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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


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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 1-23-22



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


Covid Activities - 2022



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)




Saturday, January 29
Cooking with Loren
Cook-Along with Loren: Healthy Eating: Soups & Salad - 1/29/2022

Monday, January 31
Getting to Know Our Eyes as We Age

Tuesday, Feb 1
The Sharing Network provides activities & presentations by phone. 
Come learn more about this organization.

Presentation by Sharing Network - 2/1/2022
Wednesday, Feb 2
Looking for ways to volunteer?
Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors with RSVP in NYC! - 2/2/2022

Wednesday, Feb 9
Decluttering and Organizing Your Home: Tips and Strategies - 2/9/2022

Thursday, Feb 17
Questions about GNPS or how to maneuver the website?
Learning about GNPS and its website - 2/17/2022

Tuesday, Feb 22
New members welcome!
CSS Visually Impaired Support Group - 2/22/2022




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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


In-Person, Free Class
Restorative Movement with the Mark Morris Dance Group
Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 until April 18, 2022
at Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
7th St at 7th Ave

Please contact PSCSA for vaccination/mask policy





NEW WEBSITE FEATURE: MEET OUR MEMBER!

Meet Joyce Jed



Click on the above links for more information

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




Free Covid Home Tests now available
4 per household
register here: https://special.usps.com/confirmation


NYC is offering free at-home PCR tests for Covid-19
to anyone 65 and over or are immunocompromised.

To schedule an appointment for an at home test
call (929) 298-9400 between 9am and 7pm, 7 days a week.
This service is free and no insurance is needed.
Phone lines may be busy and next day time slots not always available.



COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification

If you are fully vaccinated but lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification of your vaccine status, you can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. Go here for more information:
 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/cir-parents-guardians.page

Advocacy Update!
Co-op Seniors Can Now Get Reverse Mortgages
Click here to learn more

link to starting your own

Thank you to Dr. William Robert James Lamson from New York Presbyterian and NYPBMH,

for the December 13 presentation on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

To learn more about SAD and hear about specific and helpful recommendations and exercise

for dealing with these feelings, please watch the recording of this presentation.


Click here to access the recording of this presentation

SAD Recording Dec 13

Copy and paste and click this password

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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!

Click here for additional handouts


Mental Health Resource SlideSleep Information Sheet

MEET OUR MEMBER

Joyce Jed

 

 

Joyce Jed, president of Good of Neighbors of Park Slope, is an extraordinarily caring human being. She even worries about how candidates for the Good Neighbors board will feel if they lose the election. 

 

Joyce has always liked running organizations, a talent that has greatly benefitted members of Good Neighbors. And as a professional in the field of mental health, she saw how a lack of social support could lead to serious mental illness. So, when she retired from her job as an administrator at the South Beach Psychiatric Center in 2000, it’s not surprising that, not long after, her thoughts turned to the needs of older adults.

 

“Suddenly we found ourselves in that category, older adults,” she said, laughing, referring to her friends and neighbors, most of whom, like her, had spent a good part of their adult lives in Park Slope and were now in their sixties and seventies. “What were we going to do,” she said. “As we got older, what kinds of services would we need?”

 

 As she talked with other people about this, she discovered that Bob Ohlerking, who lived in another part of Park Slope, was also concerned. They decided to invite the people they knew to a meeting in Joyce’s living room. One Sunday afternoon in 2014, more than 40 people showed up!  

 

Most had heard of the “Aging in Place” movement so they pooled their knowledge and, after the first big meeting, they broke up into committees, each with a mandate to decide what was needed to set up the kind of organization they envisaged.

“Because of my background, I was thinking that we would have to hire a part-time coordinator to organize services for people and so the annual membership fee would have to be around $1,000, more than most people want to pay.”

 

“I chaired some of the groups but the task became overwhelming. I had grandchildren who needed me and I was involved in other activities.” (Joyce has two sons, one who lives in California and has one child, and another son who lives in Rockland County, New York and has three.) “In the end we formed a steering committee of about 10 people who met every month to hash out what was required to become a non-profit.” 

 

Ultimately, they decided to open up in two phases, the first one being social activities run by volunteers and the second, social services, later dubbed Share and Support.

 

“When it came to organizing the Share and Support phase in 2020, we put a lot of effort into it but surprisingly we found nobody really wanted this kind of help. I’m still puzzled about that.”

 

“Of course, we had to have a web site. We considered paying $1,000 to someone to set it up but then Lynne Ornstein said she wanted to try. She said she’d been interested for years. And you know the result. We have this amazing website that’s probably the envy of much bigger organizations.” 

 

When she’s not working on behalf of Good Neighbors, Joyce and Arnie Wendroff, her husband, a serious outdoors man, are thinking about their next expedition. On their first vacation together, they went to Africa. Now they’re in love with France and are exploring the French countryside through a company that helps set up bike trips, mapping out routes and places to stay.  

 

Anyone who knows Joyce, knows that she brings the same spirit of adventure and planning to Good Neighbors as she does to her backpacking trips. 

 

Joyce and Arnie biking in France






 


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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