Active Older Adults

Benbrook Community Center YMCA

Active Older Adults (AOA) 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 potluck 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.

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.

This Month at the Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 from 1-2 pm. Come on down and play a game with your Y friends!

Enrichment Activity 

Join us the 1st Monday of each month (*no games in June, July or August) in the Multi Purpose Room from 12-1 pm for an Enrichment Activity. We will have speakers on various topics and  lunch will be provided. We will also have some awesome door prizes to giveaway!

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!

Pickleball Schdedule:

  • Monday (3 Courts) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday (2 Courts) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday (3 Courts) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday (2 Courts) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday (3 Courts) 10:15am-12:15pm

For more information contact Lauren Partesius at [email protected](*No games in June, July or August)

 

Group Exercise

Fit & Fabulous

A low impact, low intensity class that includes basic patterns and basic interval strength training that utilizes tubing, gliding discs, and/or hand weights. This class is great for beginners and the young at heart.

Gentle Mat Yoga

A gentle form of yoga that is done on the floor and moves gently from pose to pose. A chair option is given during class.

Line Dancing

Kick up your heels and have lots of FUN with your friends! No experience needed.

SilverSneakers Chair Yoga®  

Enjoy a gentle form of yoga that involves being in or around a chair.

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. 

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.

swim-senior-groupSilverSneakers Splash® 

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

Tai Chi 

Tai Chi teaches us to let go of stress, tension, and stray thoughts to unify mind and body. It is a meditation, an exercise, and a martial art created over 500 years ago in China. It is the perfect complement to Yoga or any other sport.

 

Contact

For more information on our AOA (Active Older Adults) programs, contact our AOA Coordinator, Holly Abraham [email protected].