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October 16, 2017

COOL THINGS ARE HAPPENING! 

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  • Please contact us if you have problems with the website or questions about the activities. Email or call us at (917) 947-9121.

VERY IMPORTANT...







WEDNESDAY, October 25th,
7:00 PM
GNPS ANNUAL MEETING
Vote for new members of the Board of Directors at this meeting.  You must be there to vote.  See Preview Art Show of GNPS member artwork. Delicious snacks and drinks!  Contribute decadent desserts!
Register here: ANNUAL MEETING





NEW and IMPORTANT...

TUESDAY, October 24th
2:00 PM
PROTECTING YOURSELF AGAINS IDENTITY THEFT
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime being committed against older adults. However, there are some simple steps you can take to lessen your odds of becoming a victim. The presentation will cover these steps. Click here for more information and to register Identity Theft

THURSDAY, November 2nd
4:00 PM
UMBRELLA PRESENTATION
A new seniors-for-seniors service where local seniors with skills help fellow seniors get things done in their homes. Come find out what it's all about. Come find out how you can earn a little extra money. Find out how you can age-in-place with confidence. For information and to register click Umbrella

SUNDAY, November 5th
4:00 PM
AGING-IN-PLACE: THE REAL ESTATE EDITION
Please join us for a panel discussion on how to Age-In-Place. When to think about selling, moving, renovating? Can I afford to stay in my home? What are my options? What should I be thinking about? Our panel of experts are here to help! For information and to register click Real Estate

MONDAY, November 6th,
6:30 PM
AGING 101: DEALING WITH AGING PARENTS
Whether you are caring for your parents, or you need to open a dialog with your family about caring for you, there are many issues you need to consider. If you are a caregiver, may become a caregiver, or worried about some day needing a caregiver: 
Don't miss this important presentation.
Registration is through Park Slope Parents.  For more information and to register click Aging Parents

THURSDAY, November 9th
3:00 PM
ESTATE PLANNING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Special Guest Speaker, Attorney Joanne Seminara will present a valuable and informative presentation and discussion, on the areas of elder law, estate and trust planning, including estate tax and Medicaid planning, special needs planning and funeral planning. For more information and to register click Estate Planning


OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES...

SATURDAY, October 21st,
11:00 AM
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING FOR GNPS ART SHOWS
Please join us for our committee meeting as we brainstorm for future GNPS Member Art Shows!
Register here Planning Art Show



SUNDAY, October 22nd,
2:00 PM
GNPS @ HOME
Come meet other members of Good Neighbors of Park Slope, talk to someone from our Board of Directors.  Great opportunity for new members to learn more about our organization at the home of one of our members. 
REGISTER NOW

FRIDAY, November 17th,
11:00 AM
NEW BOOK CLUB in with the PARK SLOPE LIBRARY
New book club to be moderated by Librarian Svetlana Galperina. We will be discussing "The Bridge Ladies" by Betsy Lerner.  Books will be available for group members at the library beginning in October.
REGISTER NOW

TUESDAY, November 28th,
5:30 PM
READINGS FROM OUR PAST
Our members read selections they have written about our shared past.  Please contact andi.gnps@gmail.com if you would like to read.  
Register to attend:
READINGS 

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY 
AGING TRANSITIONS
This small group discussion will focus on the problems of aging and changes in our lives as we grow older.  We will share ideas and discuss practical solutions to problems, caregiving and self-help.  There are now 4 sections of this group. 



FUN GATHERINGS...

FRIDAY, November 3rd, 
4:30 PM
FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SCHMOOZE! 
Happy Hour at a local restaurant, PROVINI at 1302 8th Avenue, corner of 13th Street. Please join us! No need to register for this one, just stop by. (Wine and beer only.)

WEDNESDAY, October 18th,
7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY HOOTENANNY
Register on the Calendar.

THURSDAY, October 28th,
7:30 PM
FOLK SINGING
Register on the Calendar.


MONDAY, November 6, 1:00 PM
THURSDAY, October 26, 3:00 PM
TUESDAYS at 11:00 AM
SPANISH CONVERSATION   Spanish
FRENCH CONVERSATION  French
ITALIAN CONVERSATION Italian
Join with others to practice your language skills!

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULE AND GROUP OPENINGS.
BOOK CLUBS - CLASSICAL FICTION, CONTEMPORARY FICTION (3 groups), NON-FICTION
Ongoing groups meet monthly.  Check the Calendar to see what they are reading and join one that appeals to you. If the group you would like is full, please let us know.

THURSDAY, October 26th,
11:00 AM
 

KNITTING/CROCHETING CIRCLE - SECTION 3
Join this group if you have some past experience with knitting or crocheting and would like to work with others for support and fun.  Please register on Calendar

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (this month October 29th)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES 
Join other Good Neighbors on the last Sunday afternoon of each month to go to a movie, and perhaps discuss over a drink and snack afterward. The movie is chosen one week before.  Add your name to the Activities Overview Movie Club list to be notified of the movie.


GAMES, GAMES, GAMES!
Several of our games meet weekly and if you are interested in joining but the group is full, please contact us or the host to request to be put on the wait list. You must register for each session you plan to attend so that we know who to contact if there are any last-minute changes and to make sure we don't have too many or too few people showing up.  Please go to the Calendar of Events and Sign Up to register for the date and activity you can attend.

WEDNESDAY, October 25th,
3:00 PM
CHESS CLUB
Interested in playing chess? Register here Chess Club

WEDNESDAY mornings, 10:30 AM
CANASTA
First Wednesday of the month is open to new players who want to learn.

MONDAY afternoons, 3:30 PM

FRIENDLY POKER GAME
Friendly poker game for those familiar with the game, but open to instruction.

FRIDAY, October 20th, 7:00 PM
POKER LEVEL II
Higher stakes, more experienced players please.

FRIDAY, November 10th,
1:30 PM
SCRABBLE 
Please check Calendar for dates, times, locations.  All levels welcome!


MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION...


PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULE.
THROUGH GENTLE MOVEMENT WE FIND HEALTH
Increase Strength, Balance, Agility, Mobility and Stability

Every SUNDAY, 8:30 AM
MORNING WALK 
No registration.  Just show up at Union Street and Prospect Park West and walk at your own pace with other members.

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULE.
NIA 
Fitness through expressive action. See Calendar for more information.



Special Notes:

NEW PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE:  SENIOR DISCOUNTS!
On this page we will be listing Senior Discounts recommended by our members. If you have taken advantage of a senior discount that you'd like to let other members know about, please complete this form. If you use one of the discounts listed, please send us your feedback on how helpful it was to you. 

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING:  Our member JASMINE MELZER has proposed an idea to Parks and Recreation for an Adult Fitness Playground in Prospect Park "s
o that the elderly could enjoy outdoor exercise with playground-style equipment aimed at senior citizens". We will keep you posted as to how you can show your support if you like this idea.  Let's try to pull together to get what we need to enjoy our lives!


CALLING ALL BAKERS:  GNPS is again sponsoring the Bake Sale at the October 21st Bake Sale at the Park Slope Library. If you would like to help by baking or working the table, please contact andi.gnps@gmail.com.

Please check the Activities Overvew page to add your name to the MAILING LIST of activities of interest to YOU.  By adding your name to the items you are interested in, you will receive advance notice when activites are scheduled.  New activities are added all the time!

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE Bulletin & Wish Board PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE to see what our members wish for or are offering.

ALSO, CHECK OUT THE Member Resource Exchange PAGE to find local providers who are recommended by other members, and PLEASE SHARE YOUR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS!














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