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GG Volume 1 Issue 6

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dec 2014 Volume 1 Issue #6
November MeetingRecap:
Community members met to discuss the organization and to collect names of favorite licensed professionals. We are collecting names of plumbers, electricians, roofers and othersto approach for support for the seniors in these communities. Please feel free to submit a local business or organization for nomination; this is ongoing activity as we build our Preferred Partners database.

Immediate Volunteer Opportunities
  • Accompany a member for grocery shopping.
  • Visiting a member in hospital.
  • Accompanying a member weekly to theatre, dance and music.
  • Sign Up for our Outdoor Corp to help shovel when the snow arrives!
  • Good Neighbors Operations: Communications, Administration, Programming
  • Please let us know of your interestin any of the above by emailing goodneighbors@earthlink.net.

 

Don't Forget
FGA Xmas Party
TONIGHT, Dec 5th 7:30
Irondale Center
85 South Oxford St. admission $10.00
Dinner, drinks, Holiday Raffle

 

December Meeting
Monday, Dec 15, 6pm to 8pm
Clinton Hill Library
Our December meeting will focus onVolunteerorientation. It will the first offering of the required annual training sessions for Volunteers and will be lead by Margaret Eckert-NortonPhD, CNP, FNP-BC, CDE, a professor at St Joseph's College, Dept of Nursing. The Volunteer Agreement will be available for formal signup. We will then have a meet-and-greet mixer. All are welcome.
News of Interest
TheMyrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is spearheading an,"Age Friendly Myrtle Avenue"initiative.Good Neighbors was invited, and attended a meeting at the Ingersoll Community Center organized by MARP foradiscussion of Aging in Place. It came up that the city is reconsidering its Access-a-Ride system as it is, in addition to its being difficult and unreliable, extremely expensive. For more information about the initiative, see:http://www.myrtleavenue.org/age-friendly-myrtle-avenue/
"Retirees Turn to Villages for Mutual Support." by Constance Gustke.Published in the New York Times,11/29/14.http://nyti.ms/1FBxbxO

Good Neighbors Network in Action
One of our members has had a stroke.We have been able to visit and provide local situational awareness to her health proxy. Further, in visiting her daily, we aregetting a better understanding of the systems of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.