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Active Older Adults

The Y is proud to offer a variety of Active Older Adults programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. Participants in the program enjoy group outings, health education seminars, group fitness classes, volunteer opportunities and events designed to promote mental agility, good health and independence. Basic daily exercise provides many health benefits and may decrease illness, chronic disease, fatigue and the risk of falling.

Kannapolis Active Older Adults Calendar

Lunch & Learn

First Thursday of the month | 11:30am
Please bring a dish to share!
Sign up at the Member Service Desk.

Prayer Breakfast

Third Thursday of the month | 9-10am
Please bring a monetary donation.


Third Thursday of the month | 10am
Please bring a small $1 item for a prize.


Try this increasingly popular sport that provides a great workout while offering a very social and competitive game.
Wednesdays: Open play is from 9-11am in the Gym
Equipment: Net, paddles, balls and court lines can be checked out at the Member Service Desk.

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $3

About the Game
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a court the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20 feet wide and 44 feet long. The court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players.

The Equipment
When playing pickleball, each player uses a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Next is the pickleball. The ball itself is unique. It is a perforated plastic ball with holes through it like a wiffle ball. There are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color.

Contact: Jami Eager at

West Cabarrus Active Older Adults Calendar

Book Club

Tuesday, November 13 | 9:30-11am | Conference Room
The All Girl Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Cooking with Alicia

Alicia Knetsche, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Wednesday, November 14 | 10-11:30am | Williams Room
This class has14 spots available.
Please sign up at the 2nd Floor Courtesy Counter

Crafting Club

Wednesday, November 14 and 28 | 10am-12pm | Conference Room
Bring a craft you are working on.

Lunch, Fun and Learn

Friday, November 16 | 11:30am-1pm | Williams Room
Travel With Confidance
Presented by Jane Kelly, BSN, RN, CDE
Bring a healthy dish or drink to share.

Scandinavian Christmas FairScandinavian Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 1 | 8:30am

The Scandinavian Christmas Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina is an authentic celebration of the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Talented artisans and vendors offer unique crafts and gifts from all over Scandinavia. You will find everything from knives and quilts to crystal pieces, jewelry, home made bread, and Christmas decorations.


$20 per person, lunch is on your own


November 1-15 at the Member Service Desk

Location and Travel Details

We will meet at the YMCA at 8:30am to travel to Raleigh, North Carolina.
Arrival time at Fair is 10:00am.
We will Leave Raleigh at 5:00 to return to the YMCA by 6:30pm.


Nellie Allseitz, Active Older Adults Coordinator, 704.795.9962 x246

Harrisburg AOA Calendar

AOA Zumba Gold

Monday and Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30am

Fit over 50

Thursdays | 8:30-9:30am

Silver Sneakers

Mondays | 12:15-1:00pm
Wednesdays | 10:30-11:30am

Chair Yoga

Wednesdays | 11:30am-12:30pm

Tai Chi Mondays for Harrisburg

Mondays | 9:30-10:15am


Fitness is Timeless®

The Silver&Fit® program is designed for older adults! By exercising regularly and meeting new people, you can be Silver, Fit and Fabulous® too!

Silver&Fit® Membership

Silver&Fit® provides eligible members with no cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Contact your insurance provider to find out if you can be part of this program. Learn more at

If you are interested in enrolling, please come by the Members Service Desk at any of our three locations with your health plan membership card.


Get Fit Your Way

The Y is a great place for active older adults to take advantage of specialized exercise and health education classes and to enjoy social programs with others of similar interests. These activities have been shown to help older adults maintain good health, reduce health care costs and lead an active, independent lifestyle.

Healthways SilverSneakers® is a national program for active older adults. If your health plan includes the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program as part of your benefit package, you can enjoy Kannapolis YMCA activities at no additional cost. Call your insurance provider to see if you are eligible. For more information on the SilverSneakers® program, call 1-888-432-4632 or visit

If you are interested in enrolling, please come by the Membership Service Desk at any of our three locations with your health plan membership card.

Ten Ways You Can Get Involved  

  1. Read a great book and join the discussion during our monthly Book Club.
  2. Attend a free self-defense workshop.
  3. Enjoy great music and dancing twice a month at our senior dances.
  4. Go on a walking tour of Old Salem with a group.
  5. Participate in group exercise classes with active older adults in mind.
  6. Work on your crafts with others during our Crafting Club.
  7. Enjoy activities like Ping Pong, billiards and cards every Tuesday and Thursday.
  8. Attend a Lunch and Learn with topics like this month's: "Learn How to Avoid Being Scammed”.
  9. Use our pools to swim laps or participate in water aerobics.
  10. Enjoy fellowship with other active older adults like yourself at the Y!