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Upcoming Activities at the Orange Senior Center for September 2023

August 31, 2023
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Upcoming Activities at the Orange Senior Center for September 2023

Health & Safety Fair

Join us September 22 for the 20th Annual Health & Safety Fair at High Plains Community Center from 9:30am—12:00 noon.  Meet local vendors, enjoy the raffle, and the first 150 people will receive a free boxed lunch.

Classic Movie of the Month

Join us September 1 at 1:00pm for “When Harry Met Sally.”  Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.  Chips and soda will be served.  Call 203-891-4784 to reserve a seat.

AARP Driving Course

AARP Driving Course will be offered on the first Thursday, September 7 from 9-1:00pm.  Call the office to register. (203) 891-4784.  $20 for members, $25 nonmembers.  Pay instructor,

Hiking Group

Marianne and Judy will lead us in a 2 mile-ish, 1 hour hike every Thursday at 10am (9am July, August, & September).  Meet at the location of the hike.

September 7:         Beaver Brook Trail, 553 West Avenue, Milford;

September 14:       Orange Triangle (aka Wepawaug Trails), 842 Mapledale Road, Orange;

September 21:       Naugatuck Greenway, park at BJ’s Wholesale Club, 20 Division Street, Derby;

September 28:       Fitzgerald Trac, 112-126 Beecher Road, Woodbridge.

Movie of the Month

Join us September 8 at 1:00pm for “Women Talking.”  Do nothing, stay, and fight, or leave.  The women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.  Chips and soda will be served.  Call to reserve a seat.

Cancer Presentation

Join us on Monday, September 11, 10:00am when Dr. Ilana Richman, MD, MHS—Yale School of Medicine and her research team will present ways to minimize older adults’ chances of getting cancer.  Call to register (203) 891-4784.

Arts & Crafts

Join us for a fun-filled Arts & Crafts class with Suzanne Anderson on Monday, 12:00pm, September 11 in the Senior Lounge.

Community CPR Class

Ever wanted to learn CPR?  Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 1:00pm for a free 3hour course for Community CPR.  The class will be led by Minna Kaufman.  Call to register (203) 891-4784.

Legal Clinic

The Law Office of Theresa Rose DeGray—Consumer Legal Services LLC will return September 13 for free legal clinic.  Appointment times start at 9:00am.  Call 203-891-4784 to schedule an appointment.

Special Movie of the Month

Join us September 15 at 1:00pm for “Jersey Boys.”  The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group, The Four Seasons.  Chips and soda will be served.  Call to reserve a seat.

OVNA Health Chat

Join us on September 18 at 12:00pm in the cafe when Earlene Peckham of the OVNA will lead a discussion on Fall Prevention.  Call the office at (203) 891-4784 to reserve a seat.

Adult Coloring

Carol Imperati will lead us on Monday, September 18 at 12:30pm for Adult Coloring in the café.

Hawaiian Adventure Trip Presentation

Join us on September 18 at 3:00pm when Tracy O’Neil from Collette Tours presents our April 2024 trip “Hawaiian Adventure”.  Come and learn all about the trip and see if it’s for you.  Register by calling 203-891-4784.

Meet & Greet - CHERISH Program

Join us on September 20 at 1:00pm, to meet Daniela Collahuazo-Toledo, CHERISH Program Coordinator.  CHERISH offers “Let’s Talk” a support group for seniors who have been victims of abuse by a spouse or family member.  We will discuss if there is interest in starting a support group here.  Call 203-891-4784 to register.

AARP Caregiver Roadshow

Join us on Monday, September 25, at 1:00pm when AARP leads a conversation for unpaid family caregivers to learn about strategies to help you plan your caregiving journey, available services, where to find assistance, and tips for taking care of yourself as you care for your loved one.  Pre-registration is required.  Call to reserve a seat (203) 891-4784.

Brain Teasers with Stacey

Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm.  Get ready to exercise those brain muscles!  Join Stacey for a fun memory boost at 12:30pm in room 4.


Join us on the Friday, September 29 at 1:00pm, for a free and relaxing, meditative art form led by a Certified Zentangle teacher Rosemarie Main.  Limit 15 people.  To register call 203-891-4784.

Book Club

The book club normally meets the last Friday of the month at 2:00pm.  The next meeting will be in the senior lounge on September 29.  September’s book is “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurtson.

Memories: Tell it or Write it

Join us as Trish O’Leary Treat leads a 6-week memory writing class on October 3 at 9:30am.  Please register at 203-891-4784.

Understanding Dementia

Join us on October 10 at 1:00pm when Alzheimer’s Association will present “Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia.”  Pre-registration is required 203-891-4784.

Columbus Day Cabaret

Pendola the Troubadour will entertain us at our Columbus Day Cabaret on October 16. Be sure to call 203-891-4784 to register.

Bereavement Support Group

Melinda Battone, Masonicare Bereavement Coordinator will facilitate a six-week series for members who have lost a loved one starting Tuesday, October 17th—November 21st, 10:00-11:15am.  For questions or to register, call Melinda at 203-679-5366.

Money Management

Money Management will return after the summer.  Join us on October 19 at 10:00am for Theresa Rose DeGray of Consumer Legal Services.  Sign up with the office at 203-891-4784.

What I Need to Know About My Electric Bill

This AARP presentation on October 30 at 1:00pm is designed for you to learn about your individual choices when it comes to electric suppliers in CT.  Bring your electric bill to review and understand its components.  Sign up with the office at 203-891-4784.

Pearls for Carol

November 6, 1:00pm, Albert Ruggiero will give a one-hour power point presentation on a delightfully funny collection of short stories and poems written by his late wife Carol.  Call to reserve a seat.

OVNA Blood Pressure Check

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association will be here every Thursday, 12:00-1:00 in the café for blood pressure and health screenings.

Griffin Hospital Blood Pressure Check

Maggie of Griffin Hospital will be here the last Friday of the month, in the café, September 29 from 10:30-12:00pm to take your blood pressure.  Stop by for this free clinic.


Join us on Thursdays with Dennis at 11:00am for Drumming.  Limit 19 participants for this fun and aerobic activity.

Hot Lunch Program

Lunch is offered Monday through Friday, 11:30am – 12:00pm.  No meals on Saturday, or Sunday.  A $3.00 donation is accepted for persons 60+.  Call Ellen at (203) 891-4765 to register.


September 20, 2023: THE BIG E—Connecticut Day

Board the motor coach for a day at the Big E.  Leaving CT around 9:30am and departing the Big E at 6:00pm.  Cost is $99 with or without transportation (extensive walking).

October 7-16, 2023: SHADES OF IRELAND

Visit the Emerald Island (extensive walking).

October 19, 2023: OKTOBERFEST @ Krucker’s

Enjoy a full day of entertainment, food, fun, music, and dancing.  This lovely resort features the genuine spirit of an Oktoberfest.  Lunch:  barley soup, applesauce, choice of sauerbraten with red cabbage or sliced pork loin with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, apple strudel & vanilla ice cream.  At 4:00pm, enjoy a bratwurst sandwich & cucumber salad.  Cost is $129pp with transportation (some walking).

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