JANUARY 3, 2021
HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SOME GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR
(with ZOOM, of course)
DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING YOUR HOME: TIPS AND STRATEGIES!
Tuesday, January 5th, 3:00 PM
Start the New Year right and get started!
Katie Husted from Paper Moon Moves will talk about how to get motivated
and how and where to get rid of 'stuff'.
CARE PATROL: SENIOR PLACEMENT SERVICE
Thursday, January 7th, 3:00 PM
Learn about options for independent Living, Assisted Living, etc.
First of a series of informational talks of types of living options for seniors in our area,
the differences between them and, coming in February, virtual tours.
REGISTER: Care Patrol
Thursday, January 14th, 2:30 PM
Back by Popular Demand Trivia Contest.
This was so much fun when we did it in November,
we asked Michael Wade to come back for another fun event!
REGISTER: Trivia Contest
YOUR HEALTH: YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN 2021
Friday, January 15th, 3:30 PM
Presentation by Service Program for Older People on Behavioral Healthcare.
Talk by Catherine Thurston on the services provided by this city agency on
helping older adults with mental health issues.
Special attention on coping in the time of Covid –
grief, isolation, depression. How and where to get help.
REGISTER: Mental Health
COOK ALONG WITH LOREN:
GNOCCHI 2 WAYS!
Saturday, January 16th, 1:00 PM
Cooking Class: Chef Loren Avelino will host a zoom cook-along event and
we will all make gnocchi together!
REGISTER: Cook-Along with Loren
MEMBER ORIENTATION TO ZOOM AND GNPS WEBSITE
Monday, January 18th, 10:30 AM
Old and New Members encouraged to come.
Special emphasis on learning how to maneuver the
GNPS website, learn what we have to offer and
tricks for getting around the website.
REGISTER:Member Orientation: Zoom and Website
If you need help with registering, or with Zoom, please
or call : (917) 947-9121
BOOK DISCUSSION WITH ARLYNN:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
Tuesday, January 19th, 10:00 AM
NEW: Book Discussion Group
REGISTER: The Reluctant Fundamentalist
HISTORY TALKS: SUFFRAGE 1872 - SUSAN B. ANTHONY VOTES
Wednesday, January 20th, 5:00 PM
History talk by Bill Greer, historian and author and GNPS member,
will talk on this timely subject.
First of a series of talks related to the history of New York.
REGISTER: History Talks: Suffrage 1872-Susan B. Anthony Votes
ESTATE PLANNING BASICS
Thursday, January 21st, 3:00 PM
Watch the video of what you need to know and bring your questions.
Linda Amato will answer your questions and
explain the daunting process of ‘getting your affairs in order’.
REGISTER: Estate Planning Basics
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: BOOK CLUB WITH ARLYNN
The Girl with the Louding Voice, by Abi Dare
Thursday, January 28th, 1:00 PM
NEW: Book Discussion Group
REGISTER: The Girl with the Louding Voice
ART WITH ROLLED PAPER
Mondays, February 1 & 8, 1:00 PM
Bernette Rudolph, artist and GNPS member,
will teach a class in Rolled Paper Art.
The method is simple and fun!
There will be two lessons: first you will learn how to
roll paper and see examples of completed work made by Bernette.
Second you will show the class what you have made.
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOTH CLASSES.
REGISTER: Art with Rolled Paper #1 Art with Rolled Paper #2
BOOK DISCUSSION WITH ARLYNN:
THE WORKS OF E.L. DOCTOROW
Wednesdays, beginning February 3rd, 1:30 PM
NEW: Book & Movie Discussion Group.
12 weeks on the the works of E.L.Doctorow
The Book of Daniel, Ragtime. Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks
Check calendar for more information, dates and
order of the books to be discussed.
REGISTER: E.L.Doctorow - 2/3/2021
TRUE CARE PRESENTATION ON HOME CARE
Wednesday, February 17th, 3:00 PM
Presentation by Grace Townley-Lott of True Care Home Care
on and introductions to Home Care.
Informational presentation on Home Care, different types,
how to choose, what to ask.
REGISTER: True Care Presentation on Home Care
OLD FOLKS TELLING JOKES!
Thursday, February 18th, 3:00 PM
2020 - the worst year! The best thing we can do is laugh!
Laugh with your friends and neighbors!
Please bring something funny that you would like to share with others in the group.
REGISTER: Old Folks Telling Jokes
GET MORE INVOLVED WITH GNPS
ADVOCACY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, January 20th, 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.
OUR ADVOCACY WAS CRUCIAL IN THE FIGHT FOR AN ELEVATOR AT THE 7TH AVENUE F TRAIN STOP!!!
Join us to develop advocacy plans.
REGISTER: Advocacy Committee Meeting
CHECK OUT THE GNPS WEBSITE:
MEMBER RESOURCE EXCHANGE - When you need to find a service provider whom you can trust,
check this page to see who other members have recommended. And don't forget to send in your own recommendations.
FIND A MEDICAL PROVIDER - Please recommend your favorite local medical professionals,
therapists and other care providers. Many of our members are looking for more doctors in the neighborhood,
now that traveling into Manhattan is not as appealing.
BROADCAST BULLETIN BOARD - Join our online messaging board that provides a way for
Good Neighbors of Park Slope (GNPS) members to communicate directly with other members
regarding services, items for sale, activities, and other information of interest to the GNPS community.
JOIN AN ONGOING ACTIVITY
Just go to the Calendar on the website
and find what you are interested in.
Login, click on the event, and then on "Register now"
and then click on "Complete registration".
You will receive the Zoom information in a confirmation email.
(For problems, contact GNPS or call 917-947-9121)
(If the group you want to join is full, contact the Group Contact person, or GNPS.)
MANY OF OUR ONGOING GROUPS HAVE 1 OR MORE OPENINGS. THE NUMBER OF OPEN SPACES
IS INDICATED ON THE CALENDAR LISTING PAGE. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THIS OUT
FOR ANY GROUP THAT IS OF INTEREST TO YOU!
OUR GNPS ART GROUP WEBSITE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can help you learn ZOOM
...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
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 about how to give help, how to get help and how to keep busy.
Please click here to see: COVID-19 Information.
Also on Home Page, under Important Community Info: Covid Testing Places and Latest Vaccine Info.
This information will change over the weeks ahead so check back often.