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The YMCA of Metro Atlanta offers a host of programs for Active Older Adults!

Both land and water-based group exercise classes are a great way to stay active. We offer land-based classes that can be done standing or from a chair, so something for every level. Our Active Older Adult groups are some of the most active groups at the Y and many branches have active older adult luncheons, field trips and other social activities! 

Social activities and exercise are both important components for active older adults because they help with loneliness and prevent feelings of isolation. Organized social classes and groups also provide a sense of purpose and give older adults something to look forward to regularly. 

Check with your local Y to find out more about activities for seniors and active older adults. 

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Events for Active Older Adults

Our branches offer a variety of events for Active Older adults, from book clubs to volunteer projects! Visit your local branch or click below to learn more.


Programs for Active Older Adults

Our branches offer classes for a variety of ability levels, some tailored towards specific needs and activity levels. The class descriptions will help you figure out if the class is a good fit. Visit your local branch or click below to learn more about programs offered.

Virtual Programs

Y Members have round the clock access to virtual programs on YMCA360. Check out the Boomers & Beyond category for active older adult classes. 

This is for the seniors who have never been to a YMCA and those who have been here but need a gentle push to return. The YMCA will open up many avenues for you. You may be recently retired, or have lost your spouse through death or divorce. Your children are grown and have busy lives so you don't see them as often as you did. As we age, our priorities should be to keep our bodies healthy by moving and keep our minds sharp. Joining the YMCA will help you with these goals. Meet with one of the coaches. Ask about the various exercise classes to see which ones interest you. Find out which exercise machines will help you achieve your goal. Also, inquire about the Coach Approach program. Most importantly, you'll be forming new relationships with people like you. I can attest to this as I joined shortly after I retired in 2016 and I've been coming to this YMCA ever since. I've met so many wonderful folks and these relationships have evolved into true friendships. We visit with each other, go out to lunch, on trips, get to know their families. It's truly almost magical how much better you will feel physically and mentally by attending this YMCA. We look forward to meeting you!

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA Member

The Y helps active older adults...

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Focus on Fitness
With options for individuals at all levels of fitness, the Y has group exercise classes and programs that will fit your needs, from strength and balance class to walking clubs.
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Find Wellness Support
The Y offers chronic disease prevention and health support programs including blood pressure self management, Diabetes Prevention, Parkinson’s Disease classes and more.
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Connect with Others
Sometimes it’s hard to make new friends and find people you want to connect with. The Y is a great place to gather for coffee and get to know other older adults.
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Engage in Community
The Y offers opportunities to volunteer and participate in so many community activities. From reading to kids to helping with hunger relief programs – you can find your fitness.