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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.


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Click here to find neighborhood supermarkets that have special senior hours and those that make online or telephone deliveries.
Click here to find neighborhood supermarkets that have special senior hours and those that make online or telephone deliveries.




Be kind, Check in on each other, Stay safe

HOW TO LEARN ZOOM
 Read a file: Zoom Instructions from Senior Planet 

Watch a video (aimed at kids but still great): How to download and use Zoom
Watch this video from zoom: How to join a zoom meeting
Instructions from GNPS: Learning to use ZOOM

To post activities on our Calendar, please contact us!!
  
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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.

Documents to download about Dealing with Quarantine/Isolation
Anxiety and Prevention
Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine
Strategies for Self Care and Resilience

Follow NewYork-Presbyterian's HealthMatters for the
latest news and insights on COVID-19 from our
physicians, nurses, and experts, including:
Please note that Good Neighbors of Park Slope does not provide medical advice; If you are sick and unsure of what to do, please call your physician or 311. 

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Video of the day. Posted 4/7/2020
Master Chef Senior 

Let's make a Face Mask!
bandanna and 2 rubber bands
Face Mask 3 Ways 



 


What are you doing to stay busy? What do you recommend to others
click here to share:

Daily Distractions

 
To sign up to be matched for daily check in:
Daily Check-In Information

To sign up to request Broadcast Bulletin Board notifications or to make a request:
Broadcast Bulletin Board

Also, this would be a good time to print out and fill out this Emergency Health Information Card and post on your refrigerator in case of emergency.





Other Neighborhood News

All Gates now open at Green-wood
click here for more information

7days a week
Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street) will be open from 7am to 7pm. 
Sunset Park Entrance (Fourth Avenue and 35th Street) will be open from 8am to 7pm. 
Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place) and 
Prospect Park West Entrance (Prospect Park West and 20th Street) will each be open from 11am to 7pm.



From Community Bookstore & Terrace Books
Community Bookstore and Terrace Books are offering free delivery of books ordered by phone or on our website (www.communitybookstore.net), by hand or by media mail. 






Please note: Even if you do not have the ID number that was sent to you with your paper census invitation, you will still be able to complete the Census on-line




Things to do while you are home

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.

  

Yoga/Exercise
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 is some great senior work outs and this link will take you to those
 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!
Free theater performances from National Theater
National Theater Free Performances

Free performances of the Bolshoi Ballet on YouTube

Tune in anytime to watch a full performance.  Each ballet will be broadcast for 24 hours on the day indicated

http://www.youtube.com/bolshoi

Dates for performances: (March 27, 2020) – Swan Lake, (March 28, 2020)  The Sleeping Beauty, (April 01, 2020) – The Tsar’s Bride, (April 04, 2020) – Marco Spada, (April 07, 2020) – Boris Godunov, (April 10, 2020) – The Nutcracker

 

 


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

Grab your binoculars for a home safari!    Every day at 3pm ET, the Cincinnati Zoo does
a "Facebook Live" event showcasing one of their animals


Senior Planet Offerings
Senior Planet schedule of online events


92Y@HomeDuring this time, we are exploring innovative and creative ways to keep you, our community, engaged and connected. Below are some of the programs you can enjoy remotely in the coming days.
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

 

 On Friday, the Metropolitan Opera announced it will stream encore performances of some of its most famed shows to the public starting on Monday, March 16 — 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!





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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