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In response to the latest CDC guidelines (www.cdc.gov), PSRC is taking the following steps:

  • The GrandPals program will be suspended the week of March 9–13, 2020.
  • All of our programs, groups, and classes will be suspended for the week of March 9–13, 2020. This includes exercise classes, art classes, Evergreen Forum classes (off-site as well), discussion groups, table tennis, open game day, FYI seminars, etc.
  • The Technology Lab will be closed for the week of March 9–13, 2020.
  • The nutrition program will serve meals this week at the Suzanne Patterson Center, with the option for participants to take their meals home.

 

PSRC offices will remain open and our dedicated staff and volunteers will continue our efforts to offer support and guidance services to older adults and their families. In particular, PSRC staff will be reaching out via telephone and email to our seniors throughout this unfolding scenario. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please come to the center or reach out to our offices at 609.924.7108 (Suzanne Patterson Center) or 609.252.2362 (Spruce Circle) and we will do our best to connect you with the needed resources.

March

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

REIMAGINE AGING CONFERENCE: Technology for Active Living

Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
at PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building
Registration opens March 5. Suggested donation $10 per person.

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

MORE INFORMATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “DOWNTON ABBEY”

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

The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
Genre: Drama, Romance

Running time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Location: Monument Hall – Multi Purpose Room (lower level)

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTER HERE

 


FYI SEMINAR — “TIME MANAGEMENT”

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

Deanna Mellon from Acorn Glen Assisted Living will discuss ways to manage time, maintain our schedules, or to budget time for enjoyment. She will highlight the steps to improve time management and present tricks and tips to stay proactive along the way! Deanna has worked in the senior health care industry for close to fifteen years and is dedicated to being a resource for seniors in the community.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Oasis Senior Advisors & Ovation at Riverwalk

REGISTER HERE

 


FYI SEMINAR — “THE ART OF DOWNSIZING”

Monday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Do you need to downsize but don’t know where or how to start? Please join Bobbie Burkhart, for some pointers on how to begin the downsizing process. Hint—it’s not as scary as you think.

Bobbie is a home organizer who specializes in helping seniors and their families with the downsizing process. Her goal is to take as much stress out of your transition as possible.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Oasis Senior Advisors & Ovation at Riverwalk

REGISTER HERE

 


FYI SEMINAR — “THE ART OF LAUGHTER YOGA”

Monday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise program sweeping the world where anyone can laugh without using jokes, humor, or comedy. It was developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria and combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing which brings in more oxygen to the body and brain making one feel more energetic and healthier.

Barbara Sprechman is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader helping to grow the movement of Laughter Yoga for health, happiness, and world peace. Also, she is the assistant executive director at the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County.

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:
March 3—Katie Hood: The difference between healthy and unhealthy love
March 10—Quita Christison: The New Five Second Rule: Redefining the First Impression (recommended by Nayan)
March 17—Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream
March 24—Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
March 31—David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

Sponsors: Artis Senior Living & Capital Health & Progression Physical Therapy

REGISTER HERE


MEN IN RETIREMENT — “HEALTHY EATING ALL YEAR LONG”

Friday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Heather Bainbridge, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, will teach you about healthy eating all year round, and what types of foods will help you feel better including: foods that boost your immune system, anti-inflammatory foods, and super foods that give you energy and stamina. 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 — “THE LIFE OF ALBERT EINSTEIN”

Friday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Eve Mandel from the Historical Society of Princeton will examine the life of the man whose name has become synonymous with “genius.” Learn how a childhood fascination with a compass played a role in the development of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, how he accepted a job in Princeton to escape Nazi Germany, and how he used his celebrity to advocate for civil rights and advance world peace. 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

 


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

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

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by John George, PhD, licensed psychologist, and Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC Care Coordinator and HomeFriends Coordinator.

REGISTER HERE


NEW! LIBRARY READS

March 2 (usually the first Monday of the month)
at 1:00 p.m.

Calling all readers—the Princeton Public Library will be visiting PSRC! Each month, library staff will showcase some great recent book titles that you may have missed and provide copies if you’d like to read one. To sweeten the deal, the library will stock our bookcase with notable reads for you to take home and enjoy. You can also ask for personalized book recommendations and find out about other useful services the library provides.

Registration required, no fee.

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.

Transition to Retirement
Monday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Princeton Public Library, Newsroom

An interactive workshop focused on helping retirees and pre-retirees navigate this important life transition. A conceptual framework and practical tools will be offered to help attendees make their retirement years as personally rewarding and fulfilling as possible.

John George, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and David Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, is the care coordinator and HomeFriends coordinator at PSRC.

COMING UP:
April 27: Volunteering in Retirement


FREE TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

Fridays 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.

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