Aging well in Body. Mind. & Spirit

Active Older Adults (AOA) in the YMCA experience a strong sense of belongingness and a network of friends who provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being. Through on-going, fun, safe, and engaging programs, activities, and events AOA members increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships and celebrating the success and milestones of each older adult within their AOA community.

This group is for our Y members over 50 years of age. Join us for activities, fellowship, and fun. Each month we will have a different topic such as equipment demos, nutrition, games, and more. 


Special Arts & Crafts in March Community Service Opportunity >
Community Service Opportunity every Thursday in March

Special Arts & Crafts Community Service Project

For the month of March, our Active Older Adult Arts & Crafts time will be dedicated to making washable menstrual pads to send to Africa.

Thursdays, weekly

1 - 2:30PM


Eat, Move and Groove - Morning Happy Hour >

Eat, Move and Groove - Morning Happy Hour

How to Eat, Move and Groove for Wellness with Susie Kundrat, MS, RDN, LDN

Eat Move and Groove Morning Happy Hour

April 5, 2024
Ages 50+

Cost: $10/member; $15/guest member


Join Susie for this engaging workshop as she highlights her keys to boosting your health and wellness in simple, easy, doable ways based on her new book Eat Move Groove: Unlock the Simple Steps to Lifelong Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness, which will be available at the workshop. You'll get tips to build into your day, try recipes from Susie's book, and come away with recommendations you can put into practice today to enhance your health span every day. 

Susie Kundrat is a Y member and the founder of Eat Move Groove. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a clinical professor emeritus with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health and an adjunct lecturer with the University of Illinois Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and Walla Walla Community College. Susie is a former sports dietitian with Fighting Illini Athletics and former consultant to the Milwaukee Bucks. 

A portion of the sales of Eat Move Groove will support local nutrition security efforts. 


Learn to Play Pickleball >
Learn to Play...Pickleball

Learn to Play...Pickleball!

Are you interested in pickleball, but don't know how to play?

We are excited to offer a new 4 week program teaching the fundamentals of pickleball. You will learn the rules of pickleball, serving, scoring, and will get a chance to play!

Session I: January 8 - 29
Session II: March 4 - April 1



$25/member; $35/guest member



Let's Take a Stroll >

Let's Take a Stroll

Lace up those tennies and let’s stroll!

Every week, we’ll get the blood flowing with a walk, while talking with friends. Bundle up and walk around the Y or upstairs on the walking track if the weather is too cold. Join us to get your body moving during the winter months!

Tuesdays, weekly

10 AM


Y Brown Bag Book Club >

Y Brown Bag Book Club

Bring your lunch and discuss abook every month with other members!

2nd Thursday, Monthly

12 PM



January 11: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

February 8: The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar

March14: Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

April 11: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

May 9: Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

June 13: Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

July 11: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

August 8: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

September 12: Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

October 10: The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani

November 14: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

December 12: Lunch in Restaurant TBD

Men's Dementia Support Group >

Men's Dementia Support Group

If you are caring for a family member with dementia and would benefit from in-depth discussion about this journey, you are welcome to join us. We gather in support of one another to share our stories freely and confidentially.

Registration NOT required.

Tuesdays; 9 AM
Wednesdays; 10:30 AM

In person and on Zoom.