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PSRC September Programs & Events

CELEBRATE WITH US

PSRC proudly presents our

2022 Fall Benefit

 

Cocktails – Dinner – Entertainment

 

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.

Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning

101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton

 

2022 Leadership Awards:

Individual Honoree, Norman Klath

Corporate Honoree, Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law

 

For ticket and event sponsorship information, visit princetonsenior.org/2022fallbenefit.

 

 

THE EVERGREEN FORUM

Evergreen Forum registration opens on August 23 at 9:30 a.m. Choose from twenty-one stimulating courses. For full course descriptions and registration information, visit princetonsenior.org, or call 609.751.9699.

Classes begin the week of September 26, 2022

 

 

STORIES FROM BEHIND THE STAGE (ZOOM)

Wednesdays in September starting September 7 through September 28, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 resident/$13 nonresident per session, or $35 resident/$45 nonresident for all four

Stories from Behind the Stage will feature four brilliant actors, singers, and stage managers as they discuss auditioning, preparing for a role, learning languages for Opera, the art of stage production, and so much more. Join us for this incredible series and get an inside look at life behind the center stage.

PSRC’s Stories from Behind the Stage program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zh84w7p0nm2qux/

 

September 7 – Laurette Gannon

Laurett Gannon has worked in performing arts beginning in children’s theater as a performer at age three and has loved it ever since. She studied voice and theater for twelve years and as an adult, worked on Broadway in Management and Casting for Livent Inc.-NYC, on Ragtime, Fosse, Parade, Jesus Christ Superstar, and 42nd Street. She currently lives at the Jersey Shore and continues to perform, produce, and direct locally.

 

September 14 – Noah Marlowe

Noah Marlowe is a stage and screen actor who is currently performing in the Book of Mormon on Broadway. Other credits include Mary Poppins on Broadway, Act One on Broadway, Elf the Broadway National Tour, as well as several others. Noah is finishing his degree at Fordham University, while also performing in his current show.

 

September 21 – Christopher Allison

Christopher Allison is a classically trained tenor and multi-instrumentalist from the Baltimore-Washington region. He has performed in roles with Stillpointe Theater Company, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Dell’Arte Opera Company, and others! Chris has also sung with several musical societies, including the Bridge Ensemble, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, DCINY, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

 

September 28 – Rebecca Marlowe

Rebecca Marlowe graduated in 2020 from Wagner College with a BA in theatre and speech. National Tour — Billy Elliot: The Musical (Swing/Tracy Atkinson); Wagner College Mainstage/Stage One — Anything Goes (Mrs. Harcourt), Small Town Story (Gwen), Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), A Little Night Music (Frederika), and Pirates of Penzance (Isabel). Rebecca continues to work on projects with MTI/itheatrics on choreography DVD’s and junior productions.

 

LIVE FROM CAMBODIA: NIGHT MARKETS (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, September 6, 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Fee: $5.00

Join a local tour guide LIVE as they guide us through the beautiful Siem Reap, showcasing the best hand-picked local food stalls throughout the popular evening night market. Soak up the local culture of Cambodia and experience the best of what the night market has to offer. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the guide throughout the tour.

PSRC’s Live from Cambodia: Night Markets program is sponsored by The Bank of Princeton and Progression PT.

Register at princetonsenior.link/Live-from-Cambodia

 

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY FILM — MINARI (ZOOM)

Friday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m.

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Golden Globe and Academy Award in 2021. Korean with English subtitles. Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim. Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes; Genre: Drama; Rated: PG-13

Registration required, no fee.

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

 

FYI SEMINAR — “BALANCE SCREENING/FALLS PREVENTION” (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

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

There are some simple Physical Therapy Tests and Measures than can help to predict whether a person is at a higher risk for falls. We will perform these tests as screening tools on people attending this FYI lecture. We will then talk about and perform some simple exercise activities that are helpful for decreasing fall risk.

 

Ruth Kaplan is the owner of Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton, a local outpatient PT clinic at 601 Ewing St. She holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy and has had thirty-five years of clinical experience. Ruth’s primary specialty is outpatient orthopedics, including treatment of back and neck pain, joint pain, postural dysfunction, ergonomics, fall prevention, gait/balance disorders, decreased functional mobility, and general clinical practice.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zezkzya1hnf3hs/

 

FYI SEMINAR — “USING YOUR WITS PART 2 – COGNITIVE FITNESS” (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

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

Using Your Wits Part 2 provides an overview of our cognitive skills and goes into greater detail about our brain’s anatomy and where each cognitive skill resides in the brain. We will challenge our brains with fun and interactive cognitive fitness, including optical illusions and will discuss games that you can play to improve your memory.

 

Lisa Bayer is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and the director of marketing and education for Always Best Care Princeton, a home health care agency serving Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Burlington, and Ocean Counties.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zezkzya1hnf3hs/

 

FYI SEMINAR — “TAX STRATEGIES, REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS, AND MEDICARE OVERVIEW” (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m.

This presentation will include the following topics:

   • Year end tax planning opportunities

   • Do you have a tax game plan for 2022 and beyond?

   • Required minimum distributions strategy

   • Roth conversions

   • Medicare overview

   • Charitable gifting strategies

   Presenters C. Greg Crothers and Joseph Tortis are certified financial planners that offer educational classes to the community on various areas relating to retirement planning. They 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.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zezkzya1hnf3hs/

 

TED TALKS (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON 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:

September 6 — Not meeting         

September 13 — Platon: Stories of photographing monumental people – from Michelle Obama to Stephen Hawking

September 20 — Elini Myrivili: A three-part plan to take on extreme heat waves

September 27 — Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/ted-talks-september-2022/

 

This month’s FYI sponsors are McCaffrey’s Food Markets and Princeton Care Center. TED Talk sponsors are Bryn Mawr Trust, Capital Health, and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law.

 

LIBRARY READS —

Monday, September 12

(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/

 

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LIMITED SERIES PROGRAMS

 

PUPS & CUPS (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

Thursday, September 22  (Usually the fourth Thursday of every month), 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/zmj8ah50c6up98/

 

FLU SHOT CLINIC DAY

Monday, October 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

The Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning

101 Poor Farm Road, Princeton NJ 08540

 

Organized by the Princeton Health Department, Wegmans Pharmacy, and PSRC

Appointment registration opens on Wednesday, September 28

 

BINGO (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

Wednesday, September 21, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Join us for a lively afternoon of bingo fun where’s there’s no charge and every game ends with a winner! Come for camaraderie and cool prizes.

Registration is required, no fee. Space is limited to 32 players.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z1dx1cx02a7ssy/

 

LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA WITH NEILIA (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

Monday, September 19,  1:00–4:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 resident/$25 nonresident

Socialize and have fun while you play this easy card game. With instruction, you can learn to play quickly, even if you have never played cards before! Played with 2–4 players, in partnerships or individually, Canasta is one of the most widelyplayed card games in the U.S. Enrollment is limited to 8 students to ensure a successful learning experience with a minimum of 6. Note: There is a materials fee of $3 payable to the instructor in class. Instructor, Neilia Makadok.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z5myi101lvkfsm/

 

SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

Fridays: September 30, October 28, and November 18, 11:00 a.m.

Join up for a social hour of chatting and sharing.

Registration is required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zrqz6lu00h0uwh/

 

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 — “CURRENT EVENTS” (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

Friday, September 9 (different date this month) at 10:00 a.m.

Lloyd Fredericks will lead us in a round table (chair) discussion of current events. There have been great topics in the past with very lively discussions. Everyone has an opportunity to speak on the topic and express their opinion. This is a chance for you to be heard in an informal and supportive environment. Lloyd always picks interesting subjects! Space is limited to 25 participants. This meeting will be held outside, if the weather is inclement the group will move indoors.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z1o0tfbd1fsbxz9/

 

WOMEN IN RETIREMENT — “SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY POTLUCK CELEBRATION”

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

Please join old and new friends as WIR celebrates their seventh anniversary! In place of a meeting, they will be having a potluck brunch. Please see WIR’s website for further information and to RSVP at https://wiret.wordpress.com/. All are welcome.

 

TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

Friday, September 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 Paul Knight.

Registration required, no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zjdrkt30dr873o/

 

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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EXERCISE & FITNESS PROGRAMS

 

AEROBICS (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays in September (no class on September 5), 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Fee: $60 resident/$70 nonresident

Join us in person for a fun aerobic workout designed to get the body moving through a variety of exercises set to great music. This course is welcoming and inclusive to all fitness levels. Space is limited to 25 with a minimum of 9. Registration required, no walk-ins.

Instructor: Jen DeMarco is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, AFPA Mat Pilates Instructor, and Certified Barre Movement Teacher.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z6gco9f0goo8sq/

 

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: Ruth Kaplan

Registration through PSRC, no fee.

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

 

GENTLE YOGA + NIDRA — SUMMER QUARTER (ZOOM)

Mondays through September 26, no class on September 5, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $80 resident/$90 nonresident 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-yoga-nidra-summer-2022-quarter/

 

MINDFUL CHAIR YOGA & MEDITATION — SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP (ZOOM)

Thursdays, beginning September 8 though September 29, 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

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/z1ks4r5b0r56qb4/

 

STAY-WELL CHAIR EXERCISE (ZOOM)

Tuesdays, beginning September 6 through September 27, 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 resident/$35 nonresident

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 you could use water bottles or cans, therapy bands, comfortable clothing, water, and a smile.

Instructor: Laraine Alison

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z1qiba330av7p1g/

 

TABLE TENNIS (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

Mondays and Fridays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

Registration required (no walk-ins), no fee.

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z1uxkta08vguli/

 

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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

 

BASIC DRAWING: BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE — FALL SESSION 1 (ZOOM)

8 Sessions on Tuesdays, September 6 through November 1 (no class on September 13), 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

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. Experienced artists will grow in agility and gain proficiency. Fun weekly challenges! Space is limited to 10 students with a minimum of 6. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z13adche1xh8jt4/

 

NEW! ELEMENTS OF PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS– FALL SESSION 1 (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

Fridays, September 23 through November 11, 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

This eight-session painting class is designed specifically for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students will learn basic techniques including the handling of watercolor and acrylic paint, brush strokes, light, form, and subject matter. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/elements-of-painting-for-beginners/

 

FIGURE DRAWING — FALL SESSION 1 (ZOOM)

8 Sessions on Wednesdays, September 7 through November 9 (no class on September 14 and on October 5), 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

Open to all skill levels, this class will focus on all aspects of figure drawing, including basic drawing techniques, anatomy for artists, and portrait drawing. 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. Call for availability.

Instructor: Denise McDaniel

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/z1c6me6x0jxav0x/

 

GAMES DAY AT PSRC (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION, STARTING SEPTEMBER 27 AT SPB LOCATION)

Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00 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 due to limited space, no fee.

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

 

MASTERING THE ART OF PAINTING — FALL SESSION 1 (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

Fridays, September 23 through November 11, 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $85 resident/$95 nonresident

For advanced painters, this eight-session Zoom class emphasizes the components of the creative painting process. Space limited to 6 students with a minimum of 6.

Instructor: Christina Rang

https://princetonsenior.wufoo.com/forms/zbrffrj0qzds02/

 

COSMOLOGY (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

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

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TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

 

THE DONALD AND NANCY LIGHT TECHNOLOGY LITERACY LAB (IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION)

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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SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS

 

CEU EVENT IN SEPTEMBER — AGING IN AMERICA: REALITIES OF LONG TERM CARE

Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.

https://bit.ly/LearningWithPSRC_AkinCare

Bryan J. Adler, ESQ, CELA, a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation, the only Pennsylvania and New Jersey Supreme Courts authorized and American Bar Association accredited certification in elder law. With Rothkoff Law Group, he dedicates his New Jersey and Pennsylvania elder law practice to advising and counseling clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans’ benefits, estate planning, guardianships, and long-term care advocacy for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents

For more information, contact Sharon Hurley • shurley@princetonsenior.org • 609.751.9699

PSRC will co-sponsor this event with Akin Care and Rothkoff Law

 

 

FALLS PREVENTION PRESENTATIONS

Register at princetonsenior.link/FallsPrevention

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO FALLS (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

Wednesday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Jay Padulchick is an emergency medical and rescue technician with the Princeton Fire and Rescue Squad (PFARS). He has been an EMT for thirty-seven years and is a CPR instructor/coordinator. He will share information on their response to falls, how to avoid falls at home, and answer questions related to home safety. Did you know that for people over sixty-five, falls account for 17% of all 911 calls? And 50% of all lift-assist calls result in a second lift-assist call within two-weeks?*

 

BALANCE SCREENING/FALLS PREVENTION (IN-PERSON AT SPB LOCATION)

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

Ruth Kaplan holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy and has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience. She is the owner of Progression Physical Therapy at 601 Ewing Street, Princeton. Ruth will lead simple physical therapy tests and measures that can predict whether a person is at a higher risk for falls. We will perform these tests as screening tools and discuss and perform simple exercises that are helpful for decreasing falls.

 

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FALLS PREVENTION (HYBRID – IN-PERSON AT NSK LOCATION AND ON ZOOM)

Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Angelion Mobility’s, Sheli Monacchio, will present on proper usage of mobility equipment. Sheli has more than twenty-two years’ experience helping people with aging in place, home care, and assisted living. Her demonstration will utilize canes, walkers, rollators, and wheelchairs.

 

* Faul M, Stevens JA, Sasser SM, et al. Older Adult Falls Seen by Emergency Medical Service Providers: A Prevention Opportunity.?Am J Prev Med. 2016;50(6):719-726. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.12.011

 

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SPECIAL NOTICES

PSRC will be closed on Monday, September 5 in celebration of Labor Day

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