September

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

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

CELEBRATE WITH US
PSRC proudly presents our
2022 PSRC Fall Benefit

Cocktails – Dinner – Entertainment

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.
Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning, 101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton

2022 Leadership Awards:
Individual Honoree, Norman Klath
Corporate Honoree, Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

TICKET AND EVENT SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION HERE


STORIES FROM BEHIND THE STAGE (Zoom)

Wednesdays in September starting September 7 through September 28, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 resident/$13 nonresident per session, or $35 resident/$45 nonresident for all four

Stories from Behind the Stage will feature four brilliant actors, singers, and stage managers as they discuss auditioning, preparing for a role, learning languages for Opera, the art of stage production, and so much more. Join us for this incredible series and get an inside look at life behind the center stage.

September 7 – Laurette Gannon
Laurett Gannon has worked in performing arts beginning in children’s theater as a performer at age three and has loved it ever since. She studied voice and theater for twelve years and as an adult, worked on Broadway in Management and Casting for Livent Inc.-NYC, on Ragtime, Fosse, Parade, Jesus Christ Superstar, and 42nd Street. She currently lives at the Jersey Shore and continues to perform, produce, and direct locally.

September 14 – Noah Marlowe
Noah Marlowe is a stage and screen actor who is currently performing in the Book of Mormon on Broadway. Other credits include Mary Poppins on Broadway, Act One on Broadway, Elf the Broadway National Tour, as well as several others. Noah is finishing his degree at Fordham University, while also performing in his current show.

September 21 – Christopher Allison
Christopher Allison is a classically trained tenor and multi-instrumentalist from the Baltimore-Washington region. He has performed in roles with Stillpointe Theater Company, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Dell’Arte Opera Company, and others! Chris has also sung with several musical societies, including the Bridge Ensemble, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, DCINY, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

September 28 – Rebecca Marlowe
Rebecca Marlowe graduated in 2020 from Wagner College with a BA in theatre and speech. National Tour — Billy Elliot: The Musical (Swing/Tracy Atkinson); Wagner College Mainstage/Stage One — Anything Goes (Mrs. Harcourt), Small Town Story (Gwen), Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), A Little Night Music (Frederika), and Pirates of Penzance (Isabel). Rebecca continues to work on projects with MTI/itheatrics on choreography DVD’s and junior productions.

PSRC’s Stories from Behind the Stage program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton.

REGISTRATION HERE


LIVE FROM CAMBODIA: NIGHT MARKETS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, September 6, 9:00–10:00 a.m. Fee: $5.00

Join a local tour guide LIVE as they guide us through the beautiful Siem Reap, showcasing the best hand-picked local food stalls throughout the popular evening night market. Soak up the local culture of Cambodia and experience the best of what the night market has to offer. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the guide throughout the tour.

PSRC’s Live from Cambodia: Night Markets program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton and Progression PT.

REGISTRATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — MINARI (Zoom)

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

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Golden Globe and Academy Award in 2021. Korean with English subtitles. Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim. Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes; Genre: Drama; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “BALANCE SCREENING/FALLS PREVENTION” (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m.

There are some simple physical therapy tests and measures that can help to predict whether a person is at a higher risk for falls. We will perform these tests as screening tools on people attending this FYI lecture. We will then talk about and perform some simple exercise activities that are helpful for decreasing fall risk.

Ruth Kaplan is the owner of Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton, a local outpatient PT clinic at 601 Ewing St. She holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy and has had thirty-five years of clinical experience. Ruth’s primary specialty is outpatient orthopedics, including treatment of back and neck pain, joint pain, postural dysfunction, ergonomics, fall prevention, gait/balance disorders, decreased functional mobility, and general clinical practice.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Markets and Princeton Care Center

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “USING YOUR WITS PART 2 – COGNITIVE FITNESS” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, September 20 at 3:00 p.m.

Using Your Wits Part 2 provides an overview of our cognitive skills and goes into greater detail about our brain’s anatomy and where each cognitive skill resides in the brain. We will challenge our brains with fun and interactive cognitive fitness, including optical illusions and will discuss games that you can play to improve your memory.

Lisa Bayer is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and the director of marketing and education for Always Best Care Princeton, a home health care agency serving Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Burlington, and Ocean Counties.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Markets and Princeton Care Center

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “TAX STRATEGIES, REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS, AND MEDICARE OVERVIEW” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m.

This presentation will include the following topics:
• Year end tax planning opportunities
• Do you have a tax game plan for 2022 and beyond?
• Required minimum distributions strategy
• Roth conversions
• Medicare overview
• Charitable gifting strategies

Presenters C. Greg Crothers and Joseph Tortis are certified financial planners that offer educational classes to the community on various areas relating to retirement planning. They specialize in helping individuals and families develop a comprehensive game plan for retirement in the areas of investment planning, tax management, and insurance solutions.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: McCaffrey’s Food Markets and Princeton Care Center

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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:
September 6 — Not meeting
September 13 — Platon: Stories of photographing monumental people – from Michelle Obama to Stephen Hawking
September 20 — Eleni Myrivili: A three-part plan to take on extreme heat waves
September 27 — Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

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

REGISTRATION HERE

 


LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, September 12 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


PUPS & CUPS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, September 22 (Usually the fourth Thursday of every month), 3:00–4:00 p.m.
No fee, hot drinks for $1.00

Join us for a very special Pups and Cups and have a relaxing afternoon celebrating the start of fall. Drink cider, enjoy some notoriously fall treats, and spend time with a particularly adorable Australian Labradoodle named Teagan.

PSRC’s Pups & Cups Program is sponsored by Angelion Mobility and Oasis Senior Advisors.

REGISTRATION HERE


FLU SHOT CLINIC DAY (In-Person at NSK Location)

Monday, October 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Organized by the Princeton Health Department, Wegmans Pharmacy, and PSRC Appointment registration opens on Wednesday, September 21


BINGO (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, September 21, 1:00–3:30 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.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Monday, September 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
and Thursday, September 22, 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! Played with 2–4 players, in partnerships or individually, Canasta is one of the most widelyplayed card games in the U.S. Enrollment is limited to 8 students to ensure a successful learning experience with a minimum of 6. Note: There is a materials fee of $3 payable to the instructor in class. Instructor, Neilia Makadok.

REGISTRATION HERE


SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB (In-Person at NSK Location)

Fridays: September 30, October 28, and November 18, 11:00 a.m.

Join up for a social hour of chatting and sharing.

Registration is required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


CEU EVENT IN SEPTEMBER — AGING IN AMERICA: REALITIES OF LONG TERM CARE

Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Bryan J. Adler, ESQ, CELA, a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation, the only Pennsylvania and New Jersey Supreme Courts authorized and American Bar Association accredited certification in elder law. With Rothkoff Law Group, he dedicates his New Jersey and Pennsylvania elder law practice to advising and counseling clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans’ benefits, estate planning, guardianships, and long-term care advocacy for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents.

For more information, contact Sharon Hurley, shurley@princetonsenior.org, 609.751.9699

PSRC will co-sponsor this event with Akin Care and Rothkoff Law

REGISTRATION HERE


FALLS PREVENTION PRESENTATIONS

September 7, 13, and 21

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO FALLS (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)
Wednesday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Jay Padulchick is an emergency medical and rescue technician with the Princeton Fire and Rescue Squad (PFARS). He has been an EMT for thirty-seven years and is a CPR instructor/coordinator. He will share information on their response to falls, how to avoid falls at home, and answer questions related to home safety. Did you know that for people over sixty-five, falls account for 17% of all 911 calls? And 50% of all lift-assist calls result in a second lift-assist call within two-weeks?*

BALANCE SCREENING/FALLS PREVENTION (In-Person at SPB Location)
Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Ruth Kaplan holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy and has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience. She is the owner of Progression Physical Therapy at 601 Ewing Street, Princeton. Ruth will lead simple physical therapy tests and measures that can predict whether a person is at a higher risk for falls. We will perform these tests as screening tools and discuss and perform simple exercises that are helpful for decreasing falls. (See FYI Seminar above)

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FALLS PREVENTION (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)
Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Angelion Mobility’s, Sheli Monacchio, will present on proper usage of mobility equipment. Sheli has more than twenty-two years’ experience helping people with aging in place, home care, and assisted living. Her demonstration will utilize canes, walkers, rollators, and wheelchairs.

* Faul M, Stevens JA, Sasser SM, et al. Older Adult Falls Seen by Emergency Medical Service Providers: A Prevention Opportunity. Am J Prev Med. 2016;50(6):719-726. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.12.011

REGISTRATION HERE


MEN IN RETIREMENT — “CURRENT EVENTS” (In-Person at NSK Location)

Friday, September 9 (different date this month) at 10:00 a.m.

Lloyd Fredericks will lead us in a round table (chair) discussion of current events. There have been great topics in the past with very lively discussions. Everyone has an opportunity to speak on the topic and express their opinion. This is a chance for you to be heard in an informal and supportive environment. Lloyd always picks interesting subjects! Space is limited to 25 participants. This meeting will be held outside, if the weather is inclement the group will move indoors.

REGISTRATION HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY POTLUCK CELEBRATION”

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

Please join old and new friends as WIR celebrates their seventh anniversary! In place of a meeting, they will be having a potluck brunch. Please see WIR’s website for further information and to RSVP at http://wiret.wordpress.com/. All are welcome.


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

Friday, September 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 Paul Knight.

Registration required, no fee.

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AEROBICS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays in September (no class on September 5), 8:30–9:30 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: Jen DeMarco is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, AFPA Mat Pilates Instructor, and Certified Barre Movement Teacher.

REGISTRATION HERE


EVERY BODY WALK! (In-Person)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.

This free walking program offers excellent options for safe walking in and around the beautiful trails of Princeton. Walking sticks and canes are welcome. CDC guidelines will be followed. 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. Registration through PSRC. Call for availability.

Leader: Carol Keyes
Registration through PSRC, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — SUMMER QUARTER (Zoom)

Mondays through September 26 (no class on September 5), 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident 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

REGISTRATION HERE


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP (Zoom)

Thursdays, beginning September 8 though September 29, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

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

REGISTRATION HERE


STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE (Zoom)

Tuesdays, beginning September 6 through September 27, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

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.

Instructor: Laraine Alison

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 participant in this energetic sport.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE — FALL SESSION 1 (Zoom)

8 Sessions on Tuesdays, September 6 through November 1 (no class on September 13), 9:30 to 11:00 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. 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


NEW! ELEMENTS OF PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS– FALL SESSION 1 (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays, September 23 through November 11, 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

This eight-session painting class is designed specifically for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students will learn basic techniques including the handling of watercolor and acrylic paint, brush strokes, light, form, and subject matter. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE


FIGURE DRAWING — FALL SESSION 1 (Zoom)

8 Sessions on Wednesdays, September 7 through November 9 (no class on September 14 and on October 5), 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

Open to all skill levels, this class will focus on all aspects of figure drawing, including basic drawing techniques, anatomy for artists, and portrait drawing. Students will work together online, in sketchbooks with a pencil. Classes include short demonstrations and draw-a-longs, with time for individual feedback. Long poses are assigned each week for additional personal enrichment and critiqued in class the following week. Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

REGISTRATION HERE


GAMES DAY AT PSRC (In-person at NSK Location, starting September 27 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 — FALL SESSION 1 (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays, September 23 through November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

For advanced painters, this eight-session Zoom class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $40 resident/$45 nonresident

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


October

PROGRAM AND HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

LONGWOOD GARDENS DAY TRIP: ’TIS THE SEASON FOR SPLENDOR

Monday, December 5, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $100.00 per person, no refunds

Celebrate botanical splendor in all its forms as Longwood Gardens showcases the beauty and bounty of the natural world. Stroll amid floating floral designs, marvel at festive trees dressed in gilded garland to bold poinsettia, and step into an extravagant floral shop complete with an exquisite window display. Outside, gaze upon botanically inspired light displays, explore enchanting treehouses, and find new features that are sure to delight. Register at princetonsenior.link/LongwoodGardens

Your ticket includes transportation to and from Longwood Gardens with entrance to the Gardens and a private group tour. Registration opens on October 3 and closes on November 11. Things to know:
• Participants should be comfortable walking long distances and dress appropriately for the weather as some of the gardens and tour will take place outdoors.
• Meals are not included, but there are dining facilities available at Longwood Gardens.
Participants are welcome to bring food and drinks on the bus, but no food or drinks can be brought into the Gardens.

REGISTRATION HERE


NEW! PSRC’S ONSTAGE SENIORS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Information Session
Thursday, September 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

What is OnStage Seniors? OnStage is a documentary theater ensemble of older adults. Formerly associated with McCarter Theater and now happily a part of PSRC, OnStage classes are a mixture of acting and improvisation experiences culminating in spring performances at various venues throughout the community.

OnStage Seniors welcomes new members. Interested participants are required to attend the free September 29 introductory class to meet the director, Josh Schnetzer, and the other ensemble members. If selected, participants will be invited to join OnStage Seniors.

OnStage Seniors meets on Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., beginning October 6 through December 8 (no class on 11/24) and February 2 through May 25 (no class on 4/6). The yearlong fee is $360.00 (less than $14.00 per class) and will be held in-person at PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building. Space is limited to 15 participants with a minimum of 12. A year’s commitment is required.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Six Sessions, Wednesdays, beginning October 12 through November 16, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $25 resident/$30 nonresident

A Novel Idea offers an engaging forum for readers to discuss a carefully curated novel with leader, Helen Burton. Come for the joy of reading, comradery, and fun. This fall’s book is The Other Einstein written by Marie Benedict which offers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This novel resurrects Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated. Was she simply Einstein’s sounding board, an assistant performing complex mathematical equations? Or did she contribute something? Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 12.

PSRC’s A Novel Idea Book Club program is sponsored by Peapack Private Wealth Management.

REGISTRATION HERE


FLU SHOT CLINIC DAY (In-Person at NSK Location)

Monday, October 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning 101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Offered by the Princeton Health Department, Wegmans Pharmacy, and PSRC.

Registration opens on September 21. To schedule an appointment, go to our website or call PSRC at 609.751.9699. Please bring all insurance cards (prescription and health insurance), including all up-to-date Medicare Part B information to the clinic.

REGISTRATION HERE


FIRST FRIDAY FILM — THE LOST LEONARDO (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

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

The mystery surrounding the Salvator Mundi, the first painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be discovered for more than a century and the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, has now seemingly gone missing. The painting’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money, and power. This film reveals how vested interests of the Salvator Mundi are of such unrestrained power that truth becomes secondary. Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes; Genre: Documentary, Mystery

Registration required, no fee.

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FYI SEMINAR — “DOWNSIZE, DECLUTTER, AND MOVE WITH LESS STRESS!” (Zoom)

Tuesday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m.

This presentation will provide tips, tricks, and instructions to help you establish order and calm during the chaotic and stressful downsizing process. With the goal of how best to transition with your prized possessions to a smaller home, a 55+ active adult community, or a senior living community, guidance will be provided on finding profitable solutions to your excess possessions through estate sales, consignment, online selling, donation, or discard, as well as reducing your moving bill and overall stress level.

Presenter John Walsh, owner of Walsh Senior Solutions, has helped 825+ families in the past four years since launching the company. He was inspired to start Walsh Senior Solutions after helping his own parents successfully downsize, declutter, and move twice within a fifteen-month period. John has extensive experience teaching best practices for downsizing and transitioning to a new home.

Registration required, no fee.

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

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “CURRENT ISSUES IN LGBTQ AGING” (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) older adults have many of the same experiences as non-LGBTQ people but also have unique considerations when it comes to aging. In this presentation/discussion, we’ll explore issues including non-discrimination and the aging services network, LGBTQ rights in long-term care settings, and advocacy initiatives to advance the inclusivity of care for older adults. We will also take some time to discuss ways that straight older adults can be allies and advocates for their LGBTQ friends and loved ones.

Presenter David Griffith is the director of programs & outreach for the LGBT Elder Initiative at the William Way Community Center in Philadelphia. In this role, David oversees the organization’s community education programs for LGBTQ older adults and people living with HIV.

Registration required, no fee.

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

REGISTRATION HERE


FYI SEMINAR — “THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION” (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Join registered dietitian Beth Young, MS, RDN, to review how important hydration is to our vitality. Review issues related to acute and chronic dehydration, the importance of fluid for brain health, how much fluid is suggested for healthy adults, and where to get those fluids from.

Beth Young has worked in health promotion and disease prevention throughout her career. She is in private practice and consults with patients referred to her by their primary care physician, local schools and universities, and their insurance carriers.

Registration required, no fee.

Sponsors: Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, 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:
October 4 — Catherine Price: Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life
October 11 — Trish Millines Dziko: How schools can nurture every student’s genius
October 18 — Heidi Grant: How to ask for help — and get a “yes”
October 25 — Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

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

REGISTRATION HERE


LIBRARY READS (Zoom)

Monday, October 3 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


INTRODUCING THE GOTHIC (Zoom)

Three Sessions, Fridays, beginning October 21 through November 4, noon–1:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

This short course introduces students to the history and development of Gothic literature, from the eighteenth century to today. Covering early Gothic (Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and its predecessors), Victorian Gothic (Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other monsters) and Post-War Gothic (Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House on page and screen), it explores some of the ways in which Gothic literature reflects, shapes, and helps us deal with society’s fears and phobias.

Dara Downey lectures in English and American literature in Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University. She is the author of American Women’s Ghost Stories in the Gilded Age (2014) and editor of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (https://irishgothicjournal.net/). She is currently writing a literary biography of Shirley Jackson for the Palgrave Literary Lives series (forthcoming 2024).

PSRC’s Introducing the Gothic program is sponsored by Novi Wealth Partners.

REGISTRATION HERE


LIVE FROM NORWAY: 1000 YEARS OF HISTORY AROUND BERGEN’S HARBOR (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. to noon
Fee: $5.00

The old and well-preserved Bergen wharf is one of the key locations to visit in Norway. Our knowledgeable local guide will start this live virtual tour right from Bryggen and will narrate the history of the Hanseatic League and how it had affected medieval trade. You will learn about the everyday life of the locals and merchants of that time and how they made a living. Then, the tour will proceed to the city port, which has played an enormous role in the city’s trade. Eventually, the tour will come to an end near St. Mary’s Church, the oldest building in the city and the church that was eventually taken over by German merchants of the Hanseatic League. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the guide throughout the tour.

PSRC’s Live from Norway: 1000 Years of History Around Bergen’s Harbor program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton and Progression PT.

REGISTRATION HERE


PUPS & CUPS (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, October 27 (Usually the fourth Thursday of every month), 3:00–4:00 p.m.
No fee, hot drinks for $1.00

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 conversations during this hour. No matter what, Pups and Cups will be a relaxing afternoon of fun.

PSRC’s Pups & Cups Program is sponsored by Angelion Mobility.

REGISTRATION HERE


BINGO (In-Person at NSK Location)

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00–3:30 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.

PSRC’s Bingo program is sponsored by Princeton Care Center.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Friday, October 14, 3:30– 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00

Join us for the publication party of Cool Women Volume 7. Refreshments will be followed by a lively reading featuring the eleven-poet poetry critique and performance group, who have been meeting for almost thirty years. Their performance, which will feature poems from their new anthology, will link the poems in a poetic jazz performance which all should enjoy. The members [Gretna Wilkinson, Sharon Olson, Maxine Susman, Judy Rowe Michaels, Juditha Dowd, Lois Marie Harrod, Joyce Greenberg Lott, Eloise Bruce, Betty Lies, Penelope Scambly Schott, Carolyn Foote Edelmann] are widely published individually and as a group (7 anthologies and 2 CDs of their work). Come and enjoy the performance— you will like it, even if poetry is not your thing. You will leave for dinner, affirming life.

Copies of Cool Women Volume 7 will be available for purchase ($20). Registration required. To learn more about Cool Women, go to https://coolwomenpoets.org/

PSRC’s Cool Women program is sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers.

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R.A.D. FOR SENIORS (In-Person at SPB Location)

Mondays and Fridays, beginning October 3 through November 4, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Fee: $35 resident/$40 nonresident

Offering awareness and defense strategies for older adults, this ten-session course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and unique insights about the problems unique to older adults. Our program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development, and educational components to assist with the development of defensive strategies. Space is limited to 20 students with a minimum of 10. Leader: Geoffrey Maurer, program associate at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

REGISTRATION HERE


SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB (In-Person at NSK Location)

Fridays: October 28 and November 18, 11:00 a.m.

Join up for a social hour of chatting and sharing.

Registration is required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Friday, October 14 (note different date) at 10:00 a.m.

Space Agencies and private enterprise are planning to return to the Moon to 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 this presentation about the opportunities and challenges of space travel. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — (MEETING WITH MIR ON OCTOBER 14)


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

Friday, October 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 Paul Knight.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


EVERY BODY WALK! (In-Person)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

This free walking program offers excellent options for safe walking in and around the beautiful trails of Princeton. Walking sticks and canes are welcome. CDC guidelines will be followed. 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. Registration through PSRC. Call for availability.

Leader: Carol Keyes
Registration through PSRC, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Thursdays, beginning October 6 through October 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

Through the use of gentle movement and directed attention to reorganize connections between the brain and body for the purpose of improving movement and enhancing function, Feldenkrais Method helps participants increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover a capacity for graceful movement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own exercise mat. If they do not have one, a mat will be provided. Space is limited to 15 with a minimum of 6.

Leader: Jaclyn (Jackie) Boone, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher with twenty-one years of professional practice in the Feldenkrais Method.

PSRC’s Feldenkrais Method Exercise program is sponsored by Oasis Senior Advisors.

REGISTRATION HERE


GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — FALL QUARTER (Zoom)

Mondays, beginning October 3 through December 19, 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident

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

REGISTRATION HERE


MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — FALL QUARTER (Zoom)

Thursdays, beginning October 6 though December 29 (no class on November 24), 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident

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

REGISTRATION HERE


PICKLEBALL (In-Person at SPB Location)

PICKLEBALL BOOTCAMP
Wednesdays, beginning October 12 through 26 Three Bootcamp Groups available at 11:00–noon, noon–1:00 p.m., or 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 resident/$75 nonresident
Pickleball Bootcamp is a three-session course designed for beginners to learn the basics of pickleball, run drills, and, of course, play the game. With three beginner boot camps offered during October, interested players can choose which Bootcamp they’d like to sign up for. Bootcamps require a minimum of 4 players and maximum of 6 for class viability.

PICKLEBALL OPEN COURT
Thursdays, beginning October 6 through 27 10:00 a.m.–noon
Fee: $10 resident/$15 nonresident
Looking to play some pickup Pickleball? Join other Pickleball enthusiasts and register for our Pickleball open court that takes place every Thursday from 10:00 a.m.–noon.
Participants should have experience with Pickleball. To learn how to play, sign up for one of our Bootcamps!

PICKLEBALL GROUP COURT RENTALS
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident per hour per group
Do you have a pickleball crew or partner and looking to play some games? Then make a reservation for our pickleball court located in our Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street. Our court is available for rent when not booked by PSRC events or activities. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations. For available dates and times, please see the Pickleball Group Court Rental Form: princetonsenior.link/PickleballCourtRental

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE


STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE (Zoom)

Tuesdays, beginning October 4 through October 25, 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

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.

Instructor: Laraine Alison

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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 participant in this energetic sport.

Registration required, no fee.

REGISTRATION HERE


BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE — FALL SESSION 1 (Zoom)

8 Sessions on Tuesdays through November 1, 9:30 to 11:00 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. 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.

 

 


ELEMENTS OF PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS– FALL SESSION 1 (In-Person at SPB Location)

Fridays through November 11, 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

This eight-session painting class is designed specifically for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students will learn basic techniques including the handling of watercolor and acrylic paint, brush strokes, light, form, and subject matter. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE


FIGURE DRAWING — FALL SESSION 1 (Zoom)

8 Sessions on Wednesdays through November 9 (no class October 5), 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

Open to all skill levels, this class will focus on all aspects of figure drawing, including basic drawing techniques, anatomy for artists, and portrait drawing. Students will work together online, in sketchbooks with a pencil. Classes include short demonstrations and draw-a-longs, with time for individual feedback. Long poses are assigned each week for additional personal enrichment and critiqued in class the following week. Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

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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


INTRODUCTION TO MAH JONGG (In-Person at NSK Location)

Fridays, beginning October 7 through October 28, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 Resident/$70 Nonresident

Originating in China, Mah Jongg is an exciting game using tiles for form hands, much like rummy. You will learn to play the American version using the National Mah Jongg League rules and card. Instructor, Neilia Makadok, is an experienced educator, will explain the basics in simple terms and guide you as you play. Enrollment is limited to ensure a successful learning experience. The instructor will provide the use of her Mah Jongg sets during the class but you are welcome to bring your own.

Note: There is a materials fee of $11 payable to the instructor at the first class. Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 8.

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

REGISTRATION HERE


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

Fridays through November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

For advanced painters, this eight-session Zoom class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

REGISTRATION HERE

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