Active Older Adults

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.

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Pickleball

Come out and join a game that combines tennis, racquetball, ping pong and squash. Pickleball is a great way to combine fun and fitness.

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 7:00-9:30am
Saturdays and Sunday: 4:00-6:00pm

Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time. Pickleball times are valid through August 26. In the event of rain or extreme heat, Pickleball will be cancelled that day to accommodate for our summer day camp.

You don’t need to sign up in advance, just show up ready to play! Please note that Pickleball times are subject to change at any time.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing has many benefits, including improving the strength, flexibility, and endurance of participants in a fun and social atmosphere. Dancing can also help to reduce stress while boosting participants’ self-confidence. Our class is ideal for beginner to intermediate ballroom dancers.
Each 6-week class incorporates instruction in two of the dances Swing (S), Waltz (W), Fox Trot (FT), Rumba (R), Tango (T) and Cha Cha (CC).

Ages: 18 and older
When: October 8-November 12 (Cha Cha and Swing)
Where: Mind Body Studio
What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes; dance shoes are not required. Smiles are provided.
Fee: Member $50/Potential Member $70
Registration begins September 1.

 

Special Memberships

Silver&Fit® Membership

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.


SilverSneakers® Membership

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.

Programs

Active Older Adults Field Trips

Richard Childress Racing and Vineyard Tour

Active Older Adults, Seniors, Special Events

Ages: 21 - 100

Program Dates: Aug 23 2018 - Aug 23 2018

Member: $85.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Jerry Long Family YMCA for registration information.