The Y is proud to offer a variety of Active Older Adults programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. Participants in the program enjoy group outings, health education seminars, group fitness classes, volunteer opportunities and events designed to promote mental agility, good health and independence. Basic daily exercise provides many health benefits and may decrease illness, chronic disease, fatigue and the risk of falling.
Jerry Long Family YMCA
Active Older Adults
Weight Loss Program
MY TURN Weight Loss Program in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health
Plans are currently underway to begin a new session of the MY TURN weight loss program in September.
This six-month program is held at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. Nutritionists and physiologists from Sticht Center at Baptist Hospital will conduct weekly meetings, which will support healthy life style, diet and exercise programs.
This program includes a metabolism measurement screening at the hospital, and a pre-program and postprogram physical screening.
Weekly sessions will be held on Thursday mornings.
Get in touch with Nancy Miller for more information and program fees at (336) 712.2000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for older adults across the country. Retirees and those eligible for Medicare can check with their Health Care provider to see if they qualify for SilverSneakers®, which gives participant a free Metro membership to the Y. Through the program, members gain access to customized SilverSneakers® classes that improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. This program combines health, wellness and fitness so seniors feel empowered and build friendships.