Friday, December 13, 2019

2019 "Deck the ORFS with Christmas Red, White and Green!"

 Our Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) Christmas and caroling pageant  is an annual "extravaganza!" It remains a creative endeavor which warms the residents and our heart.

ORFS step out of their comfort zones and become a caroler for three hours. Our leader, Kathy, asks us to TRUST, go WITH THE FLOW, and HAVE FUN! We first visit the Bittersweet Residence, and then the Lyon Brook Condominium, both located in New London, NH.

Al is on keyboard and Barb on the violin.

We are decked in Christmas red 
with song books for the "formal chorus!"  

After singing is over at Bittersweet 
we socialize with the residents and wish everyone a very merry Christmas.  We enjoy their hospitality of homemade goodies of pies, cakes and apple cider.   

We then depart to Lyon Brook Condominium Community for a repeat caroling performance, a dinner, and famous Yankee Swap.

Special thanks go to Kathy for coordination of this gala event and for her costumes, props, music books, etc. Thanks also to Al (piano), Barb (violin), Rosemary (dinner) and Joy (Yankee Swap). Great leaders like you make ORFS fun and inspirational.


ORFS give the gifts of themselves and it is much appreciated and shared with the audience. Below we share the fun of belonging to ORFS.

The ORFS are part of the Chapin Council on Aging, New London, NH.

Who are the ORFS?
The Outdoor Recreation for Seniors (ORFS) group meets every Tuesday year-round at 10 am. In the summer we kayak/canoe, swim and hike. 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 357 pleasant Street, PO Box 1263, New London, New Hampshire 03752 or go to their web site at

ORFS is a very informal group and participation is for all outdoor enthusiasts wanting guaranteed good exercise with a friendly fun group.
" Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends"
Steve's 6th book is now available. Outdoor Play: Fun 4 Seniors has trip preparations, routes, and narratives of bucket list places to go. Motivate friends and family to make the outdoors a key component of their daily life.

Steve’s books are available as hardcopy and e-Books at Amazon's Kindle and Morgan Hill Bookstore, New London.

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