Community Services

Funtober Save The Date

2019 Health & Safety Fair

Community Tag Sale

Community Services is looking for local businesses and service providers for the 18th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair

Friday September 27, 2019 from     9:30am to 12:00pm

At the High Plains Community Center Gym

525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477

Early bird registration by August 5, 2019 is $85, after that the fee is $90 a table for businesses and free to non profit providers with a 501(c)3 designation.  Final registration is due by September 13.  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

Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

New and Revised Resource Directory

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,


Hello everyone, I hope you had a great September and enjoyed the last days of summer. Fall has officially begun. The days are getting shorter, leaves are falling, and we have Columbus Day and Halloween. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October and is a Federal Holiday.  Many in the Italian American Community celebrate with parades and various festivities. Halloween is cloaked in mystery and superstition. It is thought that the veil between the world of the living and the dead becomes blurred.  The ancient Celts lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off roaming spirits. Over time Halloween evolved into a secular community-based celebration. Have a wonderful October! 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