active older adults

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 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



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!


Old Salem Museum and Gardens

Wednesday, September 21, 2022    |   8:30 am
Old Salem Museum and Gardens

Join the Y as we take a step back in time at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston Salem, NC to experience the rich, authentic, and diverse cultural history of the early South. We will take a self-guided tour of the Town of Salem which includes galleries, gardens, restaurants and shops. Transportation provided. Lunch not included.


Let’s celebrate with fellowship among friends! Each month we will get together for good food and even better conversations. Registration is not required. Meal and transportation not provided.

Friday, August 26th at 12:30pm
We will meet for Lunch Bunch at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen located at 2051 E Franklin Blvd Gastonia, NC 28054.

Contacts Kara Garr with questions.



A scheduled weekly time for Active Older Adults to casually socialize which is great for mental health and happiness!

1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of each month
9:00-10:45 am
At the Stowe Family YMCA lower level
Contact Kara Garr with questions.


The second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 AM

Seniors, please join us for a FREE Seniors Happier Hour in the Cherryville YMCA aerobics room for food and fellowship! Please bring a covered dish to share.




Available at: Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

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