Expand Infrastructure for Seniors

March 7, 2019

What: It is time for Yorktown to invest in our seniors.  Currently, senior groups across Yorktown are forced to use an outdated facility with no room for growth which prohibits the expansion of services.  Equally as troublesome, the inability to grow means Yorktown is not equipped to provide the current level of services to the coming influx of seniors as baby boomers continue to age.  Yorktown must put itself in a position to maintain and expand services that encourage healthy living, social interaction, structured programming an volunteer opportunities to our seniors of today and tomorrow.


Why: The senior population of today is very different than it was 20 years ago and will continue to evolve.  Census bureau reports show that today’s older adults are more educated, have higher incomes and are living longer.  With more than 6,000 residents of senior age today, Yorktown needs to take a proactive approach that will allow for the expansion of services to a continually changing and growing population.  

How: There have been proposed plans to consolidate town departments into modern state-of-the-art facilities.  Should one of these plans be properly executed, it would provide surplus property for the town to either sell, develop or redesign for new purposes.   

by Matt Slater

Matthew Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015 and previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Prior to his time in the State Senate, he spent time as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, following the 2012 election, and formerly served as Mid-Hudson Regional Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. In addition to his career in government, Slater has helped quarterback nearly all of the local elections in Yorktown for the Republican Party since 2009. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Slater received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. Matt and his wife Kellie reside in Jefferson Valley and have one child.

Donate Today!


Join Our Team.

[contact-form-7 id="1670"]
Paid for by Friends of Matt Slater
(914) 302-4134
334 Underhill Ave., Ste 4B, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
How Can You Help