Driveway Concert THIS Friday!
Join us for a lovely afternoon of live music and friendship! We are excited to share another social event for GIERS! We hope to see you in-person!

Stay Cool,
Bernice & Bob
This Friday June 25th, 4:00 PM
Steve Blooms House, 1 Hardwick Ct, Jackson, NJ 08527 
(Rain Date Sunday 6/27)

To Benefit
(a 501c3 nonprofit organization)

Performed by 
Steve Bloom on piano keyboard & Eddie Roffman on guitar.
at 1 Hardwick Court, Jackson NJ 08527

$10.00 Donation 
(Includes Pizza Party following concert.)
To reserve your place and make your donation 
click the Donate Button at the bottom of this email.

Concert on Driveway, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, This Friday June 25th  
  • Please bring your own chair to set up on the driveway.
  • Patio Pizza Party after the concert.
  • If you do not want pizza (included in the $10 donation) you are welcome to bring your own food.  
  • Bottled water and coffee will be provided.
  • This will not be a formal Bereavement Group Meeting.  It is a social get together to just have a fun afternoon/evening and raise a little money to support the work of GIERS.  
  • Please share this invitation with friends and family who would enjoy this event.
Travel Directions: From Route 9, Freehold  
To Steve Bloom's house: 
Print and follow these turn-by-turn directions OR
put FOUR SEASONS BLVD, Jackson, NJ 08527 in your GPS.
This will take you to the Community Guard Gate.
You MUST enter the community thru the Guard Gate 
DO NOT use Steve's address in your GPS until you pass thru the Community Guard Gate. 
Your GPS may give you a different route to the Guard Gate than the printed directions below.
Steve's address - (use only after you pass thru the Guard Gate)
1 Hardwick Court, Jackson NJ 08527
(If you need help with directions, call Bob 732-547-8452

  1. Take Route 9 South past Freehold to Jackson Mills Road.  Make right onto Jackson Mills Road. 
  2. Proceed about 5 miles to Harmony Road (NOT Eli Harmony).  Make a right onto Harmony Road.
  3. Proceed about ½ mile to entrance gate (on your left) of Four Seasons at Metedeconk Lakes Community. 
  4. Proceed to the Guard House and tell them you are here to see Stephen Bloom, 1 Hardwick Court. 
  5. After passing thru the gate, proceed toward the clubhouse and make a left onto Nottingham Way. 
  6. Proceed to the second intersection (Colchester Rd.)  Make a left. 
  7. Proceed to the first street where you can make a right (Chesterfield Dr.) 
  8. Take Chesterfield to the next right (Hardwick Court). 
  9. Steve's house is the first on the left, #1 Hardwick Ct.
A Great Event at Topanemus Lake
Participants of The Mourning After Bereavement Group gathered for a picnic at Topanemus Lake Park on June 5th. It was the first in-person meeting since the pandemic started over a year ago! It was well attended and all who came expressed their delight in seeing each other live, outside of their Zoom boxes. One comment was, “This is a wonderful group but a sad reason to be a participant of it.”

Thank you to Roger Kane, Chair of the Topanemus Lake Park Commission, and your lovely park staff that made us feel so welcome.

And thank you, Howard Lamhut, for taking photos of the gathering.
Next Bereavement Group
The next meeting of The Mourning After Bereavement Group will continue virtually using Zoom on Friday July 9th. We are meeting on the 2nd Friday in July because the 1st Friday begins the 4th of July weekend. Anyone interested in attending for the first time, please contact Bernice and Bob by emailing or by calling 732-577-1076.
Contribute to GIERS Work Without Spending a Penny 

During the COVID-19 virus pandemic many of us are using online shopping and delivery. If you order items from Amazon, it will make a donation to GIERS each time you place an order. All you have to do is signup by going to and choosing GIERS as your preferred nonprofit. There is no cost to you and you will be helping GIERS’ continue its important work.   
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