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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?
For more information and to register go to:


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

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



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

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 6-26-22



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 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)




Tuesday, June 28
Conversation about Cannabis

Canna-Curious Community Chat - 6/28/2022

Wednesday, June 29
In Person Breakfast Cobble Hill/Bklyn Hts - 6/29/2022

GAMES, GAMES, GAMES
In-Person Pinochle - 7/8/2022
In-Person Canasta - 7/5/2022
In-Person Scrabble Club - 7/14/2022
In-Person Bridge - 7/27/2022

Thursday, July 20
Photography club
Old Fotogs - 7/20/2022

Thursday, July 28
Plckleball Planning Meeting

Pickleball Meeting - 7/28/2022


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IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Saturday June 11 and Tuesday  June 21
Music to Restore our Souls
Park Slope Singers June 2022 Revised


IF YOU ARE STAYING HOME TO STAY SAFE...
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS OF THINGS TO DO!


Covid Activities - 2022


 

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

MANY ACTIVITIES ARE ON ZOOM.
For IN-PERSON activities at PSCSA, MASKS must be worn.
Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be vaccinated.

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NEW WEBSITE FEATURE: MEET OUR MEMBER!

Meet Karen Peterlin
(by Ruth Gastel)



(For previous member profiles: Meet Our Members)  



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





 
    We are looking for new Board Members to join us in shaping the future of GNPS.
GNPS has elections once a year, in October and four positions on our twelve-person Board will be open.

June 2022 Primary

Election Day: June 28th
Early Voting: June 18th - 26th


Polling Site Locator and Sample Ballot

Watch our Video on
Proposed Changes To Medicare


 

GNPS at BWAC

(Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition)

ARTISTS EXHIBIT

481 Van Brunt Street

Red Hook, Brooklyn

GNPS at BWAC

GNPS at BWAC Photos by Jerry Krase

Every Saturday and Sunday,

1-6 PM, through Sunday, July 17th.

Click here for more information: BWAC June 2022

 

Spring Celebration 2022
Photos by Jerry Krase, Lynne Ornstein, and Rudy Kamuf


Slideshow
Spring Celebration 2022


3rd Round

8 More Free At Home Covid Tests

You can now order the 3rd round of free test kits

that will be mailed to you.

Click here to order:Home Test Kits

Freeze your rent


The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is contemplating rent increases up to 9%. Now would be a good time to freeze your rent at the current level, if you qualify.

To be eligible for the rent freeze you must:

  • Live in a rent-regulated apartment.
  • Have your name on the lease.
  • Be at least 62 years old.
  • Have a household income of $50,000 or less. (Income is calculated after deducting Federal, State, and City Taxes. There is no asset test. So you can have any amount of money in the bank.)
  • Pay at least 1/3 of your household income on rent.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY

If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Ornstein at goodneighborsofparkslope@gmail.com

 

Picketball GNPS member Mary Beth Crosby Carroll (in white) , along with her partner Ann Maresca (red sneakers), won the City Parks Foundation Senior Fitness Program's Pickleball tournament in Bay Ridge on Tuesday June 21!!
It was a culmination of a series of free Pickleball lessons at JJ Carty Park on Ft. Hamilton Pky & 100 St 
The Pickleball courts were recently created there when the Parks Department refurbished existing tennis courts.
For more information about Pickleball, please join our 
PickleballInterest group on the Activities and Interests Page
Congratulations Mary Beth!!

link to starting your own

MEET OUR MEMBER

Karen Peterlin

 


 

Hoarders are great subjects for cartoons. “We laugh because we have some of those tendencies ourselves. It’s hard getting rid of all the ‘stuff’ we have accumulated,” says Karen Peterlin who together with Joyce Jed set up the first Good Neighbors Clutter Group about three years ago and now co-leads the group with her.  

 

Everyone has different priorities about what to keep and what to throw out, Karen notes. “Some people want to save their wedding dress even though their daughter has said she wants to choose her own. But they’re willing to part with grandma’s china tea set which, like thousands of others, has gold paint on the rims so can’t be put in the dishwasher nor into the microwave, and therefore isn’t used. Some will sort through the piles of photographs that they’ve kept for years and throw out the ones in which they no longer recognize the people or where the photographs were taken.”

 

 “The things that are hardest to say goodbye to are those we’re personally attached to, those that bring back memories of what we’ve accomplished in our lives and the people we have met,” Karen says. 

 

You can find professionals who will take items of value and sell them for you but what we need at this stage in our lives, Karen says, is help making decisions about all those things we’ve collected over time that have little or no market value. 

 

“Most of us know what we have to do and there are lots of tips online,” Karen says, “but doing it on your own is much harder than doing it with the help of a group.  

 

Karen started the Clutter Group, she says, because she heard a lot of people who were moving say how difficult it was to decide what to take with them when the place they were moving to was so much smaller. And she knew she had some of the same problems, wanting to keep everything that reminded her of the people she had worked with as a social worker all over the world, from Kenya and Tanzania to Cambodia.

 

“One of the most important aspects of belonging to the group is that you commit to accomplishing something. Then at the next meeting you’ll report on your progress. Members will give you tips such as ‘don’t try to clear up more than you can handle’ so you don’t become discouraged. You also get a sense of accomplishment and avoid the embarrassment of admitting how much you fell short.  

 

“You can’t get rid of everything all at once,” Karen says. “You should tackle only what you know you can do in the time between meetings. A good tip is to give yourself a time frame: set a timer and give yourself an hour. Leave the rest for the next time. The group will help you be honest with yourself. Do you need all those table settings and dressy outfits now that we mostly don’t give big parties and everything is casual. They’ll help you assess what you need to keep, and suggest strategies for getting rid of other things you no longer need such as old documents, books and kids’ report cards.” 

 

There are many ways of running a clutter group but they work best when membership is limited to 10 members. If the group is too large, some people won’t get a chance to report on what they’ve accomplished since the last meeting and so one of the key elements --reporting progress --is lost. 

 

“I get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing other people’s success,” Karen says, smiling. “Most people enjoy some sense of order and I like to share their journey to get to that point.”  

Do you want to be part of a Clutter Group? Karen’s group is full. Why not solve your clutter problem by organizing a new group? 








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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