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Good Neighbors of Park Slope

OUR PURPOSE

Good Neighbors of Park Slope (GNPS) is an all volunteer, non-profit, aging-in-place organization, open to residents of Park Slope and surrounding areas who are age 55 and over. Our goal is to create a network of members to make life in our neighborhood easier and more fulfilling, while maintaining our autonomy and quality of life in our homes.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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To post activities on our Calendar, contact
Activities Coordinator
or fill out this
2024 Activity Form

Only Members of GNPS can post an activity
on our calendar

To request funds for your activity/event
Activity Funding Request Form

To watch recordings of Zoom presentations
Recordings of Zoom Presentations




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E-Blast and IMPORTANT GNPS INFO 
IMPORTANT GNPS INFO AND E-BLASTS


For the safety of all members, please be fully vaccinated and take a Covid test if you are not feeling well. 

 

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MEMBER CHECK-IN INFORMATION
Good Neighbors of Park Slope is offering to connect you with another member who also wants a regular check in. 
GNPS will make the initial connection, and after that it will be a mutual relationship between members 
who call/text/email one another on a regular basis, with no further GNPS responsibility.
Please fill out this survey and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Member Check In 2024




A group of members has prepared information to help other groups start an organization like ours, which gives history of the organization. It is 
available here: 
Starting an Aging-in-Place Organization.





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UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS, NEW EVENTS, GAMES & COMMITTEE MTGS
UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS, NEW EVENTS, GAMES & COMMITTEE MTGS

(This section may include events that may not have been included in last e-blast and activities with 

available registration slots)



Presentations & Special Events
Cafe De GNPS - 7/25/2024
Beers in Brooklyn - Red Hook - 7/25/2024
Nutrition & Maintaining a Healthy Weight 8.2.2024
Climate Change Reading Group - 8/20/2024


 Monthly Meetings and Activities Open To All Members
    

Activities Committee Mtg - 8/1/2024

Advocacy Committee Meeting - 8/21/2024
Climate Change Interest Group - 9/10/2024
 
 
GAMES GAMES GAMES


In-Person Pinochle - 7/18/2024
In-Person Scrabble Club - 7/23/2024
In-Person Pinochle - 8/8/2024
In-Person Canasta - 8/13/2024

Every Tuesday Evening: Texas Holdem Online
Every Wednesday: In Person Bridge for Experienced Players

Health and Wellness Activities

Every Friday: Weekly Balance Class on zoom
(Balance Class canceled July 5 & all of August)









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IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Webinars in July from Heights and Hills
How dementia affects the caregivier
Losing It and Finding It Again 07.30.2024

Free In Person Head and Neck Cancer Screening by NYP

5th Ave at Garfield 11am - 2PM
Head and Neck Cancer Screening Info 7.27.2024


WE DANCE TOGETHER! A FREE INTERGENERATIONAL CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP, offered for SENIORS AND TEENS At the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging Introductory Workshop slated for Tuesday July 2 
Other sessions Aug 27 - Sept 4
Creative Movement & Stories Workshop for Elders 2024







OMNI is now available for reduced fare customers!

Learn More Here



  Park Slope Library Events

Park Slope Library Calendar
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7TH AVENUE SENIOR CENTER (PSCSA) PROGRAMS OPEN TO GNPS MEMBERS
7TH AVENUE SENIOR CENTER (PSCSA) PROGRAMS OPEN TO GNPS MEMBERS

Elder Fraud In-Person Presentation
Protecting Older Adults from Fraud Schemes
at Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
Elder Fraud July 25 2024 at 1PM


Park Slope Center for Successful Aging 
invites Good Neighbors of Park Slope
to participate in ALL activities!

See what is available on a recent PSCSA schedule:

PSCSA Schedule



For the most up-to-date information
become a member of PSCSA and receive their weekly schedule.

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SPECIAL WEBSITE FEATURE: MEET OUR MEMBER!

Meet Margaret Kelly
(by Ruth Gastel)


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(For previous member profiles: Meet Our Members)  



 
😁To access the joke of the day at the bottom of this page
you must be logged into the website as a member😄





Find your nearest Cooling Center

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https://finder.nyc.gov/coolingcenters/


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You are invited to join

Prospect Park Alliance and
Good Neighbors of Park Slope
at the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate
the opening of the 

New Senior Fitness Area

9:00AM Friday, July 26
9th St entrance next to Harmony Playground

Instructors will be on hand to demo the equipment

Senior Fitness Area Ceremony 7.26.2024

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Slideshow
Summer Solstice 2024






Summer Solstice Party
20 June 2024


Thank you to all who helped make this such a fun event!






photos by Wendy Clark,
Phyllis A Sears & Teresa LaBosco
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GNPS Advocacy Committee members at Seventh Heaven on June 16th collecting signatures supporting legislation to address pedestrian safety from e-bikes.


2024-25 Participatory Budget Winners

Thank you to our members for voting in the 2024/2025 PB. Our suggested project was a winner! Details are —

Handrails and Lighting for Prospect Park Paths $750,000.
The project will include the installation of handrails on the steep path from the waterfall on down to Center Drive at the Nethermead, plus lighting. This will be particularly helpful when wet leaves are on the ground, and provides greater accessibility for all.

The Prospect Park Alliance thanked Good Neighbors for its continued advocacy.

Thank you, Jasmine Melzer for submitting this proposal and all the GNPS members who voted!



The NYC Dept for the Aging 
wants you to participate in their 
Service Needs Assessment Survey
to build an age-inclusive city and to better serve the
60+ NYC population.

Whether you use their services now or may use them

In the future, your opinion matters!

By completing the survey, you may be
entered in a drawing to win a $50 Gift Card.

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Click here for the flyer and QR code to take the survey
Flyer with QR Code 

Click here to download and print out the survey and mail back
Needs Assessment Survey May 2024

Click here to access the survey online
on.nyc.gov/agingsurvey




MEET OUR MEMBER

Margaret Kelly

 

 


Margaret Kelly was an advertising placement executive.  She led a fast-paced life, working for large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and Clairol.

“Every year for 30 years, I would spend a whole week in May in dark rooms, watching television,” Margaret said. “This was the annual ‘upfront’ week when the TV networks would preview all their new shows for the fall season to the advertising community.”

“It was part of my job, as a media executive, to pick what I thought would be the winners and the losers, and to decide where to place my clients’ commercials.  Hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing spending rode on my decisions,” she explained.

“I was responsible for negotiating the purchase and placement of ads on television and radio and in magazines and later in online media. Of course, digital made up a much bigger slice of the advertising pie by the time I retired,” Margaret said.

“I loved my work. I liked the responsibility, the fast pace, and the challenge of negotiations. I spent most of my time in New York and Los Angeles but it was exciting to be part of the broader entertainment business also and attend some of the many events we sponsored, including 12 Olympic Games and many other notable events.“

“Sometimes I would go with my husband, Jack, especially to Super Bowls. We were at the 2008 game between the Giants and the Patriots. I knew our ad cost $2.7 million.  But I was not much of a sports enthusiast.  I wanted to catch the bus home before the crowds. So, I dragged him out of the stadium before the end of the game. After we had left, in the last 35 seconds, the Giants won in one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history.  He has never forgotten it.”

Margaret has a degree in sociology which, she says, “turned out to be a good academic field. It helped me understand how people respond in different situations. In my work, I needed to keep in mind the audience for each media selection, how it might react to the ad and whether my choice met the client’s goals.”

Margaret is a longstanding member of Good Neighbors. She is a Board member where she serves on several committees and, as an enthusiastic cook, she often is responsible for the food for GNPS events. When members are asked to bring desserts for annual meetings or other get-togethers, people always look for Margaret’s contribution!  
 

She also leads one of the GNPS contemporary fiction book groups. “Reading recently published books is a wonderful way to start a broader conversation.  I’ve always been interested in other people’s viewpoints and books allow people to express opinions on a broad spectrum of issues,” she says.

Margaret is also an avid gardener.  When you look out at her garden, you might think that it was the work of a professional gardener. “When we bought the house, what is the garden now was all concrete. I like gardens that are full and also have a sculpted look so that’s what I’ve tried to create. I led a rather hectic life when I was working so it was always nice to return to the calm of the garden.“

With advent of a wider interest in genealogy, Margaret started looking into the roots of her family and was surprised to find that she can trace them back to a settler who arrived on “The Fortune”, the ship that set sail following the Mayflower. 

Some family members traveled west to farming country. Margaret was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She and her husband moved to Brooklyn in 1991. They have a daughter who now lives with her husband in London.

“The great thing about her living in London is that I can visit her and, at the same time, indulge my passion for gardens.  The English have the gardening gene and England has some of the greatest gardens.”   

 

 

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