Support continues - for Members needing help with rides to vaccination appointments. We hope to be at 100% vaccination by the end of April and to slowly & safely schedule some group activities. This month we have Walk-in-the Park at Lake Lily in Maitland on Earth Day (April 22nd) - meeting there at 10:30 am at the picnic tables near the parking lot.
Masks required - IT WILL BE SO GOOD TO SEE EACH OTHER!
We look forward to offering again some of our most popular in-person Volunteer services and support. Members miss home organizing help, home tech support, and... our popular mattress flipping service is being planned for late May... watch the Calendar.
ESSENTIAL SERVICES are available to Members (such as: rides to medical, dental and therapy appointments; grocery and pharmacy pickup, etc...) We continue to follow our Neighbors Network COVID-19 Guidelines, available on our website HERE.
"ZOOMING" may not be quite as satisfying as an in-person gathering or having lunch out together, but it has helped many of us stay in touch. And we think some Zooming and other online activities will continue into the future. Neighbors Network has some plans that will make these virtual activities much more available to ALL members!
KEEPING IN TOUCH with each other has turned out to be more important than we ever realized... this is true for everyone! And, hopefully, we'll all be better at it now.
Our local community has so much to offer!
Our friends at The Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park - have made so many classes and lectures available virtually! Various topics that address the 7 Dimensions of Wellbeing are available on demand throughout each month. Most of the programs start with a live, interactive scheduled show and then have
an online link for future enjoyment. You can enjoy either or both. :
So many of us grew up with that familiar phrase... and it's good advice now, too! In Japan, physicians actually give prescriptions for forest bathing: bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. And we do have Forest Therapy Guides here in the US as well..... helping us reconnect with the living green of the forest and woods, the sounds of birds, and the overall peacefulness. Being still, deep breathing, listening... this helps UN-jangle us so we can tune in to ourselves better and to others.
So, now, "Go outside and play!"
People are asking.... what happened to the Neighbors' Bookmobile?
COMING SOON Share Your Skill or Talent
Neighbors Network members and volunteers have so many skills and talents, we're starting a new program: NN's virtual Teach n Learn We are seeking Vo
de and play!"lunteers and Members who have a hobby, craft or topic they'd like to share online with other Members and Volunteers.
We will set up the Zoom class for you and someone will show you how it works, if needed.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: cooking and sharing recipes, gardening ideas, general crafts, holiday crafts, meditation, etc..
For our first class in Oct, Sheryl is going to teach us how to bake Biscotti (known by European Jewish families as "Mandelbrot") A favorite tasty cookie-type dessert that your family & friends will be requesting from you at all gatherings!!
What skills or talents would YOU like to share via a Zoom class?
Each lesson will be up to 30 minutes with a short Q & A. We hope to hear from you!
Contact Holly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-914-2951
The NN Bookmobile is still rolling.....
Volunteers Sue and Gilda have added new titles and better organization to this fun experience.... so our famous Bookmobile will be rolling into your neighborhood on Mondays 9/14 and 9/28 between 11 &1.
All COVID Guidelines are followed! No due dates or fines, just reading!
For a current list of titles/authors, or to schedule a visit, contact Dee.
Have you EVER tried using INSTACART for your grocery shopping needs?
Message from a current NN member and frequent INSTACART/Publix user: "I love it! I'm very satisfied with the service and have already gotten my money's worth... I no longer "impulse buy" because I am working from my own list of 'basic purchases' plus any special menu items that I need. (cost= $99 annual membership plus tipping level of my choice). The lNSTACART app gives me a clear photo of every item I am considering, including size and any details." Annette K. A special offer for September:
If you would like some coaching help to try out or to set up INSTACART, let Dee know and we'll contact you.
Hurricane Season is only half over!
The National Hurricane Centers says this...
IN FACT September is the PEAK MONTH
Remember????? IRMA 2017 Frances....Jeanne.... Ivan.... etc... etc.... Water.... Batteries.... A plan... canned food, manual can opener... all your meds....
Shelter info.... and don't forget pet care needs!
FLU Shot? Yes!
Flu vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu. Flu vaccines are updated each season as needed to keep up with changing viruses. Also, immunity wanes over a year so annual vaccination is needed to ensure the best possible protection against flu. A flu vaccine protects against the flu viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Flu vaccines for 2020-2021 have been updated from last season's vaccine to better match circulating viruses. Immunity from vaccination fully sets in after about two weeks.