Active Older Adults
The YMCA of Greater Rochester offers fitness programs for older adults like water exercise, yoga and stretching classes, and walking clubs. But, we know that older adults are seeking more than physical benefits when they exercise. They also want a sense of community and to strengthen social ties. The Y has several activities to encourage older adults to take action and get involved. Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on the health of older adults, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health.
Health & Well-Being Programs
We offer fitness programs for older adults such as SilverSneakers® group exercise classes, yoga and stretching classes, and water exercise.
SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise program in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.
Water Fitness Classes
Motivation, aerobic choreography, muscle conditioning, improved cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. Great workout with no impact or harmful effects on joints/muscles and stay cool. Ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included.
Make new friends at the Y as you join a book, card, or craft club, attend Lunch & Learn lunches, or join the Ambassadors Volunteer Club.
Ambassadors are adult volunteers who help enhance the programs and services provided to our members. We will match your interests to our needs and create a satisfying experience for all.
Y Camping at either Camp Cory or Camp Gorham provides an opportunity for seniors to spend quality time connecting with others in an atmosphere that promotes fun, fellowship and adventure!