DECEMBER

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

Programs meeting virtually on Zoom as well as in-person programming


WINTER WONDERLAND EXTRAVAGANZA (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $5
at PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton

Come and join in the merriment at the PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building! Get ready to jingle all the way with the Ho Ho Ho’s and Dave Saltzman on the piano. We invite you to savor a delightful buffet, full of holiday magic and festive treats. Get into the spirit with your favorite songs, spread cheer, exchange goodwill, and participate in our exciting raffles. Most importantly, make new friends and celebrate the holiday season in style!

Transportation is available to and from the Suzanne Patterson Building by the Muni Bus, Crosstown, or by carpool, all of which we encourage! The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. Because we cannot accommodate early arrivals, our doors will open at 12:45 p.m. Register at princetonsenior.org or by calling 609.751.9699. Seating is limited.

REGISTRATION HERE


EGYPTOMANIA: FASHION’S CONFLICTED OBSESSION (Zoom)

Tuesday, December 12, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident

Discover a captivating dialogue between Egyptian art and fashion in this special presentation from The Cleveland Museum of Art. Study the objects which seamlessly blend ancient Egypt’s allure with modern style, fueling global fashion discussions like the complex history of European imperialism’s influence on Egypt and cultural appropriation. Join us and explore the evolving discourse between fashion, art, and Egyptomania.

REGISTRATION HERE


THE iPAD FUNDAMENTALS – SEVEN-SESSION WORKSHOP (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesdays beginning January 9 through February 20, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Fee: $40 resident/$45 nonresident

Discover the incredible possibilities of the iPad in this introductory course designed for those who have never used an iPad. We’ll provide guidance on utilizing its versatility and practicality. Learn how to optimize performance, care for your iPad, and master essential tasks like email, calendars, FaceTime, internet browsing, and applications. Please note this course focuses exclusively on the Apple iPad and does not cover other devices.

Requirements: All participants must bring their own iPad (from 2020 or later) to the classes. One can request the purchase of a new iPad through PSRC.

Registration closes on December 15, 2023 for those wishing to purchase an iPad through PSRC.

REGISTRATION HERE


ARTS & CULTURE

COMPOSER OF THE MONTH: ARCANGELO CORELLI (Zoom)

Tuesday, December 19, noon–1:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident

Arcangelo Corelli, a key figure in the Baroque era, left a modest published legacy of just six collections. His music, celebrated across Europe, epitomized refinement and balance. Corelli’s influence in shaping the sonata and concerto genres, alongside elevating the violin as a premier solo instrument, remains pivotal. Join Dr. Brenda Leonard to savor his renowned “Christmas Concerto” and explore his lesser-known solo and trio sonatas.
Leader: Dr. Brenda Leonard

REGISTRATION HERE


DOCUMENTARY: LIVE TO 100: SECRETS OF THE BLUE ZONES (In-Person at NSK Location)

Friday, December 8 and December 15, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for this two-part showing of Live to 100 and discover five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM – THE TRIP (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location And On Zoom)

Friday, December 1, 1:00 p.m.

Michael Winterbottom’s comedy is a British road movie laced with lacerating laughs starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. (The New York Times) This improvised and semi-fictional series follows Coogan as he sets off to write a load of restaurant reviews for The Observer. Drafting in his friend Brydon after his girlfriend can’t make it, Coogan sets off, and the pair bicker and bond their way through country houses and hotels with brilliantly British names like Hipping Hall and Holbeck Ghyll. (The Observer)
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydan, Rebecca Johnson
Run Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes; Genre: Comedy, Drama; Rated: Not Rated.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO (Zoom)

Tuesdays and Thursdays in December, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Relive the Golden Age of Radio with Zoom! Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a nostalgic trip to the past, as we play some of the most iconic radio shows ever broadcasted. Each Tuesday, catch back-to-back episodes of “Gangbusters” and on Thursdays, two episodes of “The Shadow.” Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of the Golden Age of Radio where you’ll be entertained and amazed by the power of sound and imagination.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Princeton Public Librarians, staff will showcase some great recent and notable book titles to add to your to-be-read list.
Registration required, no fee.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


LITERARY CAFÉ: WINTER HOLIDAY EDITION (In-Person at SPB Location)

Monday, December 18, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Fee: $5

Join us for an enchanting evening where Alex Rendall, a former radio host with a captivating voice, will delight us with heartwarming readings of beloved stories. These narratives will be beautifully complemented by the seasonal piano melodies skillfully played by Dave Saltzman. Let’s gather to celebrate gratitude, the art of storytelling, and the harmony of music, all within the welcoming embrace of our cafe. To enhance the winter spirit, we’ll also be serving snowman soup, a delightful treat of hot chocolate, ensuring our hearts stay warm as we enjoy the magic of the season.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING

Fridays through December 15

Call for availability.

 


THE WONDERS OF WORDPLAY – FALL QUARTER

Monday, October 2 through December 18

Call for availability.

 

 


BILINGUAL

BILINGUAL BINGO (In-Person at SPB Location)

Saturday, December 16, 4:00– 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a lively afternoon of bingo fun where’s there’s no charge and every game ends with a winner! Come for camaraderie and cool prizes. Registration is required. Game play begins at 4:00 p.m.

¡Acompáñanos en una tarde de diversión con bingo, donde no hay cargo y cada juego termina con un ganador! Ven a disfrutar de camaradería y emocionantes premios. Se requiere inscripción. El juego comienza a las 4:00 p.m.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


BILINGUAL HOLIDAY DECOR: DIY POM-POM WREATH (In-Person at SPB Location)

Monday, December 4, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Fee: $18

Elevate your holiday decor with a touch of fun and sophistication! Join us for a creative session where we’ll guide you through crafting your very own pom-pom wreath. Using a foam wreath form, an assortment of pom-poms in various sizes and colors, and a trusty hot glue gun (or fabric glue), you’ll bring to life a charming and unique Christmas wreath that’s both easy to make and incredibly cute!

¡Dale un toque de diversión y sofisticación a tu decoración navideña! Únete a nuestra sesión creativa donde te guiaremos para que crees tu propia corona de pompones. Utilizando una base de espuma para coronas, una variedad de pompones en diferentes tamaños y colores, y una confiable pistola de pegamento caliente (o pegamento para tela), darás vida a una encantadora y única corona navideña que es fácil de hacer y ¡absolutamente adorable!

REGISTRATION HERE


GAMES & RECREATION

BINGO: WIN LIKE NEVER B4! (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, December 6, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a lively afternoon of bingo fun where there’s no charge and every game ends with a winner! Come for camaraderie and cool prizes. Registration is required. Game play begins at 1:30 p.m.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


GAMES DAY (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays in December, 1:00– 4:00 p.m.

Come with a partner or a few friends to enjoy game playing at PSRC. Canasta, Mah Jongg (bring your own set), Scrabble, and Social Bridge.
Registration required due to limited space.

REGISTRATION HERE


HEALTH/WELLNESS

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: A FELDENKRAIS FOCUS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesday, December 19, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident

Join master instructor Jaclyn Boone for a transformative Feldenkrais experience aimed at enhancing spinal flexibility, balance, and breathing, which in turn can positively impact your cognitive function, emotional well-being, and problem-solving abilities, ultimately leading to a more vibrant and harmonious life. Come one, come all; no previous experience necessary.
Instructor: Jaclyn Boone

REGISTRATION HERE


GENTLE MAT YOGA + NIDRA – FALL QUARTER

Mondays through December 18

 


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION

Thursdays through December 28

 


STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE (Zoom)

Tuesday, December 5 through December 26, 1:00 p.m.
Fee:$30 resident/$35 nonresident

Participate in a month-long lively and enjoyable aerobics workshop tailored to enhance endurance and strengthen your body, mind, and soul. Grab your hand weights (or alternatives like water bottles or cans), therapy bands, and comfortable attire, and let’s get moving!
Instructor: Laraine Alison

REGISTRATION HERE


TABLE TENNIS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays and Fridays in December (No sessions on 12/22, 12/25 and 12/29), 1:00–4:45 p.m.

Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to take part in this energetic sport.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


TAI CHI (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesday, December 5 through December 19, 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

This gentle form of exercise helps to maintain strength, flexibility, and balance and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing.
Instructor: Sisco Kinjo

REGISTRATION HERE


LIFELONG LEARNING

COSMOLOGY (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $40 for year

Peer-led discussion about the nature of the universe based on physics and metaphysics.
Instructor: Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more information.


EGYPTOMANIA: FASHION’S CONFLICTED OBSESSION (Zoom)

Tuesday, December 12, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident

Discover a captivating dialogue between Egyptian art and fashion in this special presentation from The Cleveland Museum of Art. Study the objects which seamlessly blend ancient Egypt’s allure with modern style, fueling global fashion discussions like the complex history of European imperialism’s influence on Egypt and cultural appropriation. Join us and explore the evolving discourse between fashion, art, and Egyptomania.

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Tuesday, December 12, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

This presentation will focus on addressing the needs of family caregivers.
Instructor: Beth Shalom is a senior care expert with more than thirty years of experience in serving older adults starting out as an elder care attorney and then transitioning into business.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR: ALL ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING & LONG-TERM CARE (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Tuesday, December 19, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

We will discuss the differences in these two senior living options, what to expect, financials, medical criteria, and the infamous “spend down” time.
Instructor: Stacy Costa is a senior living liaison for The Terrace and The Meadows at Lawrence. She has been in the senior living industry for the past ten years, advising older adults and their families on assisted living communities. Stacy also has experience in the skilled nursing sector, as well as short-term stays in post & subacute rehabilitation.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


 

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

PROGRAMS

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (In-Person at NSK Location)

Monday, December 11, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

Embrace the magic of winter with our enchanting flower arrangement winter holiday workshop! Discover the artistry of crafting stunning winter-themed arrangements that will warm your heart and elevate your holiday decor. Take your creation home and watch it shine on your holiday table or side table, adding a touch of elegance to your celebrations. Unleash your inner florist and make this holiday season truly unforgettable!

A provecha la magia del invierno con nuestro e Taller de Arreglos Florales para las Fiestas de Invierno. Crea arreglos temáticos de invierno que llenarán tu corazón de calidez y realzarán la decoración de tus fiestas. Lleva tu creación a casa agrega un toque de elegancia a tus celebraciones. ¡Libera a tu florista interior y haz de esta temporada navideña algo inolvidable!
*The instructions will be provided in English, Russian and Spanish languages.

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN AND WOMEN IN RETIREMENT SPECIAL PRESENTATION: CLIMBING MT. KILIMANJARO (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Friday, December 1, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Join Maurice Harding, a member of MIR, as he recounts his amazing journey to Tanzania and the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (at age fifty-seven)! Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world: 19,341 ft above sea level.
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


WINTER WONDERLAND EXTRAVAGANZA (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $5

Come and join in the merriment at the PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building! Get ready to jingle all the way with the Ho Ho Ho’s and Dave Saltzman on the piano. We invite you to savor a delightful buffet, full of holiday magic and festive treats. Get into the spirit with your favorite songs, spread cheer, exchange goodwill, and participate in our exciting raffles. Most importantly, make new friends and celebrate the holiday season in style!

Transportation is available to and from the Suzanne Patterson Building by the Muni Bus, Crosstown, or by carpool, all of which we encourage! The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. Because we cannot accommodate early arrivals, our doors will open at 12:45 p.m. Register at princetonsenior.org or by calling 609.751.9699. Seating is limited.

REGISTRATION HERE


SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

GROUPS

AGING GAILY (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Monday, December 18, 3:00 p.m.

Social activities, build friendships, and offer support.

REGISTRATION HERE


CAFÉ FRANÇAIS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Mondays in December (no meeting 12/25), 3:00 p.m.

Join us for casual French language conversation, focusing on pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar enrichment. All levels welcome.

REGISTRATION HERE


CRAFTER’S CORNER (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Thursday, December 14, 11:00 a.m.

Fun space for craft hobbies.

REGISTRATION HERE


FOREVER YOUNG (55-65) (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Thursday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.

For young seniors who may still be working or in early retirement.

REGISTRATION HERE


GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS (Zoom)

Mondays in December (no meeting 12/25), 1:00 p.m.

For individuals open to worldly conversations.

REGISTRATION HERE


LET’S TALK (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Wednesdays in December (no meeting 12/13), 3:00 p.m.

General conversation group.

REGISTRATION HERE


TED TALKS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Wednesdays in December (no meeting 12/13), 3:00 p.m.

Together we’ll watch a TED Talk then participate in an awesome discussion led by Helen Burton.
Everyone’s invited! This month’s buzzworthy topics:

December 5: Barbara F. Walter — Is the U.S. headed towards another civil war?
December 12: Aisha Nyandoro — What does “wealth” mean to you?
December 19: Rebecca Onie — What Americans agree on when it comes to health
December 26: No meeting scheduled

REGISTRATION HERE


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Friday, December 15, 2:30 p.m.

This group addresses many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement.
Instructor: Paul Knight

REGISTRATION HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT: COFFEE KLATCH

Fridays in December, 10:00 a.m.

Contact WIR for the location of meeting. All are welcome. For more information go to http://wiret.wordpress.com/.

 

 


TECHNOLOGY

THE TECH HOUR: EXPANDING HORIZONS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and On Zoom)

Wednesday, December 6 and December 13, 11:00 a.m.–noon

Join us weekly for a tech-focused lecture or informational video, followed by a lively conversation led by Nick Macy. This month’s topics:
December 6 – Why Is My Computer Slowing Down?
December 13 – Cyber Security 101
Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


THE iPAD FUNDAMENTALS – SEVEN-SESSION WORKSHOP (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesdays beginning January 9 through February 20, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Fee: $40 resident/$45 nonresident

Discover the incredible possibilities of the iPad in this introductory course designed for those who have never used an iPad. We’ll provide guidance on utilizing its versatility and practicality. Learn how to optimize performance, care for your iPad, and master essential tasks like email, calendars, FaceTime, internet browsing, and applications. Please note this course focuses exclusively on the Apple iPad and does not cover other devices.

Requirements: All participants must bring their own iPad (from 2020 or later) to the classes. One can request the purchase of a new iPad through PSRC.

Registration closes on December 15, 2023 for those wishing to purchase an iPad through PSRC.

REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL MANIA

Explore the diverse schedule of our monthly pickleball activities at: princetonsenior.org/pickleball/

PROGRAMS FOR BEGINNERS:
Players should be brand new to the sport or looking to refresh their skills.

A TASTE OF PICKLEBALL
Experience a dynamic two-hour beginner’s workshop, combining skill instruction with active gameplay for an exciting introduction to the sport.
Fee: $35 resident/$40 nonresident

GET INTO THE GAME!
Now that you know the basics from A Taste of Pickleball, join your instructor for two hours of game play designed to improve skill and get a feel for real game play.
Fee: $35 resident/$40 nonresident

GROUP COURT RENTALS
Reserve our pickleball court at 45 Stockton Street in the Suzanne Patterson Building! Bookings are first-come, first-served, and non-refundable. Available dates and times are listed in the Pickleball Group Court Rental form.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

PROGRAMS FOR ADVANCED-BEGINNERS TO LOWER INTERMEDIATE
Players should have knowledge of the game and be able to keep score, dink, serve, and have taken an intro to pickleball course. Please, no beginners in Prep & Play or 3 & Me. If you’re new to the sport, check out A Taste of Pickleball and Get Into the Game!

PREP & PLAY
Learn new techniques on the court with expert instruction and enjoy open game play with guided support to enhance your game.
Fee: $35 resident/$40 nonresident

3 & ME
This exciting small group pickleball experience allows players to engage in energetic gameplay while refining skills under the guidance of our expert instructor.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


PRINCETON FLU SHOT CLINICS

Tuesday, December 5, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
at Witherspoon Hall, Community Room, 400 Witherspoon St. (Walk-in only)

Health Insurance Information:
If you have health insurance, you need to bring all your insurance cards/information to receive the influenza vaccine (prescription and health insurance, including all up-to-date Medicare Part B information.) Uninsured Princeton residents will receive the influenza vaccine at no cost.

COVID-19 VACCINE LOCATIONS TOOL
With the approval of the new Covid-19 vaccine, there is an online tool to search for providers in your area: princetonsenior.link/Gov-Vaccine-Tool. Remember that with the commercialization of the Covid-19 vaccine, it is no longer free. Therefore, the vaccine is available at no cost for people who have private health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. The Bridge Access Program will provide the vaccine at no cost for adults eighteen years old and older without health insurance or whose health insurance plans do not cover the Covid-19 vaccine. For more information on the Bridge Access Program: https://princetonsenior.link/Bridge-Program. The online vaccine search tool allows you to search for Bridge Access Program participating locations.

INFORMTATION HERE

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