Greeting all. Did you know that there is property tax relief for residents that meet certain criteria. There is a Senior Stabilization Program that requires the applicant to be an Orange homeowner for 10 years or more with an adjusted gross income of $52,000 or less. There is the “State Circuit Breaker Program” married applicants need to have an adjusted gross income of $42,900 or less and single applicant’s income of $35,200 or less. Applications need to be in by May 15, 2017 for tax year 2017 -2018. For more information or applications you can go to the Tax Assessors Office or contact Kelly in that office at 203-891-4723. Have a great March! Stop by any time my door is always open.

Joan Cretella, Director, Community Services


The Orange Government Access Television channel (OGAT) is looking for a senior who would be interested, and would be capable of, learning to be an OGAT camera operator, to help out or pinch hit from time to time. The person would receive training to do so. You may find this opportunity both interesting and an opportunity to earn some pocket money. Contact Ron Davis the OGAT Coordinator at (203) 891-5764.

The Orange Arts and Culture Council is sponsoring a trip to the New Haven Symphony, on March 2 to see Verdi’s Requiem. The bus is Free from High Plains Community Center to Woolsey Hall, New Haven at will depart from High Plains at 6:45PM – To reserve
your seat call (203) 397-8915.

Dennis Marsh, Senior Services Coordinator

March Friday Lunches

March 3: Comfort Keepers
March 10: Coachman Square
March 17: Comfort Keepers
March 24: Carriage Green
March 31: Orange Senior Center
Limited to 30 people so please call the week before to reserve a seat, (203) 891-4765.

Volunteer Recognition Party

Allow us to celebrate all you do on April 24, 1-3pm with a Volunteer Recognition Party. All volunteers are invited for a special party for us to say thank you for all you do. Dessert and thank you from 1:30-2, T-Bone will entertain from 2-3. To RSVP call (203) 891-4784.

AARP will be offering their tax preparation services again on Wednesdays, from Feb 8 to April 12. You must bring with you, prior year’s tax returns, Social Security card for everyone on the return and a photo ID. Call (203) 891-4784 to schedule an appointment.

End of Life Care & Choices
OVNA & Seasons Hospice will present an End of Life Care & Choices discussion on April 20, 2017 from 2:00-3:00, in the Senior Lounge. Coffee & a light snack will be provided. Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

What's Happening at the Senior Center

Movie of the Month
Friday, March 17 “Snowden”, 1:00pm. The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of their employees, Edward Snowden in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Wellness Book Club
Marianne Pysarchyk of the Case Memorial Library will host the Wellness Book Group at HPCC on March 8 (the 2nd Wednesday of the month) at 11am. February's title is: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant Call (203) 891-4784 to register.

St Patrick’s Day Cabaret
Monday, March 13, 1:30—3:00pm, Maggie Carchrie returns to perform at our St. Patrick’s Day themed Cabaret. We look forward to seeing you there. Call to reserve a seat at (203) 891-4784

Introduction to Computers
Calling all newbie computer users! Frank Marini has agreed to teach an introductory computer course! This 5 week starts March 9—April 6, 9:30-11:30am, for only $25. Sign up at the Senior Center office.

Wellness with Shop Rite
Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Hug-gins, RD will lead a Heart Healthy Wellness seminar and recipes on Monday, March 6 from 12-1pm.

Social Tea—Lunch & Fun
oin us for a Social Tea on April 6, from 12-2 as Gretchen Trapp presents “Women of Courage, Character & Commit-ment” in the Senior Lounge. Cost is $10. Stop by the office!

We heard you!
tarting in April, the Fitness class will only be $40 for 10 weeks, 2 classes per week. Unfortunately if there is not enough enrolled we will have offer only one class at 9am.