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Project Re-employment After 50 Offered at Princeton Senior Resource Center

Project Re-Employment is a program for  individuals at least 50 years old who have never been employed outside the home or who are returning to employment after a hiatus.  This four-part workshop is designed to improve job search skills, build confidence, manage stress and help participants enter or reenter the work force as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Facilitators, Linda F. Meisel and Debra H. Levenstein will teach skills and tools for navigating the changing tide of employment, including self assessment, writing resumes and cover letters, networking, and interviewing.
Four sessions are scheduled for  January 11, 13, 20 & 25 from  9:30 - 11:30 at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton..  Cost: is $20.  Financial assistance available.  To register, call 924-7108.  This program is a joint offering from  Jewish Family & Children's Service of Mercer County  and the Engaged Retirementsm program of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. For more information about the program, call Debra Levenstein at 609-987-8100.
The current economic down turn has hit older individuals expecially hard.  Pensions have vanished or been cut.  Retirement investments have lost significant value, and dividend income is reduced or lost when companies have shut their doors. Many retirees are looking to go back to work to replace lost income and rebuild their savings. Other older workers who have lost jobs are starting to take social security early, reducing the amount of monthly income they will get in future years. This course seeks to help people who have not made a job search in many years, if ever.
Presenter Bios:
Linda Meisel, LCSW has been the Executive Director of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County for the past 12 years.  For the prior 10 years, she was the Executive Director of Corner House Counseling Center.  She has served on the Board of the Jewish Center of Princeton, Princeton Young Achievers and the Princeton Nursery School.  Ms. Meisel has conducted numerous workshops on employment issues.  She received her MSW from the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers.
Debra Horrow Levenstein, MA has been the Director of Prevention and Support Services of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County since January 2002.  She worked in social service for eight years in Minneapolis, MN before returning to NJ.  Among her many responsibilities at JFCS, Ms. Levenstein has supervised the curriculum and facilitators of Project Reemployment for the past seven years.  She received her MA in New York.
Sponsoring Organizations
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs
The Engaged Retirementsm programs are focused on individuals in the 55-70 age cohorts.  The program offers a broad overview of the various aspects of retirement or major life change.  Engaged Retirementsm is funded by support from the Princeton Area Community Foundation. 

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) empowers adults 55 and older in the diverse Princeton community to make informed choices and live healthy lives.  PSRC offers affordable services, programs, and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers.  PSRC is a non-governmental, independent, 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information about Engaged Retirementsm programs, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or email at

The Princeton Senior Resource Center
45 Stockton Street · Princeton · NJ · 08540
(609) 924 7108

Peter E. Gibson
Princeton Online