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Active Older Adults

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.

Right Start

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.

Personal Training

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!

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Join us for this three times a week class designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s. View our group exercise schedules for class details.

Hike Group

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 7 am | Meet in YMCA Welcome Center Lobby, Scan In and car pool | Holly Bunnell  | 425 308 1948

Chitchat with Bert

Find out what’s happening this month for Active Older Adults at your YMCA! Come have coffee and a snack with our Y Volunteer, Bert. 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

Mother’s Day Tea

Come enjoy tea, coffee, cocoa, light finger foods, and most importantly, the mother figures in your life! Bring your mother/mother figures and your favorite happy stories or pictures of them to share. Let us celebrate the moms in our lives who have helped to shape us into who we are today!

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 5-6 pm

WHERE:  Stanwood-Camano YMCA Community Room

COST: FREE for Facility Members and Program Members

REGISTRATION: April 8 – May 10, online or visit our Welcome Center!

CLASS#: 97272

CONTACT: Ruth Watkins
E rwatkins@ymca-snoco.org
P 360 572 3412

Arthritis & Injury Water Fitness

This six week class is based on standards set by the Arthritis Foundation and focuses on improving joint mobility, strength and flexibility in an environment that provides gentle movements combined with resistive properties of the water. This is a wonderful option for rehabilitation and chronic disease. Space is limited to 15.

DAYS/TIMES: Fridays, May 3-June 7
REGISTRATION: April 8-June 8
COST: $30
AGES: 18+
CLASS#: 99829

Dinner and Learn – Advanced Care Planning

Join us for a dinner while we discuss and prepare for the decisions that might need to be made in the wake of a tragedy. Accidents, life altering   diagnosis, debilitating falls are things that can happen at any age. We will be using the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest form. It is an initiative of the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association and complete and Advanced Care Directive.

Now is the time to plan and make your preferences known. Knowing how you would decide takes some burden off family and friends. Have the conversation. You couldn’t give a better gift.

Please pre-register for Advance care Planning so we know how many to expect for dinner!

Tuesday, June 11 | Stanwood-Camano Y Community Room | 4-6:30 pm | FREE | Registration April 20-June 2 – Pre-registration required

Walk Group

Let’s get out and enjoy our world! Volunteer, Janet Mott leads us on our local walk. Meet in the lobby at the Y sign-in, get into carpool groups. 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!

DAYS/TIME: Thursdays, 9 am

WHERE: Meet in YMCA Welcome Center Lobby and car pool

WALK LEAD: Janet Mott, P 360 387 2062

April 4 Cama Beach Loop Trail,

Camano Island

2 miles, easy Discover Pass
April 11 River Meadow Park, Arlington 2-4 miles, easy
April 18 Four Springs, Camano Island 1.6 miles, easy
April 25 Cascade Trail 2-4 miles, easy
May 2 North Centennial Trail, Historic Nakashima Family Barn 2-4 miles, easy
May 9 Camano Island to Cama Beach trail 4 miles, easy Discover Pass
May 16 Padilla Bay, Skagit County  2-4 miles, easy
May 23 Cross Island & Cranberry Lake Trails, Camano Island 3.5 miles, moderate
June 6 Ebey Waterfront Trail, Marysville/Tulalip 3.2 miles, easy
June 13 Elger bay Preserve, Camano Island 2 miles, easy/moderate
June 20 Fir Island, Conway 2 miles, easy Discover Pass
June 27 Perimeter & Bluff Trails, Camano  Island State Park 3.5 miles, moderate Discover Pass
July 4 NO HIKE, Happy Fourth of July
July 11 Langus Riverfront Park, Everett 3 miles, easy
July 18 Camano Ridge Forest Preserve 4 miles, moderate
July 25 Haller Park Centennial Trail, Arlington 2-4 miles, easy
August 1 Barnum Point Preserve, Camano     Island 2 miles, easy
August 8 Lake Padden Park, Bellingham 2.5 miles, easy Discover Pass
August 15 NO HIKE
August 22 Spencer Island, Everett 6.6 miles RT, easy
August 29 Cama Beach to Camano Island Trail 4 miles, easy Discover Pass
September 5 Arlington Airport Trail, Arlington 2-4 miles, easy
September 12 Lowell Riverfront Park Trail, Everett 3 miles, easy
September 19 Perimeter & Bluff Trails, Camano  Island State Park 3.5 miles, moderate Discover Pass
September 26 Kayak Point, Stanwood 2 miles, moderate $10 Fee, Carpool

CONTACT: Ruth Watkins, AOA Coordinator

P 360 572 3412 E watkins@ymca-snoco.org