October

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

PSRC FALL FUNDRAISER
An Evening with Senator Al Franken
Former U.S. Senator, Author, Comedy Writer, Comedian, Producer, and Screenwriter

Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Princeton Senior Resource Center is a community nonprofit whose mission is to help older adults thrive. We offer programs for enrichment and lifelong learning, no-cost social services and resource referrals, and much more. We rely on the generosity of individuals as well as community and corporate partners to support our mission. The fall fundraiser is our signature fundraising event throughout the year and a critical part of our funding plan. Like many organizations, we have moved online to promote community health and care for the vulnerable in our community. We are grateful for your continued support!

More information HERE.

REGISTER HERE


FLU SHOT CLINIC DAY

Tuesday, October 13 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Help Princeton fight the flu!
To schedule an appointment, please contact the health department (not PSRC) at 609.497.7609. To ensure safety, everyone is required to maintain social distancing and wear a mask. Strict Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Free flu shots will be provided to uninsured Princeton residents and high dose vaccines are available for seniors.


VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR

See full schedule, information, and register HERE.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3:00 P.M.
JFCS — Featured Mental Health Presentation Grieving the Loss of Normal

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 12:30 P.M.
Town Hall Meeting with Dr. DiFerdinando

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 11:45 A.M.
FYI Seminar — “Medicare”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 AT 11:45 A.M.
FYI Seminar — “Cooking with Senior Chefs”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT 11:45 A.M.
FYI Seminar — “Medical Marijuana”

VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR SOCIAL SERVICES PRESENTATIONS
Various nonprofit organizations and government agencies will be giving five different informational sessions about their social services and programs. There will be up to three different agencies scheduled in a one hour time slot. Each agency will speak for fifteen minutes and at the end there will be a Q&A for the presenters. The Zoom link will be the same for all of the presentations listed below, so you only need to register one time. You will be able to submit questions in advance on the registration form.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 3:00 P.M. — Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 3:00 P.M. — Arm in Arm, Senior Care Services, JFCS Senior Services

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3:00 P.M. — Social Security, Office on Aging, SHIP

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 3:00 P.M. — Central Jersey Legal, Consumer Affairs, Mercer County Surrogate

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 3:00 P.M. — Princeton Human Services, Sustainable Princeton, Princeton Affordable Housing


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “THE HATE U GIVE”

Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white, private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she’s forced to make a decision.
Starring: Amanda Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith
Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Running time: 2 hrs, 13 mins

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “MEDICARE”

Friday, October 9 at 11:45 a.m.

Want to find out what Medicare in 2021 means for you? October 15 to December 7 is the Medicare annual enrollment period when you can review your Medicare coverage for the following year. Find out what your choices are, what questions to ask, and where to get free, unbiased, and confidential assistance from Cathy Forbes, Mercer County SHIP coordinator since 2016.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Acorn Glen Assisted Living, McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Novi Wealth Partners, and Progression Physical Therapy.

REGISTER HERE

 


FYI SEMINAR — “COOKING WITH SENIOR CHEFS”

Friday, October 16 at 11:45 a.m.

Join Chef Jon Boot who will cook up an online culinary demo just for PSRC which will consist of two dishes: roasted butternut squash soup with apple, pumpkin seeds, and spiced crème fraiche; and a fish du jour dish with spaghetti squash and seasonal mushrooms.

Jon Boot is a chef from New Jersey who has been cooking professionally for twenty years in some of the Garden State’s best restaurants. Suellen Boot graduated with a degree in biochemistry and is also a licensed integrative nutrition health coach.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Acorn Glen Assisted Living, McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Novi Wealth Partners, and Progression Physical Therapy.

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “MEDICAL MARIJUANA”

Friday, October 23 at 11:45 a.m.

Senior citizens are the fastest growing group of marijuana consumers in America. Learn about the “New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.” Ken Wolski will answer the questions you’ve been pondering, such as, who qualifies, how do I get an ID card, and how does marijuana work in the human body? New Jersey is poised to legalize marijuana; come and learn the reasons why.

Ken Wolski, MPA, has been a registered nurse (RN) since 1976. Ken retired in 2006 from the State of New Jersey after twenty-five years of service, and he also worked for eight years as an intensive care unit and cardiac care unit (ICU/CCU) nurse. Ken is the executive director and co-founder of the “Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey, Inc.,” a 501(c)(3) educational organization and public charity, since 2003.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Acorn Glen Assisted Living, McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Novi Wealth Partners, and Progression Physical Therapy.

REGISTER HERE


TED TALKS

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome. This month’s topics:
October 6 — Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well
October 13 — Ted Dintersmith: Why Schools should teach for the real world
October 20 — David Ikard: The real story of Rosa Parks — and why we need to confront myths about black history
October 27 — Jad Abumrad: How Dolly Parton led me to an epiphany

Sponsors: Artis Senior Living, Capital Health, Oasis Senior Advisors, and Ovation at Riverwalk

REGISTER HERE


LIBRARY READS

Monday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Calling all readers — Princeton Public Library staff will showcase some great recent and notable book titles to add to your to-be-read list. You can also ask for personalized book recommendations.

Presented by Princeton Public Librarians

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — NOT MEETING IN OCTOBER

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”

Friday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for WIR’s celebration of an exciting milestone. They will be toasting their fifth year anniversary and invite you to bring a glass of your favorite beverage to celebrate the moment. They will be sharing memories, pictures, and thoughts about what Women in Retirement has meant to their members.
All are welcome.

REGISTER HERE

 


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m.

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator and HomeFriends coordinator.

 

REGISTER HERE


WHEN WOMEN LOST THE VOTE: A REVOLUTIONARY STORY, 1776–1807

Thursday, October 15, 11:00 a.m.

On the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution comes to PSRC via Zoom to tell the lesser-known story of women and free people of color who legally held the right to vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years, from 1776 to 1807. You will learn of the nation’s first women voters and the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away. These events helped to set the stage for another generation of women to take the mantle of the suffrage movement decades later. This inspiring story explores how the American Revolution shaped women’s political opportunities and activism and is also a cautionary tale about one of American’s first voting rights crises.

The Zoom presentation by museum staff, will include a brief talk, a tour of the exhibit, and Q&A time. Registration required, no fee.

 

REGISTER HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. beginning October 5 to November 23

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, an explanation of the science of yoga sound which creates profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. In this gentle, flowing, and playful class, we tone and strengthen the body as well as the mind. It is suitable for new students and season practitioners. Participants will need a yoga mat and/or clear floor space, water bottle, and comfortable clothes.
Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions

REGISTER HERE


NEW! PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Join master art instructor Christina Rang on Zoom for a painting class designed specifically for beginners. You’ll learn the basics and of layout, color, design, and more!
Instructor: Christina Rang

Fee: $80 per person beginning October 5 through November 23

 

REGISTER HERE


MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

What’s your story? In our online memoir workshop, you will learn how to get started on mining your memories and shaping them into well-crafted pieces. We will engage in writing exercises, discuss the craft of writing, and share examples from several published memoirs to inspire you.
Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-self-expression-waitlist/ to register your interest.

Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions


PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

This class will emphasize the components of the creative painting technique. Thought will be given to composition, subject matter, shape, light, movement, and structure. Join master instructor Christina Rang as she encourages you to explore your creative choices and personal expression.
Instructor: Christina Rang

If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-self-expression-waitlist/ to register your interest.

Fee: $80 per person for eight sessions

November

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “JUDY”

Friday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans, all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline. Academy Award to Renee Zellweger for Best Actress.
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Finn Witrock, Rosalyn Wilder, Sid Luft
Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “MAKING CHOICES FOR IMPROVING PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH”

Friday, November 13 at 11:45 a.m.

Today’s environment can seem unprecedented and frightening. It has changed our social interactions, physical abilities, and how we live our daily lives. This discussion will explore the use of our mind-body connection to increase the enjoyment of life as senior citizens while awaiting the return to a more normal, understandable time.

Dr. Cynthia Clayton, a retired pediatrician, has treated children and families for forty years. In addition, she has helped design projects to educate the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, CareOne at Hamilton, Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC, and Team Toyota of Princeton

REGISTER HERE

 


FYI SEMINAR — “STROKE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION”

Friday, November 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Discover what you can do to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke at this invaluable program led by Phil Tran, RN-BSN, stroke coordinator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Learn the early warning signs of a stroke, when to seek medical attention and prevention methods, as well as which heart conditions can lead to a stroke. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, CareOne at Hamilton, Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC, and Team Toyota of Princeton

REGISTER HERE


TED TALKS

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome. This month’s topics:
November 3 — Nicholas Negroponte: 5 predictions, from 1984
November 10 — Sandra Amodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work
November 17 — Sam Daley-Harris: Poverty, Purpose, Pitfalls, and Redemption history
November 24 — Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting

Sponsors: Homewatch CareGivers, Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, and Van Dyck Law, LLC

REGISTER HERE


LIBRARY READS

Monday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Calling all readers — Princeton Public Library staff will showcase some great recent and notable book titles to add to your to-be-read list. You can also ask for personalized book recommendations.

Presented by Princeton Public Librarians

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


MUSEUM SERIES

Thursdays beginning November 12 through December 17 (no session on November 26), 1:00 p.m.
$45 for the series, $10 for each session

PSRC is proud to bring five important cultural institutions to your living rooms as part of our Museum Series. Each event will include an informative docent-led tour with a question-and-answer session. As winter approaches and we have less opportunity to travel, this is your chance to do some armchair museum exploration.

November 12 — BARNES FOUNDATION TOUR
Enjoy a docent-led tour using “Deep Zoom” technology where you can actually see the painting and objects MUCH closer and with greater detail than you could on-site! The virtual tour includes background of Dr. Barnes, the early years of the foundation and the start of the collection, in addition to a discussion about the room ensembles.
Then the docent will move throughout the galleries and focus on highlights within the collection.

November 19 — ASIAN ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO TOUR
Explore the very best treasures of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. These are masterworks from the vast and varied regions we collectively call Asia, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Fabulous statues, ancient bronzes, mystic jade, delicate ceramics, and evocative paintings — let them engulf you in their amazing beauty and workmanship.

December 3 — GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD: UNTOLD STORIES
Despite the vast historiography of the Battle of Gettysburg, there are many stories that remain relatively under told, including the experiences of Gettysburg’s African American community before, during, and after the battle. Join a park ranger for a discussion of the ways in which the campaign and battle of Gettysburg impacted the local Black community as well as the difficult decisions they faced while the confederate army made its way through the free soil of Pennsylvania.

December 10 — THE MUTTER MUSEUM: EARLY GERM WARFARE
While less than 200 years old, the idea that germs make people sick has revolutionized not only medicine but our daily lives, from getting shots at the doctor to washing our hands before we eat. You will learn about the incredible, astonishing, and sometimes disgusting stories of the men and women who first fought germs and learned how to keep us healthy.

December 17 — PENN MUSEUM: 1000 YEARS OF ANCIENT ART
Explore eight objects and themes in the Etruscan Italy, Greece, and Rome Galleries. Beginning in the 8th century BCE and covering roughly 1,000 years of history, the tour takes you from early Italian tombs to Roman imperial burials in Syria. Learn about the development of coinage, mythological scenes on Greek vases, Greek social practices, Etruscan architecture, Roman technological innovations in glass, and an erased Roman imperial inscription..

REGISTER HERE


AN OVERVIEW OF LATE LIFE DEPRESSION

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.

Danielle Micale will discuss severity of depression, symptoms suggesting depression, risk factors, suicide risk, and treatment options for older adults. Danielle Micale, MHA, LNHA, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, is the president and CEO of her own business, Family Tree Care & Consultation, LLC. She also currently serves as a director for a local department on aging in New Jersey.

Registration required, no fee.

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REGARDEZ L’ART

Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 a.m.

Rather than relying on traditional textbooks, students will be introduced to different levels of French vocabulary by discussing paintings. To prepare for the class, participants will be sent links to selected paintings for their review. This one-time course is intended for those with a good knowledge of the French language.
Instructor: Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon

Registration required, no fee.

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HEALTHCARE DECISIONS WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 19, 3:00 p.m.

Go beyond completing your advance directives and learn ways to talk to your family/friends about your wishes for end-of-life care. The workshop will review documents and key issues. Copies of Five Wishes will be emailed to participants prior to the session, so register early.
Facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator, and HomeFriends coordinator.

Registration required, no fee.

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CHESS +

Friday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.

Chess + is a novel program that combines chess with positive psychology to help elders engage socially, exercise mentally, and live happily. A typical lesson will run for approximately 60–90 minutes. For the positive psychology portion, participants will be taught and eventually utilize positive psychology interventions in a group discussion. For the chess portion, participants will learn the fundamentals of chess and solve tactic puzzles together through group discussions.

Instructor: Larry Li, a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has been playing chess since he was in second grade and has experience with both competitive and instructional chess.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


MEN IN RETIREMENT

Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m.

This month the Men in Retirement join the Women in Retirement. Read all about it under Women in Retirement.

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “GARGOYLES AND MORE ON THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS”

Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m.

The older buildings of Princeton University house many permanent residents — the curious stone figures affixed to nooks and crannies in the stonework, recessed in an arch here or protruding from an eave there; hiding in plain sight. Join us on a virtual tour of these campus “residents” led by their long-time devotee Lee Neuwirth. Lee has been taking his coworkers and friends on these tours for decades.

This program is jointly sponsored by WIR and MIR. All are welcome.

REGISTER HERE

 


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m.

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator and HomeFriends coordinator.

 

REGISTER HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA

Mondays at 10:00 a.m., New session begins November 30 through December 28

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, an explanation of the science of yoga sound which creates profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. In this gentle, flowing, and playful class, we tone and strengthen the body as well as the mind. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners. Participants will need a yoga mat and/or clear floor space, water bottle, and comfortable clothes.
Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

Fee: $35 for five sessions

REGISTER HERE


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., New session begins November 19 through December 17

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities. Important note: please do not use a rolling chair or a chair with arm rests.
Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

Fee: $25 for four sessions

REGISTER HERE


MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., New session begins November 5 through December 17, no class on November 26

What’s your story? In our online memoir workshop, you will learn how to get started on mining your memories and shaping them into well-crafted pieces. We will engage in writing exercises, discuss the craft of writing, and share examples from several published memoirs to inspire you.
Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/memoir-writing-with-jennifer-waitlist/ to register your interest.

Fee: $40 for six sessions


PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Mondays at 2:00 p.m., New session beginsNovember 30 through January 25, no class on January 18

Join master art instructor Christina Rang on Zoom for a painting class designed specifically for beginners. You’ll learn the basics and of layout, color, design, and more!
Instructor: Christina Rang

If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-for-beginnerswaitlist/ to register your interest.

Fee: $80 for eight sessions


PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

This class will emphasize the components of the creative painting technique. Thought will be given to composition, subject matter, shape, light, movement, and structure. Join master instructor Christina Rang as she encourages you to explore your creative choices and personal expression.
Instructor: Christina Rang

If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-self-expression-waitlist/ to register your interest.

Fee: $80 for eight sessions

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