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Meet Robin Bivins

Ana Carolina González-Peña • February 28, 2024

I’m Robin Bivins, a Princeton local and the sixth generation from the heart of New Jersey. Right now, I call Reading Circle home, and I’ve got to tell you, the Center for Modern Aging Princeton has become a special part of my life.

I joined in on the Christmas dinner festivities for the first time, and let me tell you, it was something else. The warmth, the laughter, and the sense of community—it just clicked. I’m definitely coming back for more, ready to dive into other programs they’ve got going on.

Why do I love it here? Well, it’s simple. The Center has been a real blessing for me. It’s not just about the activities; it’s about the people and the connections we make. There’s a certain joy in being part of something that feels like family.

Now, beyond the center, I wear another hat—I’m an evangelist at the Mount Pisgah AME Church right here in Princeton, a church with a whopping 198 years of history. I have a soft spot for spending time with older adults and making sure our seniors are well taken care of. I’ve been in the caregiving game for a long time, taking care of my mom and my husband through his battle with Alzheimer’s. It’s made me a bit of an expert on the topic, and it’s something close to my heart.

So, what’s my secret to staying active and healthy, you ask? Well, it’s not a secret, really. I’m all about social work and helping where I can.

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