June

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

LGBTQ+ PRIDE CELEBRATION

Wednesdays, beginning June 2 through June 30, 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, no fee

PSRC is honored to partner with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as we celebrate Pride Month. We will explore ways in which we can promote, include, and amplify the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.

Bayard Rustin: Little Known Architect of the Civil Rights Movement
June 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights. He inspired the Freedom Riders, mentored Martin Luther King in non-violent direct action, and was a lead organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington.
Presented by Carol Watchler, community outreach coordinator of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.

LGBTQ+ Senior Rights
June 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Gordon Sauer of SAGE New Jersey will present on the LGBTQ+ Senior Bill of Rights that protects elders from discrimination in long term care facilities.
SAGE is an organization that provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ issues to service providers.

Pride Virtual Open Mic Event
June 16 at 11:00 a.m.
We invite participants to tell their story through dialogue, poetry, music, and art.
Hosted by Breana Newton, program associate at PSRC and Carol Watchler of BRCSJ.
We welcome participants from the broader community. To submit your story, please contact outreach.brcsj@gmail.com by June 5.

Getting to Know Transgender with Denise Bowker
June 23 at 11:00 a.m.
After five decades of hiding, Denise Bowker decided to transition into the woman she was always meant to be. She will share her personal journey with us.

Armchair Activist: What You Can Do to Make a Difference
June 30 at 11:00 a.m.
Hear the stories of modern-day activists in our community and beyond.
Do you want to protect our environment? Are you concerned about racial justice? Is access to healthcare for everybody your issue? For these and other social concerns, our panelists can help you open the door to life-enhancing ways to make a difference without even needing to leave your home. Your pen, your phone, your voice can be the impetus for positive change. Join us and be inspired by learning the skills and strategies to bring about those dreams for a better world — right from your armchair.
Hosted by Drew Dyson, PSRC’s chief executive officer, Breana Newton of PSRC, and Carol Watchler of BRCSJ.

PSRC LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration Series is sponsored by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

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NEW! EVERGREEN FORUM SUMMER SAMPLER

Wednesdays, beginning June 9 through June 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $70 for the four-session series

While an exciting fall Evergreen Forum semester is being planned, we invite you to participate in our June “Summer Sampler” — four virtual classes on four different topics that will give you a taste of the wide variety of intriguing courses we offer year-round.

Wednesday, June 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
The Status of Voting Rights in 2021, Elaine Jacoby
This class will update Elaine Jacoby’s 2020 course, looking closely at attempts to expand voting rights even as concerted efforts in many state legislatures seek to roll back the progress that was made in 2020. Will voting by mail survive? Will early voting periods be curtailed? Other topics include the continued use of gerrymandering, voter-roll purging, and voter ID requirements. The class will briefly consider the outlook for the 2022 elections.
Leader: Elaine Jacoby is a retired attorney.

Wednesday, June 16, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Four Brave Children Take a Knee, Phillip Carchman
In this era of controversy as to how citizens display patriotism, this class will explore two disparate United States Supreme Court decisions decided during the rise of Nazi Germany that addressed these issues, and which remain relevant to the present debate.
Leader: Philip Carchman is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Wednesday, June 23, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
American Opera, Harold Kuskin
This class will consider what distinguishes an opera from an operetta or a Broadway musical and what makes an opera “American.” The class will then explore two works by American composers, Susannah by Carlisle Floyd and Candide by Leonard Bernstein.
Leader: Harold Kuskin has lectured on opera for the Princeton Festival, has taught opera at the Princeton Adult School, and, for each of the past four years, has taught a course on opera for the Evergreen Forum.

Wednesday, June 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Brief Introduction to Klezmer Music in America, Bob Mehlman and Bill Selden
This brief overview of Klezmer music (Jewish secular folk, theater, and dance music) will provide a framework for understanding the origins and changes as the music came with immigrants and will be augmented with examples played by the instructors.
Leaders: Bob Mehlman taught English at The College of New Jersey for nearly forty years and worked in psychological counseling services as a psychologist. He plays clarinet in the band Odessa Klezmer and Greek music in the band Baklava. Bill Selden directed the Geology Museum at Rutgers University. Well-versed in Balkan music, he plays accordion with the klezmer band Tzu Fil Dovids, Greek music with Baklava, and Bulgarian and Macedonian gajda and kaval.

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“THE DOCTOR IS IN” WITH DR. GEORGE DiFERDINANDO
Screening for Gastrointestinal Cancers in 2021

Friday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m.

This bi-monthly medical series will feature Dr. George DiFerdinando and special guest experts in a conversational format discussing critical topics in preventative medicine for older adults. This session will feature Dr. Jason Rogart of Capital Health and the topics will include colorectal health, pancreatic screenings, and esophageal/gastric screenings. Dr. George DiFerdinando is the chair of the Princeton Board of Health and Dr. Jason Rogart, MD, FASGE, is the director of interventional gastroenterology & therapeutic endoscopy at Capital Health in Pennington.

Registration required, no fee.

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FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “THE DANISH GIRL”

Friday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m.

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Academy Award to Alicia Vikander for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
Running time: 1 hour, 59 minutes; Genre: Biography, Drama; Rated: R

Registration required, no fee.

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FYI SEMINAR — “THE PERFECT BRA”

Friday, June 11 at 11:45 a.m.

A bra that fits well makes all the difference. Frederika “Freddy” Zappe will demystify the bra fitting process and will share tips on how to know if the bra you’re wearing fits properly. Coupled with that, Freddy will also discuss overall breast health.

Frederika Zappe is an accomplished intimate apparel authority, noted fit expert, and the national fit director for Eveden Inc., U.S.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

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FYI SEMINAR — “STUFFED UP: COMMON SINUS AND ALLERGY PROBLEMS”

Friday, June 18 at 11:45 a.m.

Stuffed up and can’t breathe? If you suffer from nasal congestion, sinus or allergy issues, or postnasal drip, join us for this informative session presented by Neil S. Baman, MD, from the Princeton Medical Center. He will discuss common sinus problems, including nasal blockages, nasal polyps, sinus infections, as well as treatment options.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

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FYI SEMINAR — “UNDERSTANDING MEMORY LOSS”

Friday, June 25 at 11:45 a.m.

Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and abnormal changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including some of the common warning signs. The presentation also reviews the importance of receiving a thorough diagnostic evaluation when symptoms first arise, current treatment options, and research regarding healthy aging.

Juliana Leach is the programs and services specialist at Alzheimer’s New Jersey. She has a Master of Social Work with concentrations in gerontology and policy practice. At Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Juliana operates the statewide helpline, facilitates support groups, and presents community education programs.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

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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:
June 1— Sue Klebold: My son was a Columbine Shooter. This is my story. (YouTube)
June 8 — Megan McArthur: A NASA astronaut’s lesson on fear, confidence, and preparing for spaceflight.
June 15 — Esther Perel: How to welcome surprise and mystery into your post-pandemic life.
June 22 — Frederick Imbo: How not to take things personally. (YouTube)
June 28 — Martin Ford: How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, Serenade, and Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC

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LIBRARY READS

Monday, June 7 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.

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NEW WORKSHOP! YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS

Wednesday, June 16, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $10

“Yoga for Arthritis” is a class that takes the student through a series of gentle, breath-infused movements that flow throughout all the joints in every direction they naturally move. This practice can be done seated or on a mat with options to stand as well. Specific best placement can be explored during or after class. The movement of the joints create space in the body and moves prana or the life force in such a way that motion may become more easeful and fluid. Stiffness, sensation, and/or pain may be lessened or relieved to prompt a deeper journey into healing.
Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

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NEW STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE

Tuesdays, beginning June 1 to June 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $30

Join us on Zoom for a month-long aerobics workshop that will help build endurance and strengthen your body, mind, and soul. This chair aerobics class is designed for those seeking a gentle yet lively form of exercise. Instructor Laraine Alison offers a fun, music filled class that will help you to forget you are even exercising. You will need hand weights (or use water bottles or cans), therapy bands, comfortable clothing, water, and a smile.

 

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TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP — “COMPUTER SECURITY”

Friday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a one-hour tutorial where you’ll learn about security breaches such as hacking and “phishing,” malware types and prevention, phone scams, and best practices designed to help you keep your data private and your documents backed up.

Instructors: PSRC Tech Volunteers Josh Stone and Don Benjamin

Registration required, no fee.

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MORNING TECH SERIES: USING GENEALOGY DATABASE

Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Librarian Nora Walsh introduces you to the library’s genealogy databases: Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and Fold3 Library Edition. This class offers new users an opportunity to dive into the past and discover threads of your family history using the library’s genealogy database offerings. Users will explore these databases and learn how to conduct and save your own research.

Registration required through the library. This program will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.

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MORNING TECH SERIES: WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Adapting to new gadgets and devices is hard, but trying to decide which ones to purchase is even more difficult. During this session, users will be shown valuable resources for comparing products, and how to decide if a new technology is right for you.

Registration required through the library. This program will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.

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MEN IN RETIREMENT — not meeting in June

 

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “CAMEROON: A MICROCOSM OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT”

Friday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Join WIR member, Suzanne Mandong, who will speak about her home country, Cameroon. She will share her country’s pre-independence and modern history while highlighting her youth and family. Suzanne will also share her tribe’s values which shaped her adulthood and leadership path to becoming a citizen of the world, as well as her advocacy for adolescent girls. Suzanne has over thirty-five years of diplomatic, development, and humanitarian experience; most recently with the United Nations Population Fund. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

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TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, June 18 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.

 

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GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — Spring Quarter

Mondays through June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, an explanation of the science of yoga sound which creates profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. 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

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MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — Spring Quarter

Thursdays through June 24, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and for those with balance issues and injuries. This includes participants who spend their time commuting, sitting at a desk, or suffer with limited mobility or chronic conditions. It is therapeutic in nature and welcoming to all populations. Participants will enjoy a restorative experience that is breath, body, and spiritually focused. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and energy while increasing range of motion and delving into the serenity of a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace. Important note: please do not use a rolling chair or a chair with arm rests.
Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

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MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER — Spring Quarter

Thursdays through June 24, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

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. Limited to 12 participants. This class is full.
Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

 


PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

PAINTING CLASSES ARE ON HIATUS UNTIL THE FALL

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

Class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-for-beginnerswaitlist/.


PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

PAINTING CLASSES ARE ON HIATUS UNTIL THE FALL

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

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


July

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

SUMMER SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Mondays in July and August at 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 per session; $45 for all five

The PSRC Summer Scholar Spotlight Series returns this year, with a special focus on female scholars.

Monday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Dana Marlowe
Concerns and Needs of Women Carrying the BRCA, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Mutation
This study conducts qualitative research to assess the concerns and needs of women living with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (Breast cancer 1 or Breast cancer 2 genetic mutation) throughout their lifetimes. Results of the study will be initial recommendations for services that will be made to agencies providing services to these women and their family members.

Dana B. Marlowe, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical professor and director of academic excellence and teaching innovation, as well as a research scholar at the Ravazzin Center on Aging at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Monday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Abigail Uhrman and Meredith Katz
Is it all or nothing? If I choose private school, do I have to give up on being anti-racist?
This study explores how private school parents engage with issues of race within the educational lives of their children. Data emerged from a parent reading group discussing Hagerman’s 2018 book White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America.

Meredith Katz is a clinical assistant professor of education at the William Davidson Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Abigail Uhrman is an assistant professor of education at the William Davidson Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Monday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Beth Yount
Promoting Food Security in Guinea, West Africa
This presentation will feature a personal experience working with the United Nations World Food Programme and its part in capacity building and partnerships, as well as the role of foreign aid in addressing food security internationally. Included is a discussion of strategies and constraints on ending hunger.

Beth Yount is master watershed steward coordinator for Penn State Extension, Philadelphia.

Monday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Susan Shapiro Barash
Shifting from Nonfiction to Fiction
In this presentation, the famed author will explore how she has threaded academic research with pop culture to tell the stories of how lives of women are endlessly fascinating and that the female journey deserves to be told.

Susan Shapiro Barash studies gender in the writing department at Marymount Manhattan College.

Monday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Marlaine Lockheed
Education Policy Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: A variety of Country Contexts
Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming more diverse, urbanized, and integrated regionally and globally, bringing the promise of more and better jobs to the continent’s sizable and growing youth population. Realizing this potential requires that young Africans have a solid foundation in basic education and opportunities for further education. For the past few years, Lockheed and her colleagues have been working with associates in the World Bank to draw policy lessons from the region and for the region about “what works” to boost learning and how to better implement what works.

Marlaine Lockheed is a retired World Bank official.

PSRC Summer Scholar Spotlight Series is sponsored by Lawrenceville Optician and Mobility Doctor.

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STORIES AND TESTIMONIES OF GENOCIDE

Wednesdays in July at 11:00 a.m.
Registration required, no fee

In July, PSRC will be addressing how genocide is perpetrated and remembered. With a focus on three twentieth-century genocides: the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide, our programs will explore both the experience of genocide and its aftermath from the perspective of the communities that survived it and society-at-large.

Wednesday, July 7 at 11:00 a.m.
A Guided Tour of The Anne Frank House in Virtual Reality — Amsterdam, Holland

Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Letters from Anne and Martin — A Live (on Zoom) Theatrical performance by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, New York, NY
Letters from Anne and Martin is a unique production that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom were born in 1929 yet seemingly represent drastically different times and cultures. Developed from excerpts from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” this piece evokes the important messages from these legendary figures, as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world. This performance touches those of various backgrounds and demonstrates the universality of the human experience.

Wednesday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.
The Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath — Alexis Rwatambuga and Aline Ndemeye, Chesapeake, VA
Join us for a special presentation with Alexis Rwatambuga, a Rawandan Tutsi and Aline Ndemeye from the Congo, on how they survived the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and how it continues to plague the continent of Africa.

Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00 a.m.
What Will Become of Us – 100 Years After the Armenian Genocide — Stephanie Ayanian, Bryn Mawr, PA
Filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian will discuss the Armenian Genocide, the importance of documented evidence, and the use of survivor testimony in her film What Will Become of Us.

PSRC Stories and Testimonies of Genocide Series is sponsored by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

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20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE PSRC

Thursdays at noon in July
Fee: $10 per session; $45 for all five

Take to the seas in July with PSRC. This program will focus on maritime history and ocean life. We will visit historic ships of the U.S. on both coasts, learn about the swashbuckling woman whom many consider to be the most successful pirate in history, and spend a session learning about North American whales. July is the perfect month to dip your toes into PSRC’s virtual waters!

Thursday, July 1 at noon
Historic Ships — Baltimore, MD
Historic ships in Baltimore is the steward of historic vessels spanning more than 150 years of American maritime heritage. They preserve and maintain vessels from the US Navy, including the USS Constellation and USS Torsk, the U.S. Coast Guard, including USCG Cutter 37, and the U.S. Lighthouse Service with Lightship Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. For a glimpse into the fascinating history of each of these historic ships, join Brian Auer, the operations director at Historic Ships in Baltimore to hear their stories.

Thursday, July 8 at noon
Intrepid — New York, NY
Highlights of the Intrepid Museum: We will be visiting the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier in active service from 1943 to 1974. The ship saw action in the Pacific theater of World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and a torpedo strike, and was still in active service during the Vietnam War. An educator will take our group on a virtual tour of the Intrepid Museum on the Hudson River in New York City. Welcome Aboard!

Thursday, July 15 at noon
The Whale Museum — Friday Harbor, WA
Cetaceans of the Salish Sea: Join Tracie Merrill, Education Curator at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, Washington State, as she gives an introduction to the natural history and species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises found in the inland waters of the Salish Sea, the bodies of waters between Washington State and British Columbia. You may be surprised to know several of these species can also be found along New Jersey’s Atlantic coast! We’ll also listen to the vocalizations of several of these species and learn about the threats facing them.

Thursday, July 22 at noon
USS Hornet — Alameda, CA
The name USS Hornet is legendary in the U.S. Navy with ships of this name making significant contributions in all major conflicts including the Revolutionary War. The seventh Hornet, a World War II-era aircraft carrier commissioned in 1941, launched the Doolittle Raid, the first aerial attack on the Japanese home islands, and was sunk in late 1942; a second carrier named Hornet was launched in 1943 and is the home of the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum. Take a virtual tour of the Museum with a live USS Hornet educator as your guide.

Thursday, July 29 at noon
Vancouver Maritime Museum — Vancouver, BC
In the patriarchal Confucian society of imperial China, you would probably expect that the massive Guangdong Confederation of Pirates was, at the height of its power, commanded by a man, but this was not the case. It was led by a woman called Ching Shih, who, with a fleet of 1500 vessels supported by 80,000 maritime outlaws, managed not only to totally dominate the South China Sea, but also come out on top in naval engagements against the military forces of the Qing Dynasty and the Portuguese Empire. How did she achieve such greatness? An in depth talk about her life will be given by Dennis Chen, programs supervisor at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and Department of Asian Studies faculty member at Alexander College.

PSRC 20,000 Leagues Under the PSRC Series is sponsored by Lawrenceville Optician.

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EVERGREEN FORUM — CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS

This fall, PSRC will be honoring the Evergreen Forum as we celebrate our twentieth year. Stay tuned for special tributes, celebrations, and continued recollections of our past two decades of lifelong learning. We look forward to your participation as we reflect on past accomplishments and begin a new era!

The Evergreen Forum uses a first-come, first-served registration system. Registration will open on Tuesday, August 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Reminder — all courses will be held on the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Registration for a second or more courses will open on Tuesday August 17. To register, go to princetonsenior.org. Telephone and mail applications will not be accepted.
Waitlists: If a class is full, registrants are encouraged to put their name on the online waitlist.
Fees are $95 for a 6 to 8 week course, and $70 for a 3 to 5 week course.
Cost should never be a barrier to learning! Senior Scholarships are available to those for whom the fee is a hardship.

Evergreen Forum corporate sponsors for fall 2021: Capital Health, Homewatch CareGivers, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

FALL 2021 COURSE LIST HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “RACE”

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

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons
Running time: 2 hours, 14 minutes; Genre: Biography; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

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FYI SEMINAR — “MEDICARE BASICS”

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

During the Medicare Basics presentation, we will discuss Medicare coverage options, when to enroll, possible penalties, and so much more! Jennifer Mellen is a licensed insurance broker who has been working in New Jersey for nearly twenty years, specializing in Medicare health and prescription plans, as well as group and individual health, dental, vision, and life insurance. “Thoroughly educating my clients and delivering exceptional, friendly customer service are central to by business model.”

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, Serenade, and Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC

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FYI SEMINAR — “WHAT IS THE STATE OF YOUR AFFAIRS?”

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

We will talk about what paperwork to keep and for how long, what never needs to be kept, and ways to organize what you do keep.
Presenter: Linda Richter

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, Serenade, and Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC

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FYI SEMINAR — “WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE?”

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

Joan Goldstein, PhD, sociologist, author, and counselor, has been exploring the changes brought upon people and society by the Covid-19 pandemic. With her college students, she came upon the question of: What gives you hope? The answers they shared surprised her and she wondered: What about senior citizens? In this session, attendees will share and search for answers to this question of hope and how it can help us find our way in difficult times.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, Serenade, and Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC

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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:
July 6 — Jennifer 8 Lee: The hunt for General Tso
July 13 — Lisa Genova: How your memory works – and why forgetting is totally OK
July 20 — Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong?
July 27 — Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places

Sponsors: Homewatch CareGivers, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, and Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health

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LIBRARY READS

Monday, July 12 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.

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MEN IN RETIREMENT — not meeting in July

 

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “GETTING TO KNOW WIR”

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

This month’s WIR meeting will showcase the creative talents of our own WIR members. Our members have a variety of avocations encompassing painting, quilting, jewelry making, poetry writing, and more. Join us as they show samples of their work and talk about their enjoyment of arts and crafts pastimes. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

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TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, July 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.

 

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NEW! BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED

8 Sessions on Mondays, Beginning July 12 to August 30, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Fee: $80 per student

Is drawing a talent or a skill? Both. We all have the ability to learn and enjoy the practice of drawing!

This course introduces students to a variety of easy to learn drawing techniques and encourages students to develop their own style. Each interactive session includes a specified lesson plan, with practice and drills, time to share, and personalized critiques designed to unblock the artist in you, tap into your imagination, unleash your creativity, and exercise your memory, analytical, and small motor skills. Experienced artists will grow in agility and gain proficiency. Fun weekly challenges!

Materials: good erasable paper (a sketchbook will work nicely), a variety of graphite pencils (preferably soft wood-less, 4–8B pencils), a sharpener, a plastic white eraser, and a kneaded eraser will come in handy. Maximum: 15 students

Instructor: Denise McDaniel “My greatest joy is to stand before a blank canvas. So many possibilities! There is always something new to paint.” Denise is an oil painter best known for her plein air and landscape paintings. Her art reflects a lifetime of study and practice that began with a love of children’s book illustrations and is informed by academic training and museum scholarship. She has a BFA from Moore College of Art, has worked professionally as a technical illustrator and graphic designer, is a member of the Willingboro Art Alliance, and is a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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TOM STOPPARD’S THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

Thursdays, beginning July 1 though August 5, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $70

The Real Inspector Hound is a short, one-act play by Tom Stoppard. The plot follows two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. In this six-week class, we will attempt to put the play “on its feet”, not with the intention to produce it, but simply to get the words in our mouths and to see what the playwright tells us to do. Neither acting experience nor familiarity with the play are necessary.

Instructor: Barbara Herzberg has extensive theatre background, has taught English and drama, and directed plays. She has been a course leader for Evergreen Forum for many years. Limited to 16 participants

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NEW! STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE

Tuesdays, beginning July 6 through July 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $30

Join us on Zoom for a month-long aerobics workshop that will help build endurance and strengthen your body, mind, and soul. This chair aerobics class is designed for those seeking a gentle yet lively form of exercise.

Instructor Laraine Alison offers a fun, music filled class that will help you to forget you are even exercising. You will need hand weights (or use water bottles or cans), therapy bands, comfortable clothing, water, and a smile.

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MORNING TECH SERIES: ONLINE HEALTH RESOURCES

Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Whether you are looking for health information for yourself or a loved one, Librarian Dana Treichler will teach you how to access online resources directly or through databases that the library offers.

Registration required through the library. This program will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.

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MORNING TECH SERIES: APPS FOR SENIORS

Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Having apps on a mobile device, whether a smartphone or tablet, can make life easier and more fun. But, due to the sheer volume of apps available, picking the best ones for you can be a challenging task. During this session, Librarian Dana Treichler will showcase helpful and enjoyable apps that can benefit any Princetonian, especially senior citizens.

Registration required through the library. This program will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the program.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.

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EVERY BODY WALK!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Registration through PSRC, no fee.

This free walking program offers excellent options for safe walking in and around the beautiful trails of Princeton. Walking sticks and canes are welcome. All CDC guidelines will be followed including mask wearing at all times and proper social distancing. This program is offered in partnership with Progression Physical Therapy. For more information, including walking locations by date, go to progressionpt.com or call Progression Physical Therapy at 609.454.3536.
Leader: Carol Keyes

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GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — Summer Quarter

Mondays, July 12 through September 27, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, an explanation of the science of yoga sound which creates profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. 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

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MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — Summer Quarter

Thursdays, July 1 through September 30 (no class September 16), 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and for those with balance issues and injuries. This includes participants who spend their time commuting, sitting at a desk, or suffer with limited mobility or chronic conditions. It is therapeutic in nature and welcoming to all populations. Participants will enjoy a restorative experience that is breath, body, and spiritually focused. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and energy while increasing range of motion and delving into the serenity of a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace. Important note: please do not use a rolling chair or a chair with arm rests.
Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

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MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER — Summer Quarter

Thursdays, July 1 through September 30 (no class September 16), 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $75 per quarter

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. Limited to 12 participants. This class is full.
Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

 


PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

PAINTING CLASSES ARE ON HIATUS UNTIL THE FALL

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

Class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-for-beginnerswaitlist/.


PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

PAINTING CLASSES ARE ON HIATUS UNTIL THE FALL

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

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

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