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Information to help you deal with life in the time of Covid-19
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This page contains an assortment of important information. 
Be sure to check back for updates and new postings.

Click here for the most up-to-date Covid-19 information
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page




Information From Our Members
Good Neighbors of Park Slope does not promote or endorse private businesses, services or charities, however we are providing this space for our members who want to share information that they have found valuable. Please email us with information you want to add.


1. Andi Peretz wants to let you know about families in Sunset Park who are struggling to feed their families. PS107 has a program with PS 169 to help out struggling families. For more information and to donate, click here: 
Help Families of PS169


2, Bill Loeb wants to let you know a way to help Brooklyn neighbors in need during this crisis, if you can't leave your home.  Bill is working with Crown Heights Mutual Aid volunteers to bring groceries to hungry families, and you can donate directly to support volunteers at this link: Crown Heights Mutual Aid.  For more information on how to help your neighbors, feel free to contact Bill at arffl@optonline.net.



3. Suzanne Nicoletti-Krase wanted to remind people that if you are enjoying the walks thru Green-wood, you may want to donate to keep the grounds open to the public.  Click here to donate online 
Green-wood Make A Donation

4 Suzanne Nicoletti-Krase wants you to know about Camp Friendship Food Pantry for Seniors and Medically Compromised individuals. Some delivery service available. Tuesdays from 3-6 PM. For more information click here:
Food Pantry Flyer and here: Outreach Letter or call 718 965-3695 or email CampFriendshipFoodPantry@gmail.com





Information on how to get help


If you are feeling sick, the state recommends you use telemedicine services BEFORE going to the doctor's office, urgent care, or the ER. Thanks to our advocacy and Governor Cuomo's leadership, co-pays for telemedicine consultations have been eliminated due to COVID-19. Call (800) 633-4227 or your doctor for more information if you are on Medicaid. Whether you utilize Medicaid, private insurance, or are a self-payer, options are offered across many specialty areas.  Urgent care telemedicine is available with New York-PresbyterianMount Sinai, or NYU LangoneMental health telemedicine is available with Columbia Doctors. Diabetes telemedicine help is available with NYC Health + Hospitals. If you know other services, please let us know.

 



NYC Food Assist Resources
NYC Food Assist Resources
Free Meals available to Anyone
DOE Free Meals Program

Mental health professionals available on a citywide FREE hotline. 
Call (844) 863-9314 for a free appointment.

Follow NewYork-Presbyterian's HealthMatters for the latest news and insights on COVID-19 from our physicians, nurses, and experts, including:
Miscellaneous Important Information for Seniors
http://seniorresourcesnyccovid19.org/resources/#01-planning-and-preparation


Documents to download about Dealing with Quarantine/Isolation
Anxiety and PreventionMental Health Wellness Tips for QuarantineStrategies for Self Care and Resilience

Mental Health Resources:This is a stressful time for New Yorkers.  Resources are available for New Yorkers by contacting 1-888-NYC-WELL or Texting “WELL” to 65173.  For more information visit: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us

    • We’re also connecting older New Yorkers who are feeling isolated with friendly volunteers to talk with over the phone. Tell your constituents about the Friendly Visiting Program-- they can call 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469).
    • For other mental health resources, including for veterans and caregivers, visit: https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mental_health_support_while_home
Staying Safe In The Community
NYP’sHealth Mattersprovides useful tips on how towear a maskandstay safe while shopping for groceries. Please share this information with your community.
 
Let's Stop Community Spread

Spread the word, not the virus! Wearing face masks and keeping 6 feet of distance between people are important ways to help keep our communities safe.
Helping NYP's #HealthcareHeroes
The hospital has set up a COVID-19 Fund to help patients and healthcare workers. Click heref or more information.



Information on how you can help




The the Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic allows New Yorkers to file a report at nyc.gov/CovidMissing about a friend or loved one who may be missing due to COVID-19. People without internet access can file a report by calling 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) from outside New York City. Reports will only be accepted for individuals who are missing, and not known to be in specific hospitals. The report will then be sent to NYPD for further investigation.

The CHiPS soup kitchen on Fourth Avenue and Sackett St. is temporarily closed, but they are continuing to hand out food daily from 11am-1pm.  If you want to help, you can make and package food in the comfort of your own home, and then drop off the *pre-individually-packaged* food any day between 9am-4pm. They are accepting full home-cooked meals as well as sandwiches, sides, baked goods, fruits, etc. They are also accepting individually packaged to-go bags of toiletries, hygiene products, and other essentials to hand out to their guests. If you are interested in donating, please call ahead at 718-237-2962 to let them know you’re coming. If it is possible to plan several days in advance, please email admin@chipsonline.orgso they can add you to their calendar. They also have take-out containers and plastic bags available if you need packaging, so  please let them know! They just ask to refrain from donating if you aren’t feeling well. Contact GNPS member Judy at judith.feldman@yahoo.com if you have questions.





Information on how to stay busy and entertained

Information on networking and technology

Virtual programming for older adults:

Directory of programs:  https://www.liveon-ny.org/virtual-activities

OATS/Senior Planet: Check out the classes at https://seniorplanet.org/.
You can also call the National Tech Hotline at 920-666-1959.

 

 

Telephonic programming for older adults:

DOROT’s University Without Walls online courses: https://www.dorotusa.org/our-programs/at-home/university-without-walls

 

Tech device refurbishment & job training program (model in upstate NY):

Ithaca ReUse: https://ithacareuse.org/remap/

 

Designing technology with older people in mind:

GrandPad (tablet): https://www.grandpad.net/

Breezie (software): https://www.breezie.com/

 

Phone call/letter writing programs:

WH SeniorLink: https://www.whseniorlink.org/

NY Times article on intergenerational pen pals:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/us/coronavirus-seniors-pen-pals.html

 

IMAGE: NYC: The Interactive Map of Aging: http://imagenyc.nyam.org/ .
Video tutorials are available at
http://imagenyc.nyam.org/how-to/

 

Contact info for Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams:

Nan Blackshear, Community Affairs Director: nblackshear@brooklynbp.nyc.gov

Learn a new skill

Enroll in an online course   2,500+ free courses from Harvard, MIT, and more

Try Tai Chi   Guided video perfect for beginners

Take up knitting   No supplies? Order them online.

Learn a new language   Duolingo is the top-rated free language-learning app

Learn to meditate   No time like the present

 


Start Decluttering!

Helpful tips from our friends at Paper Moon Moves
PMM-Cleaning out your books

Spend an hour a day cleaning up your emails. We are all getting overwhelmed and
most information is obsolete 2 days later.

 

Tai Chi/Yoga/Exercise/Movement

Free tai-chi classes with experienced teacher at the
Park Slope Center for Successful Aging.
First, easily join the PSCSA by sending an email to Matt Abrams, at mabrams@heightsandhills.orgor calling the center at 718-832-3726.
Once you are a member you can join the Zoom classes with Tzyanne.  
Many GNPS members feel her classes are 
extremely helpful.

Free dance classes for seniors
http://www.dvpnyc.org/free-senior-programs-movement-speaks-and-dances-for-seniors/


From our friends at the Y
Anyone can take advantage of the free classes posted online. 
you do not have to be a YMCA member
 https://ymcanyc.org/ymca-home 

There are some great senior work outs and this link will take you
 https://ymcanyc.org/ymca-home/for-seniors.


Attend a live yoga class from home  Start with beginner videos. 
Remember it's about breathing and letting go, 
Mindful Yoga


Watch/listen/enjoy!

What's doing in NYC Parks
Parks At Home
Free theater performances from National Theater
National Theater Free Performances


Our neighbor Patrick Stewart’s doing his part. A very good idea. 
https://patch.com/new-york/parkslope/park-sloper-patrick-stewart-reads-daily-sonnet-during-coronavirus.

https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home

Visit our beautiful National Parks       Guided tours & breathtaking scenery

 
Senior Planet Offerings
Senior Planet schedule of online events


92Y@Home During this time, we are exploring innovative and creative ways to keep you, our community, engaged and connected.
92st Y at home programs

The Morgan Library & Museum

https://www.themorgan.org/online-exhibitions


These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours


New York Times:  COPING AT HOME

What to watch, listen to and cook during a self-quarantine. This site updated daily

 nytimes.com/games   – some free. Archived crosswords free


The 
Metropolitan Opera announced it will stream encore performances of some of its most famed shows to the public and it will all be completely free.

Metropolitan Opera Free Streaming Events

Netflix Party lets friends have movie nights while social distancing. Here's how it works

Netflix Party


more to come. suggestions are welcome!






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