The communities of Peekskill, Cortlandt and Yorktown will receive funding to help deliver important services to those communities senior residents. Legislator Testa was joined by his colleagues on the Board of Legislators in approving an inter-municipal agreement (IMA) that provides up to $30,000 per community operate communications programs meant to inform seniors about the various services that are available to them through the Westchester County Department of Seniors Programs and Services. The IMA was passed unanimously at Boards meeting on Monday, April 8th.

The IMA states, “the programs and services to be provided under the IMAs include; the Livable Communities Regional Host Program which provides outreach to seniors to enable them to participate in and access programs and services to be provided by the Department; and public information/education programs that include educational forums and events at which residents are educated and informed about the Departments myriad programs and services that are designed to enhance the quality of life for Westchesters seniors.”

Following the vote, Legislator Testa praised the efforts of the Department of Seniors Programs and Services. “Westchester County offers many important and effective services for our senior community. It is important that we take the necessary steps to make sure seniors, their families and caregivers are aware of these services. Looking out for older generations is a moral imperative. This small investment in outreach will pay significant dividends in quality life for our seniors.”