Active Older Adults

The YMCA has so many activities that are designed for Active Older Adults. From Arthritis Exercise to Bingo to Pickleball; there is always something to do! We even have some free activities available for Senior Citizens! Make sure to check out our Senior Group Exercise Schedule  for more information!

Come Play Pickleball! It’s a BIG Dill.

ymca pickleballPickleball is a sport in which two, three or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports such as badminton and the rules are similar to tennis (with few modifications). Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.

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Wednesdays and Fridays admittance to the Y is free to Union County Senior Citizens 60 years old and older.  Non-Silver Sneaker Members, Non Union County Family YMCA members and those under the age of 60 years must pay a $5 per day pay to play free at the front desk when signing in.

Group Classes Available

Therapy Pool Classes
Arthritis Exercise
Arthritis Foundation water workouts presented by a certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor. This recreational program includes exercises to improve the participant’s overall function and performance of daily task, mobility, gait, independence, flexibility, balance and coordination. Low intensity endurance such as walking is included to prevent chilling. Class meets in Therapy Pool.

Beach Ball Bump
A non instructor lead fun class where therapy pool participants pass a beach ball around. It resembles the game of volley ball. Just come and have some fun. Class meets Therapy Pool.

Get on Board/Arthritis
The same format as our other Arthritis classes with the added tool of a Silver Sneaker Kick Board, to give more toning to the class participants. Class meets in the Therapy Pool.

YMCA Gymnasium Classes
Indoor Quick Walking
This 20 minute class held in our basketball gym promises to give you 20 energetic, fun, fast paced minutes of walking to the beat of motivating music. This class is for every fitness level. Class meets in YMCA Gymnasium

Pickleball
This a sport in which two, three or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports such as badminton and the rules are similar to tennis (with few modifications). Game meets in YMCA Gymnasium

Lap Pool Classes
Aqua Zumba
Auqa Zumba is a fun energetic Latin style dance taught to motivational lively music in the shallow end of the Lap pool. You’ve never had so much fun in the pool before. Class meets in shallow end of Lap Pool.

Morning Fitness Shallow Water Fitness
Aerobic conditioning is what this class is all about. Both Cardio and toning done in the Shallow end of the Lap Pool. Class meets in deep end of Lap Pool.

Studio #1 Classes
Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga
Yoga style moves done to meditating music with the aid of a chair for balance and joint problems. Class meets in studio #1.

Beginner Yoga
Focus is on the basics, learn breathing techniques and basic poses, with simple stretches to increase flexibility. Class meets in Studio #1.

Tai’ Chi’
This graceful form of exercise is a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. It involves a series of movements preformed is a slow, focused manner. The benefits of this class include: Reduced pain and stiffness, Uplifting of the sprit, Improved muscle strength and joint flexibility, helps improve balance. This class is brought to the YMCA by the Arthritis Foundation. Class meets in Studio #1.

Studio #2 & Studio #4 Classes
Rhythm through the ages 
Similar to our Zumba class this dance class is designed with the senior citizen and beginners in mind, it is modified with less intensity and impact, making it accessible for senior citizens and
Beginners. Studio #2

Silver Sneakers
The nations leading exercise program for older adults. Silver Sneakers is a fun energetic class that takes place on land and focuses on strengthening and toning muscles and bones using hand weights and exercise bands. Class meets in Studio #2.

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Active Older Adults Exercise Shedule

 

Senior Group Exercise Schedule   

Free Senior Activities

Senior Sunrise: Every Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am – 12:00pm
Senior Line Dancing: Every Wednesday from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
BINGO: 1st Friday of every month at 9:30am

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Announcements!


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The Union County Family YMCA honors the Silver Sneakers program.  Please contact the front desk for more information.

Silver Sneaker Information

Values


YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are incorporated into daily programming.

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Variety of age appropriate activities that promote opportunities for children to explore their environment safely and confidently.

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Activities are led by assigned teachers, as well as, self directed by the child.  Creativity is encouraged to help promote individual growth.

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Group and individual play. Kid Connect has activities that promote decision making skills, teach responsible behavior, and develop the child’s self confidence.