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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Walking
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 50 to 100

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Active Older Adults

Build healthy spirit, mind and body: No matter what their focus, YMCA programs for older adults seek to strengthen the whole person. Socializing and volunteering, for example, have been shown to have positive effects on the health of older adults, while exercise has proven to promote mental agility, in addition to longevity and good health.

Offer a place to belong, people who care, and fun: Older adults say they like the YMCA because it attracts all ages. Many older adults have grown up with the Y and think of it as a place where they can develop new skills, new interests, and new friends-in short, where they can enjoy life.

Provide effective solutions to social problems: As Baby Boomers become older adults, they will flock to organizations that connect them with the larger society. The YMCA is one place that offers many kids of connections-whether it's through water fitness, a social club, a volunteer program, the YMCA helps older adults remain active and vital contributors to our communities.

The YMCA of Southwest Illinois Active Older Adults program offers:
  • Adult Day Trips
  • Social Potlucks
  • Aquatic Fitness classes
  • Senior Strength Training
  • Silver Sneakers
  • Walking Tracks
  • Women's Conditioning
  • Yoga
  • and more