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January

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

EVERGREEN FORUM SPRING 2020

Registration open now
Second (or more) course registration opens on Tuesday, January 21
Classes begin the week of February 24

Registration is online and is first come, first served

REGISTER HERE

 


GALLERY TALKS ON THE ROAD

Beginning January 6 (no class 1/20 & 2/17) at 11:00 a.m.
PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building

Gallery Talks returns for another round of exemplary art lectures. Join the Princeton University Art Museum’s talented docents for weekly seminars designed for those interested in exploring the richness and complexities of the world of art. This six-session course is a collaborative effort between the Princeton University Art Museum and PSRC.

Registration required. $75.00 for the six-session course.

REGISTER HERE

 


FRENCH RENDEZ-VOUS

This class is full, please call to be added to the waitlist
Wednesdays in January & February for six weeks, beginning January 8, 10:30 a.m.
at PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building

This class is designed for students looking forward to practicing and improving their French speaking skills while expanding their vocabulary. Students will talk about different subjects, share stories, exchange jokes, and play games in a relaxed and convivial ambiance. The course is designed for those with a good to strong command of the French language.
Fee: $60/for residents; $80/for non-residents
Instructor: Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon.

 


AGEISM WORKSHOP

This class is full, link to waitlist below
Thursdays, beginning January 16 (Jan. 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 6, 13, 20)
10:00 a.m. (note time change)
at Princeton Public Library, Second Floor Conference Room (note room change)

Join us as for a six-week exploration of ageism in Ashton Applewhite’s book, This Chair Rocks. In this book, Applewhite fights against ageism stereotypes by delivering information on its roots and where to go from here. Together, we will read the book and discuss how to change the way we look at the aging process.

Facilitated by PSRC’s Nicole Maccarone, MSW, and Helen Burton.

Cosponsored by the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.
Class limit: 15 Registration required, no fee.

PUT YOUR NAME ON WAITLIST HERE

 


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “PAVAROTTI”

Friday, January 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Academy Award winner Ron Howard explores the career of Luciano Pavarotti who gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage. A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people.
Starring: Luciano Pavarotti, Spike Lee, Phil Donahue, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Placido Domingo

Running time: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “THE BENEFITS OF SOCIALIZATION FOR YOUR HEALTH”

Monday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Social isolation and extreme loneliness can cause damage to our mental, emotional, and physical health. Learn how to be mindful of the risks of isolation and learn how to foster socialization to benefit your health. Sheli Monacchio is a certified dementia practitioner and her twenty-year experience in the senior health care industry has fostered a passion for educating seniors throughout New Jersey.

Sheli is the director of life care resources at Van Dyck Law in Princeton and the president of Caring Connections of New Jersey. Cathy Chabala, community relations director at CareOne at Hamilton Assisted Living, has worked in the health care industry for many years. She has experience with long term care, memory care, and assisted living.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Oasis Senior Advisors & Ovation at Riverwalk

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “DIETARY CONFUSION”

This class will be rescheduled for a later date

Almost everyone is fearful of eating the “wrong” food, whether to prevent a medical problem or to reduce our planet’s carbon footprint. Feeding the frenzy are giant food industries, social media outlets, and advertising, all of which are positioned to sell us new diet plans and unfamiliar food products. This presentation will help make sense about our dietary choices.

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: Oasis Senior Advisors & Ovation at Riverwalk

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “OSTEOARTHRITIS: A MODERN UNDERSTANDING AND UPDATED TREATMENT APPROACH”

Monday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide leading to decreased physical activity and increased pain. Join Jason Kirkbridge, MD, CAQSM, to learn about available treatments to improve your pain and function of this condition. Dr. Kirkbride is a board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine physician specializing in general musculoskeletal and sports related injuries.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Oasis Senior Advisors & Ovation at Riverwalk

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:
January 7—Ashton Applewhite: Let’s end ageism
January 14—Dolph Lundgren: On healing and forgiveness
January 21—Laura Rovner: What happens to people in solitary confinement (recommended by Nayan Trivedi)
January 28—Lana Yarosh: How technology can reconnect parents and kids

Sponsors: Artis Senior Living & Capital Health

REGISTER HERE

 


MEN IN RETIREMENT — Not meeting in January

 

 

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “BALANCE AND FALLS WORKSHOP”

Friday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Are you fifty-five years old or older? Have you experienced a fall in the last six months or have a fear of falling? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Dr. Matthew James, a physical therapist and director of rehabilitation for specialized physical therapy in Princeton, will explain what constitutes a fall and how they can be prevented and/or reduced. He will also discuss fall risk factors and will review various strengthening and balance exercises to help reduce the risk of falling. All are welcome.

REGISTER HERE

 


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, January 17 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 John George, PhD, licensed psychologist, and Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC Care Coordinator and HomeFriends Coordinator.

REGISTER HERE


WINTER OPERA FILM FESTIVAL

Tuesdays in January at 12:30 p.m., MH Main

January 7—Engelbert Humperdink, Hansel and Gretel (1982, in English); With Blegen, Von Stade, Elias, Kraft, Devlin. The Metropolitan Opera, Thomas Fulton (conductor)
January 14—Emmerich Kalman, The Gypsy Princess (2002, in German); With Schoenenberg, Von Bothmer, Grotrian. Seefestspiele, Morbisch, Harald Serafin (conductor)
January 21—Gaetano Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor (2000, in Italian); With Krauss, Sutherland, Plishka, Elvira, Richard Bonynge (conductor)
January 28—Johann Strauss, Die Fledermaus (2015, in German); With Armstrong, Hagegard, Allen, Petrova, Glyndebourne Festival, Vladimir Juroski (conductor)

Sponsored by George Goeke with the Princeton Friends of Opera

REGISTER HERE

 


TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP — “APPLE iPHONE BASICS, PART 1 AND PART 2”

Part 1: Thursday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.
Part 2: Thursday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.
Separate registrations for each workshop. No fee.

 

iPhone Basics 1
This workshop covers the basic operating features of the Apple iPhone, including the changes in the latest operating system. Topics include the touch-screen interface, basic settings, security features, phone calls, text messages, contact list, basic use of calendar and email, and the App Store. Please bring your fully charged iPhone and all passwords. (NOTE: This class does not cover Android phones, such as Samsung, LG, or Motorola.) Registration required. No fee. Class limit: 15
Instructor: Don Benjamin

iPhone Basics 2
This workshop covers more advanced features of the Apple iPhone, including the changes in the latest operating system. Topics include email, passwords, calendars, notes, reminders, integration with other Apple devices, news apps, travel apps, and other key apps to make the most of your phone. Please bring your fully charged iPhone and all passwords. (NOTE: This class does not cover Android phones, such as Samsung, LG, or Motorola.) Registration required. No fee. Class limit: 15.
Instructor: Evelyn Sasmor

REGISTER HERE

 


YOUR ENGAGED RETIREMENT: A LECTURE SERIES

PSRC and the Princeton Public Library cosponsor this series of free information lectures on a wide array of retirement issues.

Tax Updates for the 2019 Filing Season with Joseph Maida, CPA
Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Princeton Public Library, Newsroom

Participants will learn what’s new and what has changed from the last tax year.

Joseph C Maida, CPA is the managing member of Maida & Maida an eighty-four-year-old, third generation full service public accounting firm. Mr. Maida concentrates his practice on tax and wealth planning and compliance services. Maida & Maida has offices in Princeton, Cranbury, and Ewing.

SCHEDULE:
February 24: Downsizing & Organizing
March 23: Transition to Retirement
April 27: Volunteering in Retirement

 


ADVENTURES IN PAINTING

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $30/monthly for residents; $40/monthly for non-residents

This class focuses on technique, color, composition, shape, and more using acrylic and watercolor paint. For inspiration, each session begins with a short talk about an artist of note. Develop your aesthetic and create adventurously! Beginners through more experienced artists are welcome.

In addition to teaching at PSRC, instructor Hannah Fink has taught at The College of New Jersey. She has a master’s in fine arts from San Francisco State University.

REGISTER HERE


February

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

SAVE THE DATE — SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Reimagine Aging Conference: Technology for Active Living

Registration opens March 5. Suggested donation $10 per person.

• COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY • NEW TECH GADGETS
• SECURITY & FAKE NEWS • SMART PHONES
• SOCIAL MEDIA • STREAMING ENTERTAINMENT
• TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL • PLUS A VENDOR FAIR

This year’s conference will focus on technology and how it relates to you. Stay tuned for details.

 

 


YOUR ENGAGED RETIREMENT: A LECTURE SERIES

PSRC and the Princeton Public Library cosponsor this series of free information lectures on a wide array of retirement issues.

Downsizing & Organizing
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Princeton Public Library, Newsroom

Learn easy techniques on how to get organized and stay organized. Explore new ways to think about your possessions and discover different options for what to do with the items you are now willing and able to part with. Professional organizer John Odalen specializes in helping people who feel overwhelmed by their stuff and want to get organized but don’t know where to start. A long time Lawrenceville resident, John published his first book on organizing, Real Value: New Ways to Think About Your Time, Your Space & Your Stuff, in March 2016 through Open Door Publications.

SCHEDULE:
March 23: Transition to Retirement
April 27: Volunteering in Retirement

 


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM”

Friday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.
Starring: Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Fran Lebowitz, Russell Banks, Walter Mosley

Running time: 2 hours

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “DIETARY CONFUSION”

Monday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. (rescheduled from January)

Almost everyone is fearful of eating the “wrong” food, whether to prevent a medical problem or to reduce our planet’s carbon footprint. Feeding the frenzy are giant food industries, social media outlets, and advertising, all of which are positioned to sell us new diet plans and unfamiliar food products. This presentation will help make sense about our dietary choices. 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.

Sponsor: Capital Health

REGISTER HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “AVOIDING FINANCIAL SCAMS AND PITFALLS”

Monday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Scammers are clever. They will come at you in the mail, on the phone, or online. We will help you to be aware of some of their tricks and how to avoid them. Nancy Sobin is the owner of Professional Paperwork Services and deals with seniors’ mail and bills every day. She has vast business experience and an MBA from the Simon School at The University of Rochester. The company is in its fifth year and serves clients in New Jersey and Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsor: Capital Health

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FYI SEMINAR — “HEADING OFF HOARDING AND DIOGENES SYNDROME”

Monday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.

This presentation delves into the differences between collecting, hoarding, and Diogenes syndrome, and how they impact us as we age. Chris Kellogg, LSW, has been practicing as a NJ Board Certified Licensed Social Worker for more than twenty years. He prides himself on forging through obstacles and creating a seamless transition to ensure continuity of care.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsor: Capital Health

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: 
February 4—Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change
February 11—Aparna Mehta: Where do your online returns go?
February 18—Cathy Mulzer: The incredible chemistry powering your smart phone
February 25—Valorie Kondos Field: Why winning doesn’t always equal success

Sponsor: Artis Senior Living

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MEN IN RETIREMENT — “MANAGING DIABETES AND PREDIABETES”

Friday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Learn about lowering your risks of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, reducing complications for those diagnosed with diabetes, updates on insulin, and medical products and nutrition recommendations at this informative session. All are welcome.

FYI — parking alternatives (besides PSRC lot): free street parking on Stockton Street (right across from the drive to PSRC parking lot) is available for two hours until 4:00 p.m.; metered parking just around the corner on Mercer Street; and public metered parking lot next to Trinity Church (also on Mercer Street)

REGISTER HERE

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “YOUR LIFE IS FULL OF STORIES”

Friday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Join Women in Retirement for a story sharing event inspired by public radio programs such as “The Moth” and “StoryCorps.” Storytellers will present short memorable episodes from their lives. All are welcome.
(If you are interested in sharing a story, please contact Women in Retirement at wiret.wordpress.com.)

FYI — parking alternatives (besides PSRC lot): free street parking on Stockton Street (right across from the drive to PSRC parking lot) is available for two hours until 4:00 p.m.; metered parking just around the corner on Mercer Street; and public metered parking lot next to Trinity Church (also on Mercer Street)

REGISTER HERE

 


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, February 21 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 John George, PhD, licensed psychologist, and Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC Care Coordinator and HomeFriends Coordinator.

REGISTER HERE

 


FREE TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

Fridays, February 7 through April 3
Appointments begin at 9:00 a.m.

AARP sponsors free tax assistance for low and moderate-income people, with special attention to those age 60+ in the wider Princeton area. IRS trained volunteers from AARP will be available to prepare individual New Jersey State and Federal returns which will be filed electronically. Volunteer preparers are particularly familiar with tax regulations and rebate programs that affect seniors. By appointment only: 609.924.7108.


THE CROWN — SEASON 1

Tuesdays & Thursdays: February 4, 6, 11, 13, and 18, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne…a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a twenty-five-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Stop in for two shows per day and if you miss one, we’ll keep you on track with episode summaries.
Starring: Clair Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow

Running time: each episode is approximately 1 hour in length

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE

 


AGING WELL FORUM PANEL

Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. (rescheduled from December)

This event is designed to engage and inform participants about the variety of services available to the aging population. Sean Gwinner will moderate a panel of six local experts who will provide up-to-date information and answer your questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the presenters. Topics are insurance, elder law, skilled rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, care management, and home care.

Presenters: Melanie Basil of Scott Bloom Elderly Law, Carol Brodsky of Merwick Rehabilitation, Barbara Forschner of Artis Senior Living, Deanna Mellon of Acorn Glen Assisted Living, Joe Muligan of Mass Mutual Insurance, and Soni Pahade of Aging Advisors. Moderator: Sean Gwinner is a veteran, community advocate, and owner of Right At Home Mercer County.

Registration required. No fee.

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CENSUS 2020: BE A PART OF THE TEAM

Thursday, February 20, 1:30 p.m.

There are many excellent reasons to assist with the 2020 Census count. These temporary positions offer competitive wages and flexible hours that can fit your schedule. Tahirih Gomez-Smith will discuss the details including how to apply for employment. Support your community and be a part of history. Join the team!

Tahirih is a longtime resident of Lawrence Township and a community organizer and activist. Currently she works to promote participation in the upcoming decennial census as a partnership specialist with the US 2020 Census and is the program analyst for the Mercer County Nutrition Program for older adults. She is the founding member of the Princeton Task Force on Ethics, Sustainable Lawrence and Sustainable Princeton, and a volunteer with many local community organizations.

REGISTER HERE

 


CHESS SKILLS WORKSHOP

Friday, February 28, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Learn to play the most popular game ever, a game of strategy and problem solving that keeps your mind sharp while fostering social engagement. This workshop will use “Chess x Positive Psychology,” a novel learning model that combines the disciplines of chess and the principles of positive psychology. Not only will you learn a new skill, you’ll be on the road to improved well-being. For beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Instructor Larry Li is a college senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in biology. He has been playing and enjoying chess for fifteen years and hopes to share the joy and benefits with all of you!

Registration required. No fee. Class limit: 12.

REGISTER HERE


ADVENTURES IN PAINTING

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building
Fee: $30/residents; $40/non-residents; per month

This class focuses on technique, color, composition, shape, and more using acrylic and watercolor paint. For inspiration, each session begins with a short talk about an artist of note. Develop your aesthetic and create adventurously! Beginners through more experienced artists are welcome. In addition to teaching at PSRC, instructor Hannah Fink has taught at The College of New Jersey. She has a master’s in fine arts from San Francisco State University.

REGISTER HERE

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