Community Services

Thank You for Your Support of the Holiday Program

2019 Nominations for Living Treasure

Join us on Friday, May 24 from 5 to 8 for our annual Living Treasure Award Ceremony. We will be at the beautiful, Race Brook Country Club at 246 Derby Avenue in Orange. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Living Treasure Awards to our deserving recipients. Winners of the raffle will go home with some great prizes donated by individuals and local businesses. Tables of 8 to 10 are available. If you wish to be seated with particular people, payment for the group must be made at the same time. Otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be sitting together. Please let us know if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 1 at $35 per person.


Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

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,


Greetings all, hope you had a great March! April can be wet and rainy but also brings the promise of green growth and warmer weather to come. As the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers”. Did you know that official flowers of April are Daisies and Sweet Peas and April’s birthstone is the Diamond? If you were born in April, you share a birthday with William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare and Leonardo DaVinci. The first US mint was established in April of 1792; Paul Revere did his famous ‘Midnight Run” in April 1775, the Civil War began in April of 1861 and ended in April of 1865 and NATO was formed in April of 1949. Have a wonderful April! 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