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SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
E-BLAST!


 BE KIND, CHECK IN ON EACH OTHER, STAY SAFE

We are sharing important COVID-19 information as it comes to our attention. Please be sure to check the HOME PAGE of our website regularly, to read this information and sometimes to have a laugh!  Also we have created a space on our COVID-19 page where members can submit suggestions for other members about charities or local businesses you want to support.
Please click here to see: COVID-19 Information.


PLEASE NOTE: Most of our activities require registration to keep the meetings manageable. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID included.
Please use this number to join the group on-line.





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ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES ARE STILL ON ZOOM!
Come Zoom with us!
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Learn it, if you don't already know it.
ZOOM is a great way to stay connected with other members
and support each other at this difficult time.
If you, or anyone you know, needs to learn how to use Zoom please request individual help here: HELP WITH ZOOM


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Morning Hello!
MORNING HELLO!

Every Monday morning at 10:00 AM

This group is for those of us who are at higher risk these days,
and so really need to stay at home.  We would love to talk to others about
how to enrich each of our days during the pandemic. 

Our meetings will be on Zoom from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Let’s help each other get through this!

Register:Morning Hello! - 9/28/2020 

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GRANDPARENTS' GROUP
Every Thursday at 3:30 PM
Park Slope Parents Grandparents hosts a weekly Zoom call and
members of Good Neighbors of Park Slope are welcome to join.
Are you babysitting your grandkids full-time while their parents work?  
Or have you not had an in-person visit with your grandchildren for months?  
Are you lonely, bored, overwhelmed, wishing you could catch up
with others in the same situation?  Let's talk.
Register: Grandparents Group - 10/1/2020 


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MEMBER ORIENTATION MEETING
Friday, October 2nd, 10:30 AM
Join us for a one hour lesson on how to manage the website, registering for activities,
learning about what Good Neighbors has to offer. 
This is open to old and new members.
This is a chance to have your questions answered and find out 
what you don’t know about Good Neighbors of Park Slope.

Register here: Member Orientation: Zoom and Website  
If you need help with registering, or with Zoom, please 
email:  goodneighborsofparkslope@gmail.com
or call : (917) 947-9121

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TRIVIA NIGHT!
Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30 PM
This fun game, played via Zoom, includes five rounds with a final showdown 
and takes roughly 90 minutes. Each round is unique and 
features different categories of trivia. 
The content covers all things movies, music, history, science,
sports, pop culture, and everything in between.

You'll play on a team, and the Game's Host, Michael, 
will ask the question and then send everyone into their 
breakout rooms to decide answers. 
Teams will be random and set up by our host. 

Register for the fun! Trivia Night!

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INFORMATION ABOUT CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
Thursday, October 15th, 11:00 AM
Join Kumudha Ramasubbu, MD, Director of Heart Failure at
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Hospital for an informational and informative talk
on Chronic Heart Failure.
Register: Chronic Heart Failure 


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ADVOCACY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, October 21st, 2:00 PM

An important part of the Good Neighbors of Park Slope mission is to advocate for 
services that are needed but not yet available, or, if available, 
are not sufficiently accessible for those of us aging in this community. 

Join us to develop advocacy plans: Advocacy Commiittee Meeting

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YOUR HEALTH SERIES: CONDITIONS OF THE EYE
Wednesday, October 21st, 3:00 PM

Joan Altman from the Nursing Community Education Outreach Program at the
Hospital for Special Surgery
and member of Good Neighbors of Park Slope,
has been presenting monthly talks on issues of importance to
 seniors.
This month she will speak about Eye Conditions.
Register: Conditions of the Eye

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MEN'S BOOK GROUP - NEW GROUP FOR MEN ONLY!
Friday, October 23rd, 4:00 PM
This is a new book club with a capacity of 10 and we are
seeking a few additional members to join.
Please register below if you are interested in joining us.
The book for this month is:
"The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that
Launched the War on Cancer" by Jennet Conant
Register: Men's Book Group  


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FOR MEMBERS ONLY

GOOD NEIGHBORS OF PARK SLOPE
5th ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00 PM,
ON ZOOM!
Annual meeting zoom image
What a year!!
See all of the exciting things that GNPS has been doing during the pandemic
and what's happening in the months to come.

Register: ANNUAL MEETING 2020

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SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION
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PEN-PAL PROGRAM
We are meeting with other ‘villages’ across the country to create a Pen Pal Program.
Please add your name to the Pen Pal Category under Community Projects
on the Activities Overview Page, if you would like to join us in making a new friend
and reviving the art of writing and receiving letters.


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Do you want to be notified about upcoming Health-related programs?
Please add your name to the Health Related Presentation email group
if you are interested in being notified as soon as
health related events are scheduled.  
On the Activities Overview Page under Advocacy Activities.


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MEMBER OUTREACH SURVEY
Please complete by October 10th


During this very stressful time, Good Neighbors of Park Slope
has been trying to create an organization through which we can
support and communicate with each other.  
We have now contacted all of our members to complete a survey
which will
help us create an organization that is the best that we can be. 
We hope that you have been willing to participate. If you have not yet
completed the survey, please submit the survey through the
link below by October 10th.  Thank you.


Member Outreach Survey

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AND DON'T FORGET
OUR NEW GNPS ART GROUP WEBSITE!

CHECK IT OUT:
gnpsartgroup.weebly.com
Since we cannot show our art in community venues these days,
let's show our art on-line!

If you are interested in being part of it,
please send an email to Janice Jacob at jjacob.sgi@gmail.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN DEVELOPMENT:

Reading Partners,
a tutoring program, will be scheduling a meeting with us soon with information on how you can help kids thru Zoom. Please watch for more information on this program

Weekly Health Talks with New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming talks.

New activities, proposed by YOU as a result of our member outreach phone calls and survey. 


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FROM THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
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VOTING INFORMATION
Important information for all voters is on the GNPS website Home Page.
Register for a virtual one hour presentation by the
League of Women Voters of The City of New York to address questions.
Find your Early Voting location through a link.
Early voting is from October 24th - November 1st.
Check out the Home Page, and be sure to vote!

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RECLAIM OUR VOTE PHONE-BANKING/SUPPORT
Every Thursday until November 3rd election, 2:00-4:00 PM

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, GNPS has organized a
volunteer project with the Center for Common Ground - Reclaim Our Vote (ROV),
to directly address the issue of Black voter suppression.  
ROV is dedicated to empowering under-represented voters in communities of color
by increasing voter registration and reducing the barriers to voting.
Reclaim Our Vote is a non-partisan effort, and they provide
online training and supporting materials. For more information,
and for online training, view the Reclaim our Vote Website.


For GNPS members who are trained, we have scheduled weekly
phone-banking sessions to support each other in making the calls.
Join us in this effort: Reclaim Our Vote Phonebanking Session on Zoom  

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LET'S HELP THE PARK THAT WE LOVE
PROSPECT PARK 
The park has lost staff and is struggling to keep the beautiful landscape
clean.  We can help by volunteering for litter patrol!
To get more information and to register, go to
Prospect Park Volunteering

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TO GET THE MOST OUT OF GNPS,
REGISTER FOR A GROUP THAT INTERESTS YOU!

Many of our groups would love to have you join.

It is easy to do:


Log into the website and make sure your name appears in the top right corner.
Click on the "Calendar Events" tab.
See what looks interesting to you.
Click on the name of the group.
Click on "register now".
Be sure to "Complete registration".
Zoom information will be sent to you in a confirmation email.

ATTENTION!  BOOK CLUBS - CONTEMPORARY FICTION (SECTION 1) and
CONTEMPORARY FICTION (SECTION 3) 
have openings!
Check out what they have been reading by looking at their listings on the
Calendar and if you like it, register!!

If you have difficulty registering, let us know
and we will do it for you.

If the group you would like to join is "full", 

please contact us and we will try to
start a new section of that group.

Would you like to join another type of group?
Let us know what you would like and we can try to start one!




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