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PSRC November 2020 ZOOM Events and Programs

ALL PROGRAMS AND GROUPS MEET VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM - More Info and to Register

 

Featuring the PSRC fall

MUSEUM SERIES

THURSDAYS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 12 THROUGH DECEMBER 17

(NO SESSION ON NOVEMBER 26)

$45 FOR THE SERIES, $10 FOR EACH SESSION

PSRC is proud to bring five important cultural institutions to your living rooms as part of our Museum Series. Each event will include an informative docent-led tour with a question-and-answer session. As winter approaches and we have less opportunity to travel, this is your chance to do some armchair museum exploration.

 

November 12, 1:00 p.m. — BARNES FOUNDATION TOUR

November 19, 1:00 p.m. — ASIAN ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO TOUR

December 3, 1:00 p.m. — GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD: UNTOLD STORIES

December 10, 1:00 p.m. — THE MUTTER MUSEUM: EARLY GERM WARFARE

December 17, 1:00 p.m. — PENN MUSEUM: 1000 YEARS OF ANCIENT ART

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FIRST FRIDAY FILM — “JUDY”

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

Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans, all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline. Academy Award to Renee Zellweger for Best Actress.

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Finn Witrock, Rosalyn Wilder, Sid Luft

Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

 

FYI SEMINAR — “MAKING CHOICES FOR IMPROVING PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH”

Friday, November 13 at 11:45 a.m.

Today’s environment can seem unprecedented and frightening. It has changed our social interactions, physical abilities, and how we live our daily lives. This discussion will explore the use of our mind-body connection to increase the enjoyment of life as senior citizens while awaiting the return to a more normal, understandable time.

 

Dr. Cynthia Clayton, a retired pediatrician, has treated children and families for forty years. In addition, she has helped design projects to educate the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Registration required, no fee.

 

FYI SEMINAR — “STROKE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION”

Friday, November 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Discover what you can do to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke at this invaluable program led by Phil Tran, RN-BSN, stroke coordinator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Learn the early warning signs of a stroke, when to seek medical attention and prevention methods, as well as which heart conditions can lead to a stroke. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center. 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:

November 3 — Nicholas Negroponte: 5 predictions, from 1984

November 10 — Sandra Amodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work

November 17 — Sam Daley-Harris: Poverty, Purpose, Pitfalls, and Redemption history

November 24 — Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting

 

This month’s FYI sponsors are Akin Care Senior Services, CareOne at Hamilton, Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, LLC, and Team Toyota of Princeton. TED Talk sponsors are Homewatch CareGivers, Penn Medicine Princeton Health & Home Health, NightingaleNJ Eldercare Navigators, and Van Dyck Law, LLC.

 

LIBRARY READS — MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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

 

MUSEUM SERIES

Thursdays beginning November 12 through December 17 (no session on November 26), 1:00 p.m.

$45 for the series, $10 for each session

 

November 12 —

BARNES FOUNDATION TOUR

Enjoy a docent-led tour using “Deep Zoom” technology where you can actually see the painting and objects MUCH closer and with greater detail than you could on-site! The virtual tour includes background of Dr. Barnes, the early years of the foundation and the start of the collection, in addition to a discussion about the room ensembles.

Then the docent will move throughout the galleries and focus on highlights within the collection.

 

November 19 —

ASIAN ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO TOUR

Explore the very best treasures of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. These are masterworks from the vast and varied regions we collectively call Asia, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Fabulous statues, ancient bronzes, mystic jade, delicate ceramics, and evocative paintings — let them engulf you in their amazing beauty and workmanship.

 

December 3 —

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD: UNTOLD STORIES

Despite the vast historiography of the Battle of Gettysburg, there are many stories that remain relatively under told, including the experiences of Gettysburg’s African American community before, during, and after the battle. Join a park ranger for a discussion of the ways in which the campaign and battle of Gettysburg impacted the local Black community as well as the difficult decisions they faced while the confederate army made its way through the free soil of Pennsylvania.

 

December 10 —

THE MUTTER MUSEUM: EARLY GERM WARFARE

While less than 200 years old, the idea that germs make people sick has revolutionized not only medicine but our daily lives, from getting shots at the doctor to washing our hands before we eat. You will learn about the incredible, astonishing, and sometimes disgusting stories of the men and women who first fought germs and learned how to keep us healthy.

 

December 17 —

PENN MUSEUM: 1000 YEARS OF ANCIENT ART

Explore eight objects and themes in the Etruscan Italy, Greece, and Rome Galleries. Beginning in the 8th century BCE and covering roughly 1,000 years of history, the tour takes you from early Italian tombs to Roman imperial burials in Syria. Learn about the development of coinage, mythological scenes on Greek vases, Greek social practices, Etruscan architecture, Roman technological innovations in glass, and an erased Roman imperial inscription.

 

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

 

AN OVERVIEW OF LATE LIFE DEPRESSION

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.

Danielle Micale will discuss severity of depression, symptoms suggesting depression, risk factors, suicide risk, and treatment options for older adults. Danielle Micale, MHA, LNHA, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, is the president and CEO of her own business, Family Tree Care & Consultation, LLC. She also currently serves as a director for a local department on aging in New Jersey.

Registration required, no fee.

 

REGARDEZ L’ART

Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 a.m.

Rather than relying on traditional textbooks, students will be introduced to different levels of French vocabulary by discussing paintings. To prepare for the class, participants will be sent links to selected paintings for their review. This one-time course is intended for those with a good knowledge of the French language.

Instructor: Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon

Registration required, no fee.

 

HEALTHCARE DECISIONS WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 19, 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.

 

CHESS +

Friday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.

Chess + is a novel program that combines chess with positive psychology to help elders engage socially, exercise mentally, and live happily. A typical lesson will run for approximately 60–90 minutes. For the positive psychology portion, participants will be taught and eventually utilize positive psychology interventions in a group discussion. For the chess portion, participants will learn the fundamentals of chess and solve tactic puzzles together through group discussions.

Instructor: Larry Li, a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has been playing chess since he was in second grade and has experience with both competitive and instructional chess.

Registration required, no fee.

 

Virtual programs are added daily.

Visit princetonsenior.org/program-resources/ often to see what’s new!

 

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RETIREMENT PROGRAMS

 

MEN IN RETIREMENT —

Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m.

This month the Men in Retirement join the Women in Retirement. Read all about it under Women in Retirement.

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “GARGOYLES AND MORE ON THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS”

Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m.

The older buildings of Princeton University house many permanent residents — the curious stone figures affixed to nooks and crannies in the stonework, recessed in an arch here or protruding from an eave there; hiding in plain sight. Join us on a virtual tour of these campus “residents” led by their long-time devotee Lee Neuwirth. Lee has been taking his coworkers and friends on these tours for decades.

This program is jointly sponsored by WIR and MIR. All are welcome.

 

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

Friday, November 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 Dave Roussell, MSEd, MSW, LSW, PSRC care coordinator, and HomeFriends coordinator.

 

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EXERCISE & FITNESS

 

GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA

Mondays at 10:00 a.m., New session begins November 30 through December 28

Fee: $35 for five sessions

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

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., New session begins November 19 through December 17

Fee: $25 for four sessions

Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities. 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

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., New session begins November 5 through December 17, no class on November 26

Fee: $40 for six sessions

We will engage in writing exercises, discuss the craft of writing, and share examples from several published memoirs to inspire you. Class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/ memoir-writing-with-jennifer-waitlist/ to register your interest. Instructor: Jennifer Altmann

 

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Mondays at 2:00 p.m., New session begins November 30 through January 25, no class on January 18

Fee: $80 for eight sessions

Join master art instructor Christina Rang on Zoom for a painting class designed specifically for beginners. You’ll learn the basics and of layout, color, design, and more! If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist, please go to https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/virtual-painting-for-beginnerswaitlist/ to register your interest.

Instructor: Christina Rang

 

PAINTING AND SELF EXPRESSION ONLINE

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $80 for eight sessions

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/ to register your interest. 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.

 

If you need technical help, please contact us at princetonsenior.org/psrc-tech-resources/ or fill out a request form at https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/technology-assistance-request/.

 

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LOOKING AHEAD

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR PSRC’S VIRTUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Wednesday, December 9

Stay tuned for more inf

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