Getting together and talking all things local was the agenda last Thursday at Myrtle Avenue when more than 20 local seniors gathered for the Myrtle Avenue Senior Advisory Council Meeting. After nearly a two year hiatus, the group reconvened for an open meeting to discuss neighborhood issues that impact seniors and how they can work as a group to ensure Myrtle Avenue is a welcoming place for seniors.
Let’s Get Together
On August 7th, neighbors gathered to discuss a number of local issues and to set course for the revised Senior Advisory Council. In the year ahead, the group of local elders will plan events for seniors at local businesses on Myrtle Avenue, help create and promote deals for senior citizens at local businesses, and advocate for the needs of seniors on and around Myrtle Avenue to local elected officials and city agencies. Their work will be supported by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership who originally helped found the council and sought designation of Myrtle Avenue as an official NYC Age-Friendly District.
Attendees of the Senior Advisory Council discussed common concerns around safety and transportation – particularly the MTA’s announcement to reduce B54 Bus service, senior-friendly opportunities, and the importance of access and affordability of services (laundromats, supermarkets, etc.) along Myrtle Avenue.
Want to Join the Council?
We invite interested residents of the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Brooklyn Navy Yard area to join the Senior Advisory Council for a meeting, and a potential leadership role. The meeting locations will revolve on both ends of the district to accommodate neighborhood residents.
Would you like to join the Senior Advisory Council, or come to the next Council meeting? Do you want to sign up for more information? Give us a call at 718-230-1689 ext#5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The next Senior Advisory Council meeting will be on Wednesday, September 25th at 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at Bishop Memorial Mission at 127 Emerson Place on the corner of Emerson Place and Myrtle Avenue. See the flyer below.
Thank You to Our Supporters
The Senior Advisory Council offers a big thank you to Locals – a new market to open this fall at 332 Myrtle Avenue – generously provided the space for the meeting.
Age-Friendly Myrtle Avenue is funded in part by a grant from the CABS Community Foundation, an advised fund of the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Elders Fund. Thank you to the Brooklyn Community Foundation for supporting our work to connect the elders of our neighborhood to co-create a shared vision for our community.