Social Services Resources
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GROCERIES AND PRESCRIPTIONS
It is strongly suggested that seniors do not leave their homes and rather use delivery service. For those who will find the need to venture out, here are some area stores offering senior and “elder” hours:
Support for Seniors:
Virtual HomeFriends is an extension of our PSRC program that pairs an older adult with a volunteer who will make regular phone calls for connection and support. Sign up HERE to receive support.
PSRC Social Service Team is here to help. If you are struggling, or simply need someone to talk to, please reach out to our social service team at email@example.com.
Neighborhood Buddy Initiative — We have plenty of volunteers who are ready to assist Princeton residents. Register for a Neighborhood Buddy today. More information can be found HERE. To be paired with a Neighborhood Buddy who will offer you assistance, please register HERE.
Princeton Extra Assistance Registry — Princeton Prepares is a voluntary community initiative provided by the Municipality of Princeton, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Princeton Health Department, to help emergency responders serve Princeton municipality residents who find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster or extreme weather conditions. You should register if: 1) You live alone; 2) You have a hearing or visual impairment, or other physical or cognitive limitation; 3) You lack transportation, or require a service animal or other assistance to get around; 4) You rely on supplemental oxygen or refrigerated medication; and/or 5) You have limited English skills. For more information, email Access Princeton at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 609.924.4141, or go HERE.
Help with Emergency Assistance Funds — For residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak and in need of financial assistance, please visit the Princeton Human Services Department website.
Virtual Support Groups
Please fill out form to register for any of the groups! Once you are registered you will receive information about how to join the Zoom calls.
Bereavement — usually third Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Caregivers — usually second and fourth Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Children of Aging Parents — usually second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
Global Conversations — Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
Grandparenting — usually first and third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
HomeFriends — register for HomeFriends
Knit Wits — usually second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Let’s Talk — Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Men in Retirement — usually first Friday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Next Chapter: Widows/Widowers — usually second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
TED Talks — Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Transition to Retirement — usually third Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Women in Retirement — usually third Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
For a description of the above groups click HERE. The dates and time on the description page were when we were in person. Please refer to the schedule above by clicking on the link associated with the group for virtual days and times.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors:
Virtual HomeFriends Volunteer is an extension of our PSRC program that pairs an older adult with a volunteer who will make regular phone calls for connection and support. Anyone wishing to be a HomeFriends volunteer can do so by clicking HERE.
Deliver for Meals-on-Wheels Mercer County — MOW Mercer County is in need of drivers and runners. Daily onboarding meetings at Rider University Daly Dining Hall begin at 10:00 a.m. Families and children are invited to participate together. College Students are welcome! You can just show up at 10:00 a.m. or reach out to Meals-on-Wheels for more information. Please contact the MOW office at 609.695.3483 or email email@example.com. Now is the time for neighbors to join together to support the older adults in our community.
Volunteer to Help your Neighbors (Princeton) — The Princeton community is calling on volunteers who will be available to support our seniors and other vulnerable adults during this time of social distancing. Please click HERE to register to provide assistance through Princeton municipality’s Human Services office or to register as a Neighborhood Buddy.