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Director's Message

A New Look September 2004

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
Executive Director
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.
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 
calling 1-877-658-2972. 

Previous Messages

October 2017: HomeFriends Celebrates 30 Years!

September 2017: Annual Report

July/August 2017: Preferred Caregivers: Daughters

June 2017: Cues & Clues

May 2017: Recharging

April 2017: GrandPals Celebrate 20 Years!

March 2017: Multi-generational Households

February 2017: No One Ages Well Alone

January 2017: Help at Home

December 2016: Gratitude

November 2016: Family Caregiving

October 2016: Annual Report

September 2016: Corporate Healthcare

July/ August 2016: Strategic Planning

June 2016: Is Your Home Age- Friendly?

May 2016 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: Is 60 the New 40

April 2015: Spring

March 2015: On 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

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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