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Orange Senior Center

High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477

Senior Services is a component of the Town of Orange Community Services Department. The Orange Senior Center is committed to providing programs and services that promote independence, creativity, and sound physical and emotional health for residents over the age of 55.

Opportunities for education, cultural development, socialization, and community services are offered. Some of the classes and activities that are offered are as follows: Computer Classes, Watercolor Painting, Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness Class, Chair Exercise, Line Dancing, Tap Dancing, Blood Pressure Screenings, AARP Driver Safety Course, Legal Clinic, Shopping Bus, Informal Painting Group, Safety Classes, Bocce, Billiards, TRIAD Yellow Dot Program, BINGO, Social Bridge Group, Various Trips, Writing Classes, Picnics, Dances, AARP Tax Preparation, Bridge Lessons, Money Management Club, I-Club, Teen Tech Talk, Chorus, Movie of the Month, Lunch & Fun, Yoga Dance, Zumba Gold, Laughter Yoga, Mahjong, Chess, Billiards, and Cards.

(Non-residents over 55 are welcome to join the Center for an annual fee)

The Orange Senior Center is a member of the Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel {C.A.S.C.P}

Senior Center:  Provides various social activities, educational programs, classes, lectures, safety programs, trips, health screenings and a monthly newsletter.

Elderly Meal Program:  Provides a hot meal at lunchtime, Mondays through Fridays which is sponsored by the Elderly Nutrition Program of New Haven. A reservation and donation are requested. Call (203) 891-4765.

Elderly Outreach Services:  Services include assessments, family consultation, information/referral, support, entitlement applications, and follow-up to homebound seniors. Call (203) 891-4787.

Transportation Services:  The town provides vans to transport Orange seniors and residents with disabilities to and from appointments. The vans are equipped to service handicapped individuals. A 24 to 48 hour notice is required to make these appointments. A donation is requested for each trip.
The town now requires an application process and evaluation appointment through its Outreach/Municipal Agent. You will need to call Denise Stein at (203) 891-4787 before making a van appointment

Lending Library:  Various books and videotapes on multiple topics are available in the Center's Senior Lounge. This service is based on the honor system. Donations of books and videos are welcome.

Intergenerational Tutoring Program: Retired seniors tutor Orange Elementary school children in English, Math, History, Science, Language Arts, and Study Skills every Thursday from 3 pm until 5 pm at the Case Memorial Library. Call John Ulatowski at (203) 891-4785.

Senior Advisory Committee

  • Ron Arbour
  • Marianne Bauer
  • Dusty Downey
  • Tom George
  • Veronica Hendricks
  • Trish O'Leary Treat

     Note: There are vacancies to be filled. Please inquire if interested.