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Director's Message

October 2013 - Annual Report 2013

PSRC’s fiscal year ended on June 30, which leads me to do a review of our goals and activities for the year, and to work with board and staff on directions for the coming year. I want to share some highlights of our accomplishments with you as well.

THE NUMBERS: In 2012-13, an average of 1389 people attended PSRC programs each week. Another 90 had contact with a social service staff member. 490 volunteers and 12 paid instructors helped our 10 staff (3 full time) to make the magic happen.

PSRC offered 9 fitness classes, 33 Evergreen Forum classes, and 12 other enrichment classes. The Next Step program held 109 events for 1189 people and 33 Evergreen Forum classes had 793 enrolled. There were 24 computer classes, 18 lunch and learn programs and 15 special lectures. Big events included April’s retirement party, the holiday party, art show opening, and Chinese New Year, each drawing 60-225 people. The Plan for the Future conference and AARP Consumer Resource Fair each helped inform over 150 people about local resources. Two trips were also popular, as well as movies and opera videos.


There were 2855 social service contacts, including information and linkage to area resources, assistance with benefits, case management, counseling and consultations, and home visits with individuals and families. Partners in Caring Princeton (PIC-Princeton) did ongoing care coordination for 51 people. There were 5 ongoing support groups and 6 social groups. 23 HomeFriends visited 17 home-based people. There were also several distributions of donated food, gifts and tickets to residents in low-income housing. They were particularly busy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


352 active registered riders took 3523 rides with Crosstown. We were very excited to advocate for 6 day FreeB service. 70 GrandPals read weekly with children in 4 schools.


MAJOR MILESTONES: PSRC left the United Way collaborative and formed our own PIC-Princeton care coordination program. It enables us to serve more people in Princeton, access a wider range of resources, return the focus to the client, and create an individualized plan for him/her. This is an essential service to support the growing number of people who choose to remain in their own homes.


PSRC is excited about the formation of the Men In Retirement group, where a growing number of participants meet weekly for breakfast, discussion, lectures or outings.


The Next Step program also launched the Encore Intern program which provides internships at PSRC for mid-life career changers who want to gain experience in the non-profit sector. 5 interns successfully completed the program and a new class is being screened for this Fall.


This year, there were many more single-session programs including art lectures, author talks and resource events as interest has grown dramatically. Attendance in most of the regular ongoing classes stays fairly constant. New programs include the successful Brunch for Your Brain and TED Talks. Computer classes on new technology have also been very popular. It is exciting to see the Evergreen Forum and Next Step programs growing rapidly, as they are good introductions to PSRC for new, younger participants. At the same time, PSRC strives to offer a wide range of programs that appeal to people with varying interests and abilities.



  • We made progress toward transitioning to a new data base.
  • We sought and received new grant and business support.
  • More people are receiving notices and Mature Princeton electronically and connecting with PSRC on Facebook.
  • Support services have expanded and PIC Princeton was started
  • Volunteers are linked with opportunities more quickly
  • The Encore Internship program launched
  • We have implemented an evaluation component for more programs
  • A bequest program was initiated
  • Successful fundraising events: Capitol Steps, Brunch at Home, Cotton Club and annual appeal.

In conclusion, it was a busy and successful year. Our community of participants continues to grow, to attend the programs planned, and to make use of the support services offered. Many people volunteered their time and talents to contribute to this success and we have an amazing, dedicated staff which works very hard to make it appear smooth and effortless. Thanks to all of you who support PSRC with your donations, volunteer time, ideas, and participation.


Susan W. Hoskins LCSW



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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