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See What the "Geezers" of Brooklyn are Doing for Their Neighbors

Jessica Rivera

They call themselves the "Geezers" and they operate on the streets of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Beverly Emmons is hard at work recruiting for her new nonprofit called Good Neighbors, which is more affectionately known as the Geezer Project. The main objective of the group is to help keep seniors in their homes as they age - instead of retirement communities.

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  • Carolyn Sams

    This is so freaking cute, and I love this. I hope that the younger people in the neighborhood are also a part of this project, not only to help out with some of the more physically-intense activities, but also to be a part of the full aging process. (I was lucky to have both of my mom's parents age and die in our family home.)

    • Jessica Rivera

      I know, I just love it! Apparently it's Modeled after a Massachusetts nonprofit and there are 200 similar groups already established nationwide! So many good neighbors out there! I'm going to reach out to them to see what their relationship is like with their younger neighbors - would be cool to know how well they are known in their BK community.