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FEATURED EVENTS


HUGH WILSON'S
"Painted Portraits: 2006-2014"

Exhibition is on display at PSRC
through May 31st

PSRC is pleased to present an art exhibition, in collaboration with the Princeton community theme of migrations. Hugh Wilson's works, "Painted Portraits: 2006 to 2014", is a survey of his time spent in marginalized communities making life portraits. Hugh has lived with Hispanic farm workers in Salinas, CA, in a remote village of Nigerian migrants, and with Haitian cane-cutters in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic. 





NEW, NEWS, & NOTEWORTHY

 

MAY DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE:

KNOW YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER 
Once upon a time, a doctor with a black bag came to see you at home when you were ill. Things are quite different now.      READ MORE


COMPUTER GURU:

FACEBOOK PRIVACY
by Don Benjamin

I don’t post anything on social media because I can’t imagine why anyone would be interested in what I had for breakfast last week (Shredded Tweet?) or the deals from my unforgettable shopping trip to Walmart last Saturday or the song I’m currently listening to…    READ MORE

 



COMING SOON

MAY PROGRAMS

(listed in chronological order)

All programs and classes are free and held at the 
Suzanne Patterson Building unless otherwise indicated


TED TALKS
Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton.
All are welcome.
This month’s topics:

May 1 — Ashton Applewhite: Let’s end ageism
May 8 — Chuck Nice, Comedian: A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology
May 15 — Kailash Satyarthi: How to make peace? Get angry
May 22 — Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix: What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness
May 29 — Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

For more information visit TED.com.
REGISTER HERE  


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “THE SHAPE OF WATER”
Friday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. – Different Time

At a top-secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Academy Award winner for Best Picture of 2017. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon Running time: 2 hours, 3 minutes

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MEN IN RETIREMENT — “SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS”
Friday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Sam Russell, a MIR member, a lifelong sailor, and professional filmmaker, will present his adventures in distant places. Greece, Tahiti, and Baja California will be highlighted in videos made over the past 25 years on group trips with the Princeton Ski and Sail Club and other organizations.

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FYI SEMINAR:

“PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS”
Friday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

Liz Charbonneau from Homewatch CareGivers will present an overview of strategies to be considered when providing care for a loved one. Highlights of this workshop include safety precautions, assessing care needs and supplemental outside care resources, medication management, and an overview of the differences between home healthcare and home care.

Liz Charbonneau is a Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Homewatch CareGivers in Princeton.
Sponsor: Home Watch CareGivers

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FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION: “COMING OF AGE IN AGING AMERICA”
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Princeton Public Library’s Community Room

Join us for coffee, dessert and discussion as we screen the 2017 American Public Television/PBS documentary Coming of Age in Aging America. The film examines the approach of a global demographic where the majority of the population will be more than 50 years old. The far-reaching implications for America’s social and economic institutions as they adapt to this transformation are also examined. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Susan Hoskins of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

Panelists:

• Melissa Chalker, MSW, Deputy Director at the NJ Foundation for Aging

Olga Jarrin, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Director, Community Health & Aging Outcomes (CHAO) Laboratory, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

• Ev Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP of New Jersey

The Coming of Age in Aging America documentary and accompanying website have been designed as tools to change the conversation about aging and how our new longevity will bring a systemic transformation of our society — today and in the future. The film’s central thesis is that an aging society is not just about old people – it’s about all people now and in the future. It addresses our fundamental institutions, policies and systems and how to approach re-engineering them.
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Senior Resource Center.

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WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “BIZARRE AND UNUSUAL PATENTS”
Friday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Ron Campbell, patent attorney, Manager, and member of Men in Retirement will discuss unusual patents, as well as more famous patented inventions that created disruptive and highly successful new industries. Ron’s experience covered two 25-year careers with such companies as GE, ITT, and the Dutch Philips Company. He acted as a patent attorney and finished his career at a company that specializes in OLED technology derived from patents coming from Princeton University. This technology has been used in Samsung Galaxy smartphones and now in LG’s new OLED TVs.

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FYI SEMINAR:

“MAKING YOUR HOME AGE FRIENDLY”
Friday, May 18 at 1 p.m.

If you love where you live, chances are you don’t wish to move. So stay! Linda Madani and Lisa Tobias of Lifetime Home will show you how you can make your home work beautifully no matter your age or ability.
Sponsor: Merwick Care & Rehabilitation

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TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT
Friday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m.

This group addresses many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by John George, PhD, licensed psychologist, and Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC Care Coordinator and HomeFriends Coordinator.

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TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP “MAC OPERATING SYSTEM BASICS”
Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Is your computer a bit of a mystery to you? This class will give you an introduction to the basic operation of your Apple laptop or desktop computer. We’ll cover what the operating system does, how to organize and back up your files, and some basic programs to browse the Web, read your email, and work with documents and spreadsheets Bring your laptop to class. Registration required; space is limited.
Instructor: Don Benjamin

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FYI SEMINAR:

“AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO FELDENKRAIS
Friday, May 25 at 1 p.m.

How would your life be if you could move more comfortably? Join master instructor, Jaclyn Boone, for an informational session on the benefits of the Feldenkrais method. She will describe how sensory motor learning works, how Feldenkrais can be used in everyday activity, and how it can improve breathing, flexibility, coordination, and movement.

Jaclyn Boone is a highly experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner, she served on the Board of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and the IFF Archive of the Feldenkrais Method.
Sponsor: Merwick Care & Rehabilitation


TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP “WINDOWS 10 BASICS”
Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Is your computer a bit of a mystery to you? This class will give you an introduction to the basic operation of your Windows laptop or desktop computer. We’ll cover what the operating system does, how to organize and back up your files, and some basic programs to browse the Web, read your email, and work with documents and spreadsheets. Bring your laptop to class. Registration required; space is limited.
Instructor: Evelyn Sasmor

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TECHNOLOGY LAB
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. 
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Bring your own laptop, tablet, phone or other device or use one of our desktops; our compassionate and patient volunteers will be happy to help you. Just drop in. 


ENRICHMENT CLASSES:

DRAWING WITH ALEX NEW Monthly Classes!
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
$26/month/residents, $35/month/non-residents

WRITING YOUR LIFE WITH BETTY LIES 
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 
$36/residents, $48/non-residents 

MULTIMEDIA ART WITH HANNAH  NEW Monthly Classes!
Mondays at 1:00 p.m. 
$26/month/residents; $35/month/non-residents

WORD PLAY (POETRY) WITH RICE LYONS
Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
$5/quarter

PAINTING WITH CHRISTINA  NEW Monthly Classes!
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Painting with watercolor and acrylics.
$26/month/residents, $35/month/non-residents


COSMOLOGY
Thursdays at 9:45 a.m.
$5/quarter. Peer-led science discussion.
Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more information.

REGISTER HERE

Financial assistance is available to those for whom the fee is a hardship; please ask at the front desk at the Suzanne Patterson Building or Spruce Circle.



EXERCISE  & FITNESS: 

AEROBICS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:15 a.m.
Register through the Princeton Recreation Department 609.921.9480


CHAIR EXERCISE
Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Fridays at 12 noon 
Spruce Circle


CHAIR YOGA
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

EARLY BIRD AEROBICS
Every weekday morning at 8:00 a.m.

TABLE TENNIS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Free

YOGA
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

REGISTER HERE



MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS:
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


BEREAVEMENT 
Monday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m.
Corner House 19

CAREGIVERS 
Monday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m.
Corner House 19


CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS 
Wednesday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Suzanne Patterson Building


GRANDPARENTS
Tuesday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m.
Suzanne Patterson Building


NEXT CHAPTER Widows/Widowers:
Tuesday, May 8th and 22nd
at 10:30 a.m.
(Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month)

Suzanne Patterson Building - new location due to parking constraints at Spruce Circle

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There are no fees associated with any of these groups.



WEEKLY SOCIAL GROUPS: 
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CRAFTY PEOPLE 
Fridays days at 10:00 a.m.
Spruce Circle

KNIT WITS 
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Circle


LET'S TALK 
Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m.
Spruce Circle


GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS (FORMERLY LETS TALK IN ENGLISH)
Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Circle

Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Redding Circle


MEN IN RETIREMENT
Friday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Monument Hall Main


TED TALKS
Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. 
Suzanne Patterson Building


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT
Friday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m.
Suzanne Patterson Building


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT
Friday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m.
Suzanne Patterson Building


REGISTER HERE
There are no fees associated with any of these groups.

 

GAMES:
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

SOCIAL BRIDGE
MAH JONGG
SCRABBLE AND OTHER GAMES

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For in-depth information about all the programs, groups, activities and resources we offer, please CLICK HERE to see the May 2018 newsletter.

 

 



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45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Suzanne Patterson Building 609-924-7108
Spruce Circle 609-252-2362
Contact:
Hours:
Suzanne Patterson Building 9AM-5:00PM
Spruce Circle 10:00AM-4:00PM,
Every Weekday Unless Otherwise Noted