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The Next Step Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Center is a program of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. We are located in the Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street, Princeton New Jersey.
Next Step Mission:
The Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Center offers programs for people 50-65 years making a major life transition. Program goals include helping people navigate the transition to retirement, building awareness and participation in encore careers, and helping people develop the skills for successful re-employment. Next Step programs are about lifestyle in retirement, not just about financial planning, but rather about creating a rewarding, satisfying next stage of life.
Susan W. Hoskins has been the Executive Director of PSRC Since 2002. In addition to overseeing the organization of 12 staff and 8 programs, she facilitates 2 caregiver support groups and consults with numerous older adults and their families on aging issues. She conducts community education programs, writes a monthly column for the newsletter and website, and does uncountable other tasks to help the organization fulfill its mission and vision.
Susan earned her BA from Earlham College in Richmond, IN and her MSW from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work in New Brunswick, NJ. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, board certified in social work and holds certificates in Gerontology and Senior Service Management. She was a family therapist at the Family Guidance Center of Mercer County for 20 years prior to coming to PSRC.
Carol King is a retiree living in the Princeton New Jersey area. Her anchoring activity in retirement is Director of the Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers program offered by the Princeton Senior Resource Center. This program is designed to help boomer generation employees plan for a rewarding lifestyle in retirement. She also keeps the books for PSRC, and runs two opera video programs there.
Also in her retirement life portfolio are volunteer activities that include Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit fair trade store, where she gets her weekly happiness fix selling handicrafts from third-world countries. She is also treasurer of a local opera group, occasional coach of seniors in computer classes, and helps out at a local music festival. Carol is a member of the Mercer County Community College Advisory Commission on Aging.
In her pre-retirement life, Carol was a college professor (tourism & hospitality management, organizational behavior, management and leadership), as well as a church financial administrator, hospitality industry consultant, food service manager and occasional technical writer. She has both an MBA and a PhD from New York University
Carol is a Certified Retirement Coach.