This Week

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

 
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY: THE JEWISH EXILES OF ECUADOR WITH DIRECTOR EVA ZELIG (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)
Monday, May 23, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Join Director Eva Zelig for a screening of her film, An Unknown Country: The Jewish Exiles of Ecuador. This documentary tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador, a country barely known at the time. The film follows the exiles’ perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remade their lives in what was for them an exotic, unfamiliar land.
Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the director
Registration required, no fee.
PSRC’s Documentary Screening An Unknown Country Program is sponsored by Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton.

PRIDE IN CONTEXT: HOW TO BE AN LGBTQIA+ ALLY IN THE HISTORY OF PRIDE (Zoom)

Wednesday, May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Many of us have LGBTQIA+ children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends, and desire to be a better ally and show love and support in a way that is meaningful and appropriate. At the conclusion of this workshop, you will increase your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ PRIDE, examine American history of LGBTQIA+ PRIDE and its relationship to oppression and advocacy, and explore ways to support LGBTQIA+ people as a straight or cis-gender ally.
 
 
Brent Satterly, MSS, PhD, LCSW, received his masters of social service from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research in 1995 and his doctorate in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. With over twenty-five years of clinical and educational experience as a Pennsylvania licensed clinical social worker, he is a full professor of social work at Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education. He teaches family therapy, human sexuality, and education courses in the BSW, MSW, and PhD Programs.
 
He was awarded the prestigious Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2016 and the Widener Faculty Institutional Leadership Award in 2017. His areas of expertise include human sexuality and social work pedagogies, clinical work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) populations, LGBTQIA+ professional identity management, HIV/AIDS, family therapy, and the use of pop culture in teaching social justice. He is well published, including his recent 2020 co-authored textbook, Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers (2nd ed.). He is a member of good standing in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education (PAUSWE).
Registration required, no fee.

TED TALKS (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now
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.

GAMES DAY AT PSRC (In-Person)
Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 101 Poor Farm Road
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, no fee.
See PSRC’s safety protocols for in-person programs.

FYI SEMINAR — “R.A.D. SENIOR PERSONAL SAFETY INTRODUCTION” (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Tuesday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m.
R.A.D. for seniors is a nationally recognized program aimed at improving personal safety for older adults. This session will offer personal safety and awareness tips and strategies and will include a basic self-defense component. Please dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers.
 
Deborah Millar, RN, has been employed by Penn Medicine Princeton Health for thirty years. Craig Harley is the associate director of community wellness & engagement and has more than thirty years in leadership and teaching. Both are instructor trainers for R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense Program and have been teaching self-defense programs for many years.
Registration required, no fee.
Sponsors: Novi Wealth Partners, Silver Century Foundation, and Walsh Senior Solutions

PPL’s MORNING TECH SERIES — TECH: MAKING YOUR HOME SMART (Zoom)
Wednesday, May 18, 10:00 a.m.
From TVs and personal assistants to doorbells and alarms, “smart homes” are becoming more and more prevalent. In this class, attendees will receive an overview of the various “smart” devices available today, what they do, and their pros and cons for making your life easier, safer, and more comfortable.
Registration required, no fee.
Instructor: Dana Treichler

MEDICARE WORKSHOP (Hybrid – In-Person in the library’s Community Room and on Zoom)

Wednesday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover the different parts of Medicare and recent changes in order for you to avoid common mistakes. Additional information includes how Medicare supplements work, Medicare prescription programs, Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage, enrollment, and working past the age of sixty-five. Presented by Senior Advisors. 
Registration through the Princeton Public Library, no fee.
This program is presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and PSRC.

CALLING ALL SPIRITS LOVERS
Join us for our spirits appreciation and tasting class
$50
(includes spirits sampler and light refreshments)
 
SPIRITS 101 CLASS AND TASTING
Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. with Sourland Mountain Distillery
Join award winning craft distillery Sourland Mountain Spirits as they share the history of this family run award winning craft distillery. Take a video tour of the facility, learn how gin, rum, and vodka are made and get ready to taste the best Spirits in America!
This class will be in-person at 101 Poor Farm Road.

MUSIC ON THE PATIO (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Thursday, May 19, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of live music on our patio along with some light refreshments. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside.
Musical Guest: David Brahinsky has performed as a folk musician for over fifty years individually and as the lead singer and guitarist of The Roosevelt String Band and David Brahinsky and Friends, as a single act with The Shoestring Players of Rutgers University, and with Young Audiences of New Jersey.
Registration required, no fee.

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “THE POWER OF GRATITUDE” (Hybrid – In-Person at PFR Location and on Zoom)

Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Perhaps as a child you learned the magic words of “please” and “thank you.” In her forty years as a Presbyterian minister, WIR member Janet Macgregor-Williams, has helped others cultivate an attitude of gratitude. In this month’s talk she will help us rediscover the power of gratitude to change lives. All are welcome. Masks are required.
Registration required, no fee.
For more information about the Women in Retirement and Coffee Klatches, go to http://wiret.wordpress.com/

FYI SEMINAR — “PLAN AHEAD AND REST IN PEACE” (Hybrid – In-Person at PFR Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Join Laurie Powsner for an interesting and fun presentation about the funeral industry while gaining practical advice from an unbiased source. Learn how to save money and how to choose a funeral home. Plan ahead to avoid stress!
 
Laurie Powsner, MSW, LCSW, is a social worker in private practice in Princeton. She is on the boards of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Pennsylvania.
Registration required, no fee.
Sponsors: Novi Wealth Partners, Silver Century Foundation, and Walsh Senior Solutions

“HOW DID WE GET HERE?” PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person
Over the past few years, we have all seen drastic changes to our daily lives and our “normal” schedule. “How Did We Get Here?” is a lively and interactive workshop designed to get participants to reflect on who we have become and the lives we are living. Packed with meaningful discussion, engaging and thoughtful activities, and a catered lunch, this personal development workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself. Space is limited to 20 with a minimum of 8.
Leaders: Helen Burton, host of PSRC’s TED Talks, and Krista Hendrickson, director for lifelong learning and technology education at PSRC.

YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS/OSTEOPENIA WORKSHOP (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Wednesday, May 25, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Fee: $10.00 per person
Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia? Osteoporosis is when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break. Practicing yoga with osteoporosis can benefit the body if done mindfully. Many postures and practices can help improve strength and balance as well as restore function and relieve pain. Join us for a comprehensive, fun, ninety-minute workshop. It is a practice you can incorporate into your regular movement practices. We’ll focus on building bone density by practicing asana (poses) and doing some work with weights — all practices to mitigate onset or progression of osteoporosis and/or osteopenia. We’ll be using the following props: a chair, a mat, light weights, and a strap or resistance band. All asanas (poses) we practice come from the two year, long term study by Dr. Loren Fishman, author of many books about yoga and health. If you prefer not to use the floor for certain poses, alternatives will be offered. Please follow any/all doctor recommendations for movement. Space is limited to 15 students with a minimum of 9.
 
Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota is a certified 200-hour yoga instructor through Integral Yoga in Princeton, New Jersey. She specializes in gentle yoga instruction with a focus on range of movement and therapeutic practices.

Special Screening of the film Knives Out (in-person at Poor Farm Road)

Friday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us in our new theater to enjoy this hilarious movie. Snacks included!
A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his eighty-fifth birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Starring: Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer
Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes; Genre: Comedy, Mystery; Rated: PG-13
Registration required, no fee

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS:

LET’S TALK (Hybrid)
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
 
EARLY STAGE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (HYBRID)
Thursday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m.
 
TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (HYBRID)
Friday, May 20, 3:00 p.m.at the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning
 
CAREGIVERS GROUP (Zoom)
Monday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m.
 
NEXT CHAPTER: WIDOWS & WIDOWERS GROUP (Hybrid)
Tuesday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
 
Read group descriptions HERE.
 
 

THE DONALD AND NANCY LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LAB

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Our well-appointed and roomy Tech Lab welcomes you with brand new PC’s and MAC computers. Stop by to check your email, get some work done, connect with friends and family, or surf the web Tech assistance is available two ways: in-person on Thursdays, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and virtually, Monday through Friday. All tech help is by appointment only.
 
See PSRC’s safety protocols for in-person programs.
 
To learn more about PSRC’s technical assistance, go 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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