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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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
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
APRIL 2012 - TEN YEARS
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!
Am I Old?
Aging In America May 2010
Volunteering April 2010
Spirituality March 2010
Encore Careers January 2010
Hiring Home Care
Annual Giving by
Flu Pandemic 2009 October 2009
Healthy Memory, Healthy Mind
A Personal Perspective on Caregiving
Wei Ji: Crisis, Danger and Opportunity
Write your own obituary
Hope and Vision in Challenging Times
Medicare Changes 2008: Take A Look!
Scams, Frauds and Rip-offs November 2008
Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning
Finding Rhythm and Purpose
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?
Get Moving with FitRhythms™!
My Condolences January 2008
What Are Social Services? November 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