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 Stowe

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons   Join us for this session of Adult Swim Lessons. This session will instill confidence in and around the water. We have highly trained instructors that will work with you at your own pace. Enjoy learning how to swim in a no pressure atmosphere.   Upcoming Lessons: Next Session: June 5 – August…

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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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Senior Bowling

Meet us at the lanes on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for some bowling fun! Lunch will be an option from The Grill and then we will enjoy bowling together. Choose 1 game or 2. Textile Lanes – 680 Park Street Belmont, NC 28012 Upcoming Events: January 16 February 20 March 20 April 17…

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Get fit and have fun playing pickleball both in the Stowe Family YMCA and Warlick Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets twice 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…

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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

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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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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