At the YMCA you are not just a part of the facility, you become part of our community! We have many options and activities for our active older adults, including SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit members! Our Active Older Adult Programs empower active aging and promote greater health engagement and accountability by providing members with regular senior-focused exercise classes and social opportunities. We encourage and empower members at every age and stage of life to enjoy greater physical activity, connectivity and productivity.
All of the programs and events listed below are included in a YMCA membership and are targeted for ages 50+.
Community Lunch for Seniors
Join other seniors for a healthy community meal at the Fercho YMCA! Learn more on our Community Lunch for Seniors page.
Active Older Adults Exercise Program
The Active Older Adults is a FREE 8-week exercise program for beginners. This is an opportunity for older adults looking to gain more knowledge in the Fitness Center regarding the machines, cardio and strength conditioning, balance and flexibility. This program takes place in a small-group setting of four individuals per session. Please register online, at the Member Services Desk, or call 701.356.1448.
|Jan 6 – Feb 26||Mon & Wed||9:00 – 9:45am||Fercho YMCA|
|March 2 – April 22||Mon & Wed||9:00 – 9:45am||Fercho YMCA|
Join us for a potluck lunch! Once a month, bring a food item to share and listen to a speaker about health-related topics. No registration required – simply show up!
|December Potluck + Christmas Party||Fercho YMCA | Dawson Lounge||December 13, 11:15am|
|Schlossman YMCA | Conference Room||December 17, 11:15am|
|January Potluck||Fercho YMCA | Dawson Lounge||January 21, 11:15am|
|Schlossman YMCA | Conference Room||January 28, 11:15am|
|February Potluck||Fercho YMCA | Dawson Lounge||February 18, 11:15am|
|Schlossman YMCA | Conference Room||February 25, 11:15am|
|March Potluck||Fercho YMCA | Dawson Lounge||March 24, 11:15am|
|Schlossman YMCA | Conference Room||March 31, 11:15am|
Enjoy member-led whist, dominos, and more! If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you! No registration required – simply show up! Games can be picked up at the Member Services Desk.
|Fercho YMCA – Social Center||Thursdays||11:15am – 12:00pm||FREE for members|
Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, improve range of movement and balance, and gain energy in order to energize your active lifestyle using low-impact movements that focus specifically on building upper-body and core strength plus cardio endurance. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and exercise balls are used in various exercises. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. To view or Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes, view our Fercho Group Fitness Schedule, Schlossman Group Fitness Schedule and Pool Schedule. Downloadable PDFs are available, as well.
- SilverSneakers® Circuit (land)
- SilverSneakers® Classic (land)
- SilverSneakers® Yoga (land)
- XABeat Lite (land)
- SilverSneakers (water)
- SilverSneakers® Yoga (water)
For more information on Active Older Adults Programs, please contact Chans Brown at 701.356.1453 or firstname.lastname@example.org