Apparently, after the Fieldhome was sold, the profits from the sale went into the Field Hall Foundation. This generous foundation allocated significant funds for the benefit of seniors living in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties.
The effort, led by Supervisor Ilan Gilbert and Town Clerk Diana Quast, determined that Yorktown seniors needed a new van and a new food counter for the Senior Center at the Albert A. Capellini Cultural and Community Center.
Working with town staff, Supervisor Gilbert and Town Clerk Quast put together a grant application that resulted in the foundation donating $65,000 to Yorktown to cover the costs of the new van and the food counter.
The van can accommodate up to 14 seniors for their commute between home and the center. The van will also be used to deliver meals to seniors who are unable to shop for themselves.
As a senior in Yorktown, I appreciate what Supervisor Gilbert and Town Clerk Quast are doing for us.