November - We need YOU!
Last week over 300 people attended the first flu shot clinic of the year. It was incredibly heart warming to have so many people stop me to say how much they enjoy reading what I write in this column. Others talked about how much they enjoy coming in to the Suzanne Patterson Building, how it has changed over the years. Every week we have visitors who remark about how different it is from what they expected.
Clearly something good is happening. There is an incredible positive energy that vibrates around the center. Sometimes it is a dozen people vigorously playing table tennis or over a hundred intently playing bridge. Other times it is an animated lecture or discussion going on in one of the classrooms, or people pouring out of an over-filled computer lab. People stop in the office to suggest programs or offer to volunteer because they want to be a part of this positive community.
We have been just as busy at Spruce Circle with support and guidance services, although they are less visible to the public. There is more to this than simply the growing number of people who are becoming “older adults.” It is also an expanding awareness of PSRC and deepening respect for the professional services we offer.
This has been a big year for PSRC. Among the highlights are a completed strategic plan, an updated 2011 Community Resource Directory, full replacement of computers and printers for staff and lab, a new computer program with help labs and several new classes, a technology committee working on plans and policies, and a new name, website and programs for Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers.
The statistics support this impression of increased activity:
1000 people attending classes and programs each week
430 applied for Evergreen Forum classes this Fall
125 people receiving support services each week
425+ volunteers helping to make it all happen
These are all great indicators that PSRC is successfully connecting with people from age 55 to 105+ through a wide range of programs and services. At the heart of this success are the incredibly dedicated staff and board.
This would not and could not happen without you. You are the ones who offer and attend programs, who bring friends and welcome newcomers, who bake cookies for class, and so much more. Now as we near the end of the year, we want to remind you that we need YOU to keep this great organization going. As a non-profit organization, we rely on individual donor support for nearly 25% of our operating budget. In a challenging environment where municipal and grant support is shrinking, we want to keep our programs affordable for all. Please make PSRC one of the favorite charities that receive your support this year. You can make donations online, in person or by mail. For more information on how to give, visit www.princetonsenior.org or call 924-7108. Help PSRC continue to grow and be the best resource for people age 55+ in this diverse community who are making informed choices, leading healthy lives, and navigating life transitions. Thank you for all the ways you support PSRC.
Susan W. Hoskins LCSW
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November 2012 - Going Solo
October 2012 - Documenting Your History
September 2012 - A Journey of Transformation
July - August 2012 - Gratitude & Moving
June 2012 - Diversity
May 2012- Aging in America
APRIL 2012 - TEN YEARS
March 2012 - Patient-centered Care
February 2012 - Can you Spare an Hour?
January 2012 - Challenges & Opportunities
December - Are you Prepared for Emergencies?
November - We need YOU!
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September- Looking Back and Looking Forward
July - August 2011; Ageism
June 2011 - Accessibility
May 2011 - Paper retention
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Lessons and Legacies, March 2011
Independent Living February 2011
Home Safety January 2011
Witness to my Life December 2010
Elections, benefits and open enrollment November 2010
Retire in 3D!
Am I Old?
Aging In America May 2010
Volunteering April 2010
Spirituality March 2010
Encore Careers January 2010
Hiring Home Care
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Healthy Memory, Healthy Mind
A Personal Perspective on Caregiving
Wei Ji: Crisis, Danger and Opportunity
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Hope and Vision in Challenging Times
Medicare Changes 2008: Take A Look!
Scams, Frauds and Rip-offs November 2008
Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning
Finding Rhythm and Purpose
Spring Cleaning II June 2008
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Spring Cleaning April 2008
Have You Had the Talk Yet?
Get Moving with FitRhythms™!
My Condolences January 2008
What Are Social Services? November 2007
Plan for the Future September 2007
The Up-side of Aging Summer 2007
Volunteering June 2007
Strategic Plan May 2007
National Conference on Aging: Let's ReThink Aging April 2007
Brain Health March 2007
Resiliency February 2007
Transportation January 2007
Season of Giving December 2006
Medicare Part D November 2006
April Hill McElroy October 2006
Civic Engagement September 2006
Change June 2006
White House Conference on Aging May 2006
Hearing Loss April 2006
GrandPals March 2006
Lets Talk February 2006
Eldertopia January 2006
Hoarding December 2005
Annual Report: November 2005
Are You Prepared? October 2005
Planning Ahead October 2005
Watch Your Language September 2005
Medicare Part D Summer 2005
Sue Tillett June 2005
The End of the Journey May 2005
Clutter March 2005
New Dietary Guidelines February 2005
Transitions January 2005
Funding December 2004
Caregiving November 2004
Civic Engagement with GrandPals October 2004
A New Look September 2004
Safe Driving Summer 2004
Food Safety June 2004
Communication June 2004
The Challenge of Giving Care May 2004
Seniors On The Move April 2004
Depression March 2004
McGreevey February 2004
Medications January 2004
Random Acts of Kindness December 2003
Civic Engagement November 2003
Reverse Mortgages Oct 2003
Emergency Preparedness, Jan 2003