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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

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.

Modeled after a Massachusetts nonprofit, with 200 similar groups already established nationwide, the concept is simple: connect seniors with everything from exercise classes to help with grocery shopping and even rides to the theater.

There's a small membership fee to join.

In return for getting some help, the Geezers say they're more than willing to give back. They're already hoping to start an offshoot of their organization called Rent-a-Granny, where they'll offer up fill in grand parenting services.

The Geezers tell us that with more than 4,400 people over the age of 65 living alone in this section of Brooklyn, plenty of seniors need help and just as many willing to give some right back.

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