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High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Director of Community Services - Joan Cretella Email John (203) 891-4786 Senior Center Closing Procedures Orange Community Services on the air! Director Joan Cretella and Municipal Agent Denise Stein spoke about the Orange Food Bank with radio host John Voket on April 27, 2014. Click any of these links to hear the broadcast: WPLR 99.1 STAR 99.9 WEFX 95.9 The Community Services Department is responsible for planning, providing and coordinating social services for the elderly, disabled and youth. Family Counseling, Volunteer Coordination and Special Transportation are also provided under the Community Services Department. The Department provides a wide variety of services for the Elderly. There is a Senior Center which provides social, educational and cultural activities and programs to residents 55 and over between Monday and Friday. The Senior Center Lounge is available for reading, movies, cards, and television. A monthly newsletter is mailed, upon request, to residents over 55 years of age. The "Friendlies" newsletter contains information on all activities, health programs, trips, and special programs. In cooperation with the Community Action Agency of Greater New Haven, a nutritious lunch is served daily at the Senior Center. A donation is requested, and reservations must be made the previous day before noon. An Outreach Worker is also available to provide information, referral, support, and follow up to homebound seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families. Assistance with entitlement and income-eligible programs is available through the Outreach Worker. Handicapped- equipped vans are used to transport senior citizens and persons with disabilities to medical, dental, and therapy appointments, adult day care, and for other special needs. Senior Services Coordinator: Dennis Marsh Email Dennis (203) 891-4789 Youth Services Coordinator: John Ulatowski Email John  (203) 891-4785 Elderly Outreach Service Worker: Denise Stein Email Denise (203) 891-4787 Administrative Assistant & Transportation Coordinator: Kimberly Callahan Email Kimberly (203) 891-4788 Clerical Assistant: Jessica Simone (mornings) Diane Monahan (afternoons) Email Senior Center (203) 891-4784 Senior Meal Site: Ellen Davis, Onsite Manager (203) 891-4765 Under the Community Services umbrella is the Youth Services component which includes a Job Bank for Orange youth between the ages of 13 and 16 and classes and outreach programs both at the Community Center and at Amity Junior High School. Youth Services provides regular evening activities for 7 - 8th graders in Orange through its Youth Activity Program. Youth Services is a member of the BOW Parenting Initiative and the Amity Local Systems Collaborative and does other collaborative programming with agencies in the BOW community. Crisis intervention and short-term counseling are provided by Youth Services staff. Also provided are an intergenerational tutoring program and various special events. Self-help support groups for people with disabilities and/or their caretakers are formed, as requested. The Tracy Bunch is a weekly program that provides social activities for adults with mental retardation. It meets on Monday nights and often has special programs and/or trips. Community Services Commission Michael Storz, Chairman Nettie Bartocetti Peter Boppert S. Aileen DeFeo Kevin Hadlock Veronica Hendrick Betsy Kirchberg Susan Noonan James White The Community Services Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at the High Plains Community Center at 7:30 PM.

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High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Director of Community Services - Joan Cretella Email Joan (203) 891-4786 Senior Center Closing Procedures Orange Community Services on the air! Director Joan Cretella and Municipal Agent Denise Stein spoke about the Orange Food Bank with radio host John Voket on April 27, 2014. Click any of these links to hear the broadcast: WPLR 99.1 STAR 99.9 WEFX 95.9 The Community Services Department is responsible for planning, providing and coordinating social services for the elderly, disabled and youth. Family Counseling, Volunteer Coordination and Special Transportation are also provided under the Community Services Department. The Department provides a wide variety of services for the Elderly. There is a Senior Center which provides social, educational and cultural activities and programs to residents 55 and over between Monday and Friday. The Senior Center Lounge is available for reading, movies, cards, and television. A monthly newsletter is mailed, upon request, to residents over 55 years of age. The "Friendlies" newsletter contains information on all activities, health programs, trips, and special programs. In cooperation with the Community Action Agency of Greater New Haven, a nutritious lunch is served daily at the Senior Center. A donation is requested, and reservations must be made the previous day before noon. An Outreach Worker is also available to provide information, referral, support, and followup to homebound seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families. Assistance with entitlement and income-eligible programs is available through the Outreach Worker. Handicapped-equipped vans are used to transport senior citizens and persons with disabilities to medical, dental, and therapy appointments, adult day care, and for other special needs. Senior Services Coordinator: Dennis Marsh Email Dennis (203) 891-4789 Youth Services Coordinator: John Ulatowski Email John  (203) 891-4785 Elderly Outreach Service Worker: Denise Stein Email Denise (203) 891-4787 Administrative Assistant & Transportation Coordinator: Kimberly Callahan Email Kimberly (203) 891-4788 Clerical Assistant: Jessica Simone (mornings) Diane Monahan (afternoons) Email Senior Center (203) 891-4784 Senior Meal Site: Ellen Davis, Onsite Manager (203) 891-4765 Under the Community Services umbrella is the Youth Services component which includes a Job Bank for Orange youth between the ages of 13 and 16 and classes and outreach programs both at the Community Center and at Amity Junior High School. Youth Services provides regular evening activities for 7 - 8th graders in Orange through its Youth Activity Program. Youth Services is a member of the BOW Parenting Initiative and the Amity Local Systems Collaborative and does other collaborative programming with agencies in the BOW community. Crisis intervention and short-term counseling are provided by Youth Services staff. Also provided are an intergenerational tutoring program and various special events. Self-help support groups for people with disabilities and/or their caretakers are formed, as requested. The Tracy Bunch is a weekly program that provides social activities for adults with mental retardation. It meets on Monday nights and often has special programs and/or trips. Community Services Commission Michael Storz, Chairman Nettie Bartocetti Peter Boppert S. Aileen DeFeo Kevin Hadlock Veronica Hendrick Betsy Kirchberg Susan Noonan James White The Community Services Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at the High Plains Community Center at 7:30 PM.
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