Calendar and Site List


Jan was a pleasure to work with.  She was very professional and organized in her presentation skills.   The attendees found her presentation creative and very interesting.  She also has submitted articles to our statewide newsletter; she was timely on her submission; the article was very informative ....  We would definitely have Jan present to our group in the future."  

Elizabeth Schaaf,

Coordinator at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ




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Mt. Airy Learning Tree - MALT

$20 for each class

or call MALT at (215) 843-6333, 9 am-2 pm, M-F


10 Ways For Feeling Good About Yourself - 2 hours

How is your self-checklist for:   recognizing your positive qualities, appreciating your body, extending compassion if you mess up, celebrating your completions? Do you appreciate the fine traits you have? Yes, you. 

Join us to explore many ways to better reflect the qualities of that cute face in the mirror and to provide loving support for yourself. Class includes discussion, group sharing, experiential exercises. Please bring paper for the exercises.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm via Zoom



Criticism Uncovered - 2 hours

Is criticism a friend or foe? How do you react to it? Is there a brighter side to it? 

Join us to explore how we can view criticism and respond to it, internally and externally. We can also look at ways to neutralize and make use of the criticism that comes into our lives. Class includes discussion, group sharing, experiential exercises. Please bring paper for the exercises.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm via Zoom


Site list

See topic descriptions on For Organizations page.



Jan has given presentations at:


Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment - Philadelphia, PA
Center on the Hill - Philadelphia, PA
The Hill at Whitemarsh, CCRC - Whitemarsh, PA
Mt. Airy Learning Tree - Philadelphia, PA
Weaver's Way Co-op - Philadelphia, PA
WWDB AM 860 Radio - Interview - City Line Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - developed by Stanford University and sponsored by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
-  Co-facilitated 6-week class at several Philadelphia sites, 2010-2014.


New Jersey 

Anderson House - Halfway house for women recovering from substance addictions.  Whitehouse Station, NJ
Bound Brook Memorial Library - Bound Brook, NJ
Brandywine Assisted Living Center at Middlebrook - Bridgewater, NJ
Chelsea at Fanwood Assisted Living Center - Fanwood, NJ
Contact Talk Radio - One hour radio interview by Maureen Staiano on program "Finding Joy after Relationships Fail"
Curves for Women - Fitness Center, Manville, NJ
Family & Community Services of Somerset County -  Counseling agency in-service session.  Bound Brook, NJ
Grief Support Group - Somerset County
Holistic Moms Network of Somerset County - Bridgewater, NJ
NJ Eastern Star Home Assisted Living - Finderne, NJ
Piscataway Community TV - Cable Show
Powerful You Women's Network Meetings - Bridgewater, NJ
Raritan Valley Community College - North Branch, NJ
Rotary Club - Bound Brook, NJ
Rotary Club - Bridgewater, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp-Hamilton, Wellness Center - Mercerville, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp Parkinson's Association Support Group - New Brunswick, NJ
Sayreville Library -  Sayreville, NJ
Somerbrook, Stein Assisted Living Center - Somerset, NJ
Somerville Public Library - Somerville, NJ
Studio Fitness - Yoga Center, Warren, NJ
The ARC of Somerset County - Raritan, NJ - Keynote Speaker
WDVR-FM 89.7 Radio, on Internet -  "Out and About with Richard G"; 1-hour radio interview with Richard Gerstner  

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - developed by Stanford University sponsored by Somerset County Office on Aging in NJ
Co-facilitated 6-week class at:
 - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton Wellness Center, Mercerville, NJ, with NJ Department of Health staff, July-August, 2008.