#b#Let IAS Proceed#/b#

Last month I attended the meeting of the Princeton Planning Board where the Institute for Advanced Study’s plan for new faculty housing was once again on the agenda. What should have been a half-hour discussion of issues largely resolved was stretched into a three and one-half hour ordeal by a small group determined to disregard the Planning Board’s own decisions and throw sand into the gears of municipal decision-making.

The Planning Board is scheduled to once again take up the Institute’s request at its meeting on Thursday, October 16. The opposition is expected to continue to raise objections designed only to delay this project. It is time to let the Institute return its resources and energy to the core mission of curiosity-driven research that benefits not only our community but everyone who lives on our planet.

Landon Jones

Hibben Road, Princeton

#b#Sr. Resource Center Hits the Big 4-0#/b#

On behalf of everyone at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, I would like to thank the donors, volunteers, and sponsors who made the center’s 40th anniversary gala last month such a rousing success.

We were especially pleased to be able to honor individuals and organizations that have been essential to our growth and ability to serve older adults and their families in the greater Princeton area: Bill and Judy Scheide, Betty Wold Johnson, Bloomberg LP, the J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust, Albert Stark, and Norman Klath.

A special thanks goes to the benefit committee. Honorary chairs were Claire Jacobus,Todd Lincoln, Jane Gore, and Richard Bianchetti. Members included Bradley Bartolino, Rebecca Esmi, Paul Gerard, Audrey Hallowell, Norman Klath, Robert Hillier, Robert Levitt, Victoria Leyton, Joseph Maida, Dave Saltzman, Albert Stark, and Fiona Van Dyke.

The auction committee was led by Richard Bianchetti. Members included Helen Burton, Chris Stadelmeier, Karen Cunningham, Robert Levine, Victoria Leyton, Barbara Purnell, Hazel Stix, Joel Tennenbaum, and Elliott Sylvan.

We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s sponsors: Bloomberg L.P., BWell Rehabilitation Centers, Hamilton Jewelers, Betty Wold Johnson, J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust, Michael & Marylou Kenny, Norman & Nancy Klath, Bill & Judy Scheide, Stark & Stark, Albert & Ellen Stark, Team Toyota, Callaway Henderson Realtors, Dave Saltzman Insurance, Mercadien Group, Princeton Global Asset Management, Dr. Katherine M. Klotzburger, Silver Century Fund, Richard Bianchetti, Borden Perlman, Capital Health, Jenny Crumiller, The Gordon & Llura Gund Foundation, Claire & David Jacobus, Haldeman Lexus, Hill Wallack, LLP, Julius Gross, Lauren Davis, Hilton Realty, LLC, Lear & Pannepacker, Robert & Joan Levitt, Maida Mackler, LLC, Mistral, Princeton Healthcare System Foundation, Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group, Henry & Arlene Opatut, Irwin & Cecilia Rosenblum, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Acorn Glen, David Atkin, Bank of Princeton, Andrew & Carol Golden Fund, Merwick Rehabilitation Center, PSRC Ping Pong Players, Saul Ewing LLP, Stifel Nicolaus, Studio Hillier Architecture, Szaferman Lakind, Michael & Lynn Wong.

In addition to celebrating PSRC’s 40th, Susan Hoskins, executive director and Mayor Liz Lempert announced that the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, had designated Princeton Borough an Age Friendly Community, the first community in New Jersey to be so named.

Founded 40 years ago to provide programs and services to promote healthy aging for Princeton area older adults and their family caregivers. PSRC offers affordable services, programs and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers.

Because of the generous support of everyone involved, PSRC is truly “Fired Up for 40 More!”

Paul Gerard

President, Princeton Senior

Resource Center

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