The Town of LeRoy, along with the Village of LeRoy and the Town of Stafford, share in the sponsorship of a Senior Citizen Program for their residents over the age of sixty. This program is managed by a Director, Judy Ridley, who conducts this program. Its design is one that will appeal to the residents of this area and is chosen by a representative group of members for both monthly programs and day trips who meet once a year for this purpose.
The program runs from March through December, meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of those months. Meetings begin with a pot luck supper followed by a program of entertainment. Facilities are rented at the Knights of Columbus Hall for this meeting with the supper starting at 6:00 PM. Members take one turn a year to serve as helpers, setting and clearing tables. At these meetings members are informed by receiving a newsletter of day trips available (about four a year). Earlier in the month, notices are sent by the Director to all the churches in the area as well as the Le Roy Pennysaver, Daily News, and the Town Clerks Office in Stafford, informing them of the current meeting and the entertainment for that meeting. Seasonally other programs are offered. October 1 to March 31 residents of these areas may bowl two games a week at the Le Roy Legion Lanes for $1.00 each game; with the club paying the balance. From May 1st to Sept. 30th, nine holes of golf are available at Sweetland Pines on a weekly basis with the club paying $3.00 and the participant paying the balance. Art Lessons are now available at the Greens of LeRoy on West Avenue on Thursday afternoons, at 1:30 pm, for a nominal fee.
The Towns and Village help defray costs of the day trip by paying most of the costs of the bus and the participant paying the balance of the meal and program at the destination of the day trip. Approximate cost of these trips to the participant is from $35.00 to $45.00 for the full days entertainment.
Due to costs of mailing it would be prohibitive to mail to each member every month; but by attending the Wednesday night pot luck supper, they will receive the Newsletter which includes activities for about the next two months.