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. And click here for March.

 

Bowling

Join us for bowling at the Rural Hall Bowling Alley! No matter your level, we’d love for you to join us. You can play as many games as you want. We normally play in teams of four. Most games last approximately 40 minutes.

Thursday, March 5
3:00-5:00pm
Rural Hall Bowling Alley

 

Lunch With Friends

An afternoon with your friends and fellowship is what you need to lift your spirits. Everyone will buy their own lunch, unless you would like to buy your friend’s.

Please meet at the restaurant at 12:30pm. You may carpool from the Y if you want to ride together.

Sign up early as we only have reservations for 25!

Tuesday, February 18
12:30pm
Tlaquepaque

Tuesday, March 17
12:30pm
Little Italy

 

Bingo

Everyone will receive one card to play the game. You may purchase additional Bingo cards for $1.00. The money paid to purchase additional cards will purchase the Bingo prizes. We will have snacks at 11:30am and Bingo will begin at 12:00pm. We’ll also play games for grand prizes!

Fridays: February 28, March 13 and March 27
11:30am
Trinity UMC

 

Warm Your Heart Valentine Social

Join us for a warm lunch and a heartwarming good time. The theme will be warm dishes such as soups, chili, casseroles, pots of beans, and all the fixings. A list of suggested food items will be posted. Be sure to sign up early!

Thursday, February 13
11:30am
Community Room

 

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Special Memberships

SilverSneakers®

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 participanta 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®

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.


group-adults-sitting-tableNutrition Consultations

Get Healthy With Our Registered Dietician: Micki Mcknight

Micki works with you to look at daily eating habits, goals, and plans to achieve those goals. Fill out a registration form and once you sign up, Micki will contact you and set up your appointment.

Consultation Fee: $35/hour

Questions?

Please contact Tiffany Boyles at 985.9622 or t.boyles@ymcanwnc.org


Pickleball

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball, and also one the fastest growing sports in America. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport!

Good for all ages…come see what the excitement is all about!!

Where
South Gym

When
Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 3:00pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cornhole

Join the fun of a tailgate favorite while spending time with family and friends. Fun-spirited atmosphere where new friendships can be made and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are competitive, play for fun, or a beginner, this is the place for you!

Ages: All ages

When and Where: Every Wednesday in the community room, 1:00-3:00pm (unless we close early).

Registration: None!

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact us at 985 9622 or ask at the Membership Desk for more details.

Ping Pong

Ages: All ages

When and Where: Every Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm in the Racquetball Courts

Cost: Free!

Programs

Stokes Specialty Group Trainings

2020-04 Total Training Bootcamp Saturdays 8:30am-10:00am

Active Older Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Apr 4 2020 - May 9 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $90.00

Register