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SPRYE Earns $5,000 Sustainability Grant

The nonprofit organization helps older residents of Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester, Purchase and Rye live at home comfortably for as long as possible.

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A nonprofit organization that helps older residents of Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester, Purchase and Rye live at home comfortably for as long as possible has received a $5,000 grant, according to a press release.

SPRYE—which stands for “Staying Put in RYe and Environs”—received the sustainability grant through the Village-to-Village Network, “a national peer to peer network that helps establish and continuously improve management of Aging in Place villages,” according to the release.

SPRYE president Nancy Haneman said the funds will help meet the organization’s increasingly needed services.

“This grant not only provides much-needed funding but it puts us on the map,” Haneman said in the press release. “It represents national recognition of what we do.”

SPRYE provides 110 elderly citizens of Harrison, Port Chester, Rye, and Rye Brook with the means for independent living and engagement in community life, the release says.

According to the organization’s website: “Anyone 60+ who lives in one of the SPRYE communities can become a member. The annual membership fee is currently  $360 for individuals and $480 for households. Reduced membership rates are available for those who qualify on the basis of financial need.”

More information is available from Tom Saunders at 967-9358 or tomsaunders1@me.com.

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