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 teaches BOOM, SilverSneakers Yoga, Step Express and Zumba Gold classes.
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We know that it’s important for adults over age 55 continue to engage in fulfilling activities so they can enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being. A trip with us might be the perfect way to improve your self care!
Upcoming 2019 Trips Include:
June 6 ..........Brewers v. Marlins (Milwaukee) See flyer
July 26 .........Tall Ships (Green Bay) See flyer
Sept. 18-20..........Door County Lighthouses and Wineries (3 days/2 nights) See Flyer
Dec. 29- Jan. 14..........New Zealand Active Tour View Brochure
Please check the AOA bulletin boards at both Ys or our website for specific trip details! REGISTER HERE
At the Y, we believe that spirit, mind and body are all connected. Active Older Adults can get inspired and connect through organized activities such as:
Day trips to:
• Art exhibits
• State parks and outdoor adventures
• Sporting events
• Theater and dinner outings
Please view our AOA bulletin board for upcoming trip information.
Join our book club and expand your love of reading. Group leader is Connie Heidemann of Marathon County Literacy.
LOCATION: Marathon County Public Library- Wausau, 2nd Floor (Bring your own lunch/snacks)
TIME: 11:30 am
UPCOMING DATES: 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23 &11/27
Please contact Becky Zelent at 715-841-1822 or email email@example.com with questions.
Golden & Outdoor Adventures
Learn and explore the area with us as we gather to experience area sights, many at no cost. Outings include: visiting museums, dining, hiking, snowshoeing, and more! Non-members welcome. Invite your friends! Please see AOA calendar, bulletin boards at the Y or the Woodson YMCA AOA Facebook page for days and times of outings. (Registration may be required.)
Upcoming Outings: Hike on Rib Mountain Turkey Vulture Trail, 1 pm Wed. July 10 -(We'll meet at Grouse Lane dead end)