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Good Neighbors of Park Slope

Welcome to Good Neighbors of Park Slope

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 50 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.

Members: Be sure to log in with your username and password to have access to 'member only' features of our website.

What's Happening?
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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
Activity Form
Only Members of GNPS can post an activity
on our calendar


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E-Blast and IMPORTANT GNPS INFO 
IMPORTANT GNPS INFO

For the safety of all our members, unvaccinated members are welcome to enjoy our Zoom meetings, but are asked to refrain from attending any in-person meetups until fully vaccinated.Please always carry your proof of vaccination.

 
E-BLAST 11-14-21

 



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UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS
UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS

(This section may include new activities not included in last e-blast and activities with 

available registration slots)




Wednesday, Dec 8
Presentation on the who, what and why of Geriatric Care Managers
Presentation By Geriatric Care Managers - 12/8/2021


Tuesday, Dec 14
Member Orientation: Bring your questions!
Open to all members
Member Orientation: GNPS and Website - 12/14/2021





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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

 



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7TH AVENUE SENIOR CENTER(PSCFSA)PROGRAMS OPEN TO GNPS MEMBERS
7TH AVENUE SENIOR CENTER(PSCFSA) PROGRAMS OPEN TO GNPS MEMBERS

Park Slope Center for Successful Aging

Invites Good Neighbors of Park Slope:
Check the GNPS Community Announcements
 for more information about these and other activities at PSCSA


Tuesdays at 11am

  Bodies in Motion with Quinn 

Meeting ID: 718 813 0636 

Password: 835384 

https://zoom.us/j/7188130636


Thursdays at 11:00 AM  

Tai Chi with Tzyann

Join instructor Tyzann for our weekly Tai Chi class. Participants will use slow, controlled movements to improve fitness and
reduce stress.

Teleconferencing #: 929-205-6099 

Meeting ID: 890 354 421

https://zoom.us/j/890354421




NEW WEBSITE FEATURE: MEET OUR MEMBER!

Meet Bob Levine



Click on the above links for more information

😁Check bottom of this page for joke of the day 😄




link to starting your own

Thank you to Courtney Stathis, NP and Program Manager Peter Guzzo from NYPBMH,

for November 15 presentation on stroke prevention, risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as resources and interventions.

And thank you to Stephen Beasley from NewYork Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for all the health-related presentations you have set up for GNPS and the community!

This presentation is available to our members by request. Contact andi.gnps@gmail.com

Thank you Daniel Elliot from Jukebox Health

Thank you for the great presentation on November 9 and the review of all the nifty safety devices we can consider for our homes. Safe homes don't have to look like hospital rooms! Now we know what a listello is!

MEET OUR MEMBER

Bob Levine



Bob Levine is a man of many loves. 

First and foremost, of course, is his love for his wife, Kathy Sonderman, who passed away in 2020.  Kathy developed Parkinson’sDisease at a relatively young age and Bob supported her and later took care of her, in all for 36 years. 


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Bob and his wife Kathy

“You ask what else is important to me,” Bob says. “What’s important is my house. We both loved our house, a four-story brownstone on Ninth Street. It was built in 1885 and still had many of the original features when we bought it in 1976, like the parquet floor under the linoleum. But it needed a total renovation.” They started working on it immediately and were married there a year later.  “I had to cover a gaping hole in the living room floor with Masonite and place a table over it so people wouldn’t fall through into the basement,” he said. “Kathy made a chocolate cake for our 20 wedding guests.“  

Through the years, no love was spared on the house. They managed the renovation together and recently Bob began the process all over again.  “I have become a self-taught woodworker, plumber and electrician, whatever was needed to get the job done.  And the house will always remain in the family,” Bob said.  It has all been arranged. One of their two children, both of whom live in Brooklyn, will inherit the first two floors and the other the upper two.

“Another love is Brooklyn,” he said. “I’m a second- generation Brooklynite and I’m fascinated by its history.” Bob has become well-known for his collection of old Brooklyn postcards, magazines, newspapers and other memorabilia. “I picked up a few postcards at a yard sale and I’ve been collecting them ever since.“  Many are of Prospect Park. The Prospect Park Alliance has scanned them into its archives. 


Not surprisingly, Bob is a long-time member of Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 and chaired its Landmarks Committee.  He’s also a photographer—you may remember the photos Bob took of the Garden Club party.  And he’s a potter.  His wife’s ashes are in a pot he made.  You can read about Kathy in the We Remember section on the Good Neighbors web site. Both Bob and his wife were Special Education teachers. Bob became a teacher trainer. 

Bob has been a member of Good Neighbors for about three years. He was drawn to the organization because it offered a chance to meet more neighbors.  He’s a member of the new bird watching group which gives him the opportunity to take nature photographs and he hopes to be able to give illustrated talks on-- guess what -- his beloved Brooklyn.


Submitted by Ruth Gastel


One of Bob's many photographs of Prospect Park






 


If you would like to join in our activities and have access to all our information, consider becoming a member -- click on our Membership page for more information.


If you are having any difficulty using this site please call us at 917-947-9121
 
 
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