January

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

GALLERY TALKS ONLINE (Zoom)

Thursdays starting January 12 through February 16
at 11:00 a.m.–noon
Fee: $75 for the whole series or $13 for an individual session

Gallery Talks returns for another round of exceptional 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 art world. Participants can select to attend any or all of the Gallery Talks offered this Winter.

Course Schedule:
January 12 — Women in Art
with Docent Sandy Kurinsky
January 19 — Selections from the Asian Collection of the PUAM with Docent Cathy Loevner
January 26 — Treasures of American Art with Docent Jeanne Johnson
February 2 — The Language of Prints with Docent Judy Langille
February 9 — Living Artists at PUAM with Docent Adria Sherman
February 16 — Cityscapes and Seascapes Through the Ages with Docent Connie Shaffer

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW COURSE! HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (Zoom)

Tuesdays starting January 17 through February 21 for six sessions, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Fee: $75

Traverse time through the exploration of classical music in this six-week course. Starting in the era of Western Art music, you will get a historical overview, learn about the birth of opera and orchestra, and explore the evolution of classical form through the twenty-first century.

Dr. Brenda Leonard holds degrees in music history and cello performance from Northern Illinois University and the University of South Carolina. She teaches cello online, plays for the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and works for Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). She also taught Bach and the Solo Cello at PSRC this past August.

Course Schedule:
January 17 — Intro to Western Art Music: a historical overview, some vocabulary for talking about sound, and the Medieval and Renaissance Eras (about 450–1600).
January 24 — The Baroque Era (1600–1750), including the birth of both opera and the orchestra
January 31 — The Classical Era (1750–1820), including the ever-important classical forms for absolute music
February 7 — The Romantic Era (1820–1900), including programmatic music
February 14 — The Twentieth Century in art music: all the ‘isms: modernism, impressionism, expressionism, serialism, and more
February 21 — The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: Broadway, Christmas Carols, crossover: everything else!

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW! TAI CHI AT PSRC (In-person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays, January 10 through January 31, 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance and 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. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 9.
Instructor: Sisco Kinjo

 

REGISTRATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — tick, tick…BOOM (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

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

Directed by Lin-Manuel Maranda, the film follows Jon, a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical (“Rent”). Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have? Starring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus. Running time: 2 hours; Genre: Biography, Musical; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI Seminar — “LONELINESS VS. SOCIAL ISOLATION” (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m.

The phrases social isolation and loneliness can be unclear and confusing. We will discuss causes of loneliness as well as solutions to share with your loved ones and friends.

Barbara Forshner is the sales manager at Brookdale Hamilton. She is a certified dementia practitioner and Montessori certified dementia practitioner.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Market, Princeton Care Center, Princeton eBikes, and RoundView Capital

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI Seminar — “AGING ATHLETE” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m.

This presentation will cover injury prevention techniques for the aging population, as well as educate those on safe exercising with changes to the aging musculoskeletal system.

Jillian Galindo is a doctor of physical therapy, achieving her degree from Stony Brook University in 2021. She has been with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Princeton since 2021, and additionally is LSVT-BIG certified (treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease).

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Market, Princeton Care Center, Princeton eBikes, and RoundView Capital

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI Seminar — “SENIOR LIVING: COSTS, SERVICES & WHERE MEDICARE FITS IN” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, January 24 at 3:00 p.m.

There are many types of senior living with different fees associated with each type. This talk will present a list of services included in the monthly fee, what is required to be included, and will cover any extra costs that may be incurred. Also covered will be memory care in assisted living, short term or respite stays, and the role of hospice in assisted living.

Hilary Murray is the director of community relations at Brandywine Serenade at Princeton.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Market, Princeton Care Center, Princeton eBikes, and RoundView Capital

REGISTRATION HERE


TED Talks (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

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 3 — Not Meeting
January 10 — Priya Parker: 3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings
January 17 — Sofia Crespo: AI-generated creatures that stretch the boundaries of imagination
January 24 — Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
January 31 — Billie Jean King: The tennis icon paved the way for women in sports

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

REGISTRATION HERE


LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.

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.

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW! RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRANCOPHONE AUTHORS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Fridays starting January 13 through February 10 for five sessions, 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Fee: $60 resident/$65 nonresident

In this new conversational French series, students will explore works from different francophone fiction writers. Prior to each rendez-vous, the instructor will e-mail abstracts of texts from both classical and contemporary authors including playwrights. Students will be encouraged to exchange their comments and critiques in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The class is designed for advanced French speakers. Maximum 15 students with a minimum of 4.
Leader: Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW! USING YOUR WITS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Thursdays starting January 12 through February 16 for six sessions, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $15 for all six or $5 per session

We all know that physical fitness is an important component of healthy aging, but did you know that your brain needs a workout too to maintain or improve its performance? “Using Your Wits” is a six-part series dedicated to learning about and developing cognitive skills to keep your brain as sharp as possible. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions but are welcome to register for any dates they are available as each session is self-contained. Topics will include anatomy and brain function, cognitive exercises, memory, nutrition, and so much more.

Leader: This program is developed and led by Lisa Bayer, CDP, from Always Best Care Senior Services. Prior to joining ABC, Lisa was the director of a LearningRx brain training center.

REGISTRATION HERE


LIVE FROM MEXICO: THE LIFE OF FRIDA KAHLO (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, January 10, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00

Join this virtual guided walk of the Coyoacan neighborhood in Mexico City to get acquainted with the life and art of the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. This district is primarily known for Casa Azul (“Blue House”), where Frida was born, and which currently serves as a museum. However, there are several other attractions connected with the passionate life of this painter that will be of great interest to any of her fans. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the guide throughout the tour.

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW! A NOVEL IDEA: PSRC’S BOOK CLUB (In-Person at SPB Location)

Thursdays starting January 12 through February 23 (no class 2/16) for six sessions, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

Immerse yourself with a good book and great conversation with leader Helen Burton. This jovial book club celebrates the love of reading. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 9. Registration is required.

REGISTRATION HERE


PUPS & CUPS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, January 26, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us for an hour of socializing and pet therapy at our 101 Poor Farm location! A certified therapy dog will be available to provide comfort, cuteness, and relaxation, along with the opportunity to socialize and enjoy some hot beverages. You can learn more about pet therapy, pet a good dog, or join us for some casual conversation. No matter what, Pups & Cups is a relaxing afternoon of fun.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


BINGO: WIN LIKE NEVER B-4 (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00–3:00 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, no fee. Space is limited to 32 players and the games start at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

REGISTRATION HERE


TECH WORKSHOP: MAC OS BASICS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 p.m.

This basic skills class on the Mac Operating System covers what the operating system does, how to manipulate windows on the computer desktop, and trackpad, and mouse gestures. Also files and folders, Time Machine backups, applications that Apple includes on its Mac computers, the App Store, and look at a few of the new features in Mac OS Ventura. Important: This hands-on workshop is only for Mac laptop and desktop computers. You can try out many of the things we’ll cover during the class on your computer. Instructor: Donald Benjamin. Space is limited to 20. Registration required, no fee.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


TECH WORKSHOP: WINDOWS 11 BASICS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 p.m.

This Windows computer basic skills class covers what the operating system does, how to manipulate windows on your desktop, how to organize and back up your files, and some basic programs to browse the web, read your email, and work with documents and spreadsheets. Important: This hands-on workshop is only for Windows laptop and desktop computers. You can try out many of the new things that we’ll cover during the class on your computer if you have Windows 11 or if you have updated your computer to Windows 11 before the class. Instructor: Evelyn Sasmor. Space is limited to 20. Registration required, no fee.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


MAYORS WELLNESS BOOK DISCUSSION (Hybrid – In-Person at the Princeton Public Library, Conference Room and on Zoom)

Wednesday, January 18 from 1:00–2:00 p.m.

“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman will be discussed both in person and virtually. Registration required for the in-person program.
The discussion will be led by library staff and PSRC Social Worker, Billi Charron.

Charron holds a master’s degree in social work from Temple University. As the PSRC Social Worker she facilitates groups, coordinates the HomeFriends program, manages the Lending Locker (durable medical equipment), and supports aging community members in a variety of ways.

Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library.

To register for in-person event: princetonsenior.link/Anxious-In-Person
To attend via Zoom: princetonsenior.link/Anxious-Virtual


SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB (In-Person at NSK Location)

January 27, 11:00 a.m.

Join up for a social hour of chatting and sharing.
Registration is required, no fee.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN IN RETIREMENT’S BREAKFAST MEETING (In-Person at SPB Location)

Usually meets on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN & WOMEN IN RETIREMENT (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

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

Bob Mecklenburger, a member of MIR, has been singing and performing his own and other folk songwriters’ music with his acoustic six– and twelve–string guitars for over fifty years. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Friday, January 20 at 2:30 p.m. (Different time this month)

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by Paul Knight.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT: COFFEE KLATCH (In-person at Panera Bread in Nassau Park or on Zoom)

Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Join the Women in Retirement for an in-person informal meetup. Contact WIR for location of meeting. All are welcome.

For more information about the Women in Retirement and WIR Coffee Klatches, go to http://wiret.wordpress.com/

REGISTRATION HERE


AEROBICS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in January (no class 1/2, 1/16), 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $60 resident/$70 nonresident

Join us in person for a fun aerobic workout designed to get the body moving through a variety of exercises set to great music. This course is welcoming and inclusive to all fitness levels. Space is limited to 25 with a minimum of 9. Registration required, no walk-ins.
Instructor: Cynthia Adams

REGISTRATION HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — WINTER QUARTER (Zoom)

Mondays, beginning January 9 through March 27 (no class 1/16, 2/20), 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, yoga sounds which create profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners. Participants will need a yoga mat, yoga strap, and two foam yoga blocks.

Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

REGISTRATION HERE


THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD EXERCISE: FOUR-SESSION WORKSHOP (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesdays, beginning January 4 though January 25, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

The Feldenkrais Method helps participants increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover a capacity for graceful movement. Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 6.

Leader: Jaclyn (Jackie) Boone

REGISTRATION HERE


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — WINTER QUARTER (Zoom)

Thursdays, beginning January 12 through March 30, 10:00 a.m.
$80 resident/$90 nonresident

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair. It is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and therapeutic in nature. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, and balance while increasing range of motion in a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace.

Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL BOOTCAMP (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesdays, beginning January 4 through January 18, sessions 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 resident/$75 nonresident per session

Pickleball Bootcamp is a three-session course designed for beginners to learn the basics of pickleball, run drills, and play the game. Bootcamps require a minimum of 4 players and maximum of 6 for class viability.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL GROUP COURT RENTALS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident per hour per group

For available dates and times, please see the Pickleball Group Court Rental Form: https://princetonsenior.link/PickleballJanuaryGroupRental

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTED OPEN COURT (In-Person at SPB Location)

Available on Thursdays, January 5, 12, and 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident per session

Sign up for one (or more!) Instructed Open Court play where pickleball enthusiasts are welcome to play pick-up games alongside our pickleball instructor Carolyn, who will provide instruction to help develop your skills. Participants must have previous experience with Pickleball and know the basics. To learn how to play, sign up for one of our Bootcamps! Maximum of 6 players.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


TABLE TENNIS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (no Table Tennis 1/2, 1/16)

Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to participate in this energetic sport.

Registration required (no walk-ins), no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE – WINTER SESSION 1 (Zoom)

Eight Sessions on Tuesdays, January 10 through February 28, 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

This course introduces students to a variety of easy to learn drawing techniques and encourages students to develop their own style. The class will also offer sessions on figure drawing. 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! Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

REGISTRATION HERE

 


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

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Peer-led science discussion. Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more info.

 

 


GAMES DAY AT PSRC (In-person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Come with a partner or a few friends to enjoy game playing at PSRC. Mahjongg (bring your own set), Canasta, Scrabble, and Social Bridge.

Registration required due to limited space, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA WITH NEILIA (In-person at NSK Location)

Friday, January 13, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

Socialize and have fun while you play this easy card game. With instruction, you can learn to play quickly, even if you have never played cards before! Enrollment is limited to 8 students to ensure a successful learning experience with a minimum of 6.
Note: There is a materials fee of $4 payable to the instructor in class.

Neilia Makadok is a trained educator and management consultant who has developed simplified methods to teach Canasta and has taught Canasta and Mah Jongg for more than twenty years.

REGISTRATION HERE


LEARN TO PLAY HAND & FOOT CANASTA WITH NEILIA (In-person at NSK Location)

Friday, January 20, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

A fun and easy card game in the Canasta family of games. Hand & Foot has become very popular and can be played with 2–4 players, in partnerships or individually. Enrollment is limited to 8 students to ensure a successful learning experience with a minimum of 6. Note: There is a materials fee of $4 payable to the instructor in class.

Neilia Makadok is a trained educator and management consultant who has developed simplified methods to teach Canasta and has taught Canasta and Mah Jongg for more than twenty years.

REGISTRATION HERE


MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING — WINTER SESSION 1 (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays, January 13 through March 3, 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

For intermediate painters, this four-session class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. Maximum 9 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE


MEMOIR WRITING (Zoom)

Six Sessions on Thursdays starting January 12 through February 16, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

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 14 students with a minimum of 7.

Wendy Humphrey is a communications and public relations specialist who has been helping people tell their stories for more than three decades, first in the hospital setting and then in higher education. She is a confident writer and editor who loves the power of words. Having interviewed hundreds of people over the years, Wendy has learned that everyone has a story; you just need to ask the right questions.

REGISTRATION HERE


THE WONDERS OF WORD PLAY (Zoom)

Mondays, January through June (no class 1/2, 1/16), 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

The Wonders of Word Play is a poetry workshop that meets weekly, offering an opportunity for all to read a poem that they wrote or worked on that week and receive constructive responses and suggestions. At the end of each session a prompt is given for the following week.

Created by Rice Lyons in 2000, Word Play is open to anyone, whether brand new or seasoned poet, who is interested in writing poetry and having a writing community in which to grow one’s skills. A cooperative style of leadership distributes roles of hosting and facilitating weekly sessions among its members. Limited to 12 registrants.

REGISTRATION HERE


February

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

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

PSRC WINTER RAFFLE
ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY?

Help PSRC reach our annual fundraising goals for 2022–23 by entering a chance to WIN

1st Prize — $5,000 AMEX gift card
2nd Prize — $2,500 AMEX gift card
3rd Prize — Aventon E-Bike
4th Prize — Paella Dinner for 8
Catered Paella Dinner for 8 provided by Las Patatas de Rafa*
*only delivery in Mercer County

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 17
Drawing on Thursday, March 16

$100 each, max 300 tickets sold
Tickets can be bought at the front desk of NSK or SPB

CLICK HERE TO ENTER


2023 SPRING FUNDRAISER EVENT

Join us for a special event with Keith Spencer Trio in Concert
Dynamic, versatile baritone vocalist and concert entertainer

Sunday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
Location: Stone Hill Church, 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ
Dessert reception following concert

Questions about this event? Contact Lisa Adler at ladler@princetonsenior.org or call 609.751.9699, ext. 103.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION


 

LIVE FROM BRAZIL: WALKING TOUR OF BLACK HISTORY IN BAHIA (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Wednesday, February 22, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $5

Salvador in Bahia is considered the most African City and Pelourinho is the heart of our Black History. Starting in front of Sao Francisco Church — the most famous “gold” church in Brazil, we will walk through the Streets of Salvador to the Escola do Olodum and check the history of the music of Bahia, the Samba Reggae of Mestre Neguinho do Samba. Along the walk of Old Town, we will see the most important afro Brazilian heritage traditions food (Acaraje), religion (Candomble), and local artists.

Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the guide throughout the tour.

REGISTRATION HERE


 

RETURNING! NATIONAL PARKS SERIES (Zoom)

Mondays and Fridays throughout February, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 per Session; $25 for entire series

Join us for our second annual National Park Series where we will explore six fantastic parks across the United States. Please note: This series WILL NOT be recorded.

Friday, February 3 — Coronado National Memorial, Arizona
The Coronado National Memorial, with its unique cultural and natural history, is found at the boundary between the United States and Mexico. Learn about how it’s influenced by its neighbor to the south.

Monday, February 6 — Joshua Tree National Park, California
Explore the unique desert landscape and get a firsthand look at the many plants and animals that thrive in one of the most difficult environments in the United States.

Friday, February 10 — Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Monday, February 13 — Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Dive into the history of the Rocky Mountain National Park and see how wildlife, wildfires, and human beings have changed how we view the Rocky Mountains over the past one hundred years.

Friday, February 17 — Everglades National Park, Florida

Friday, February 24 — Homestead National Historic Park, Nebraska
Discover the role Black homesteaders played in shaping Nebraska’s geography including the tallgrass prairies to the arid Sandhills in the west.

REGISTRATION HERE


 

“SHOW, DON’T TELL”: THE SECRET OF GOOD WRITING (Zoom)

Wednesdays starting February 15 through March 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Fee: $75

“Show, don’t tell” is the single piece of advice that writers are given most often to help them craft compelling, evocative writing that captivates readers’ imaginations and keeps them reading. But what exactly does this mean? In this writing workshop, we will learn what showing is, how to do it, and how to spot telling in our writing. We will focus on “showing through highlighting actions and reactions, writing vivid descriptions, and crafting crisp dialogue. Writers are encouraged to share their in-class writing in a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Novice and more experienced writers can benefit from this course as can writers of different genres. Maximum enrollment: 12 Leader: Fran Mascia-Lees

REGISTRATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — SUMMER OF SOUL (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

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

Summer of Soul follows the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969 and shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes; Genre: Documentary; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Right at Home provides personal care, companion care and physical therapies to allow individuals to remain safely at home. “Put it There” will share tips and tricks on how to organize your home and be more productive.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr/WSFS, Capital Health, Springpoint Choice, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID” (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Could you recognize someone having a panic attack? Do you know the warning signs of depression, anxiety, or substance use? This one-hour Mental Health First Aid session will provide an overview to introduce you to some tools and techniques you need to safely and responsibly identify individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis and connect them to appropriate professional care.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr/WSFS, Capital Health, Springpoint Choice, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “EARLY HEART ATTACK CARE + HANDS-ONLY CPR” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m.

What is Hands-Only CPR? What do you do if you or a loved one is having a heart attack? In this session, we will review these questions and dive deeper into the signs and symptoms of heart attack and what to do when that occurs.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr/WSFS, Capital Health, Springpoint Choice, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “WHAT IS A DEATH MIDWIFE?” (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Death Midwives seem like a new idea, but they are as old as death itself. Throughout history, mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional support have been a fundamental part of the transition to death. With recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, these ideas are coming back. Death Midwives can be a part of the death transition process before, during, and after and can help with the grieving and healing process.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr/WSFS, Capital Health, Springpoint Choice, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

REGISTRATION HERE


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

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 7 — Fallon Goodman: Why you feel anxious socializing (and what to do about it)
February 14 — No meeting scheduled
February 21 — Josephine Eyre: Are video calls the best we can do in the age of metaverse
February 28 — Bill Gates: Can we make COVID-19 the last pandemic

Sponsors: Akin Care Senior Services, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, & Serenade at Princeton, Peapack Private Wealth Management, and RothKoff Law

REGISTRATION HERE


LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m.

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.

REGISTRATION HERE


BINGO: WIN LIKE NEVER B-4 (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, February 8, 1:00–3:00 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, no fee. Space is limited to 32 players and game play begins at 1:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION HERE


CHESS+ WORKSHOP (Zoom)

Wednesdays starting February 1 through February 22, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 resident/$65 nonresident

Learn to play the most popular games 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. For beginner to intermediate skill levels. Maximum participants: 16.

Instructor: Larry Li

REGISTRATION HERE


FREE AARP TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS (In-person at SPB Location, Appointment Only)

Fridays, February 3 through April 14

AARP sponsors free tax assistance for low and moderate-income people through the AARP Tax-Aide program. AARP volunteers who are certified by the IRS will be available to prepare and electronically file individual Federal and New Jersey State returns. These volunteer preparers are particularly familiar with tax regulations and rebate programs that affect seniors.

A pre-appointment packet may be picked up in advance or filled out at the time of your appointment. Call PSRC for packet pick-up locations and hours.

By appointment only.

REGISTRATION HERE


GALLERY TALKS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Thursdays through February 16, 11:00 a.m.–noon
Fee: $13 per session

REGISTRATION HERE

 

 


MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY: AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 15, 11:00 a.m.–noon
Fee: $5

Join the National Museum of the U.S. Army as we explore the history and fight for equal rights by African American soldiers during World War II. A museum educator will showcase the commitment, challenges, and bravery of African American soldiers navigating both segregated units and returning home to a segregated America. Please note: This lecture WILL NOT be recorded.

REGISTRATION HERE


PUPS & CUPS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, February 23, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us for an hour of socializing and pet therapy at our 101 Poor Farm location! A certified therapy dog will be available to provide comfort, cuteness, and relaxation, along with the opportunity to socialize and enjoy some hot beverages. You can learn more about pet therapy, pet a good dog, or join us for some casual conversation. No matter what, Pups & Cups is a relaxing afternoon of fun.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


USING YOUR WITS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Thursdays through February 16, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 per session

REGISTRATION HERE

 

 


SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB (In-Person at NSK Location)

Friday, February 24, 11:00 a.m.

Join up for a social hour of chatting and sharing.
Registration is required, no fee.

 

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN IN RETIREMENT’S BREAKFAST MEETING (In-Person at SPB Location)

Usually meets on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN & WOMEN IN RETIREMENT “LIVING AND WORKING OFF EARTH FOR THE LONG TERM” (Zoom)

Friday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Space agencies and private enterprises are planning to return to the Moon and establish a human colony as a steppingstone to the habitation of Mars. This lecture will describe some of the design considerations, challenges, and opportunities for building colonies, and the role of physical and mental fitness in ensuring habitat expansion. Dr. Martin Braddock, Sherwood Observatory, Notinghamshire, UK, will present on the opportunities and challenges of space travel. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Friday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. (Earlier time this month)

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by Paul Knight.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT: COFFEE KLATCH (In-person at Panera Bread in Nassau Park or on Zoom)

Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Join the Women in Retirement for an in-person informal meetup. Contact WIR for location of meeting. All are welcome.

For more information about the Women in Retirement and WIR Coffee Klatches, go to http://wiret.wordpress.com/

REGISTRATION HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — WINTER QUARTER (Zoom)

Mondays through March 27 (no class 2/20), 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, yoga sounds which create profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners. Participants will need a yoga mat, yoga strap, and two foam yoga blocks.

Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

REGISTRATION HERE


FULL MOTION FITNESS (In-person at SPB Location)

Mondays, beginning February 6 through February 27, 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

Join us in-person for an energetic and fun workout designed to get the body moving through a variety of exercises set to lively music. This course is welcoming and inclusive to all fitness levels.

Leader: Cynthia Adams

REGISTRATION HERE


THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD EXERCISE: FOUR-SESSION WORKSHOP (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesdays, beginning February 1 through February 22, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

The Feldenkrais Method helps participants increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover a capacity for graceful movement. Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 6.

Leader: Jaclyn (Jackie) Boone

REGISTRATION HERE


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — WINTER QUARTER (Zoom)

Thursdays through March 30, 10:00 a.m.
$80 resident/$90 nonresident

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair. It is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and therapeutic in nature. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, and balance while increasing range of motion in a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace.

Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL BOOTCAMP: TWO-A-DAYS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; February 1 and 2, February 8 and 9, February 15 and 16, or February 22 and 23
Fee: $60 resident/$75 nonresident per session

“Pickleball Bootcamp: Two-A-Days” is a back-to-back two-session course designed for beginners or novice players to learn the basics of pickleball, run drills, and, of course, play the game. With a variety of Bootcamps available, participants are welcome to sign up for one or more “Two-A-Days” to grow their skills in Pickleball! Minimum 3, Maximum 6.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL “3 AND ME” WITH INSTRUCTOR CAROLYN (In-Person at SPB Location)

Available on Wednesdays from 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 12:45–1:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00–11:00 a.m. throughout February.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident per session

“3 and Me” with Instructor Carolyn is an excellent opportunity for participants who already know the basics of Pickleball to play for an hour of open court and develop their skills through instructed game play.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL GROUP COURT RENTALS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident per hour per group

Reserve our pickleball court located in our Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street! Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. For available dates and times, please see the Pickleball Group Court Rental Form: https://princetonsenior.link/PickleballJanuaryGroupRental

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


SCULPT & STRETCH (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays, beginning February 7 through February 28, 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

This total body sculpt and stretch class focuses on helping you to grow stronger while improving your range of motion through the use of light hand weights, resistance bands, and gentle stretching. This course is welcoming and inclusive to all fitness levels.

Leader: Cynthia Adams

REGISTRATION HERE


TAI CHI (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays, beginning February 7 through February 28, 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

Tai Chi is a series of gentle flowing movement that connects the mind and body.

Instructor: Sisco Kinjo

REGISTRATION HERE


TABLE TENNIS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to participate in this energetic sport.

Registration required (no walk-ins), no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE – WINTER SESSION 1 (Zoom)

Eight Sessions on Tuesdays through February 28, 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

This course introduces students to a variety of easy to learn drawing techniques and encourages students to develop their own style. The class will also offer sessions on figure drawing. 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! Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

REGISTRATION HERE

 


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

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Peer-led science discussion. Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more info.

 

 


GAMES DAY AT PSRC (In-person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Come with a partner or a few friends to enjoy game playing at PSRC. Mahjongg (bring your own set), Scrabble, and Social Bridge.

Registration required due to limited space, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING — WINTER SESSION 1 (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays through March 3, 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

For intermediate painters, this four-session class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. Maximum 9 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE


MEMOIR WRITING (Zoom)

Six Sessions on Thursdays through February 16, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Fee: $40

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 14 students with a minimum of 7.

Wendy Humphrey is a communications and public relations specialist who has been helping people tell their stories for more than three decades, first in the hospital setting and then in higher education. She is a confident writer and editor who loves the power of words. Having interviewed hundreds of people over the years, Wendy has learned that everyone has a story; you just need to ask the right questions.

REGISTRATION HERE


THE WONDERS OF WORD PLAY (Zoom)

Mondays through June (no class 1/2, 1/16), 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

The Wonders of Word Play is a poetry workshop that meets weekly, offering an opportunity for all to read a poem that they wrote or worked on that week and receive constructive responses and suggestions. At the end of each session a prompt is given for the following week.

Created by Rice Lyons in 2000, Word Play is open to anyone, whether brand new or seasoned poet, who is interested in writing poetry and having a writing community in which to grow one’s skills. A cooperative style of leadership distributes roles of hosting and facilitating weekly sessions among its members. Limited to 12 registrants.

REGISTRATION HERE

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