June 15, 2024

(Formerly Princeton Senior Resource Center)

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Center for Modern Aging Princeton

A Semi-Weekly Eblast

NOTICE:

CMAP is closed for the Juneteenth holiday on Wednesday, June 19

EMPOWERHER SPEAKER SERIES: MICHELE TUCK-PONDER (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Monday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.–noon

Fee: $5

Embark on a journey of empowerment with the EmpowerHer Speaker Series, where personal narratives of resilience, triumph, and growth come to life. Discover the inspiring story of Michele Tuck-Ponder, a guiding light of service and empowerment. From her esteemed position as CEO of Destination Imagination LLC to her impactful contributions to nonprofits and government, Michele exemplifies the transformative power of lifting others. Join us in welcoming Michele, who will soon join the board of the CMAP, as we celebrate her dedication and leadership. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and empowered!

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COMPOSER OF THE MONTH: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (Zoom)

Tuesday, June 18, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 resident/$15 non-resident

This month, we spotlight Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a defining figure in classical music history and a child prodigy whose tours across Europe captivated courts before he even reached adulthood. But what was the reality of his life beyond his early fame? We’ll delve into Mozart’s prolific output of more than six hundred compositions, from opera to chamber music to symphonies, and discover how his innovative compositions set new standards for all three areas. Expect an engaging class where the timeless appeal of Mozart’s music promises not just education but also sheer enjoyment.

Instructor: Brenda Leonard

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CMAP STUDENT ART EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION (In-Person at NSK Location)

Thursday, June 20, 3:00 p.m.

Join the CMAP community in celebrating the artistic creations of our students, curated by instructors Christina Rang and Denise McDaniel. Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, meet the artists behind the works, and discover the inspiration and creative processes that brought each piece to life. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as you appreciate the aesthetic beauty of their creativity.

Registration required, no fee.

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THE WOMEN IMPRESSIONISTS WITH CHRISTINA KALES

Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Eclipsed by their male counterparts, four distinct women artists made significant yet often overlooked contributions to Impressionism while navigating the challenges of acceptance and personal balance in nineteenth-century France. Despite the disadvantages and isolation, they encountered, their enduring artistic legacy shines through, enriching our understanding of this influential movement. Join us as we explore the individual contributions of each artist to the evolution of Impressionism in this enlightening class.

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TED TALKS (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.

Chris Anderson and Monique Ruff-Bell: Ideas change everything— and what’s next for TED

First we watch a TED Talk, then we discuss it. Discussions are facilitated by Helen Burton. All are welcome.

Registration required, no fee.

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A CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO FINANCES (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, June 18, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Dementia caregiving can have a tremendous impact on finances. This program provides general information on legal, financial, and medical issues. It is designed for people who provide care for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Attendees will go through a number of activities that help in creating a financial plan.

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UPCOMING GROUPS

CLEARING SPACES (Zoom)

Mondays at 3:00 p.m. 

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LET'S TALK (Hybrid)

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. — not meeting this week

AGING GAILY (Hybrid) 

Monday, June 17, 3:00 p.m. 

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EARLY-STAGE MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (Hybrid)

Thursday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m.

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TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT (Hybrid)

Friday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.

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Read group descriptions HERE.

GROUP/PROGRAM LOCATION KEY:

NSK – Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning at 101 Poor Farm Road

SC – Spruce Circle at 179 Spruce Circle

SPB – Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street

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H – Hybrid Group/Program

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GAMES DAY (In-Person at SPB Location)

Tuesdays in June, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Registration required due to limited space.

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¡SE HABLA ESPAÑOL! CHARLAS DE CORAZÓN (Zoom)

Thursday, June 20, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Ya seas hablante nativo de español o estés buscando perfeccionar tus conocimientos, te invitamos a participar en charlas inspiradoras y actividades que te sumergen en diversas culturas. Con dinámicas de improvisación, juegos de palabras y narraciones, estos Encuentros están diseñados para construir conexiones auténticas. ¡Prepárate también para presentaciones simuladas al estilo TED, donde tus ideas pueden brillar! Estos encuentros no son simplemente lecciones; son travesías compartidas donde celebramos la diversidad de voces. Es necesario registrarse, sin costo.


Whether Spanish is your native language or you’re looking to polish your skills, we invite you to join inspiring conversations and activities that immerse you in diverse cultures. Through cultural exchanges, improvisation dynamics, word games, and storytelling, these sessions are designed to build authentic connections. Plus, get ready for simulated TED-style presentations, where your ideas can shine! These gatherings are not only lessons; they are shared journeys where we celebrate the diversity of voices.

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WOMEN IN RETIREMENT MONTHLY PRESENTATION – NAVIGATING THE NEW WORLD OF TELEVISION VIEWING (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Friday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.

Television viewing used to be straightforward: connect an antenna and tune in to one of the channels available in your area. While this method was easy to use, it offered limited content options, and viewers were constrained to what was broadcast at that particular moment. Nowadays, the landscape has drastically changed. You have the freedom to watch nearly anything you desire, whenever you want, albeit with some potentially significant challenges.


Dr. Rich Chernock, who retired as the chief science officer of Triveni Digital, will shed light on the current television viewing landscape. He will provide insights into how we arrived at this point, clarify common points of confusion, and offer suggestions on how to tackle associated problems. All are welcome to attend.

Registration required, no fee.

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FILM — SWAN SONG (In-Person at NSK Location) 

Friday, June 21, 12:30 p.m.

A formerly flamboyant hairdresser escapes his nursing home and takes a long walk across a small town to fulfill his friend’s wish to style hair for her funeral. Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes; Genre: Comedy; Rated: R.

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FYI SEMINAR: BREAKING UP THE FOOD RUT (Hybrid – In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Monday, June 24, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Are you in a food rut? Do you need inspiration in the kitchen? Busy schedules often lead to having the same meals day in and day out for ease and convenience. Perhaps you simply repeat the same meals over and over again because you like them. While this may work initially, consistently eating the same foods can become boring and has the potential to lead to unhealthy habits. Join McCaffrey’s Registered Dietitian, Jill Kwasny, for an informative and fun nutrition program “Breaking Out of the Food Rut.” Jill will touch on meal planning and food prep hacks in an effort to jazz up your kitchen table.

Presenter: Jill Kwasny is a licensed and registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator and has worked with McCaffrey’s for thirty years.

Registration required, no fee.

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BINGO: WIN LIKE NEVER B4 (In-Person at NSK Location)

Tuesday, June 25, 1:00 to 3:00 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 required due to limited space.

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NEW ADVANCEMENTS IN ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT (Hybrid - In-Person at NSK Location and on Zoom)

Tuesday, June 25, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Learn about Aducanumab, a new FDA-approved treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Review how the drug is designed to work, who may be a candidate, potential benefits and side effects, and availability and pathways for success.

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CMAP BLOCK PARTY & BBQ! (In-Person at SPB Location)

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Fee: $5

The grills are firing up for our Summer Block Party BBQ! Our outrageous menu includes hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, country fried chicken, grilled chicken filets, corn on the cob, fruit salad, potato salad, spinach orzo salad, drinks, and desserts. Who could ask for more? But wait, there is more! Enjoy a captivating steel drum performance, fun lawn games like corn hole, and lively music to kick off your summer vibes. The party won’t be the same without you, so grab your entry ticket now! They’re selling fast.

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PICKLEBALL MANIA

Explore the diverse schedule of our monthly pickleball activities at: https://cmaprinceton.org/programs-events/?search=Pickleball&category=&sortby=ASC&programsfilter=true

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JOIN OUR GRANDPALS FAMILY!

 

Exciting news: we're recruiting more GrandPals! If you've ever wanted to make a difference in children's lives, now's your chance. Click the interest form link below to join us in spreading love, laughter, and lifelong memories as part of the GrandPals family!


Get ready for heartwarming stories from our amazing GrandPals! In the next few blasts, we'll share inspiring tales of their special connections with students. Buckle up for happy reads as we explore the magic of intergenerational bonding.


Meet Kathleen Wagner, a delightful soul with a warm smile and a sparkle in her eyes. READ HER STORY HERE

INTEREST FORM HERE

NEW CURB CUT AT CMAP!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new curb cut and ADA parking spaces in front of our building, enhancing accessibility for all. These improvements make it much easier for everyone to enter our campus, ensuring a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all visitors.

GROUP/PROGRAM LOCATION KEY:

NSK – Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning at 101 Poor Farm Road

SC – Spruce Circle at 179 Spruce Circle

SPB – Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street

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H – Hybrid Group/Program

Cost should never be a barrier to learning! 

Senior Scholarships are available for all our programs.

To request a scholarship, go HERE.


Did you know you can support CMAP by giving us your McCaffrey's receipts? 


CMAP receives a percentage of the total receipts. They can be up to three months old. Mail or drop off: to: CMAP, 101 Poor Farm Road, Building B, Princeton, NJ 08540 OR drop them in our mailbox on the porch at the Suzanne Patterson Building.

Please note that Zoom assistance is available,

please click HERE to request tech help.

Tel: 609.751.9699 |  info@cmaprinceton.org | website: cmaprinceton.org

HELP OLDER ADULTS DISCOVER THEIR “WHY!”

Because you have been engaged in CMAP programming, we invite you to make a donation to help continue our work with older adults across the region. 

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