It’s Not Just Kids Stuff
Today, older adults are more health conscious than ever before. The YMCA offers seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, healthy relationships, and a positive outlook on life. Active older adults live longer and have better functional conditioning. That is why the YMCA offers water exercise, yoga, walking clubs stretching and toning classes, volunteer opportunities, and social events.
Programs include group exercise classes, social events, low impact water exercise, community education and more!
SilverSneakers® Fitness, Optum At Your Best, and Silver & Fit
If you are a participating health insurance benefit member, you are entitled to full use of the Y and all six Snohomish County YMCA branches.
Sometimes we need a little extra support to start working out or changing healthy habits. Our Wellness Coaches offer 45 minute sessions to discuss goals, provide support, and coaching to help you get started. This service is included with your membership, sign up for an appointment at the Welcome Center.
Working one-on-one with one of our experienced certified trainers will give you a customized workout that meets your specific needs. Strength training is powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions. Sign up at the Welcome Center.
Trips, Travels & Events
Enjoy both foreign and domestic travel opportunities, as well as the many day trips (e.g. whale watching, wine tasting, museums), potlucks, picnics, special event programs, educational seminars, and more!
Volunteer Holly Bunnell leads us in another month of hikes to different lookouts in our area. Bring good hiking shoes, water, snacks or pack a lunch and layers. A camera will be handy as well, first aid kit and sunscreen. Invite a friend! Want to join the next hike? Text or call Holly for hike location and information. Location of hike will be determined on the prior Friday and sent by group message/txt.
Tuesdays at 8 am | Meet in YMCA Welcome Center Lobby, Scan In and car pool | Holly Bunnell | 425 308 1948
Let’s get out and enjoy our world! Volunteer, Janet Mott leads us on our local walk. Meet in the lobby at the Y to get into carpool groups, sign-in and get driving directions from the Walk/Hike Binder. Bring good walking/hiking shoes, layers for temperature, snack or lunch and WATER. A camera is handy as well as walking poles. Invite a friend!
9 am Meet at the Y Welcome Center
Thursday, April 19 | Camano Island State Park
Thursday, May 10 | TBD
Thursday, May 24 | Cross Island Trail & Cranberry Lake
Janet Mott, Walk Lead | P 360 387 2062 | Ruth Watkins, AOA Coordinator | P 360 572 3412 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing with Sharon
Find out what’s happening this month for Active Older Adults at your YMCA! Come have coffee and a snack with our Y Volunteer, Sharon. Get updated information and share your ideas for AOA activities. Also make a new friend or two!
Every first Wednesday of the month | Hall near Multipurpose Room 1 | 11:30 am-1 pm
Medication Safety for Seniors
Sally Shinstrom, RN with Homeage Senior Services educates us on medication interactions with food and other medications. Also proper storage and disposing of medications and money saving tips. Be prepared and successful with the tools learned in this class!
Wednesday, May 16 | 2:30-3:30 pm | COST: Free | REGISTRATION: April 18-May 16
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Thursday, May 31 | Stanwood-Camano YMCA
Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day at your YMCA! Bring a friend, try a new class, enjoy the Fireside Coffee Lounge area. Free coffee and tea available 5 am-3 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Highlighted Senior Classes:
- 9-9:45 am Tai Chi
- 10:30-1130 am Deep Water Fitness
- 10:45-11:45 am Zumba Gold
- 1-2 pm Active Older Adult Chair Yoga