, family consultation, information/referral, support, entitlement applications, and follow-up to homebound seniors. Call (203) 891-4787.
The town provides vans to transport Orange seniors and residents with disabilities to and from appointments. The vans are equipped to service handicapped individuals. A 24 to 48 hour notice is required to make these appointments. A donation is requested for each trip. Call Kim Callahan at (203) 891-4788.
Various books and videotapes on multiple topics are available in the Center's Senior Lounge. This service is based on the honor system. Donations of books and videos are welcome.
Inter-generational Tutoring Program
Retired seniors tutor Orange Elementary school children in English, Math, History, Science, Language Arts, and Study Skills every Thursday from 3 pm until 5 pm at the Case Memorial Library. Call John Ulatowski at (203) 891-4785.
Senior Leadership Children's Literacy Program
The goal of this program is to provide inter-generational partnering between Orange seniors and fifth and sixth grade students of Orange schools. This would take place at the Senior Center, the Case Memorial Library, Silverbrook, Laurel Estates, or a senior's home. Date and time would be decided upon by participants. It would be after school or possibly Sat. or Sun. The student will read to the senior or play games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Crosswords, etc. The visit could last for an hour or length of time decided upon by both participants. What an enjoyable way to spend some time - sharing the enthusiasm of a child! This could be a very rewarding experience. It will encourage the child to read while also sharing time and interests with an older person. If you are interested in this wonderful, satisfying project (and we hope you will be) please call the Senior Center, 203-891-4784, or Louisa, 203-795-9030.
A monthly newsletter is mailed, upon request, to residents over 55 years of age. The "Friendlies" newsletter contains information on all activities, health programs, trips, and special programs.
Senior Health & Safety Fair
Community Services is looking for local businesses and service providers for the
16th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair
- Friday September 15, 2017
- 9:30 a.m. to Noon
- High Plains Community Center Gym
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
Early bird registration by July 31 is $80, after that the fee is $85 a table for businesses and free to nonprofit providers with a 501(c)3 designation. The event is free to the public. All proceeds from this event will go to the Community Assistance Fund. All of our programs, activities, events and offerings are self generated solely from fees and donations. For more information or to reserve a table please contact Joan Cretella, Dennis Marsh or Denise Stein at Community Services at 203-891-4788.
We ask your support to maintain these vital programs.
Joan Cretella, Director of Orange Community Services