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Stay Active, Creative, and Social This June at the Orange Senior Center

May 29, 2024
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 Stay Active, Creative, and Social This June at the Orange Senior Center

Mickey’s Beaded Jewelry

Mickey will return for another beading class on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:00am. Be sure to reserve a seat by calling (203) 891-4784. 

Funniest Movie Moments

Monday, June 10 at 11:00am join us for Marty Gitlin, when he returns for Funniest Move Moments. Be sure to call us to let us know you would like to attend at (203) 891-4788.   

OVNA Health Chat

The Orange Visiting Nurse Association’s Health Chat will be Monday, June 10, 12:00-1:00 to discuss sun protection and melanoma. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

Milford Health & Rehab Craft

Join Danielle on Tuesday, June 11 at 9:45am for this fun summer craft, decoupaging scalloped shells to create beautiful trinket trays for jewelry and other small items. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

Walking Balance with Sacred Heart

This free 5-week program lead by students from Sacred Heart’s Occupational Therapy program. No experience required! Wear comfortable shoes. Class will be held on Wednesdays through June 12 at 11:00am. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

Hiking Group

Marianne and Judy will lead us in a 2 mile-ish, 1 hour walk every Thursday at 10am (9am from July, Aug, & Sept). Meet at the location of the hike. Bad weather cancels. No dogs please.

  • June 6: Elderslie Preserve, Peck Hill Rd, Woodbridge (look for green sign on right side of the road, dirt access road is 750 ft on right).
  • June 13: Witek Park Academy Hill Rd, Derby
  • June 20: Solomon Woods, 810 West River St, Milford
  • June 27: Shelton Lakes, 125 Shelton Ave (Rt. 108) - Pine Lake Parking Area. 

Memoir Writing

We all have a story to tell. Isn’t it about time you wrote yours? Trish O’Leary Treat leads this writing memoir workshop. She has co-authored “Grave Matters”, a play about people in the Orange cemetery and has written profiles of town residents for the Milford–Orange Times. Join us every Tuesday in June, 9:30-11 in the Lounge for this workshop. Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

AARP Driving

AARP Driving Course will be offered on Thursday, June 6, from 9-1:00pm. Call the office to register. (203) 891-4784. $20 for AARP members, $25 non-AARP members. Pay instructor.

Legal Clinic

Offered by The Law Office of Theresa Rose DeGray—Consumer Legal Services LLC will be Wednesday, June 12. Appointments start at 9:00am. Call 203-891-4784 for an appointment.

Bereavement Group

Melinda Battone, Masonicare Bereavement Coordinator will facilitate a monthly bereavement group on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for members who have lost a loved one. The next meeting will be June 18, 10:00-11:30am. Registration required, please call Melinda at 203-679-5366.

Name that Tune!

Monday, June 24, at 1:00 pm for Name that Tune with Ron Laukaitis. Charter Senior Living of Orange will provide a fabulous dessert. So, join us for this way to start your morning. Call 203-891-4784 to let us know you will be participating

Pizza & Board Games

Let’s play some games! Who is up for a good old fashion game day? Let’s play with Matt Lebreck of Home Health Specialty Services on Tuesday, June 25, at 1:00 Enjoy pizza and play games such as   Scattergories, Name 5, Pictionary, and Trivia Pursuit. Call 203-891-4784 to register.

Brain Teasers

Tuesday, June 25, at 12:30 pm.  Get ready to exercise those brain    muscles!  Join Stacey for a fun memory boost at 12:30pm in room 4

Low Vision Support Group

Thursday, June 27, Eileen Torow will lead a monthly low vision support group at 10:00am. If you are having vision problems, we would love for you to join us. This is a forum for discussion and support. Call (203) 891-4788 to let us know you are interested.  

Money Management

Join us on Monday, July 15 at 1:00pm for How to Simplify Your Financial Life for You and Your Heirs. Presented by Stephen Archer, this program will address the advantages and disadvantages of multiple accounts, account titles are important, what happens to your accounts when you pass away, which papers to keep and which not. Call the office at 203-891-4788 to reserve a seat.

MOVIES

Classic Movie

Join us Friday, June 7 at 1:00pm for Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Barely 17 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit. Chips and soda will be served. Call 203-891-4784 to reserve a seat. 

Movie of the Month

Join us Friday, June 14 at 1:00pm for Wonka. With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers. Chips and soda will be served. Call 203-891-4784 to reserve a seat. 

Documentary 

Join us Friday, June 21 at 1:00pm for March of the Penguins. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. Chips and soda will be served. Call 203-891-4784 to reserve a seat. 

Extra Movie of the Month

Join us Friday, June 28 at 1:00pm for Queen Bees. After reluctantly agreeing to move into a home for seniors, a woman encounters a clique of mean-spirited women and an amorous widower. Chips and soda will be served. Call 203-891-4784 to reserve a seat. 

Griffin Hospital Blood Pressure Check

Maggie of Griffin Hospital will be here the last Friday of the month, in the café, November 17 from 10:30-12:00pm to take your blood pressure. Stop by for this free clinic.

Summer Concerts on the Fairgrounds

Join us on select Thursdays this summer at the High Plains Community Center fairgrounds for various musical performance. Come early for the Farmers’ Market (3-7:00pm) and stay for the concert (6-8:00pm). Free admittance and free parking. Shows run 6-8:00pm.

Schedule: 

  • June 20 Sabb Brothers, at the OEDCC Artisan Festival 
  • June 27 Lunch Box - Orange School Teachers  
  • July 11 Richard Badowski Blues Band
  • July 25 Sister Funk from West Haven
  • August 22 West Rocks 

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.

TRIPS

Sunday, June 23, 2024: CEMETERY CLUB - NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE Lobsterfest. The show is The Cemetery Club. Three widows: Ida, Doris, and Lucille meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Sam the butcher meets the widows, while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam & Ida. Meal choice is 1 1/4lb Boiled Lobster or Oven Roasted Chicken. Cost is $189pp with transportation. This is a Lilly’s Tours Trip. (minimal walking).

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