Community Services

On February 16, at the High Plains Community Center, Orange Community Services, the Orange Visiting Nurses Association and Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute had partnered to bring Dr. Lahav for a free presentation on Joint Pain.

Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

2018 Living Treasure Nominations are now being accepted

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, Spring officially begins on March 20th!  Did you know that there is property tax relief for residents that meet certain criteria.  There is a Senior Stabilization Program that requires the applicant to be an Orange homeowner for 10 years or more with certain income requirements. There is the “State Circuit Breaker Program”  for elderly/and or disabled residents that meet income requirements .  In addition, there is also a special Veterans Exemption program for qualified veterans of a time of war. Applications need to be in by May 15, 2018 for tax year 2018 -2019  For more information or applications you can go to the Tax Assessors Office or contact that office at    203-891-4723. Have a great March!  Stop by any time my door is always open.


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