Program Resources

We are currently producing more virtual programs. Check back often for new content!


 

Gentle Yoga + Nidra
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions
Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20
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
REGISTER HERE

 
 
 
LIBRARY READS
Monday, June 8 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.
Presenter: Princeton Public Librarians
 
GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS
Monday, June 8
Meets every Monday via Zoom at 1:00 pm.
Is your “first” language something other than English? If so, this group could be for you! We have a diverse group of men and women from different countries. We discuss short stories, news articles, or specific topics selected by the group. Recent discussions included: short stories by Munro, Saki, Chekhov, O. Henry, Twain, Poe and articles on Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury and Medical Cannabis for the Elderly. Stories are selected a week in advance so everyone has time to review, translate and reflect before we meet for a discussion. This is a safe place to continue reading and speaking in English. This is not an ESL class. Please register here and a zoom link will be sent to you for this 50 minute weekly gathering.
 
CAREGIVERS GROUP
Monday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m.
(Usually meets the second and fourth Monday of the month) Spouses and friends share the joys and challenges of caregiving; whether at home, at a distance or in a care facility, for any medical diagnosis. Amid the Covid-19 global outbreak, caregiving can be even more stressful and present new and unique challenges. Join us as we navigate how the caregiving role has changed.
Facilitated by Nicole Maccarone, LCSW, LCADC, PSRC care coordinator and social service outreach
 
TED Talk
Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Ryan Martin: Why we get mad — and why it’s healthy
First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome.
(NOTE: Once registered, the Zoom link remains the same each week)
 

People and Stories: The Power of Words

Join us online using Zoom
Wednesdays, 8 sessions, beginning May 13
from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Fee:$75
Inspired by the People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos program founded by Sarah Hirschman in 1972, this online class will read and discuss different short stories each week. Selections will be made from works by writers like China Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Louise Erdrich, Gish Jen, James Joyce, Jamaica Kincaid, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tim O’Brien, Tillie Olsen, Harnando Tellez, and Alice Walker. The instructor will email copies of the stories to participants before each class; no preparation is required. Participants will be encouraged to examine the issues and themes; tensions and contrasts; shadows; poetics; and sounds of each story. This course is a collaboration between People and Stories and PSRC’s Evergreen Forum.
Course is limited to 15 participants
Instructor: Ellen Gilbert, who has a doctorate in library science, is a trained “People and Stories” coordinator.
Registration required
This class is sold out at 15. However, you can put your name on the waitlist by emailing programs@princetonsenior.org.
 
NEW! PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE
Fee: $80 per person for nine sessions
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. This class will meet on Zoom during the months of June and July. Instructor: Christina Rang 
While the first class is full, we are assessing interest in offering a second section of this class. If you are interested, please click HERE to register your interest.
 

LET’S TALK

Wednesday, June 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Now more than ever we need to stay socially connected. Join us for contemporary conversations and to share support, resources, relaxation, laughter and stories. Facilitator: Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW
 
Mindful Chair Yoga & Meditation
With master instructor Lyn Lilavati Sirota
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $50 per person for 8 sessions
(May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9)
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. Come learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and energy while increasing range of motion. There is also a restorative, guided relaxation, and an introduction to the scientific power of mindfulness/meditation shown to have numerous benefits for memory and mind/body awareness. 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 
 

FYI Seminar —  “Laughter Yoga”

Friday, June 5, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Laughter Yoga Wellness is a unique aerobic exercise routine using stretching, breathing, smiling and laughing, coordination movements, and positive affirmations that anyone can do without the need for using jokes or humor! We will learn to laugh and breathe intentionally to kickstart the immune system, block physical pain, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and uplift our mood by releasing the feel-good hormones like endorphins!
Presenter: Beverly Burns, M.Ed., Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
 

GALLERY TALKS ONLINE

A special online edition of Gallery Talks is coming to PSRC in May.
Thursdays in May & June for six weeks, beginning May 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for another round of exemplary art lectures with the Princeton University Art Museum’s talented docents. These weekly seminars are designed for those interested in exploring the richness and complexities of the world of art. This six-session course is a collaborative effort between the Princeton University Art Museum and PSRC’s Evergreen Forum.
 
Date Docent Topic
May 7 Denise McDaniel Bouguereau’s “Woman with an Iris”
May 14 Connie Shaffer Childe Hassam: an American Impressionist
May 21 Rob Coghan Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
May 28 Jeanne Johnson Sol LeWitt: Prolific Minimalist
June 4 Laura Berlik Winging It: America’s Early Avian Artists
June 11 Adria Sherman Cassatt and Degas in Paris
Registration required. $75 for the six-session course.
 
These seminars will be held in a virtual format using Zoom video conferencing. You will be able to see and hear the docents, the art, and other participants. Please know that this medium is user-friendly and we have support if you need it. For technical assistance, click HERE to request help or email tech@princetonsenior.org.
 
If you have questions about Gallery Talks, please contact programs@princetonsenior.org.

 


Virtual PSRC Student Art Exhibition

Currently available
Each Spring PSRC showcases our art students by featuring their artwork on the walls of the Suzanne Patterson Building. This year we are sharing the art virtually. Visit the link HERE.
 

Virtual Fireside Chat — Join a member of our social services team in a virtual Zoom meeting today and every weekday at 2:00 p.m. Drop-in to chat with new friends. All you need is a computer — or an iPad — or an iPhone — or a smartphone — or even a land line. Go HERE to register and join the group! (NOTE: Once registered, the Zoom link remains the same every day)

 
Please note that Zoom assistance is available, please click HERE to request tech help.
 
Zoom Meeting Instructions
Step-by-step Zoom meeting instructions can be found HERE.
 

For any questions about programs and groups, please email programs@princetonsenior.org and you will be connected with the program team member who can best assist you.

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