The YMCA of Greater Rochester offers fitness programs for seniors such as water exercise, yoga and stretching classes, and walking clubs. But, we know that seniors 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.