A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

Greetings all! I hope you all had a great June and are enjoying your summer. This month we celebrate the United States, our history, heritage and freedom. July Fourth is actually, when in 1776, The Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress, freeing our country from Great Britain. We celebrate with family, parades, fireworks, concerts and barbeques.

As we celebrate July 4th, let us take a moment to reflect on our freedoms that so many of us take for granted. When I think of the Fourth of July, the words from a popular song written by Lee Greenwood come to mind. “I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free and I won’t forget those who died to give that right to me.” So, enjoy the Holiday and your July. Stop by anytime, my door is always open.

Joan Cretella, Director, Community Services

WORD FROM THE SENIOR SERVICES COORDINATOR

I am pleased to say that Life Bridge, is once again serving lunch on Fridays. A special thank you goes out to West River Rehab. Center, Coachman Square, Maplewood of Orange, & Carriage Green for so generously supplying meals on Friday during Life Bridge’s absence. Be sure to come on out and try the lunch.

Be aware that Danielle’s Zumba Gold class will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 –11:00am in the Café this summer. Fitness will continue to be Tuesday & Thursday in the Café at 9:00am.

Pickleball will be on Hiatus for Summer and may return in August for a once a week session. If you want to participate, sign up in the office. Be sure to come on down, there is something for everyone!

Dennis Marsh, Senior Services Coordinator

OCS & OEDC SUMMER CONCERTS

Join us for 3 outdoor all ages shows in the Gazebo, for the Thursday night concerts from 6:30-8:30pm. Come early for the Farmers Market!

July 13, 60's Satisfaction
August 10, Fools on the Hill - Beatles Tribute Band

Health & Safety Fair

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, September 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults. There will be raffle prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Orange Visiting Nurses Association, Maplewood of Orange and the Orange Senior Center. Admission is free. For more information call (203) 891-4784.

SUMMER PICNIC
This year’s Summer Picnic in the Pavilion will be held on Tuesday Aug. 15, 5 to 8 pm. The Elderly Brothers will perform. Tickets go on sale on June 1, only $15. Thank you to the Orange Lions for cooking & serving over the years.

STATEWIDE SENIOR OUTING
Monday, August 21 9:00am from 4:00pm is the 2017 State-wide Senior Outing at Holiday Hill in Prospect, CT. Flyers are available in the office. Call 800-533-0029 by 8/11/17 to purchase tickets with a Visa, Mastercard, or Amex. Mail a check or money order for $33 per guest to Holiday Hill, P.O. Box 338, Cheshire, CT 06410. All inclusive price $33 per guest. Visit www.holidayhill.com for more info!


What's Happening at the Senior Center

Bocce, Billiards, Ping Pong, & Chess
Come join us for Ping Pong, Billiards, Bocce, and Chess. Ping Pong plays Monday at 11:00 and Wednesday at 12:00. Billiards meets Tuesdays and Thursday at 1:00 & Friday at 10:00. Bocce meets Wednesdays at 10:00. Chess plays Thursdays at 1:30.

Movie of the Month
Friday, July 14 “La La Land”, 1:00pm. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this Oscar winning film where A pianist falls in love with an aspiring actress in Hollywood. Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

Friday Lunches
I am pleased to say that Life Bridge, is once again serving lunch on Fridays. A special thank you goes out to West River Rehab. Center, Coachman Square, Maplewood of Orange, & Carriage Green for so generously supplying meals on Friday during Life Bridge’s absence. So please be sure to come on out and try the lunch. A $3.00 donation is suggested for persons 60 years and over. To register call before 1:00pm by the day before (203) 891-4765.

AARP Smart Driving Course
The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, July 6. The cost of the “AARP Smart Driving Course” will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call the center to sign up.

Ice Cream Social
Join us as we celebrate summer with an ice cream social on Monday, July 17 at 1:30pm. Kate Stone will entertain us. Call to reserve a seat at (203) 891-4784. Tickets are $5. Limited to 80 people.

Wellness with Shop Rite
Shop Rite of Orange’s Registered Dietitian, Courtney Huggins, RD will lead a discussion will be on Picnic food with a dish to try on Monday, July 10 from 11:30-12:30pm.

South Pacific Slide Show Presentation
Grab your bucket list because here is a golden opportunity to check one off. Join us on July 17 at 3:30pm for the South Pacific Wonders Trip Presentation. The trip is scheduled for March 13-27, 2018 and the highlights include: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Christchurch, Mount Cook National Park, and Queenstown.