Quaker Meeting presents ‘Aging in a Spirit-Led Community’
NEWTOWN BOoOUdH - Susan W. Hoskins, LCSW, will speak on “Aging in a Spirit-Led Community” on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9:45 a.m. at the historic Newtown Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street. Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow at 11. The public is invited.
The program is designed to address support of caregivers as well as care recipients. Hoskins will lead a discussion to “explore our responses to aging” by considering such queries as, “What words do we associate with aging? How do we define ‘home’? How do nuaker values and testimonies guide how we deal with our own aging and that of others?”
Hoskins has been the executive director of the Princeton Senior oesource Center EPSoCF since Feb. 2002. PSoC, a private, non-profit organization providing programs and services to promote healthy aging, has 1200 people attending classes and programs weekly, more than 100 receiving social service assistance each week and 550 volunteers.
Hoskins writes a monthly column on the PSoC website, and a blog in the monthly bulletin “Mature Princ- eton.” She facilitates two caregiver support groups, does many consultations and assessments with older adults and their families and is the “go-to person” for many people seeking guidance on issues of aging. aeveloper of more than 25 community partnerships, and a founder of the United Aging & aisability Partnership, she also supervises graduate students from the outgers University School of Social Work. She has presented at the National Aging Conference as well as to several organizations in the community.
Having earned her BA from Earlham College in oichmond, Ind., and her MSW from outgers draduate School of Social Work in New Brunswick, N.J., Hoskins is a licensed clinical social worker. She is board certified in social work and holds certificates in gerontology and senior service management. Prior to joining PSoC, she was a family therapist at the Family duidance Center of Mercer County for 20 years.
Hoskins is an active lifelong member of Newtown Meeting, with her parents, her husband Scott, a teacher at deorge School, and her two sons when they are in town. One is a student at Earlham College and the other in graduate school at San aiego State University.
Newtown Friends Meeting, co-founded in 1815 by nuaker minister and artist, Edward Hicks, is open to the public, with Sunday School classes for children and adults at 9:45a.m. and worship “after the manner of Friends” at 11. Childcare is provided.