Hello everyone, I hope you had a great August. For those of us who enjoy the summer it officially ends September 22 and fall begins.

The kids are back in school and we celebrate Labor Day. The first Labor Day Holiday was celebrated in New York on September 5, 1882 instituted as a day of recreation for workers and their families. In 1894 Labor Day became a Federal Holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Enjoy Labor Day and have a wonderful September! Stop by anytime my door is always open.

Joan Cretella, Director, Community Services


So much going on and more to come. This month we have our 16th Annual Health & Safety Fair. Be sure to come out and meet the vendors, load up on pens and get a free lunch. You might even win a raffle prize! Thank you to our sponsors: Orange Rehabilitation for Pastries, Maplewoods for the lunches, the Orange Visiting Nurses for flu shots and volunteers, Coldwell Banker and Rite Aid for immunizations.

In September we will host the final summer concert. Come out on Sept 7 (rain date Sept 28) for Frantic City as they play 80’s, 90’s and Today’s music.

Be sure to join us on September 11 as Tracy O’Neil presents the Pacific North West Trip to run April 23-30, 2018. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the trip.

Dennis Marsh, Senior Services Coordinator


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!

September 7: Frantic City 80's, 90's, and today.
Rain date Sept 28

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.

Maplewood Mondays Returns!
here will not be a meeting in August but Chef Leif will return with his culinary de- lights for you to sample on Oct 16 and a special holiday sampling on Dec 4.
Call (203) 891-4788. Your taste buds are sure to be pleased!

What's Happening at the Senior Center

Lunch & Fun
Join us for Ned Skinnon for “Sports Ta l k ” a n d h i s Memorabilia Display on October 20 at 12 n o o n . Al l a r e w e l c o m e , f r e e admission just call the office (203) 891-4784 so we can put out enough chairs.

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, September 8 “Manchester by the Sea”, 1:00pm. Staring Casey Affleck. A brooding, irritable loner is named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew and must return to his home town which re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Popcorn & soda to be served. Call for a seat (203) 891-4784.

AARP Smart Driving Course
The next AARP Driver’s Training course will be Thursday, September 7. The cost of the “AARP Smart Driving Course” will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call the senior center to sign up.

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

Pacific Northwest Slide Show Presentation
Grab your bucket list because here is a golden opportunity to check one off. Join us on September 11 at 3:30pm for the Pacific Northwest Trip Presentation. The trip is scheduled for April 23-30, 2018 and the highlights include: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Columbia River Gorge, Redwood National Park, San Francisco, and more.