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Director's Message


     We all hope that by the time you are reading this, there are signs of Spring, and with them, you are feeling like venturing out of hibernation.  There are several things going on at PSRC that we think you’ll want to attend.

     Last month I wrote about Being Mortal and we planned the first conversation group to explore the important issues raised in the book.  To continue our dedication to encouraging these conversations, PSRC is participating in the following activities in April:

Conversations on Being Mortal—discussion continues on Monday April 27 at 2 p.m.  What do we really want as we near the end of life?  How do we talk to our families and doctors?  What makes it hard?

~ Participating in the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.  Their newest initiative is entitled “Conversations of a Lifetime.”  Princeton has been selected as a pilot community in NJ to engage people of all ages in discussion on this topic.  Mayor Lempert will officially announce the launch of this project on April 16, National Health Care Decision Day.  There will be events planned through several organizations around this topic through the year.

~ PSRC will participate in National Health Care Decision Day on April 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  by providing copies of the Five Wishes document which helps you consider and begin the conversation with family about your personal wishes for end of life care. This document is recognized as legal in New Jersey and addresses not only who will make decisions if you are not able and what medical care you want, but  also what else might provide comfort, and how you want to be remembered.  Volunteers will be on hand to help if you need assistance.

 ~ Melanie Davis, Ph.D.  will be the Next Step speaker at 7 pm on April 14 at the Princeton Public Library. Her topic is Sex and Aging: Changing for the Better.   Melanie is a partner in the New Jersey Center for Sexual Wellness in Bedminster, NJ. Through her own firm, Honest Exchange LLC, Dr. Davis trains healthcare providers and educators. She holds the prestigious Certified Sexuality Educator designation from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).  She is an alumna of Widener University’s Graduate Program in Human Sexuality.

~ Sunday April 19 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., PSRC will host an Art Exhibit of Jeanne Calo’s paintings, which will be for sale to benefit PSRC.  If you can’t make it that day, the art will be up for a few days before and after.

~ We have other exciting events in the works for May and June.   

     It’s time to get the circulation going again! Try out one of our exercise classes, ranging from chair exercise to aerobics and table tennis.  Some of our Table Tennis players are going to the National Senior Olympics this summer!  Make new friends by attending a Let’s Talk, Let’s Talk in English or other group, or get the brain warmed up with a TED talk, computer or art class, or the new Brain Games class.

         Susan Hoskins LCSW

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Previous Messages


On Being Mortal


Leaving A Legacy

October 2014 An Age Friendly Future

September 2014 Annual Report

July - August 2014

June 2014 - Romance After 50

May 2014 - Your Virtual Estate

April 2014 - Memory and Forgetting

March 2014 - Aging in Community

Observational Stay

February 2014 - Family Caregiving

January 2014 - Attitudes about Aging

December 2013 - Giving

November 2013 - Healthcare Marketplace

October 2013 - Annual Report 2013

September 2013 - Total Brain Health® Fair

July - August 2013 My cat, My Father and Me

June 2013 - Age Friendly Communities

May 2013 - Navigating a Changing HealthCare Landscape

April 2013 - Becoming Visible

March 2013 - Navigating Life’s Transitions

February 2013 - Partners in Caring Princeton

January 2013 - Men as Caregivers

December 2012 - The Safety Net

November 2012 - Going Solo

October 2012 - Documenting Your History

September 2012 - A Journey of Transformation

July - August 2012 - Gratitude & Moving

June 2012 - Diversity

May 2012- Aging in America


March 2012 - Patient-centered Care

February 2012 - Can you Spare an Hour?

January 2012 - Challenges & Opportunities

December - Are you Prepared for Emergencies?

November - We need YOU!

October - Chocolate for Memory

September- Looking Back and Looking Forward

July - August 2011; Ageism

June 2011 - Accessibility

May 2011 - Paper retention

Knit Wits, April 2011

Lessons and Legacies, March 2011

Independent Living February 2011

Home Safety January 2011

Witness to my Life December 2010

Elections, benefits and open enrollment November 2010

Retire in 3D!

Strategic Planning September 2010

Am I Old? July 2010

Memory Clutter June 2010

Aging In America May 2010

Volunteering April 2010

Spirituality March 2010

Estate Planning February 2010

Encore Careers January 2010

Hiring Home Care December 2009

Annual Giving by Sharon Naeole November 2009

Flu Pandemic 2009 October 2009

Healthy Memory, Healthy Mind September 2009

A Personal Perspective on Caregiving July/August 2009


Wei Ji: Crisis, Danger and Opportunity April 2009

Write your own obituary March 2009

Hobbies February 2009

Hope and Vision in Challenging Times
January 2009

Medicare Changes 2008: Take A Look! December 2008

Scams, Frauds and Rip-offs November 2008

Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning October 2008

September 2008 Caregiver Dilemmas

Finding Rhythm and Purpose July/August 2008

Spring Cleaning II June 2008

V + OA = ER (Volunteering + Older Americans=Engaged Retirement)May 2008

Spring Cleaning April 2008

Have You Had the Talk Yet? March 2008

Get Moving with FitRhythms™! February 2008

My Condolences January 2008

Advocacy December 2007

What Are Social Services? November 2007

Sensitive Topics October 2007

Plan for the Future September 2007

The Up-side of Aging Summer 2007

Volunteering June 2007

Strategic Plan May 2007

National Conference on Aging: Let's ReThink Aging April 2007

Brain Health March 2007

Resiliency February 2007

Transportation January 2007

Season of Giving December 2006

Medicare Part D November 2006

April Hill McElroy October 2006

Civic Engagement September 2006

Change June 2006

White House Conference on Aging May 2006

Hearing Loss April 2006

GrandPals March 2006

Lets Talk February 2006

Eldertopia January 2006

Hoarding December 2005

Annual Report: November 2005

Are You Prepared? October 2005

Planning Ahead October 2005

Watch Your Language September 2005

Medicare Part D Summer 2005

Sue Tillett June 2005

The End of the Journey May 2005

Clutter March 2005

New Dietary Guidelines February 2005

Transitions January 2005

Funding December 2004

Caregiving November 2004

Civic Engagement with GrandPals October 2004

A New Look September 2004

Safe Driving Summer 2004

Food Safety June 2004

Communication June 2004

The Challenge of Giving Care May 2004

Seniors On The Move April 2004

Depression March 2004

McGreevey February 2004

Medications January 2004

Random Acts of Kindness December 2003

Civic Engagement November 2003

Reverse Mortgages Oct 2003

Emergency Preparedness, Jan 2003

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