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Networking Hits the High Seas from Sheephead Bay to Sunset Park


Networkers truly were at sea, but with a purpose and a destination of fun mixed with business. Setting sail from Sheepshead Bay aboard the luxury yacht Atlantis on the evening of October 19, a Networking on the Seas summer party was held to network and develop resources to better serve senior citizens. Many of the guests on board were members of PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence and Dignity.

“What a great way to network on a beautiful evening aboard this wonderful yacht with our friends, members and supporters,” said PESID founder Annette Fisher, a certified senior advisor, and a “captain” of networking, as well as a real estate salesperson at BRESRE Reality, loan originator at Fort Funding Corp. among other hats.

Summer party sponsors included Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay, Annette Fisher, BRESRE Reality Inc., Fort Funding Company, Bayada Home Health Care, Fox Rehabilitation and OnSite Providers. “This is an enjoyable way, sailing on the water, for a fabulous networking party,” said President Wendy Black of ONXY Health Care Solutions, a guest.

“This is the best!” said Robert Howe, an estate, trust and wills attorney in Bay Ridge. The Atlantis sailed by Bay Ridge, where Lutheran HealthCare’s Shore Hill Housing senior residential buildings could be seen clearly on Shore Road from the yacht. Howe was on last year’s PESID cruise with members of the Morning Money Makers chapter of Business Networking International (BNI), which meets at the Bridgeview Diner.

“Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay would like to thank all who attended. Their presence clearly made it a magical evening,” said Jeannine Valentine, Director of Sales Service at Sunrise Living of Sheepshead Bay. “It was our pleasure to provide fun, well-deserved hours of relaxation and enjoyment, to thank all on board for the hard work they do each and every day to better the quality of life for the people of Brooklyn.”

A hot food buffet and dessert prepared by the chefs at Sunrise was enjoyed by eaters and dancers delighted stepping lively above the first floor dining room to the music provided by a live deejay. There was a raffle, too, and a thank you ceremony to the leaders and staff of Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay on the dance floor.

On the third floor open air roof, the delights of sponsors and an array of invited friends were enhanced as the Atlantis voyaged from its Pier 9 dock past Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Seagate, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park and into Upper New York Harbor, where a sea breeze and the setting sun made for much enjoyment.

PESID was founded by Fisher, who is also president of Golden Maturity, Inc., a few years ago, bringing together professionals with experience and expertise in every aspect of senior help and empowerment. Leaders in those various professions wrote a book, “Seniors, Put Your Ducks in A Row: Protect Your Nest – Based on True Stories.” To be published this fall.

Appropriately around the Atlantis in Sheepshead Bay were many ducks, and a few swans. PE.S.I.D. covers Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau. Its website is In case people would like more information on PESID and for those who are not computer savvy, they can contact Miss Fisher on her cell phone at 1-347-291-7479.

The networking cruise highlighted how professionals in the senior assistance field do work together effectively, and how they can increase their reach and effectiveness through PESID and the sponsoring organizations, noted Fisher and others, declaring Networking On The Seas a sail away success.

Networking On The Seas Brooklyn NY  is Collaborative event put together by Sunrise Senior Living in Sheepshead Bay, BRESRE Realty Inc., Fort Funding Corp., and Fox Rehabilitation

This is is the Second annual Event bringing together folks who serve the senior community.  Networking On The Seas takes place on board the Atlantis Yacht out of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn.  The guest list is definitely a who’s who in the world of those who serve seniors, with a stand by waiting list.  Many of the members attending are also part of the PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity, a private Networking Group founded by Annette Fisher, President of Golden Maturity.

The guest list consists of  Elder Care and Estate Planning  Attorneys. Litigation Attorneys, Medicaid Long Term Care Providers, Home Care Agencies, Senior Living, Financial Planners, Real Estate, Physical Therapy and more.

Tomorrow we will get to hear from some of them and what might be on their minds as Senior Advocates.

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Networking on the Seas has a waiting list.

What a fantastic way to spend a summer evening.  Networking and fun.  PESID  is a private networking group owned by Annette Fisher, as part of Golden Maturity Inc. PESID was developed by Annette to bring together people to develop resources for seniors, while having fun.  PESID stands for People Empowering Seniors Independence and Dignity.

In just a couple of days guests of PESID,  BNI Morning Money Makers and Sunrise Senior Living in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn NY will cruise around Manhattan on-board the Atlantis Yacht.

Networking  On The Seas is all about developing resources for seniors.  In attendance will be various professions, such as lawyers, doctors, reverse mortgage specialist, chiropractors, physical therapists, assisted living companies, home care agencies, just to name a few.

It is definitely the must go to event of the summer.

PESID Networking On The Seas is scheduled for Wednesday August 7, 2013

This will be a fabulous event and the event is being Co-sponsored by PESID, BNI Morning Money Makers and Sunrise Senior Living at Sheepshead Bay.  There will be around 300 folks attending; more than 50 % of those professionals who are attending are people who serve seniors in some capacity.

PESID, stands for People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity.

PESID is a private  networking organization owned and operated by Golden Maturity Inc., a Brooklyn based marketing company focused on helping companies with their senior marketing needs. The purpose of PESID is to bring together like minded people to develop resources for seniors and have fun doing it. Basic membership is free, and as of this time there are over 325 members. Over 90 % of the members of PESID work with seniors, the other 10% of our members are mostly retired people or people looking for ways to help the seniors in their family.  PESID started back in March of 2010 to hold monthly meetings in Brooklyn NY.  Now meetings are held monthly in Brooklyn.For the last year or so, PESID Nassau meetings have been held in the Rockville Center area.

PESID is planning on holding monthly meetings on Staten Island, and just last week the Espanade Senior Residences located on Richmond Avenue just minutes from the Verazano Bridge Hosted our first Staten Island meeting.

We are planning our next Staten Island meeting for September and it will be hosted once again at the Esplanade Luxry Senior Residences.  The Esplanade is more like a modern hotel.  The rooms are fabulous.  The bathrooms had ceramic, and other fancy tile work.  The place was immaculate.  The dinning room has wonderful lighting and is situated just off a very large outdoor deck.  Shopping is also in walking distance, for those who want a little exercise.  For more details on The Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences you can contact Patrice Ficco at 718-698-9000.  I have to say considering the level of luxury they are providing to their clients the price is very affordable.

Please spread the word about PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity.

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder



Because people who join PESID are not vetted you need to either do your own research on them or contact people who regularly participate in the meetings to see what they might know about anyone you might choose to work with.

Coney Island Soap Box Derby Winners


Coney Island Soap Box Derby, Speed Award Winners

  • 1st place CI Prep Public Charter School
  • 2nd Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
  • 3rd CI Youth Alive


Coney Island Soap Box Derby, Best Design Award Winners

  • 1st Girl Scouts
  • 2nd John Liu
  • 3rd DA Hynes


Coney Island Soap Box Derby, Leadership Award Winners

  • 1st Circus
  • 2nd CAB Unit 1PP
  • 3rd Senator Diane Savino

See photos of the actual event below.

Saturday September 8, 2012, Noon to about 6 P.M.

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If you have never seen the Coney Island Soap Box Derby you really don’t want to miss it. About 300 children are expected to participate. If you have previously participated or cheered the participants on, you know what a fabulous show the Coney Island Soap Box Derby is.
Pamela Harris, Executive Director of CIGG, Coney Island Generation Gap started the Coney Island Soap Box Derby several years ago, to create comradery and fellowship in the community. Pam is doing a fantastic job bringing this all together. You know you don’t want to miss this years Coney Island Soap Box Derby.

Pam has the support of many of the area businesses, NYPD, and many local government officials. Admission to view and cheer participants of the Coney Island Soap Box Derby is free.

Every entrant in the Coney Island Soap Box Derby walks away a winner. Winners are also chosen from three categories.

Coney Island Soap Box Derby Winners

  • Best Speed
  • Best Design
  • Comradery & Fellowship

The Coney Island Soap Box Derby is being held at Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn NY, between W24th Street and W32nd Street, and also runs from Neptune Avenue to Bayview Avenue.


Enjoy these photo taken on September 8, 2012 at the Coney Island Soap Box Derby, Brooklyn NY.



Contributed by Annette Fisher

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PESID Brooklyn Spring Fling is taking place on April 10, 2012. PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity is a networking resource group. It is designed to bring together both retired folks and professionals who serve the senior community. This allows seniors to meet people who work in the senior community in an open environment, where they can freely gather information. I founded the group just over two years ago. Membership to PESID is currently free. You can sign up at

The Brooklyn PESID meeting is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The NYC PESID meeting is usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Nassau PESID is currently in the planning stage and will be announced very shortly.

Many PESID meetings are sponsored in some capacity, allowing for appetizers, etc.

PESID was established because I felt there was a void in bringing seniors and professionals serving seniors together in the same environment.

Remember membership to PESID is free.  If you do not live or work in an area where PESID meetings are held, please do not let that stop you from joining PESID.  As people join PESID and indicate their geographic area, it establishes how much interest in PESID there is for that area.  This information will allow me to figure out if a PESID meeting is ready to be established in your area.

It’s easy to join, just go to

Be well

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder


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DA Show NY was performing in the Rockaways and I was able to film a clip to show you, two guys, Richie Triolo and Gerry Dunne, performing.

I enjoyed watching them and I think you will, as well.

Enjoy Annette Fisher

Also don’t forget to check out my PESID .com site. PESID stands for People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity.
We meet monthly in Brooklyn NY and membership is free. Sometimes we have events with entertainment and or Appetizers etc. Many times the events are free since the sponsors make that possible.

PESID is an organization I founded in March of 2010.  We are about to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of PESID.  Membership to PESID is free.  You just go online to Once you sign up you will receive an email so you can verify your email address.  Click the link and it should take you to PESID.  If you do not see the PESID website just type in your browser menu bar  Now you will need to join the PESID group by clicking join us.  Once you join PESID you will need to also register for a PESID event if you want to attend.

Many PESID events are free.

I hope you check out PESID as the purpose is to make resources available to seniors and their families, in a relaxed setting.

From time to time you will find educational programs provided at PESID meetings.

The main reason for PESID members to join is because they truly want to empower seniors.

Be well

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder

Hi folks,

Tonight at 6:30 Attorney Robert Howe will be discussing how reverse mortgages work, and some of the intricacies of reverse mortgages.

105 Senior Centers in NYC are being threatened with closing, due to the proposed title xx cuts.

What can you do to try to stop the senior centers from closing? Last night the PESID, People Empowering Senior Independence, group met. We had representatives at the meeting from Council Member Domenic M. Recchia Jr. Office, along with representatives from Assembly Member Peter Abbate Jr. and Assembly Member Alec Brook-Krasny. All of these elected officials had there thoughts represented, and wish to let us know they want to help and they do not favor the title xx, cuts forcing 105 Senior Centers to Close.

1. Send out the letter attached and please make sure to fill in all the spaces.

letter to elected officials no to title xx cuts no to closing 105 NYC senior centers


2. Look at the attached lists for senior centers that are closing. These list are broken down, according to either a Senator, Assembly Member, or Council Member who’s district has a center that is closing.

List by NYS Senate

Check this link to see who your representative is for each senior center.

List by NYS Assembly

Check this link to see who your representative is for each senior center.

List by NYC Council Members

3. Send the letter to each Elected Official for your area or any additional letters you feel you would like your voice heard in. Just make sure to send the letters to the Elected Officials in your area, as well.

list of addresses for elected officials with senior centers closing in their district

I would love it if someone has a  list of Council Members with addresses they could send me.


4. Everyone who is concerned should also send the letter to Governor Cuomo.

You may also contact the Governor’s office by phone (518) 474-8390 or mail:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

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