Saturday, December 30, 2017

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors Christmas Caroling Caravan

The Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) group meets every Tuesday year-round at 10 am. In the summer we kayak/canoe and swim, in the fall we hike, and in the winter, we snowshoe and cross-country ski. Our trips are from 1 1/2 to 2 hours, followed by lunch.

Directions and location are available for our Tuesday 10 am outings via email and the monthly New London Chapin Senior Center Courier newsletter. To learn more and join, contact the Chapin Senior Center at 37 pleasant Street, PO Box 1263, New London, NH 03257 or go to their web site at

This is a very informal group and participation is for all outdoor enthusiasts wanting guaranteed good exercise with a friendly fun group.

Today's blog shares our Tuesday 10 am December 19th annual Christmas caroling caravan to two senior residences followed by the ORFS annual Christmas lunch with a Yankee swap at Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille, New London. Kathy and Bill are our leaders and imaginative organizers for this very festive time. We wear our most lighthearted regalia for this entertaining event! Hats and props provided. No singing ability or books required just sing along with the gang!

ORFS Christmas Caroling Itinerary

Meet at Bittersweet residence on Pleasant Street, New London. Once we organize we perform skits and singing for a half hour, then socialize with residents over the sweet treats buffet that they provide. Afterward, we head to Lyon Brook condominium community ( and repeat the same show.

Thereafter, we go to Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille for a meal followed by our traditional Yankee Swap. For those that do not know, in a Yankee Swap each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area. Participants are given numbers as they arrive, and their names or number are randomly drawn, and they select an unwrap gift from the pile in that order — with a twist. In the end, the gift you are holding is the present you take home. Watch out for lucky number 1 who gets final pick of everything!

Enjoy the below video of our most rewarding and festive day as ORFS entertain and share their spirit of the season. Merry cheers and a Healthy 2018 to all!


Click WTPL 107.7 FM to see videos and learn more about Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) from Steve's September 2017 radio interview.


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