August

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

 

SYMPOSIUM ON RACE

Two Thursdays, August 13 & August 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we open the conversation on race in America. On Thursday, August 13, Rachel Apter, director of NJ Civil Rights Division, and her chief of staff, Aarin Williams, will lay the groundwork to define and differentiate systemic and systematic racism.

On Thursday, August 20, Dr. Gilbert Caldwell, a retired United Methodist Church minister who joined Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1963 march on Washington, and a panel of millennials, will discuss the similarities and differences between protesting today and marching in 1963.

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EVERGREEN FORUM FALL 2020

All Courses are Virtual Using Zoom
August 4: Online registration opens at 9:30 a.m. (first come, first served)
August 18: Registration opens for second (or more) courses
September 21: Classes begin

Information, electronic brochure, and registration form can be found at princetonsenior.org. Contact Shifra Vega, lifelong learning coordinator, at svega@princetonsenior.org or 609.751.9699, ext. 116 with questions.

 

 


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “PARASITE”

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

Kim Ki-teak’s family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family’s luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park’s home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle. Academy Award: Best Motion Picture of the Year
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Motion Picture Rating: R
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Running time: 2 hrs, 12 mins

Registration required, no fee.

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FYI SEMINAR — “AFFORDABLE HOUSING”

Friday, August 14 at 11:45 a.m.

Join us as we discuss the many types of affordable senior housing options and also some ways many seniors have been able to pay for CCRC’s, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Hilary Murray has worked in the senior living industry for twenty-two years, with experience in sales and marketing in senior housing: Continuing Care Retirement Communities, assisted living, memory care, medical adult day care, and home health care. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and holds a Certified Assisted Living Administrator’s license from the state of New Jersey. Currently with Brandywine Living at Pennington.
Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Homewatch CareGivers, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health, and Van Dyck Law, 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:
August 4 — Katherine Eban: A dose of reality about generic drugs
August 11 — Kio Stark: Why you should talk to strangers
August 18 — Ashwini Bhandiwad: How to teach kids science through cooking
August 25 — Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

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

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SUMMER SCHOLARS SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

August 5 — Marc Herman, PhD: Maimonides in his Workshop
August 12 — Sara Abercrombie, PhD: The Role of Risk Taking in Creativity and Learning
August 19 — Michal Raucher, PhD: The Ethics of Gestational Surrogacy
August 26 — Kenda Creasy Dean, PhD: Do Good, Feel Good: Relegion and Youth in a Secular Age

Fee: $10 per lecture

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ART IN THE ACADEMY — FOUR-SESSION SERIES

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

August 27 — Zach Ebin: Building Bridges One Note at a Time — The Musical Connection between the Community and the Academy
September 3 — Melissa Klapper: Ballet Class — An American History
September 10 — Ronnit Vasserman: The Most Influential African American Artists, Let’s View
September 17 — Leslie Ginsparg Klein: Learning History Through Portraits – A Study of Colonial Jewish Women

$10 per session, $35 for the series


MEN IN RETIREMENT — NOT MEETING IN AUGUST

 

 

 

 

 


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “TRAVEL TALKS”

Friday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m.

While we’re not able to travel ourselves right now, let’s join WIR members as they share their adventures to faraway places. This month’s meeting is a reprise of our popular “Travel Talks” series but with an emphasis on people and experiences that have left lasting impressions on us. All are welcome.

Gordon received his BA in speech from City College of New York, as well as an MA in speech science and a PhD in theater, both from The Ohio State University. Following a career in academia, he became a professional freelance coach/instructor of speech for the stage, which he continues to do. All are welcome.

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TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT — ON HIATUS IN AUGUST

 

 

 


FRENCH THROUGH PAINTINGS — CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Rather than relying on traditional textbooks, students will be introduced to different levels of vocabulary by discussing paintings. Before the beginning of the class, participants will receive links to selected paintings. This one-time course is intended for participants with a good knowledge of the French language.
Limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon

Registration required, no fee.

 


DISCOVERING MICHELLE OBAMA — FIVE-SESSIONS

Mondays in August & September, beginning August 10 to September 14 (no class 9/7), 11:00 a.m.

It was so popular; we’re offering another session. Join us to read and then discuss Michelle Obama’s celebrated book, Becoming. An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Our last session will be a watch party of the entertaining and moving documentary of Obama’s book tour journey.

Leader: Helen Burton

Registration required, no fee.

This event is sold out but you can add your name to the waitlist HERE.


MUSIC & CONVERSATION — THREE-SESSIONS

August 4, 6, and 12, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

PSRC is collaborating with Princeton Mutual Aid, a local mutual aid group, to bring you a series of mini-Zoom concerts hosted by local Princeton musicians. These concerts are intended to be like cocktail hours, featuring two or three local musicians and plenty of conversation. Musicians will play a range of musical genres.

Concert 1: Tuesday, August 4
Melissa & Chris , Violin and bass Hornpipe from water music by Handel
Adagio from Sonata no. 8 in c minor (Pathetique) by Beethovenai@, Waltz op. 39 no. 15, Morning from Peer Gynt suite no. 1
Lucas, cello
two movements from Bach cello suite #1, and Sonata in C Major, movement 1 by Breval

Concert 2: Thursday, August 6
Melissa & Chris, Violin and bass
Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar, Various Disney pieces — requests from audience

Concert 3: Wednesday, August 12
Kateryn McReynolds, Voice
Out of My Dreams (Oklahoma), Take, O Take Those Lips (Quilter)
Hannah Bein, Voice
two songs from “My Fair Lady”

Limited to 20 participants. Registration required, no fee.

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MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION
With master instructor Lyn Lilavati Sirota

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities. It is therapeutic in nature and welcoming to all populations. Participants will enjoy a restorative experience that is breath, body, and spiritually focused. This class is beneficial for stress relief and overall health and well-being. Important note: please do not use a rolling chair or a chair with arm rests.

Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions

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GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA

Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

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

Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions

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NEW! MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

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

Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions

Please add your name to the waitlist HERE.


PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

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

Instructor: Christina Rang

This class is on hiatus during the month of August. If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go HERE to register your interest.

Fee: $80 per person for nine sessions

 

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