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Active Adult Activities
Many Y branches offer weekly Active Adult Activities that combine the four pillars of health including:
- Physical Activity
- Connecting with Others
- Mental Fitness
- Fall Prevention
Register here for upcoming Active Adult Events by selecting your branch. Please see the front desk for events that require registration at the branch.
The Y offers a wide variety of land and water exercises class to meet the needs of all members with seated and/or standing classes at all location. We also offer a number of sports to help people to Age Well and stay young at heart.
The YMCA offers low-impact exercise for all fitness levels. These classes include Gentle Strength, Gentle Cardio, Gentle Yoga, Zumba Gold and more. See Schedule.
Use our heated, indoor pools for group exercise classes in the water, which are much easier on your joints and muscles. See Schedule.
Aging Strong Program in the YMCA
The YMCA Aging Strong Program is designed to help older adults improve health outcomes, increase socialization and maintain independent living. Programming includes group fitness along with activities to promote socialization, mental fitness and fall prevention.
Aging Strong is available on site at community partner locations. The YMCA can partner with your organization to provide Aging Strong to your community and build a customizable program specific to your needs using programs within the Keys to Aging Well:
Physical Activity Connecting with Others Mental Fitness Fall Prevention
For more information, contact Faithea Flowers Foster.
Connecting with others
1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Physical activity can go a long way toward fall prevention.
Consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi. Such activities reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.