Active Lives for Older Adults
Older adults, individuals 55 and above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All seniors benefit from engaging in Y activities that enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being. Maintain your health and functional ability with programs designed especially for the needs of seniors. We begin to lose bone density, balance and coordination as we age. The good news is that there is something we can do about it! Strength training and creating a fitness regime can deter or prevent these issues from occurring. Everyday activities will become easier, posture will improve and you’ll look and feel great!
Our exercise classes and organized physical activities promote fitness and good health while fostering friendships and camaraderie. Active Older Adults Director Becky Zelent leads outdoor adventures, day and overnight trips and serves as program coordinator for Managing Your Diabetes. Becky also teaches BOOM, SilverSneakers Yoga, Step Express and Zumba Gold classes.
Be in the know! View March AOA Calendar
Potluck Lunchtime Learning
Once a month, we get together for a potluck lunch in the Youth Lobby and a chance to connect with other active adults. Please bring a friend and a dish to pass. Then stay for our interesting topic of the day!
Open to members and non-members!
Lunch at 12:00 pm, Program start at 12:30 pm
March 21-(Wausau Branch) Living Generously- Lunch provided by Thrivent Financial
April 18-(Aspirus Branch) Improving Your Hearing
The Woodson YMCA has partnered with the Wausau School District to help adults of any age to become more comfortable with technology and the internet on their phones or tablets.
11 am - 12 pm, Lesson
12 pm - 1 pm, Individualized tech assistance available
Our free Tech Friday programs are open to members and non-members! Please pre-register for your spot. Call 715-845-2177.
Location: Wausau Center Mall, Wausau School District storefront (Next to Younker’s store)
|Tech Friday Topic||Date|
|Email & Messaging on Your Phone||March 16|
|Using Skype & Face Time||April 21|
|Open Tech Mentoring Help||May 18|
Golden & Outdoor Adventures
Learn and explore the area with us as we gather for trips to area sights, many at no cost.
Example outings: Bowling, painting, visiting museums, dining, hiking, snowshoeing, and more! Check the AOA calendar at the Y, bulletin boards or Woodson YMCA AOA Facebook page for days and times of Golden & Outdoor Adventures. Registration may be required. Members & non-members welcome!