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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Sign up now for an afternoon of laughter and amusement, and have fun with friends!

When: Thursday, October 4 from 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Rural Hall Bowling Alley
Rates: $2 per game and $2 per shoes (shoes are a one-time fee)

You can play as many games as you want. We normally bowl in teams of three. Most games last approximately 40 minutes. We have all levels of bowlers.


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.

Fridays: October 12 and October 26

Lunch with Friends

An afternoon with your friends and fellowship is just what you need to lift your spirits. Everyone will buy their own lunch, unless you would like to buy your friend’s. You may carpool from the Y if you want to ride together. Sign up early as we only have reservations for 25.

Tuesday, October 16 at 12:30pm at Mayflower Seafood

Lunch and Learn

Understanding Medicare with Tricia McCormick. Tricia will present the program with our Lunch and Learn. She will explain your Medicare options and also take questions. RSVP by September 18 so we will know how many lunches we need.

Tuesday, September 25 at 12:00pm in the Community Room

Walking Trip to Old Salem

We will leave the YMCA at 11:00am and have lunch at Mama Zoe’s on Reynolda Road. Next we will head to Old Salem. Activities will include touring the Visitor’s Center, viewing fall leaves and crossing the Heritage Bridge to check out some of the shops and historical buildings. Lunch and shopping is your responsibility. There will be uphill walking as well as uneven sidewalks.

Tuesday, October 19

12th Annual Halloweenie Roast

Sign up at the Member Services desk so we will now how many are coming. We will provide the hot dogs, buns, and chili. Sign up for which side dish you are going to bring. Costumes are optional, but there will be a contest with a prize for the top 3 costumes.

Thursday, October 25 at 11:30am



Special 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 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.


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


Please contact Tiffany Boyles at 985.9622 or

Hill Toppers Class

Senior Fit

And now, our newest Hill Toppers class! It’s a new land aerobics circuit class, designed for our Active Older Adults. It’s a 30-minute circuit class that can modified for all levels. It’s designed for those over 50, but is open to all ages!

Time: Thursdays from 10:30-11:00am

Zumba Gold

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15am

Chair Yoga

Thursdays from 11:00-11:45am

Group Ex Studio I

Reserve your spot each week at our Membership Desk

Questions: Please contact Allison Mabe at 985.9622 or

group-men-senior-sittingJ.O.Y. Activities

Active Older Adult Functions that provide a way to exercise your spirit and your mind, meet new friends and socialize!

Bridge Club

Time: Wednesday mornings at 9:30am

Bible Study

Time: Wednesday mornings at 10:00am


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: North Gym

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. Starting June 10, it will change to 12:00 to 3:00pm


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