Orange Senior Center

Mission Statement: The Orange Senior Center provides activities that promote independence, creativity, physical and emotional health, and lifelong learning for residents over the age of 55.

Due to the Covid-19 Senior Center activities are suspended until further notice. Community Services staff are working and can be reached by phone at 203-891-4788.

With so many trips being canceled, the Senior Center has been looking for some virtual entertainment. So here is a great opportunity to see a show without having to travel! Sign up with Friendship Tours for this virtual show. Visit https://www.friendshiptours.net/ and click on "More Than Shows" to register. They will email you the zoom invite to view.

AARP has canceled all in person programs through the end of the year. For those interested in the AARP Smart Driver online course, their is an online class. AARP is offering a special 25% off discount through the remainder of the year. Visit the AARP Driver Safety website, www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promo code “DRIVINGSKILLS”. This discount is good until the December 31, 2020. 

Many people have relied on the Senior Center’s AARP Tax Help Program. The AARP Tax Volunteers will not be returning this year. However I found that the AARP Foundation is offering online tax help: https://signup.aarpfoundation.org/preparing-your-taxes-online/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=tax_aide_2020&cmp=TAXEAIDE_2020_PPC_GoogleSearch

AARP canceled all programs through the end of the year. For those interested in the AARP Smart Driver online course, their is an online class. AARP is offering a special 25% off discount through the remainder of the year. Visit the AARP Driver Safety website, www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promo code “DRIVINGSKILLS”. This discount is good until the December 31, 2020.

If you would like to make your own face mask at home with Suzanne Anderson and Rae Maclellan click on the Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N687-ULTxp8&feature=youtu.be

If you are missing our classes, and you like Chair Exercise click on the link: https://media.discovervideo.com/show?vg=2e01f56ca0&vt=1&ch=f0ba0e7d06. OGAT filmed Suzanne Anderson leading Rae Maclellan in Chair Exercise. Now you can exercise from home! 

if you would like to try some Art & Crafts: Zen Doodle with Suzanne Anderson and Rae Maclellan click on the Video Link: https://youtu.be/u0LFUCELn10.

Also, would you be interested in Virtual Yoga with Andrea Cashman, or Virtual Tai CHi with David Chandler or Virtual Zumba Gold with Danielle Petitt, call the Senior Center and give us your email address and the instructor with email you a Zoom link to join the class. 

If you are interested in online grocery shopping watch our You Tube Video at: https://youtu.be/fWUN7ILGwRM to learn how.

Zen Doodle
Suzanne and Rae with OGAT filming Arts & Crafts

Frozen Meals 

Orange Community Services in conjunction with our congregate lunch program has arranged for a special frozen meal program consisting of a box of 5 frozen meals during the Covid-19 pandemic. We can deliver them or you can come by and pick the meals up. Delivery is only available to Orange residents. Call the office to complete an application. Suggested donation is $3 per meal, would be greatly appreciated is your are able. Below is a picture representing the contents of the frozen meal box. Delivery is usually mid day Thursdays.

Legal Clinic

Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Law Firm of  Floman and DePaola are unable to conduct the monthly free legal clinic on the first Wednesday of each month at High Plains Community Center as usual. Please be aware that their office is available to residents that may need legal advice during these difficult times.  You can reach their office by phone at 203-795-1211 or email office@flomandepaola.com

Cut the Cable

The Orange Senior Center hosted a "Cut the Cable Cord" presentation. The power point file is below. 

The Orange Senior Center is committed to promote independence, creativity, sound physical and emotional health, and life-long learning for persons over the age of 55. The center provides opportunities for education, cultural development, socialization, and community services.  Non-residents are welcome to join for an annual fee.

WORD FROM THE SENIOR SERVICES COORDINATOR

Greetings all. I made a Twitter page and I need some followers! So be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook at Orange Senior Center.

We are working with the Orange Health Director and following the Governor's guidelines to put in place a safe plan to begin activities. I will post updates on the Senior Center page of the Town Website, Twitter and Facebook pages. So be sure to check the locations.

October is usually a busy month as we move into fall and the start of anew session. In September we reopened some classes with a mini session. In October we begin 10 week full sessions. Many have noticed that there are minimum # of participants required in order for the class to run. So, be sure to sign up early… we need to know if there will be enough people to have the class. If there is not enough people signed up, then the class will be canceled.

Dennis Marsh

Senior Services Coordinator

  1. Dennis Marsh

    Senior Services Coordinator
    Phone: 203-891-4789

  2. Laurie Gagne

    Clerical Assistant (A.M.)
    Phone: 203-891-4784

  3. Carol Marini

    Clerical Assistant (P.M.)
    Phone: 203-891-4784

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



Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30