Active Older Adults

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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.

Special Memberships

SilverSneakers® Memberships

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 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.


Silver&Fit® Memberships

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will now offer Silver&Fit® memberships, available with participating insurance plans.

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. As a Silver&Fit member, you’ll get to work out more, meet new friends, and be more social. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina also offers SilverSneakers® memberships, available with participating health plans. 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.

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


YMCA Training Volunteer Reading Tutors

Could you spend 3 hours each week helping an ADULT improve reading skills? 

Training sessions: coming soon

We will provide you with 10 hours of training, materials, and on-going support you as you meet twice each week with a learner. We assess all learners and match you with someone whose schedule and logistical preferences match yours. After you are matched you can meet at a YMCA, public library, or any other public location.

Our learners vary from 2nd grade – 9th grade reading levels. Many are working on specific goals like filling out job applications, working for a promotion at work, or learning to help children or grandchildren with homework. Most of our learners are in their 40s and 50s.

Please contact Julie Tomberlin at 336.727.9850 or j.tomberlin@ymcanwnc.org or fill out our tutor interest form.

Programs

Achievers College Tours/Events

UNCW Black Achievers Trip

Achievers, Grades - 9-12, Teens

Ages: 15 - 18

Program Dates: Oct 29 2017 - Oct 30 2017

Non-Member: $60.00

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Achievers College Tours/Events

UNCW Latino Achievers Trip

Achievers, Grades - 9-12, Teens

Ages: 15 - 18

Program Dates: Oct 29 2017 - Oct 30 2017

Non-Member: $60.00

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CrossFit Hanes Mill

1 Month Unlimited (Household per Person Fee) – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $52.50

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CrossFit Hanes Mill

1 Month Unlimited – CrossFit –

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $130.00

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CrossFit Hanes Mill

Single Session – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

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Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Thurs Gym/Swim Additional Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 9 2017 - Dec 7 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

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Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Thurs Gym/Swim First Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 9 2017 - Dec 7 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

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Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Tues Gym/Swim Additional Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 7 2017 - Nov 28 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

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Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Tues Gym/Swim First Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 7 2017 - Nov 28 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

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Fulton Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out November

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Ages: 2 - 13

Program Dates: Nov 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $20.00

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