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Your health and physical wellbeing are important, no matter your age. The YMCA offers seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, healthy relationships, and a positive outlook on life. Older adults who stay active live longer and have better functional conditioning. That is why the YMCA offers classes, programs, and other opportunities suited for this age group.

Our Active Older Adult (AOA) programs are designed for anyone 50 years old and older. Each Northwest North Carolina YMCA branch offers different programming, so check the location nearest you for current information. Programs are open to members and potential members.

 

Pickleball and Other Adult Sports

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Standing Strong NC

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Active Older Adult Bingo

Alexander County Family YMCA
February 23, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27
11:30am-1:30pm (snacks 11:30am-12:00pm, bingo 12:00-1:30pm)

Jerry Long Family YMCA
2024: February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18
11:30am-1:00pm

Kernersville Family YMCA
February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20
11:45am

Robinhood Road Family YMCA
February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
Snack: 11:15-11:45am, Bingo starts at 11:4am

Statesville Family YMCA
February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
Snack: 12:00-12:30pm, Bingo starts at 12:30pm

Stokes Family YMCA
February 23, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27
Snacks: 11:30am-12:00pm, Bingo starts at 12:00pm

Wilkes Family YMCA
February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27
12:00-1:30pm

William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
February 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
11:30am-1:00pm

Winston Lake Family YMCA
February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Yadkin Family YMCA
Yadkin will be doing Game Day, varying the games throughout the year.
February 28, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 20
12:00-1:00pm

Click below to see what other kind of programs might be perfect for you!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

Click here for our Active Older Adults Group Exercise Schedule!

Click here for our Calendar of Events!

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina branches offer Silver&Fit® and SilverSneakers® memberships, available with participating insurance plans.

Insurance-Based Membership Options

Health plans offer the Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging Program to eligible Medicare Advantage/Supplement beneficiaries and group retirees.

The program aims to improve quality of life. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for older adults across the country. Through the program, members gain access to customized SilverSneakers classes that improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.

Renew Active® is offered exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Plans with a focus on programs for body and mind.

Retirees and those eligible for Medicare can check with their Health Care provider to see if they qualify for a Silver&Fit®, SilverSneakers® or Renew Active® membership, which provides a Y membership at no cost to the participant.

Questions? Please contact Sherry Corson, Senior Director of Active Older Adult Experience, at 336 721 2100 ext. 6265 or s.corson@ymcanwnc.org

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."