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.

View our latest newsletter and calendar of events here!

 

Exercise

Senior Fitness Programs

Mondays

Senior Fit – Cardio/Weights class 11:00-11:45AM
(A cardio and toning class designed for those “seasoned in life” to improve cardiovascular fitness, balance, and strength. Using Chairs for abdominal work.)

Thursdays

Senior Fit – HIIT 1:00-1:45PM
(A more challenging circuit training class that combines intervals of MAXIMUM effort followed by recovery. This class uses a variety of equipment for cardio and strength training.)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Silver Sneakers class 11:00-11:45AM
(This class will focus on muscular strength, balance, coordination, and range of movement. Light hand weights, small rubber balls, resistance bands, and chairs will be used)

Wednesdays and Fridays

Senior Fit – Cardio class 11:00-11:45AM
(Get up and go with a cardio class for you—safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints! This class was created to keep active older adults moving at an appropriate pace and increase endurance for activities of daily living.)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Joy Riders class Tuesdays at 11:00am, Wednesdays at 9:40am and Thursdays at 11:00am
(Designed for those seasoned in life and those new in cycle! This is a 30 to 45 minute interactive class. Please note: priority goes to those who are 50+ years of age.)

Fridays

Line Dance class 10:30-11:00AM
(Fun and easy line dancing)

Special Memberships

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.


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.


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

Kernersville Active Older Adults

06/28/18 – Flat Rock Theater “The Love List”

Active Older Adults, Seniors, Special Events

Ages: 30 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 28 2018 - Jun 28 2018

Member: $125.00

Members Only

Register

Kernersville Active Older Adults

08/16/18 – Wohlfahrt Theater “One Nation Under God”

Active Older Adults, Seniors, Special Events

Ages: 30 - 100

Program Dates: Aug 16 2018 - Aug 16 2018

Member: $99.00

Members Only

Register

Kernersville Active Older Adults

11/15/18 – Wohlfahrt Theater “Christmas”

Active Older Adults, Seniors, Special Events

Ages: 30 - 100

Program Dates: Nov 15 2018 - Nov 15 2018

Member: $99.00

Members Only

Register

Kernersville Active Older Adults

12/8/18 – Rudy Theatre “Christmas”

Active Older Adults, Seniors, Special Events

Ages: 30 - 100

Program Dates: Dec 8 2018 - Dec 8 2018

Member: $95.00

Members Only

Register

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-05 Fit & Active Over 50

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 50 - 100

Program Dates: May 7 2018 - May 31 2018

Member: $25.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for more information.

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-05 KV Athlete 4 Pack Development Program – Full Set

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 6 - 15

Program Dates: May 14 2018 - May 17 2018

Member: $25.00

Non-Member: $45.00

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

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-06 Black Ops Boot Camp

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 4 2018 - Jun 25 2018

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Register

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-06 Black Ops Boot Camp

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 4 2018 - Jun 25 2018

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Register

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-06 Family Group Training

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 50 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 2 2018 - Jun 30 2018

Member: $25.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Register

Kernersville Specialty Group Trainings

2018-06 Fit & Active Over 50

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp

Ages: 50 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 4 2018 - Jun 25 2018

Member: $25.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Online Registration Will Start on May 28.