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.
West Cabarrus AOA Calendar
December 8 | 11:30am
Sign up at the Member Service Desk.
Bring a healthy dish, dessert or drink to share!
December 12 | 9:30am
Contact: Johanna Hiza, AOA Coordinator, 704.795.9622 x246, firstname.lastname@example.org
December 13 | 19am
Please bring a craft you are working on. Enjoy fellowship and get great ideas!
Harrisburg AOA Calendar
There are no Harrisburg AOA events for December, but be sure to check back in January!
Kannapolis Active Older Adults Calendar
Try this increasingly popular sport that provides a great workout while offering a very social and competitive game.
Wednesdays: Open play starts 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.
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 email@example.com
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® 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 www.SilverandFit.com.
If you are interested in enrolling, please come by the Membership 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 www.silversneakers.com.
If you are interested in enrolling, please come by the membership desk at any of our three locations with your health plan membership card.
Ten Ways You Can Get Involved
- Read a great book and join the discussion during our monthly Book Club.
- Attend a free self-defense workshop.
- Enjoy great music and dancing twice a month at our senior dances.
- Go on a walking tour of Old Salem with a group.
- Participate in group exercise classes with active older adults in mind.
- Work on your crafts with others during our Crafting Club.
- Enjoy activities like Ping Pong, billiards and cards every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Attend a Lunch and Learn with topics like this month's: "Learn How to Avoid Being Scammed”.
- Use our pools to swim laps or participate in water aerobics.
- Enjoy fellowship with other active older adults like yourself at the Y!