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.


End of Summer Social

Share fellowship with your friends and celebrate the Dog Days of summer heat and humidity coming to an end! The YMCA will provide the chicken so sign up for a pot luck dish or dessert.

Sign up before August 21 at the Front Desk so we know how much chicken to order. If you invite a friend, be sure to sign them up also.

Thursday, August 29
Community Room


Lunch and Learn

Tricia McCormick will present the program “Understanding Medicare” on September 5 at 12:00pm. She will explain your Medicare options and also take questions. RSVP by August 28 so we’ll know how many lunches we need. See Shirley Laney or Sherry Corson for more information.

Thursday, September 5
Community Room



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, September 5
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 Town and Country Grille 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, September 17
Town and Country Grille


Lunch and Learn

Enjoy lunch while you learn about different types of arthritis and the effects of each on your body.

Thursday, September 19
Community Room



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!

Friday, September 13
Friday, September 27
Trinity UMC




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: South Gym

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 3:00pm


Stokes Specialty Group Trainings

2019-09 Moving For Better Balance Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm

Active Older Adults, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 100

Program Dates: Sep 3 2019 - Nov 21 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $30.00