Program Resources

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


 
 
 
 
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY (In-person at Suzanne Patterson Building)
Thursday, December 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Join us for a festive buffet at PSRC’s Suzanne Patterson Building while you mingle and jingle with the Ho Ho Ho’s and Dave Saltzman on the piano. Come for the songs, cheer, good will, raffles, and friendship.
 
Transportation is available to and from the Suzanne Patterson Building by the Muni Bus, Crosstown, or by carpool, all of which we encourage! The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. Because we cannot accommodate early arrivers, please note that our doors open at 12:45 p.m. $5 per person. Register at princetonsenior.org, call 609.751.9699, or in-person at our 101 Poor Farm Road location. Seating is limited.
 
All partygoers including staff and volunteers must show proof of vaccination. You’ll also be asked to fill out a waiver (if you haven’t already) and a health screening form. Mask wearing is required except while eating and drinking. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!
 
The 2021 PSRC Holiday Party is sponsored by:
Association of Elder Care Professionals, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brandywine Living: Princeton, Pennington, & Serenade at Princeton, Dave Saltzman, The Ho Ho Ho’s, Ovation at Riverwalk, Princeton Public Works, PSRC Board & Volunteers, Stony Brook Garden Club, and Terra Momo Bread Company

PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
Various days and times in December
Fee: $10 each/$35 for the series
The holidays inaugurate the winter travel season, as tens of millions of us move from place to place to see relatives, friends, and go on vacation. PSRC celebrates travel with this series on transit and transportation, focusing on how we get where we want to go.
 
Wednesday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Moving the Millions — New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn, NY
The New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation. In this program, we will discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, social history, engineering, and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.
 
PSRC’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Series is sponsored by Artis Senior Living, Angelion Mobility, and Oasis Senior Advisors.

TABLE TENNIS (IN-PERSON)

Mondays and Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to participate in this energetic sport. We will be open for three time slots: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. 12 players per time slot, please make sure to register in advance. At this time, we are not accepting walk-ins.
Preregistration and covid waiver are required, no fee 

RESCHEDULED PROGRAM

EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED ABOUT LEARNING IS WRONG: DISORIENTING DILEMMAS, COMFORT ZONES, AND LIFELONG LEARNING (HYBRID)
Monday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…or can you? Understanding the complexities of adult learning theory are crucial for effective lifelong learning. In this lecture we will explore Jack Mezirow’s transformational learning theory and Lev Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development and scaffolding in order to understand how adult learners learn most effectively.
 
Dr. Drew A. Dyson is the CEO of PSRC and holds a PhD in Education & Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Registration required, no fee.

LIBRARY READS

Monday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
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.

TED TALK

Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
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)
Registration required, no fee.

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP: “THE CLOUD”

Tuesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Do you know what “the cloud” is? Is “the cloud” safe?
 
Join us for a ninety-minute Zoom class devoted to online storage and internet basics. We’ll explain how the various storage offerings from Microsoft (OneDrive), Apple (iCloud), Google (Drive), DropBox, and others work, why you should consider them, how they keep your documents safe, and their cost.
 
You’ll also learn how the Internet works, understand what a “router” does, how wifi works, and the role your internet service provider plays. We’ll also cover good online security practices.
Instructors: Don Benjamin and Evelyn Sasmor
Registration required, no fee.

THE MAGIC GARDENS, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Thursday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $10
Learn about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens which is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. Over thirty years ago, the creator Isaiah Zagar, used handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirrors, and international folk art to chronicle his life and influences. Find out how the artist started the project, why it was nearly destroyed, and learn about the many objects throughout the space, from Mexican folk art to a Kohler toilet.
PSRC’s The Magic Gardens Program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton.

MEN IN RETIREMENT — “CURRENT EVENTS” (IN-PERSON)

Friday, December 10 (note different date this month), 10:00 a.m. at the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning
Lloyd Fredricks will lead a round table (chair) discussion of current events. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak on the topic and express their opinion. This is a chance to be heard in an informal and supportive environment. Lloyd always picks interesting subjects and there’s plenty of lively conversation! Registration is mandatory and is limited to 22 participants. See PSRC’s safety protocols for in-person programs. All are welcome.
Preregistration required, no fee. See PSRC’s safety protocols for in-person programs

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “Coffee Klatch” (IN-PERSON)

Friday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. at the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning
All are welcome.
Preregistration required, no fee. See PSRC’s safety protocols for in-person programs

FYI SEMINAR — “YEAR-END TAX PLANNING STRATEGIES”

Friday, December 10 at 11:45 a.m.
Get information on year-end tax planning opportunities and learn about having a tax game plan for 2022 and beyond. Topics will include required minimum distribution (RMD) strategy, Roth conversions, Roth IRA’s vs traditional IRA’s and pre-tax retirement accounts, as well as important estate planning rules to understand.
 
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.

NATIVITY ART AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM, BRYN ATHYN, PA

Tuesday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m.
The collection at Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, contains many artworks depicting the Nativity and infancy of Jesus Christ, including paintings, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, and stained-glass windows. Most of these works, which date from the medieval period to the present, were collected or commissioned by Raymond Pitcairn, who designed and built Glencairn, a castle-like home for his family and art collection. Since 2009, the Museum’s annual World Nativities exhibition has been presenting dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes borrowed from other museums, along with examples from its own growing collection. The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate how artists around the world seek to give the Nativity story relevance by relating it to their own spiritual, intellectual, cultural, or regional environments.
 
This virtual program will serve as an introduction to Glencairn Museum’s annual World Nativities exhibition.
Registration required, no fee.
PSRC’s Nativity Art at Glencairn Museum Program is sponsored by Star of David Memorial Chapel.

NEW! EARLY STAGE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, December 16 from 3:00–4:30 p.m. (this meeting is virtual only for December)
New Support Group for People with Early Stage Memory Loss to be led by two women with extensive experience as caregivers and leaders in the field of aging.
 
Eileen E. Doremus is a certified social worker and current advocacy coordinator for the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging. She is the former executive director for the Mercer County Office on Aging, a founding Alzheimer’s Association Chapter volunteer and professional staff educator, and Alzheimer’s unit coordinator in a Central New Jersey nursing home. Both Eileen’s parents experienced dementia in their later years.
 
Geri H. Garfinkle, MSW, has personal experience with family and friends with dementia. Her grandmother, years ago, and now currently her brother-in-law and a childhood friend of sixty-three years. She has thirty years experience practicing as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist/family therapist and worked for ten years as a speech/language pathologist and audiologist at ICD International Center for the Disabled in New York.
Registration required, no fee.

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS:

GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS
Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
 
GRANDPARENTING GROUP (HYBRID)
Tuesday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. at the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning
 
LET’S TALK
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
 
CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS (on Zoom this month)
Thursday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
 
CAREGIVERS GROUP
Monday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m.
 
NEXT CHAPTER: WIDOWS & WIDOWERS GROUP
Tuesday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m.
 
KNIT WITS (HYBRID)
Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. at the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning
 
BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Monday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Read group descriptions HERE.
 
 

TECHNOLOGY LAB

The technology lab in the Suzanne Patterson Building is open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday afternoons. Call first to confirm times. Come by to use the lab’s computers and wifi, limited to two participants at a time. If you need tech assistance, our dedicated volunteers are available to respond to your questions remotely. Once you submit a request, a volunteer will contact you, normally within one business day, to set up a virtual appointment. They can be reached HERE.
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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