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Orange Senior Center

High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477


15TH ANNUAL ORANGE SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR
September 16, 2016
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

July 20, 2016

Dear Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair Participant:

Local businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the 15th Annual Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 16, at the High Plains Community Center Gymnasium from 9:30 am to 12 pm.  Last year’s event was a tremendous success and drew over 200 seniors from the town of Orange and surrounding communities. 

The fair is sponsored by Orange Community Services, Orange Visiting Nurse Association, Coldwell Bankers and Maplewood of Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Senior Center.

The cost of a table is $80 for for-profit businesses and free to non-profit service providers with a 501(c) 3 designation. Space is limited to 30 tables so do not delay.  Participants may begin to set up their tables at 8:30 am.  You will be provided with a draped 6 ft. table.  Please remember to park in the rear of the building as the space up front needs to be available to the seniors.

We ask each vendor to contribute a raffle prize. At 11:30 am all raffle prizes will be collected and brought to the raffle location. Persons attending the Fair will be given a raffle ticket when they register.  No individual raffles will be allowed.  We will provide a list of attendees to vendors who request it.  Winning tickets will be drawn at approximately 12:00 pm in the Senior Café.

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the group organizers listed below.  Thank you again for supporting the senior community.

Sincerely,

Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair Committee

Mary Ann White, Coldwell Banker 203-589.3383
Dennis Marsh, Orange Senior Center 203-891-4788
Joan Cretella, Orange Community Services 203-891-4788
Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach 203-891-4788
Maria Biondi, Orange Visiting Nurse Association 203-891-4752
Robin Vaughn, Maplewood of Orange

Download vendor registration form for the Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair


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.

Opportunities for education, cultural development, socialization, and community services are offered. Some of the classes and activities that are offered are as follows: Computer Classes, Watercolor Painting, Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness Class, Chair Exercise, Line Dancing, Tap Dancing, Blood Pressure Screenings, AARP Driver Safety Course, Legal Clinic, Shopping Bus, Informal Painting Group, Safety Classes, Bocce, Billiards, TRIAD Yellow Dot Program, BINGO, Social Bridge Group, Various Trips, Writing Classes, Picnics, Dances, AARP Tax Preparation, Bridge Lessons, Money Management Club, I-Club, Teen Tech Talk, Chorus, Movie of the Month, Lunch & Fun, Yoga Dance, Zumba Gold, Laughter Yoga, Mahjong, Chess, Billiards, and Cards.

(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}

Senior Center:  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.

Transportation Services:  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.

Lending Library:  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.

Intergenerational 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 Advisory Committee

  • Ron Arbour
  • Marianne Bauer
  • Dusty Downey
  • Tom George
  • Veronica Hendricks
  • Trish O'Leary Treat

     Note: There are vacancies to be filled. Please inquire if interested.

Senior Leadership Children's Literacy Program: The goal of this program is to provide intergenerational 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.