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Your health and physical wellbeing are important, no matter your age. The YMCA offers seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, healthy relationships, and a positive outlook on life. Older adults who stay active live longer and have better functional conditioning. That is why the YMCA offers classes, programs, and other opportunities suited for this age group.

Our Active Older Adult (AOA) programs are designed for anyone 50 years old and older. Each Northwest North Carolina YMCA branch offers different programming, so check the location nearest you for current information. Programs are open to members and potential members.

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina branches offer Silver&Fit® and SilverSneakers® memberships, available with participating insurance plans.

Insurance-Based Membership Options

Health plans offer the Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging Program to eligible Medicare Advantage/Supplement beneficiaries and group retirees.

The program aims to improve quality of life. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for older adults across the country. Through the program, members gain access to customized SilverSneakers classes that improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.

Retirees and those eligible for Medicare can check with their Health Care provider to see if they qualify for a Silver&Fit® or SilverSneakers® membership, which provides a Y membership at no cost to the participant.

Questions? Please contact Sherry Corson, Senior Director of Active Older Adult Experience, at 336 985 9622 ext. 6628 or