Active Older Adults

active older adults

Active Older Adults

At the Harrisburg Area YMCA, we encourage our community members to live their lives to the fullest. And we mean at any age! That means living a healthy lifestyle with the help of others. At the majority of our branches, we provide tons of programs. They allow active older adults to come together to workout out and socialize. Older adults who work out show signs of increased mental health, social engagement, and improved cognitive function! At that, seniors who routinely exercise can better stave off disease and decrease their risk of falls. According to American Senior Communities, routine exercise by seniors may decrease the time it takes for a wound to heal by 25%. New studies have found that seniors who exercise improve not only their physical activity but their mental health as well!

The YMCA is a great place for folks of all backgrounds and walks of life to focus on their health and wellness while making new friends. Click below to find out what programs are at a branch near you. The Harrisburg Area YMCA is now accepting SilverSneakers® memberships – FREE access to our facilities to seniors in the Harrisburg area! We offer our senior programs for SilverSneakers® members and senior members alike. Learn more about how to expand your membership at the Y!

East Shore YMCA

The Active Older Adults club at the East Shore YMCA is open to all adults, regardless of age. Registration in the AOA Club is required to receive AOA Club discounts for aquatic, fitness, art & humanities classes and trips throughout the year.

AOA Club members receive a free daily parking token when they participate in AOA classes and/or special events! There is no membership fee for facility members to belong to the AOA Club, however, all participants must maintain at least an annual program membership to participate.

Lunch & Learns:
Find a community of friends at the YMCA with our social Lunch & Learns for Active Older Adults. Our gatherings allow you to pack a lunch and join your Y friends on the last Friday of each month at 11:30AM for group discussions (on hiatus during summer months). For more information on our Gatherings, visit the welcome center at our branch!

If you would like to become a member of the AOA Club, please contact the East Shore YMCA at 717-232-9622.

Northern Dauphin County YMCA

Our Active Older Adult fitness programs accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities of older adults. We provide various fitness and aquatics programs that are specialized for the active senior or older adult.

The Northern Dauphin County YMCA also offers socialization opportunities such as monthly educational and interactive clinics, Wii bowling teams, holiday luncheons and bus trips. For more information on program schedules, please contact the Northern Dauphin County YMCA at 717-362-9494.

West Shore YMCA

Everyone is welcome to join the West Shore Active Older Adults (AOA) group which gets together throughout the year to exercise, socialize and have fun! Various group fitness programs are tailored for the active older adult and are available throughout the year, in addition to game days and bus trips!

Game Days:
Game Days are held in the conference room on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 11:30AM for an afternoon of cards. (Hand in Foot is our current game of choice!) You are welcome to bring a light, healthy snack to share. Please register at the desk so we know you are coming!

The West Shore YMCA offers a variety of bus trips throughout the year. Check out this page to stay up to date on our 2019 trips!

For additional questions, please contact the West Shore YMCA at 717-737-9622.

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