Community Services

ORANGE COMMUNITY SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT

The Orange Community Services Department strives to develop and maintain a coordinated system of social services that provides advocacy, information, programs, activities, resources, referrals and support for youth, adults, families, elderly and disabled residents in the town of Orange.

Amazon Holiday Donation 2
Thank You Amazon!
Thank you to Amazon for the very generous donation to the Orange Community Assistance fund. The fund services Orange residents in need with home heating, groceries, and our annual holiday programs. 

Throughout Covid-19 staff has been working and can be reached by phone at 203-891-4787.

Orange Visiting Nurse Association Flu Clinic

The OVNA is continuing to provide Flu shots, by appointment only at the OVNA as long as supplies last. Preparations are being made for the upcoming Covid vaccine when available. The OVNA continues to manage risks of Covid with social distancing, wearing our face masks (at times double masks). The OVNA is available 8:30a-4:30p to answer any questions you may have. The OVNA have not resumed the Elena Arena Blood Pressure clinic, due to the risks of Covid, but are continuing to monitor Blood Pressure of people that want to come in for a Blood Pressure check by appointment.

If you are missing our classes, and you like Chair Exercise click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XklI-X6K7jc. OGAT filmed Suzanne Anderson leading Rae Maclellan in Chair Exercise. Now you can exercise from home! 

Be aware the insurances the OVNA accept are Aetna, Anthem, BC/BS and Medicare

Medicare Seminars: 
Marc Figlar will present Connecticut Care on Nov 2, United Health Care on Nov 9, Anthem on Nov 16, Carepartners Nov 23, and Wellcare Nov 30 all at 1:00pm.

Remember, we will be maintaining social distance and wearing facial coverings. Seating is limited due to Covid so you will need to preregister at (203) 891-4788.

Frozen Meals 

Orange Community Services in conjunction with our congregate lunch program has arranged for a special frozen meal program consisting of a box of 5 frozen meals during the Covid-19 pandemic. We can deliver them or you can come by and pick the meals up. Delivery is only available to Orange residents. Call the office to complete an application. Suggested donation is $3 per meal, would be greatly appreciated is your are able. Below is a picture representing the contents of the frozen meal box. Delivery is usually mid day Thursdays.

Thank You to Rotary

Orange Community Services would like to thank the Orange Rotary Club for their generous donation of food purchased with grant funds obtained to remediate needs due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  We also thank the Orange Rotary for the most generous monetary donation to the Orange Food Bank.  These donations will help replenish and sustain the Orange Food Bank with many needed items to assist Orange residents and families in need during this most challenging time. Your support is so very much appreciated.

Thank You Lions Club of Orange

Thank you to the Orange Lions for their generous donation of food and gift cards to the Orange Food Bank. Your support is so greatly appreciated especially during these most challenging times. 
Legal Clinic

We are resuming our Legal Clinic services. Attorney Floman DePaola’s office will conduct appointments via telephone on the first Wednesday of the month. Appointments will be for 1/2 an hour beginning at 9:00am. Please call the senior center at 203-891-4788 to schedule an appointment. We will forward the schedule to Floman DePaola office who will then contact you at the scheduled time. Please be home for the appointment.

Per Diem Driver Opportunity Available

New and Revised Resource Directory

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.

  1. Physical Address
    High Plains Community Center
    525 Orange Center Road
    Orange, CT 06477



  2. Jessica DelMedico

    Adminstrative Assistant
    Phone: (203) 891 - 4788

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30