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:email@example.com
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
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!
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® 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.
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 have recently added this sport to our programming and hope everyone is enjoying it! We have made available some times that you may use the Pickleball courts. We currently have two (2) sets here at the Wilkes Family YMCA. The reservation sheet is available at the front desk but please be aware different programming and County school schedules may change the availability so call ahead. Now find a partner and sign up at the Wilkes Family YMCA!
Pickleball Court Location
The Wilkes Family YMCA gymnasium
Summer Pickleball Schedule (One (1) hour increments)
Monday-Friday from 5-6am, 8-9am, 9-10am, and 10-11am.
Saturday: 8-10 am only
No Sunday Pickle Ball
No Weekend Pickle Ball
When school starts back, it will go back to regular schedule.
When School Is In Session
Monday: 5-6 am, 8am-12pm (Open Gym from Noon-9pm)
Tuesday through Friday: 5-6 am, 8-4pm
Saturday: 8-10 am only
No Sunday Pickleball
Courts 2 and 3
Monday: 5-6am, 8-12pm (Open Gym from Noon-9pm)
Tuesday through Friday: 5-6 am, 8-11 am
No Weekend Pickleball
When school is closed on Mondays, pickleball will have full gym access from 8-10am. At 10am, Court 1 is the only available court and 1/2 court will be open to members.
Please contact Anita Oliver at 838-3991 or firstname.lastname@example.org