Orange Information:

First Selectman • James M. Zeoli

203-891-4737 • Fax: 203-891-2185

E-mail: jzeoli@orange-ct.gov


Town Hall • 617 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477

203-891-4700 • Fax: 203-891-2185

Web site: www.orange-ct.govHours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Community Services Department

The Town of Orange Community Services Department offers a wide range of services for residents of all ages,

including but not limited to: Senior Services, Youth Services, Special Disability Group, Special Transportation Services, Counseling

 

Administered by Bridges Healthcare, Food Bank, and Fuel Assistance.

525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477203-891-4788

Director • Joan Cretella • 203-891-4786

E-mail: jcretella@orange-ct.gov

Senior Center

The Senior Center is a component of Orange Community Services and “is committed to providing programs and services that promote independence, creativity, and sound physical and emotional health for residents over the age of 55.”


525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477

203-891-4784

 

Senior Services Coordinator 

Dennis Marsh 203-891-4789

E-mail: dmarsh@orange-ct.gov


Municapal Agent/Outreach Worker 

Denise Stein • 203-891-4787


Activities and classes: computer classes • painting • yoga • t’ai chi • tap dancing • exercise and fitness programs • personal and driver safety classes • billiards • bingo • bridge • writing classes • picnics • social events • legal clinic • health screenings and discussions • trips • monthly newsletter • more!


Nutritious hot lunch, Mon.-Fri.; reservation and donation requested. Call: 203-891-4765.
Senior Lounge with Lending Library.
Elderly Outreach Services for homebound seniors, including: assessments • family consultations • information and referral • organized support • assistance with entitlement applications.

Center offers:

Activities and services: computer classes • painting • yoga • t’ai chi • dancing (including ballroom, line and tap) • exercise and fitness programs • personal and driver safety classes • billiards • bingo • bridge • writing classes • picnics • social events • legal clinic • health screenings and discussions • trips • monthly newsletter • more!

Nutritious hot lunch, Mon.-Fri.; reservation and donation requested. Call: 203-891-4765.

Senior Lounge with Lending Library.

Elderly Outreach Services for homebound seniors, including: assessments • family consultations • information and referral • organized support • assistance with entitlement applications. 

 

Youth Services
Town of Orange Youth Services offers a wide variety of programs and events, including but not limited to: Intergenerational Tutoring, Living History Club, Job Bank, dances and socialization events for 7th and 8th graders, K-8 Art Exhibit, Artists Colony, Home Alone and Babysitting Classes, Super Raffle Bingo for incoming 7th graders, volunteer opportunities for high school students, Juvenile Review Board, Youth Services Advisory Board.

 

Orange Family Counseling


Licensed clinicians from Bridges organization provide services 24/7 on-site in Orange or at Bridges’ central location in Milford for adults, children, families with emotional, developmental, psychiatric problems.


605A Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477 • 203-795-6698
Bridges • 549 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460 • 203-878-6365
Services include: diagnosis/evaluation/treatment • marital and individual counseling • group therapy • stress counseling • medication • intensive outpatient program • crisis intervention, including mobile crisis service.

Health Department: Medical Division


Department organized into two basic service areas: Environmental Health Division and Medical Division. Orange Visiting Nurses Association carries out functions of Medical Division.


605A Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477

203-891-4752 • Fax: 203-891-2169


Functions of Medical Division: make information and speakers on health available • conduct school health programs • perform blood-pressure screenings (call for details) • offer flu vaccinations in fall and pneumonia vaccinations year-round • for homebound residents provide: skilled nursing care; physical, occupational, speech therapy; medical social services;home health aides.

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers


Municipal Agent/Outreach Worker • Denise Stein at Senior Center (call 203-891-4787); Orange Family Counseling (call 203-795-6698); and Health Department: Medical Division (call 203-891-4752) can provide information on such services. Also note the Food Bank and Fuel Assistance Programs of the Community Services Department.

Transportation Services
Town provides specially equipped vans to transport seniors and disabled to and from Senior Center and medical appointments. 24-48-hrs. notice required. Donation requested. Call: 203-891-4788.

 

Tax Relief and Similar Programs


Assessor’s Office in Town Hall administers various state and local tax exemption programs for blind, disabled, elderly, veterans.

Call: 203-891-4723.

 

Assessor • Mark Branchesi, CCMA II, SPA • 203-891-4724

Probate Court


70 W. River St., Milford, CT 06460

203-783-3205

Judge • Hon. Beverly Streit-Kefalas

 

Public Library


Case Memorial Library

176 Tyler City Rd.

Orange, CT 06477

203-891-2170 • Fax: 203-891-2190

E-Mail: mfarber@lioninc.org

Web site: www.orange.lioninc.org

Director • Meryl Farber

Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 10 to 8; Tues, Wed., Fri. 10 to 5; Sat. 10 to 4.

CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.

 

Police Department


Orange Department of Police Services “prides itself on its responsiveness to the needs of both our residential and business communities.”
314 Lambert Rd., Orange, CT 06477

Non-emergencies: 203-891-2130

Web site: www.orange-ct.gov/police

Chief • Robert J. Gagne • 203-801-2136

Orange Volunteer Fire Association, Inc.


Association is sole provider of fire protection in Orange. All members, including Fire Chief, professionally trained but provide services on completely volunteer basis. Association raises most of own funding.

 

Headquarters: 625 Orange Center Rd., P.O. Box 678, Orange, CT 06477 • 203-891-2126
Fire Chief • John Knight • 203-891-4703

 

Fire stations:

• Station 1 (headquarters): 625 Orange Center Rd. • 203-891-2126

• Station 2: 355 Boston Post Rd. • 203-891-4703

 

Orange’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 924

65-74 1,159

75-84 1,014

85+ 491

Total 60+ 3,488

Total population of
Orange: 13,956

Percentage 60 years of age or over: 25.7%

Land area: 17.2 sq. mi.

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