ENGAGE AT EVERY AGE

 

The Y has fitness classes specifically designed for older adults. These programs give participants an opportunity to stay physically active or, in some cases, overcome a fear of exercise and begin being physically active for the first time. Active Older Adults programs include water exercise, yoga and stretching classes, strength and aerobic conditioning classes, and walking more. Many of our YMCA locations also offer socialization opportunities, such as parties and guest speakers.

SilverSneakers®

 

SilverSneakers® is a comprehensive physical activity program that improves overall well-being, strength and social interaction while offering engaging variety for all levels and abilities.This program is provided to medicare-eligible seniors enrolled with participating health plans. SilverSneakers® provides access to fitness equipment, specially designed exercise classes, social connections, online educational content and a sense of community. If eligible for SilverSneakers®, members can participate in other YMCA programs at no additional cost (excluding specialty classes in which case the Y member discount will be applied to the fee). You don't have to be eligible for SilverSneakers to participate in the SilverSneakers classes.

Senior Functional Fitness Testing

This test measures the physical ability to perform everyday activities for adults over the age of 60. A report is provided to assist seniors in setting goals. Offered once a month, our Welcome Desk staff can help you make an appointment.

Bellingham Senior Functional Fitness Testing

Register online!

 

January 10
April 11

 

Thursdays:  9:00am

Senior Wellness Center Orienations

Our Wellness Center staff are here to support you on your wellness journey at the Y. 
Please register for your orientation at the Welcome Desk.

Bellingham Senior Wellness Center Orientations

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January 18
February 15
March 15

 

Fridays:  11:00am

Lynden Senior Wellness Center Orientations

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January 4
February 1
March 1

 

Fridays:  8:00am

HEALTHY LIVING EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS

 

ENHANCE®FITNESS >

A 16 week community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Pre and post assessments included.

 

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA >

A 12-week physical activity program designed to help cancer survivors gain strength, endurance, muscle mass, bone density, balance and more.

 

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S >

Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for people with Parkinson's who commit to a regular pedaling program. 

 

YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM >

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes or are you at risk? You can take control with the help of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.