Active Older Adults


Programs

Moving for Better Balance

Available at: South Gaston,  Stowe

South Gaston Family YMCA and Stowe Family YMCA Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults. The program protocol consists of a core 8-form routine and a subroutine of eight integrated therapeutic movements, which, collectively, involve a set of  simple, rhythmic Tai Chi-based actions. The 12 week 24 session program…

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Cherryville Water Aerobics

Available at: Cherryville

Walking, running, jumping and a variety of aerobic movements are performed in the shallow end of the pool to increase heart rate and provide both cardiovascular and strength training.  A variety of water equipment, dumbbells, noodles, etc. are used for conditioning. Classes begin the week of June 20th and continue through the summer months. Tuesdays…

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HAPPIER HOUR

Available at: Cherryville,  Engage

Want to have fun with your friends or feeling lucky? Join the Cherryville Family YMCA each Tuesday from 9:30 – 12:00 pm for Happier Hour! The first Tuesday of each month we will play BINGO!   Who: You! What: Fun and BINGO! Where: Cherryville Family YMCA When: Each Tuesday, 9:30 – 12:00 pm     Please…

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Pickleball

Available at: Stowe

Get fit and have fun playing pickleball in the Stowe Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets once weekly. Come ready to play! Pickleball is a game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. Players at the Y will help you learn to love the game! School Year Days…

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Low Impact Aerobics

Available at: Cherryville

This class is for everyone but especially enjoyed by our active older adults who love to dance.  It is great for all fitness levels and will increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as agility, strength, flexibility and coordination. Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00am

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Ceramics

Available at: Stowe

Join us for fellowship! All are welcome to join this great group that meets in the Stowe Family YMCA Community Room weekly from September to May. All items purchased include all firings and any paints or stains needed to complete the project.  Prices are reasonable.  The instructor is Sue Bullock from Kings Mountain.  Come and…

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Coffee Time

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Enjoy socializing with others at each branch of the YMCA in the mornings. At almost any time from 7:00am to 10:00am coffee and conversation is always flowing.

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Badminton

Available at: Stowe

Get fit and have fun playing badminton in the Stowe Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets twice weekly from September to May. Come ready to play! Days & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:15 am – 11:15 am This group does not meet during the summer months.

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Silver Sneakers Class

Available at: Cherryville

This class is designed for the older adult focusing on staying functionally fit through exercises for strength, range of motion, agility and flexibility. During this class we use a variety of equipment and can be done seated or standing. Days & Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15am

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