Active Older Adults


 The Gaston County Family YMCA is full of adults interested in staying active as they age. Programs, services, trips, and classes are specifically designed to keep them busy and invested in our community!


The Y is the community hub for volunteerism! Contact Susan Blanton for upcoming volunteer projects by emailing or call her at 704.865.8551.

Silver & Fit

The Silver&Fit program is designed for older adults! By exercising regularly and meeting new people, you can be Silver, Fit, and Fabulous® too! This wellness program is offered through your health insurance. To see if your health plan offers Silver & Fit please visit the Silver & Fit website or stop by your local YMCA front desk today!

Printable Information Available – Silver & Fit Information

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If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers membership. This active adult wellness program is offered to many Medicare plans across the nation. To see if your health plan offers the SilverSneakers® Fitness program visit the SilverSneakers website or stop at your local YMCA front desk today!

The Gaston County Family YMCA is excited to offer SilverSneakers memberships and classes!

Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness


Programs at Cherryville


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free 12-week physical activity and well being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The small group, research-based program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities. Survivors work with YMCA certified…

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Want to have fun with your friends or feeling lucky? Join the Cherryville Family YMCA each Tuesday from 1o:00 – 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, 10:00 – 12:00 pm     Please…

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Low Impact Aerobics

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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Coffee Time

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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Silver Sneakers Class

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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