Program Resources

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


 
2020 SUMMER SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT SERIES:
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on the Zoom conferencing platform
This eight-part series will feature presentations from top-notch academics from around the country. Each seventy-five minute session will include a presentation as well as time for discussion.
Fee: $75 for the eight-session series or $10 per lecture
 
More information about the series HERE.
 
 
 

ANNOUNCING FALL 2020 EVERGREEN FORUM

CHECK OUT THE NEW CLASSES!
 

New This Year —  due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes will be held on the Zoom conferencing system. Please note that we offer excellent, stress-free technical services to help you with Zoom.

Registration opens on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. On the day of registration, you may access our registration form by visiting our website or via an email that will be sent directly to your inbox at the time registration opens.

We can’t wait to see you this fall!

 

GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions
Dates: July 27-September 21, no class 9/7
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, August 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
 
GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS
Monday, August 3
Meets every Monday via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.
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.
 
TED Talk
Tuesday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Katherine Eban: A dose of reality about generic drugs
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)
 
KNIT WITS
Tuesday, August 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Zoom
Meets the first Tuesday of the month
Friendly conversation provides the backdrop to the clacking of knitting needles. Start a new knitting/crocheting project or work on an old one while we catch up with our friends new and “old.” All levels welcome.
No Fee.
Facilitator: Sharon Hurley
 
MUSIC & CONVERSATION — THREE-SESSIONS (four spots open)
August 4, 6, and 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m. on the Zoom conferencing platform
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.
Limited to 20 participants.
Registration required, no fee.
 
LET’S TALK
Wednesday, August 5, 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
 
FIRST FRIDAY FILM —
“PARASITE”
Friday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. on the Zoom conferencing platform

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 hours, 12 minutes
Registration required, no fee.
 
MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION
With master instructor Lyn Lilavati Sirota
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions
(July 16-September 10, no class August 6)
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 
 
NEW! Memoir Writing with Jennifer
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per person for eight sessions
(July 16-September 3)
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.
 
Jennifer Altmann is a freelance journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. A graduate of Vassar College and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, she worked at Time magazine, the Associated Press, and Princeton University, where she was associate editor of the alumni magazine.
Registration limited to 12 participants
Instructor: Jennifer Altmann
If this event sells out, please add your name to the waitlist HERE.
 
TECHNOLOGY LAB
While the PSRC building remains closed, the Technology Lab continues to serve clients remotely. Our dedicated volunteers are available and responding to requests. Once you submit a request, one of our volunteers will contact you, normally within one business day, to set up an appointment to help you.
Fill out request form HERE.
 
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.
 

 


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 —  Note schedule change
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
Join a member of our social services team in a virtual Zoom meeting every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Drop-in to chat with new friends. All you need is a computer, an iPad, an iPhone, 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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