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April Programs (Virtual) Princeton Senior Resource Center

PSRC COMMEMORATES EARTH DAY
April 12, 19, 26, & May 3, 10:00 a.m.

Registration required, no fee.

PSRC honors Earth Day and our commitment to environmental protection. A variety of approaches: research, media, education, and volunteerism, will come together as we celebrate nature’s beauty and resources.

Register at https://www.princetonsenior.org/earth-day/

 

Climate Change: Science and Impacts

Monday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Lisa Sheridan and Sean Sublette of Climate Central will join us to discuss how leading scientists and journalists research and report the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

 

Sea Level Rise: The Science, the Impacts, and Your Role

Monday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Kelly van Baalen is a High Meadows Fellow on the Sea Level Rise Team at Climate Central, an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists research and report the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

 

Bird Migration: Spring Happenings at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Randi Emmer of Friends of Great Swamp will speak about spring migration of birds and why they return each year to the refuge. Learn what volunteers are doing with nesting boxes to help some of these birds and keep the generation going forward.

 

Natural Lands Trust: Saving, Caring, Connecting

Monday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Kirsten Werner, senior director of communications for Natural Lands, will talk about the organization’s three-fold mission and the ways in which they seek to preserve and nurture nature’s wonders, while creating opportunities for joy and discovery in the outdoors for everyone.

 

PSRC Earth Day Series is sponsored by Star of David Memorial Chapel

 

 

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FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD” — Note different date for April

Friday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m.

As her father nears the end of his life, documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, stages his death in inventive and comical ways to help them both face the inevitable.

   “In ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead,’ Johnson confronts a sense of loss with a teeming, exuberant sense of life. In its unwieldy, risky, manifold funerary joy as well as its fervent grief, the film is an affirmation, beyond particular religious beliefs, that the rituals of mourning are celebrations not only of a life as lived but of an afterlife on Earth, in the love and the memory of family, friends, patients, associates, and acquaintances—and in art.”

— Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Starring: Dick Johnson, Kirsten Johnson
Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes; Genre: Documentary; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

 

FYI SEMINAR — “FINANCIAL AND TAX STRATEGIES FOR 2021”

Friday, April 9 at 11:45 a.m.

Join us as we continue the discussion surrounding tax strategies and common financial questions due to Covid-19. C. Greg Crothers and Joseph Tortis are certified financial planners that 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.

 

FYI SEMINAR — “ADVANCES IN CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT”

Friday, April 16 at 11:45 a.m.

Learn how to manage acute pain without opioids. Barbara Sprechman is the assistant director for Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. She has been a drug counselor for twenty-five years promoting safe and healthy drug practices and drug intervention.

Registration required, no fee.

 

FYI SEMINAR — “UNDERSTANDING TRAVEL POINTS AND MILES”

Friday, April 23 at 11:45 a.m.

Planning a future vacation? Learn how to demystify the ever-changing landscape of loyalty plans so you’ll be ready for your next post-pandemic adventure. Change the way you travel by making the most of your redeemable credits. Ari Charlestein is the owner and founder of First Class and Beyond, and is an avid traveler.

Registration required, no fee.

 

TED TALKS

Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome. This month’s topics:

April 6 — Sara DeWitt: 3 fears about screen time for kids – and why they’re not true

April 13 — Kevin Roose: The value of your humanity in an automated future

April 20 — Elizabeth Dunn: Helping others makes us happier – but it matters how we do it

April 27 — Frances Causey: Behind the Long Shadow (Recommended Anne Bloomenthal)

Registration required, no fee.

 

This month’s FYI sponsors are Homewatch CareGivers, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, and Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health. TED Talk sponsors are McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Novi Wealth Partners, and Silver Century Foundation.

 

LIBRARY READS —

Monday, April 5 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

 

Senior Scholarships Are Available

PSRC is committed to serving all members of our community. We will never allow cost to be an obstacle to your participation. To request a program scholarship, please fill out this confidential form. https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/senior-scholarship-request-form/

 

 

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LIMITED SERIES PROGRAMS

 

HEALTHCARE DECISIONS WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Go beyond completing your advance directives and learn ways to talk to your family/friends about your wishes for end-of-life care. The workshop will review documents and key issues. Copies of Five Wishes will be emailed to participants prior to the session, so register early. Facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator, and HomeFriends coordinator.

Registration required, no fee.

 

ELDER JUSTICE: A CALL TO ACTION

Elder Justice and Prevention Measures

Tuesday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m.

The third Tuesday of each month we feature speakers

and topics about Elder Justice

Register at https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/elder-justice-call-to-action/

 

NEW WORKSHOP! STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE

Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up for a free workshop that you will help you build endurance and strengthen your body, mind, and soul. This chair aerobics class is designed for those seeking a gentle yet lively form of exercise. Instructor Laraine Alison offers a fun, music filled class, that will help you to forget that you’re even exercising.

Registration required, no fee.

 

Virtual programs are added daily.

Visit https://www.princetonsenior.org/coming-soon/ often to see what’s new!

 

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RETIREMENT PROGRAMS

 

MEN IN RETIREMENT — “THE LOST CAUSE: HOW THE SOUTH SAW THE CIVIL WAR”

Friday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m.

The Lost Cause was a movement created by the South to justify their guilt in starting the war and to establish themselves as victims of Northern aggression. It was built on dishonest and badly distorted historical claims.

 

This program exposes the romanticized, but mythical view of the old South. It shows how Southern deceptions produced a racist, frequently violent culture that lasted until modern times. It reveals how the entertainment industry and federal government supported and gave credibility to the Lost Cause. Confederate statues and monuments are at the epicenter of the Lost Cause movement and will be reviewed in proper historical context.

 

Martin M. Mosho is a retired business executive who taught at Mercer County Community College for nine years. He presently teaches four different Civil War programs. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “COMPETITION COOK: KITCHEN GADGET GARAGE”

Friday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Want to make your cooking more fun and expeditious? Ever wanted to enter a cooking contest? Reference librarian and prize-winning competition cook, Donna Wolfe, will show us some new additions to her kitchen arsenal as she tells us about her fun avocation as a competition cook. Donna won the Dinner Made Easy Division of the Pillsbury Bake-Off and has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. All are welcome, cooks and non-cooks alike. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

 

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m.

This group addresses the many kinds of issues that can arise during the transition to retirement. The group is facilitated by Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator, and HomeFriends coordinator.

Registration required, no fee.

VACCINE NAVIGATORS

To request assistance registering and securing appointments for coronavirus vaccines, fill out a form at https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/vaccine-navigator-registration-form/. You may also contact Carla Servin, Vaccine Navigator coordinator, at vaccine@princetonsenior.org or 609.751.9699, ext. 118.

 

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EXERCISE & FITNESS

 

GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — Spring Quarter

Mondays, April 5 through June 28, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $75 per quarter

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing, an explanation of the science of yoga sound which creates profound deep relaxation, and some meditation. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners. Participants will need a yoga mat and/or clear floor space, water bottle, and comfortable clothes.

Instructor: Joy Cline-Okoye

 

MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — Spring Quarter

Thursdays, April 1 through June 24, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $75 per quarter

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and for those with balance issues and injuries. This includes participants who spend their time commuting, sitting at a desk, or suffer with limited mobility or chronic conditions. It is therapeutic in nature and welcoming to all populations. Participants will enjoy a restorative experience that is breath, body, and spiritually focused. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and energy while increasing range of motion and delving into the serenity of a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace. Important note: please do not use a rolling chair or a chair with arm rests.

Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

 

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ENRICHMENT

 

MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER — Spring Quarter

Thursdays, April 8 through June 24, 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $75 per quarter

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. Limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

 

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Join master art instructor Christina Rang on Zoom for a painting class designed specifically for beginners. You’ll learn the basics of layout, color, design, and more! Class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-for-beginners-waitlist/.

Instructor: Christina Rang

 

PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

This class will emphasize the components of the creative painting technique. Class is full.

To add your name to the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-self-expression-waitlist/.

Instructor: Christina Rang

 

COSMOLOGY

Peer-led science discussion. Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more information.

 

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TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

 

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.

 

To learn more about PSRC’s technical assistance, go to our website at princetonsenior.org/psrc-techresources/ or to fill out a request form go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/technology-assistancerequest/.

 

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SPECIAL NOTICE

 

PSRC is closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday

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