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.

Questions? Contact Anne Groce – Active Older Adults Coordinator. Phone: (336) 838-3991 Email: a.groce@ymcanwnc.org

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Bingo

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

11:30am 

Light refreshments will be served.

Please being a dollar or small gifts for prizes!

Be sure to check out our monthly AOA bulletin board for Member Highlights, information about outings, schedules, and photos of recent events.


Quarterly Birthday Luncheons

Aging is a privilege and we like to recognize our friends who turn another year older! Luncheons are typically held the last Wednesday of the month in March, June, September and December at 11:30am.Please check back to the website for more announcements about this event.


Bridge & Dominoes

Come join us on Friday mornings at 9am to play bridge and/or dominoes at the Family Y.

All skill levels are welcome.

This is a great morning of fellowship and healthy competition!

 

Special Memberships

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.


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 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.

 


Adult Sports

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Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for inventing the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well.

We are excited to welcome our Pickleball players back safely starting Wednesday, October 21!
  • Only Court 2 is available at specified times.
  • Reservation required for play, and can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Click here: https://ymcanwnc.org/locations/wilkes-family-ymca/schedules/
  • Only 1 on 1 play allowed at this time.
  • No more than 2 other players can be part of a rotating play.
  • Masks required when not working out.
  • Social distancing expected while waiting for play time.
  • Members asked to move the net from Court 1 at start of play time, and to return back to Court 1 when play time is over.

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