Yorktown, N.Y. – (5/11/12) – On Friday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined the Yorktown Seniors along with members of the Yorktown Town Board to cut the ribbon for their new senior center.

The center offers nutrition programs, home meals, grocery shopping, a wellness program, medical transportation and a multitude of classes for the seniors who walk through its doors.

“This is the hub of senior life here in Yorktown and it is vital to the wellbeing of our seniors that they have a safe, happy place to go every day,” said Senator Ball. “Without the senior center, these folks would have to fend for themselves when it comes to getting the care they need to stay healthy throughout the year.”

The Director of Senior Services, Mary DeSilva said with tears of joy, she was so happy that this new center is finally a reality after 3 long years.

“I want to thank everybody, this has been a long time coming,” said Mary DeSilva. “I am very happy for the seniors that are here and I think of all the future seniors who will get to come in to enjoy these programs and services. Every single senior here is very important to me, they all have a very special place in my heart.”

Senator Greg Ball is working to secure a total of $200,000 in funding to help pay for the new construction and also to fund additional renovations to the center’s bathrooms. These funds are currently being reviewed by the Dormitory Authority for financial and environmental impacts.


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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