Classes

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.

AARP has 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.

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

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.

Checkout the Newsletter for some wonderful classes!

The Orange Senior Center strives to offer the best  service possible. Classes start on a quarterly rotation: January—March, April—June, July-September, & October—December. Enrollment for residents of Orange is the 1st of the month prior (ie Sept. 1 for Oct’s quarter). Enrollment for non-residents is the 10th day of the month. If the 10th falls during the weekend then non-residents can sign up the following Monday.

Each class generally cost $50 for a 10 week session. Each class requires a minimum of 8 or more  students to be affordable. Classes that fail to meet the enrollment will be canceled.

Each instructor is given a class roster with student phone #’s. If the instructor needs to cancel a class they will call the students and a make up class will be added.

Classes are canceled when the Orange School System closes due to weather. If there is a school delay then only those classes during the delay are canceled. 

If you have any questions regarding the Senior Center Class policy please feel free to contact the Senior Center at (203) 891-4784.

 

  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

    Phone: 203-891-4786