Community Services

Community Services is looking for local businesses and service providers for the

17th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair

 Friday September 21, 2018  9:30 AM to 12:00PM

At the 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 non profit 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 203-891-4788

We ask your support to maintain these vital programs

Thank you

Joan Cretella Director of Orange Community Services

Summer Concert 2018
Shows are 6:30-8:30pm.

Frantic City will perform August 9 (rain date is August 16)
Fools on the Hill will perform August 23 (rain date is August 30)

Bands perform in the Gazebo. Thank you to are wonderful sponsors: Gold Level - Coldwell Bankers & Eli's of Orange. Silver Level: Orange Lions Club, AMR, Baybrook Remodeling, Carveth & Foley, Dichello Distributors, TM Wright Excavating, and Uhaul. Friend Level - Cody White Funeral home, Cellini Jewelers, OVNA. Come for the Farmers' Market and stay for the band!

Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

We are always looking to do better, complete the 2017 Transportation Survey

The Community Services Department is responsible for planning, providing and coordinating social services for Orange residents of all ages. Community Services Department includes Senior Services, Outreach/Municipal Agent Services, Special Needs Services, Transportation Services, Behavioral Health Services through Bridges Health Care, Food Bank and Fuel Assistance, Elderly Nutrition Program, Volunteer Opportunities for residents of all ages,



Greetings all hope you had a wonderful July! The summer heat is in full force.  Please remember to stay inside with air conditioning or fans whenever possible. Do not over exert yourself, wear weather appropriate light weight clothing and remember to drink plenty of water.  Do you know about the many programs and services offered by the Orange Community Services Department? In addition to our Senior Service programs and activities, we have a Municipal Agent/Outreach Worker, Transportation Services, a Special Needs Group, Food Bank, Fuel Assistance, daily meal program, Youth Services and Behavioral Health Services administered by Bridges Healthcare. For more information about any of our programs, services or activities, stop by our office or give us a call at 203-891-4788. My door is always open! Take care, stay cool and have a great August.


Joan Cretella

Director Orange Community Services




  1. Joan Cretella

    Director of Community Services
    Phone: 203-891-4786

  2. Kimberly Callahan

    Admin Assistant & Transportation Coordinator
    Phone: 203-891-4788

  3. Physical Address
    High Plains Community Center
    525 Orange Center Road
    Orange, CT 06477

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30