Active Older Adults

Northwest YMCA

Active older adults can gain strength and energy while enjoying a variety of social events at the Northwest 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.

 

Please enjoy our monthly calendar: AOA Calendar March 2017

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, click on the link below!

Get your group involved at the YMCA! Some YMCAs offer meeting space for local community groups. Check with your branch to see if you can host your club meetings at the YMCA.

Potluck AOA 

We have one potluck per month with food themes that vary each month. Whether it is Italian, TexMex, or casseroles, the Northwest has the best AOA cooks in Tarrant County. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish, that follows the theme, as well as desserts. You will enjoy the food and fellowship with fellow Active Older Adults. Potlucks are typically the last Friday of each month at 12:30pm.social-responsibility-senior-woman

Sew-N-Sews

Our Sew-N-Sews meet once each month and work on a variety of projects year round. Lap blankets for local nursing home residents and baby blankets for a local children’s hospital are just a few of the projects the Sew-N-Sews have completed in the last few years. In addition to these community service projects, the Sew-N-Sews make one quilt each year that is raffled off in November. The proceeds from tickets sales benefit children and families in our community. Sew-N-Sews meet the third Thursday, of each month, at 12:30 pm.  Fabric, thread, and filling donations are greatly appreciated.

AOA Comittee

The AOA Committee is comprised of active older adults, who want to make our YMCA a place for active older adults to engage in a variety of socially and physically stimulating activities. The committee meets once per month, and assists the AOA Coordinator with decisions on the monthly AOA calendar. Anyone who would like to find out more about this committee is welcome to attend a monthly meeting. The AOA Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm at IHOP in Lake Worth.

42 Club

42 Club meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. If you are eager to learn how to play this popular domino game our 42 players are willing to teach you.  The regular meetings provide energizing social interaction and stimulating mental exercise.  Please talk to one of the regular 42 Club players if you are interested in other meeting times.

Garden Club

If you enjoy working with and learning about plants, this club is for you. Using a hands-on approach you will learn a variety of information about gardening while being a part of the beautification of the YMCA premises. The Garden Club meets on the third Friday at varying times, depending on the weather.  Please see the AOA monthly calendar for meeting times.

VOLLEYBALL

This seasonal outdoor activity typically runs from March to June and September to December. This is a great way to get some exercise, sun, and spend time with friends or make new friends. This is a friendly non-competitive game that focuses on the fun of the sport. Volleyball meets every Friday at 10:30 am and is always weather dependent.

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SilverSneakers®

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit

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

SilverSneakers® Yoga

SilverSneakers Yoga 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 seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

 

Other Classes

Fit For Life

This class is for the beginner or active older adult and is our third level of active older adult classes. Fit for Life focuses on cardiovascular, strength, and endurance training. Balance and coordination activities are also incorporated throughout the class. A chair is offered for optional standing or seated for support.

Young at Heart

A low impact class designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance. Young at Heart is also designed to enhance balance and coordination and improve overall functional fitness. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

 

Line Dance 

Kick up your heels and have lots of FUN with your friends!
Improve your physical and mental health while you learn a few line dances. This course is seasonal to Spring and Fall. It is a fee-based program that is sure to have you moving to the beat!

For More Information on Senior Programming:

Northwest YMCA

5315 Boat Club Road

Fort Worth, TX 76135

817-237-7237

Contact: Joyce Spikes, AOA Coordinator at jspikes@ymcafw.org