A New Look September 2004
The Princeton Senior Resource Center would like to welcome you to another exciting season of programs, activities and services. The staff has worked hard through the summer to bring new ideas and classes to the Suzanne Patterson Building. Please read about them on the next page.
You may have already noticed a new look to this bulletin. We hope that a new name will help us reach out to a wider audience, and we are trying to enter the digital age with more illustrations while keeping an informative and accessible format. We welcome your feedback.
Speaking of feedback, we are hosting our annual Participant Forum on Friday September 10 at 10:30 am. Join us for a cup of tea/coffee and share your appreciation for things we have done well this year and suggestions for the coming year.
This year we are celebrating 30 years since the inception of the Princeton Senior Resource Center, and 10 years since we began programming at the Suzanne Patterson Building. We have grown and programs and staff have changed during the years, but our commitment to serving the older adults throughout our community remains constant.
For those who do not know the history of PSRC, it began with a grant from the NJ Department of Community Affairs to provide programs for older residents in HABOP public housing. PSRC became a private non-profit organization in 1979 and was one of the first senior centers in the U.S. to be accredited in 1998. In 1994, all senior services in Princeton were united and we became responsible for programs at the Suzanne Patterson Building to serve the entire community.
At present, about 30% of our funding comes from the municipalities. Another 20% comes from grants from the United Way and foundations for specific programs. Nearly 40% is given by individual donors, many of whom have been helped by our social service staff or participated in our programs, and about 5% is collected in participant fees. We recently received word from HABOP that they were reducing our funding for tenant services by almost half, and we are seeking ways to replace this funding to continue these valuable services.
As we look ahead into our next decade, we are committed to our mission of “offering affordable opportunities for support and engagement to older adults, their families and caregivers. Programs, services and volunteer activities are designed to empower individuals in the Princeton area to age in place with dignity.” Our vision is “to be viewed as the primary resource for all seniors in the wider Princeton community and to their caregivers, providing information, referrals, counseling and advocacy for issues related to all stages in the aging process. The Center will be a dynamic place where seniors will gather and participate in activities that promote healthy aging including socializing, exercise, seminars and classes, volunteering and recreation. PSRC will collaborate with participants and other community organizations to address needs and current concerns of older adults and their families.” (From the Strategic Plan 2003). Please join us!
Susan W. Hoskins LCSW
DO YOU PLAN TO VOTE IN THE NATIONAL ELECTION?
PSRC has information on how to register to vote if you are not registered locally, and information on how to obtain an absentee ballot. You must register by October 1 and your request for an absentee ballot must be received at least a week before the election. More information is available at 1-800-792-VOTE.
We are also interested in finding out if you need transportation to the polls or are willing to drive others. Please call PSRC so that we can assist those who need rides in connecting with volunteer drivers. We ask that you be able to get in and out of the car without assistance.
NEW JERSEY FREEZE
NEW JERSEY SAVER
The deadline for filing the 2003 NJ SAVER rebate
application has been extended from August 16 to October 1, 2004.
Any New Jersey resident who owned a home as their principal residence
on October 1, 2003, and paid property taxes on that home should be sure
to file the NJ SAVER rebate application, even if they received a
homestead rebate check. By filing both, the homeowner ensures that they are
receiving the maximum benefit for which they are eligible. Homeowners
who haven't filed their NJ SAVER rebate application yet can do so by
GrandPals Celebrate 20 Years!
No One Ages Well Alone
Help at Home
November 2016 Family Caregiving
October 2016 Annual Report
September 2016 Corporate Healthcare
Is Your Home Age- Friendly?
May 2016 Director's Message Part 2 - We Need Your Help
May 2016 - Part 1 - Going Solo
April 2016 - Volunteering
March 2016 - Partners In Caring
February 2016 - PSRC's Strategic Plan
January 2016 - Hope
December 2015 - Gratitude
November 2015 - Helicopter Children
October 2015 - Is Princeton An Age Friendly Community?
September 2015 - Annual Report
July & August 2015 - Family and Community
June 2015 - A Gift that Keeps Giving
May 2015 60 Is the New 60
April 2015 - Spring
March 2015 - Being Mortal
February 2015 - Mentoring
January 2015 - Winter Blues
December 2014 - 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