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Yorktown Seniors Enjoy Renovated Recreation Room

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Good things come to those who wait, and the patience of seniors in Yorktown was rewarded with a spanking new recreation room.

The more than $500,000 renovation project was celebrated last week at the Nutrition Center in the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center with food, a three-piece band and a sense of relief.

"It was like unreal. It was a great party," said Mary DeSilva, nutrition and senior services director. "It's a change for them but the room is a lot nicer."

Yorktown contributed $300,000 for the work. The remaining money was obtained from a Community Development Block Grant and money secured by former Congressman John Hall.

The project included the installation of windows, better lighting, new tiles and paint, more doors, a folding partition and upgraded heating and air conditioning.

DeSilva said the center serves between 50-75 seniors daily. Besides offering nutrition programs and home meals, the center provides a wellness program and transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping.

In addition to the improved room, DeSilva said seniors also will benefit from a new 60-inch television donated by contractor Bob Kamelli, chairs from the Yorktown Elks Club and dishes from the Yorktown Rotary Club.

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