Active Older Adults
At the YMCA, we are committed to building a healthy mind, body and spirit for all. We are proud to offer a variety of classes for active older adults.
The New Castle Community YMCA participates in the SilverSneakers® Program. This is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults age 65 and older.
Members receive a basic YMCA membership at no cost if they have one of the following Insurance Cards:
- Security Blue
- Medigap Blue
- Freedom Blue
- HOP Insurance
To enroll, visit the Downtown location of the YMCA. You will need your Insurance Card for the Application
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated and standing support.
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.
SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.
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