Active Older Adults

Benbrook Community Center YMCA

Active older adults can gain strength and energy while enjoying a variety of social events at the YMCA. Activities range from group exercise classes designed especially for seniors to pot-luck lunches or special trips. Becoming an active older adult at the YMCA means staying connected to your community and offers the opportunity to volunteer through YMCA programs or in committee positions.

AOA Schedule

social-responsibility-senior-womanSocial Groups, Events, and Exercise

The YMCA offers many opportunities for senior adult members to interact in meetings or social events, including potluck dinners to special trips. To find out about activities planned at your branch, check with the member services desk or look on their website.

Potluck 

Join us for some great food and conversation at our Senior Potluck lunch on the 2nd Friday of each month (*no potlucks in June, July or August). Lunch is served in the Multi Purpose Room at 12 pm. Bring a dish to share with your Y friends!

BINGO 

Join us for BINGO on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (*no games in June, July or August) in the Multi Purpose Room. Come on down and play a game with your Y friends!

 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment, focuses on you- the whole person- not the disease. The free 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. You’ll also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.

Next Sessions:

To see when the next session will take place or for more information, please contact the Benbrook YMCA at 817-249-0500.

Pickleball

Have you heard about Pickleball yet?

Well, it’s a Big DILL!

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping pong.

Come check it out and see what it’s all about! Games are on Tuesdays and Fridays 10:15am-12:15pm.

For more information contact Lauren Partesius at LPartesius@ymcafw.org!

SilverSneakers

The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a unique physical activity, lifestyle and social oriented program designed to encourage members to increase their levels of physical activity and motivate them to continue to be active. The program reflects senior sensitivity, promotes social interaction and encourages participation in healthy lifestyle activities.  

 

SilverSneakers Classic®  

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

 

SilverSneakers Circuit®  

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

 

swim-senior-groupSilverSneakers Yoga®  

YogaStretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

 

SilverSneakers Splash® 

 Silver Splash utilizes that physical properties of water to enhance agility, range of motion, and cardiovascular conditioning.