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PSRC MAY PROGRAMS - In Person & Virtual

TWO FUN FUNDRAISERS HAPPENING IN MAY

CALLING ALL CHEESE, WINE, AND SPIRITS LOVERS

Join us for a two-part interactive cheese and spirits appreciation and tasting classes

$50 for one class; $80 for two classes

(includes cheese sampler, spirits sampler, and light refreshments)

 

CHEESE 101 CLASS AND TASTING

Tuesday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. with Olsson’s Fine Foods

Join Olsson’s Fine Foods. We will be talking about the history of cheese, how cheese is made, and what makes cheeses different. Most importantly, we will be TASTING CHEESES. (RSVP by Wednesday, April 27)

 

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!

 

These classes will be in-person at 101 Poor Farm Road.

Registration link: https://princetonsenior.link/CheeseAndSpiritsClasses

 

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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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/pride-in-context/

 

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/film-screening-an-unknown-country/

 

“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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/how-did-we-get-here/

 

 

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FIRST FRIDAY FILM  — Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla (In-Person — Hybrid at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Friday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m.

On May 5, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against France, who commanded the world’s largest and most powerful army, in one legendary battle for Mexico’s freedom. This story chronicles the story of the Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history. Starring: Christian Vazquez, Angélica Aragón, Liz Gallardo. Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes; Genre: Drama, History, War; Rated: R

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/first-friday-film/

 

FYI Seminar — “The Creature’s Tale — The Creation of a Frankenstein Novel” (Zoom)

Tuesday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m.

How do you approach transforming an iconic story into a compelling opera (during a pandemic)? Princeton-based composer Gregg Kallor will share his thoughts about the process of adapting Mary Shelley’s heartbreaking novel, Frankenstein, into an opera (commissioned by Arizona Opera) — including writing the libretto and composing the music, setting text to music, collaborating with the cast and creative team, and the challenges and successes of composing an opera during a global lockdown.

   Gregg Kallor is a composer and pianist whose music fuses the classical and jazz traditions he loves into a new, deeply personal language.

www.GreggKallor.com

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/fyi-seminars-may-2022/

 

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/fyi-seminars-may-2022/

 

FYI Seminar — “Plan Ahead and Rest in Peace” (In-Person — Hybrid at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/fyi-seminars-may-2022/

 

TED TALKS (Zoom)

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:

May 3 — Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

May 10 — Frans de Waal: The surprising science of alpha males

May 17 — Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

May 24 — R. Alan Brooks: When the world is burning, is art a waste of time

May 31: — Daniel Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/ted-talks-fy22/

 

This month’s FYI sponsors are Novi Wealth Partners, Silver Century Foundation, and Walsh Senior Solutions. TED Talk sponsors are Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law.

 

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LIMITED SERIES PROGRAMS

 

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/yoga-for-osteoporosisosteopenia/

 

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP — “COMPUTER SECURITY” (Zoom)

Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

With the recent increase in the number of scams, it’s even more important to pay attention to computer and data security. We invite you to join us for a one-hour tutorial where you’ll learn about security breaches such as hacking and “phishing,” malware types and prevention, phone scams, and best practices designed to help you keep your data private and your documents backed up.

Instructor: PSRC Tech Volunteer Don Benjamin.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/tech-workshop-computer-security-malware/

 

PUPS & CUPS (In-person at psrc’s poor farm road location)

Thursday, May 26 (Usually the fourth Thursday of every month through August 25), 3:00–4:00 p.m.

No fee, hot drinks for $1.00

Join us for an hour of socializing and pet therapy at our 101 Poor Farm location! A certified therapy dog will be available to provide comfort, cuteness, and relaxation, along with the opportunity to socialize and enjoy some hot beverages. You can learn more about pet therapy, pet a good dog, or join us for some casual conversations during this hour. No matter what, Pups and Cups will be a relaxing afternoon of fun.

PSRC’s Pups & Cups Program is sponsored by Angelion Mobility and Oasis Senior Advisors.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/pups-cups-may-2022/

 

Medicare WORKSHOP (In-Person — Hybrid in the library’s Community Room)

Wednesday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.

No fee, hot drinks for $1.00

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.

https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/6304821

 

LIBRARY READS —

Monday, May 2

(usually meets on the first Monday of the month)

1:00 p.m. via Zoom

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

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/library-reads-registration-fy22/

 

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/music-on-the-patio-may-2022/

 

“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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/how-did-we-get-here/

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD: FOUR SESSION WORKSHOP (In-Person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Tuesdays, beginning May 3 through May 24, 11:00 a.m.–noon

Fee: $40.00 per person

Through the use of gentle movement and directed attention to reorganize connections between the brain and body for the purpose of improving movement and enhancing function, the Feldenkrais Method helps participants increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover a capacity for graceful movement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own exercise mat. If they do not have one, a mat will be provided. Space is limited to 15 students with a minimum of 6.

   Leader: Jaclyn (Jackie) Boone, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher with twenty-one years of professional practice in the Feldenkrais Method.

PSRC’s Feldenkrais Method Workshop Program is sponsored by Oasis Senior Living Advisors.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/feldenkrais-method-workshop-may-2022/

 

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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/film-screening-an-unknown-country/

 

 

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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RETIREMENT PROGRAMS

 

MEN IN RETIREMENT — NOT MEETING IN MAY

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “THE POWER OF GRATITUDE” (In-Person — Hybrid at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

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 https://wiret.wordpress.com/

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/women-in-retirement-may-2022-presentation/

 

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (In-person — Hybrid at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road Location)

Friday, May 20 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 Paul Knight.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-transition-to-retirement/

 

PSRC’s Safety Protocols for In-Person Programs

Safety measures for all staff, volunteers, and participants: • Proof of vaccination

• PSRC covid waiver • Mask wearing optional for vaccinated staff & participants

 

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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

 

BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE — Spring Session 2

Eight Sessions on Tuesdays through June 21 (no class June 14), 9:30 a.m.

Fee: $80

This course introduces students to a variety of easy to learn drawing techniques and encourages students to develop their own style. Each interactive session includes a specified lesson plan, with practice and drills, time to share, and personalized critiques designed to unblock the artist in you, tap into your imagination, unleash your creativity, and exercise your memory, analytical, and small motor skills. There is a minimum of 7 students for course viability and a maximum of 10 students.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/basic-drawing-apriljune-2022/

 

FIGURE DRAWING

Eight Sessions on Wednesdays through June 22 (no class June 15), 9:30 a.m.

Fee: $80

Open to all skill levels, this class will focus on all aspects of figure drawing, including basic drawing techniques, anatomy for artists, and drawing the portrait. Students will work together online, in sketchbooks with a pencil. Classes include short demonstrations and draw-a-longs, with time for individual feedback. Long poses are assigned each week for additional personal enrichment and critiqued in class the following week. Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/basic-drawing-apriljune-2022/

 

GAMES DAY AT PSRC (In-person at PSRC’s Poor Farm Road location)

Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (Special time on May 3 – noon to 2:00 p.m.)

Come with a partner or a few friends to enjoy game playing at PSRC. Mah Jongg (bring your own set), Scrabble, and Social Bridge.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/games-day-may-2022/

 

MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING — Spring Session 2 (In-person at Suzanne Patterson Building)

Fridays, May 6 through June 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $80

For advanced painters, this eight-session class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. 6 Students required for course viability and limited to 6 students.

Call for availability.

Instructor: Christina Rang

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/mastering-the-art-of-painting-mayjune-2022/

 

MEMOIR WRITING WITH JENNIFER — Spring Quarter

Thursdays through June 30 (no class June 16), 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 15 participants. Call for availability.

Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/memoir-writing-spring-2022-quarter/

 

COSMOLOGY

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. Peer-led science discussion. Contact brucewallman@gmail.com for more info.

 

PSRC’s Safety Protocols for In-Person Programs

Safety measures for all staff, volunteers, and participants: • Proof of vaccination

• PSRC covid waiver • Mask wearing optional for vaccinated staff & participants

 

 

 

EXERCISE & FITNESS PROGRAMS

 

EVERY BODY WALK! (IN-PERSON)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

This free walking program offers excellent options for safe walking in and around the beautiful trails of Princeton. Walking sticks and canes are welcome. CDC guidelines will be followed. This program is offered in partnership with Progression Physical Therapy. For more information, including walking locations by date, go to progressionpt.com or call Progression Physical Therapy at 609.454.3536. Registration through PSRC. Call for availability.

Leader: Carol Keyes

Registration through PSRC, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/every-body-walk-2022/

 

GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — Spring Quarter

Mondays through June 27 (no class May 30), 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

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/gentle-mat-yoga-nidra-spring-2022-quarter/

 

MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — Spring Quarter

Thursdays through June 30, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $75 per quarter

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair. It is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and therapeutic in nature. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, and balance while increasing range of motion in a relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace.

Instructor: Lyn Lilavati Sirota

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/mindful-chair-yoga-spring-2022-quarter/

 

STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE

Tuesdays, beginning May 3 through May 31, 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 for the month

Join us on Zoom for a month-long aerobics workshop that will help 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 you are even exercising. You will need hand weights (or water bottles or cans), therapy bands, comfortable clothing, water, and a smile.

Instructor: Laraine Alison

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/staywell-chair-exercise-may-2022/

 

TABLE TENNIS (In-person at Suzanne Patterson Building)

Mondays and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (Special time on May 6 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

Come for camaraderie, exercise, and fun! All skill levels are invited to participant in this energetic sport.

Preregistration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/table-tennis-at-psrc-may-2022/

 

 

PSRC’s Safety Protocols for In-Person Programs

Safety measures for all staff, volunteers, and participants: • Proof of vaccination

• PSRC covid waiver • Mask wearing optional for vaccinated staff & participants

 

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TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

 

THE DONALD AND NANCY LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LAB

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 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. 

 

To learn more about PSRC’s technical assistance, go to our website at

princetonsenior.org/psrc-tech-resources/ or to fill out a request form go to

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/technology-assistancerequest/.

 

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