Senior Programs

Mill Creek YMCA

Meet new friends, improve your health, and enjoy fun activities throughout the community.

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Travel Presentation: Hawiian Islands | September 28

Immerse yourself in the charms of the Hawaiian lifestyle as we explore these islands from two distinct vantage points. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you explore Hawaii by land and sea. This fabulous travel experience features a 7-night NCL cruise to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Don’t miss your very own corner of paradise when your ships docks for two days on each island. During this time a wide array of optional on and off-board excursions are open to you. Before and after your cruise you’ll enjoy the up-close experiences only guided travel can provide. Relax at a luxurious hotel in Waikiki. “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you visit the moving USS Arizona Memorial. Travel to the famed North Shore to watch the waves roll in.

Thursday, September 28 2-3 pm

Workshop: Are You Wearing The Right Shoes? | October 11

Did you know that three out of four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime? That a quarter of all the body’s bones are in the feet? That during an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons?

Join Seattle Hill Physical Therapy as she educates you on the important topics of feet and shoes. The different types of shoes and their applications, different foot types, shoe inserts, when and how often you should replace your shoes and much more!

Wednesday October 11 2-3 pm

Cost: Free and open to the Community

Coffee Talk

Ages: 50+
Come join us for coffee, treats, and conversations. Bring a friend and make some new ones too!

When: First Mondayof the month at 10 am
Where: Meets in the Cascade Room

Leavenworth Trip: Icicle Ridge Winery, Smallwood's Harvest Fruit Stand and Leavenworth

Join us on this great annual adventure! Over the mountains we’ll go with our first stop at  Icicle Ridge Winery in Peshastin, a spectacular log home nestled in the foothills of the Cascades. Experience the most ultimate private wine tasting ever!

Our adventure continues at Smallwood’s Harvest Fruit Stand which offers country mercantile and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables along with hundreds of specialty goods. You’re welcome to purchase fruit by the case for canning or freezing, there’s lots of storage on the bus. Then, last but certainly not least, we’ll head to Leavenworth for a few hours to lunch, shop, browse or more wine tasting if you so desire. This trip is for you and your friends to experience and enjoy!

Age: 40+
When:  October 13 - we'll leave the Y at 8:15 am and return around 6:30 pm
Registration: September 2-October 13
Cost: $35 per person

 

Mahjong

Age: 50+
Come play a round of Mahjong with us in the lobby. A large number of seniors suffer from dementia at one point in their life and by indulging in this game of tiles, they have a better chance of ensuring this does not happen because the game helps to sharpen their memory skills and aids in keeping the mind sharp.

When: Mondays at 1 pm
Where: Lobby
Cost: Free and open to the community, drop in and join us!

Workshop: Cooking With Herbs and Spices | October 3

Healthy eating can help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease. Most people eat too much sodium without knowing it. If you attended and enjoyed the Kidney workshop, you won’t want to miss this one!

Renal Dietitian, Sara Prato from the Puget Sound Kidney Center, teaches the basics of how to use herbs and spices in cooking. She will demonstrate the health benefits and how to reduce salt intake without giving up flavor.

This session includes a soup cooking demonstration and an opportunity to make a spice blend to take home.

Tuesday, October 3 12-1 pm

Registration Opens: August 28

Free for everyone, please register

Personal Training for Seniors

For Facility Members Ages 50+
Working with one of our experienced certified personal trainers will give you the confidence and skills to achieve your fitness and wellness goals safely and efficiently.

Your personal training sessions are as unique as your individual needs and will include fitness equipment and movements tailored to build your strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

  • One 60-minute session: $50
  • Four 60-minute sessions: $180
  • Eight 60-minute sessions: $340
Cost is per-person. Contact the Welcome Center to schedule your appointment today!
Travel Presentation to Ireland | September 26

Luxury Castles and Country Estates
See the castles. Experience the culture. Meet the locals. Behold those famous shades of green that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is Ireland.

On this adventure you’ll enjoy overnights at luxury properties and stand-out experiences to ensure every day is special. Spend two nights at the Dromoland Castle, including a dinner that will truly make you feel like a royal! Overnight in the country at the Castlemartyr Resort and explore its 220 stunning acres. Gaze down upon the mighty Atlantic from the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Come to know Dublin and experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Savor an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foyness Flying Boat Museum. Journey to Blarney Castle and lean back to kiss its famous stone! Step inside a working farmhouse for lunch with an Irish family. If Ireland is one of your bucket list trips, don’t miss out on this amazing once-in-a -lifetime trip where you can retrace a beautiful history in a timeless destination.

Your Tour At A Glance

  • The trip is 9 days, most meals, air fare, and all ground transportation is included with roundtrip transportation from the Mill Creek YMCA to SeaTac.
  • Explore Old Midleton distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whisky
  • Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads
  • Stay at Castlemartyr, a grand manor once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh

Age: 21+
When: Tuesday, September 26 from 6-7 pm
Where: Multi-Purpose Room
Registration: Sign up with the Welcome Center

“Traveling on a Collette tour is an amazing experience. I have traveled with other tour companies, but my Collette tour was an eye opener to quality travel. The itinerary was very complete, the hotels were comfortable, the food was great, the tour manager was incredible and the presenters and local guides were very knowledgeable. I felt confident that everything would go smoothly and that every member of the tour was valued.  Based on this experience, I will choose to travel with Collette whenever possible.”

- Carolyn A.

 

 

Trip: A Victorian Country Christmas | November 30

Step back in time into a Victorian village where holiday music fills the air and you can shop in over 500 stores to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Enjoy gourmet food and delicious tasty treats throughout the festival. The winter wine garden sets the stage with its beautiful scene for tasting wine and beer and getting in the holiday spirit! You can also visit two beautiful theaters and see countless professional stage shows such as The Singing Nativity and other concerts. Soak in the atmosphere of music, lights, and decor because Christmas starts at A Victorian Country Christmas. All shows are free with admission.

Age: All adults welcome

When: Thursday, November 30
Leave the Y at 8:30 am, return approximately 8:30 pm

Location: Puyallup Fairgrounds

Registration: Register at the Welcome Center or online at www.ymca-snoco.org/millcreek

Cost: $35 per person

 

Veterans Day/Thanksgiving Potluck & Program | November 10

Join us for a potluck lunch and program to honor both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. We will celebrate everything we are thankful for and to salute veterans for serving our country. The Silver Steppers and others will  be there ready to entertain you.

  • Bring your favorite dish to share with serving utensil
  • RSVP on the sign-up sheet at the Senior Resource Center in the lobby for set-up and seating

When: Friday, November 10 from Noon-2 pm
Cost: Free and open to the community so bring a friend!

Workshop: Writing To Preserve Legacies | October 30

Memories Worth Telling provides you with the opportunity to capture your cultural heritage, faith traditions, holiday customs, amusing quirks and more.

In this workshop we will help you get started in writing your own legacy letter. To capture memories for your own biography, values, beliefs and morals.

Your life lessons, words of wisdom and sage advice will be incorporated into your memories' narrative, thus providing your legacy letter.

The legacy letter serves to impart the morals and values of a family to future generations.

Monday, October 30 2-3pm

Workshop: Yakkity Yak, Let's Talk Backs! | November 15

The back is the main support structure of the human body. The back enables the body to move (sit, stand, bend, etc.) and to bear weight. On the other hand, the back is extremely delicate and is vulnerable to injury if not cared for properly. Back pain causes an alarming amount of suffering, missed activities, and trips to the doctor. Many back-related issues are not caused by serious conditions and can be remedied, or at least improved, through better body mechanics and awareness.

In this workshop, Seattle Hill Physical Therapy, will educate participants on differences between a healthy back and an aching one, and on how to keep the back strong and decrease the risk of injury with some simple techniques to strengthen your muscles to help your back stay healthy and strong.

Ages: Open to all adults
When: Wednesday, November 15 from 2-3 pm
Location: Cascade Room
Cost: Free, registration required. You can register at the Welcome Center or online

YMCA Steppers

Ages: 45+
Come join the YMCA Steppers and dance to all styles of music and dances from different cultures and eras. The YMCA Steppers have lots of fun, meet new friends, and benefit from exercise that promotes balance, muscle strength and coordination. The YMCA Steppers perform at schools, assisted living homes, and fairs just to name a few. This group is open to the community.

  • Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing to practice and don't forget your water bottle.
When: Fridays, 1:45-2:45 pm

Cost: $20 per month

Questions? Terry Huffer P 425 357 3023
E thuffer@ymca-snoco.org

Questions?

Contact Terry Huffer, Active Older Adult Coordinator
P 425 357 3023
E thuffer@ymca-snoco.org

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