Physical activity is a great way for older adults to have fun and maintain the strength and agility necessary to remain independent and age in place.
Offerings at the Pawtucket Family YMCA for seniors include SilverSneakers, a renowned group exercise program that gives seniors an opportunity to stay on track toward their health and fitness goals. The classes are designed for older adults and are taught by certified instructors.
Participants move to music through a variety of exercises aimed at increasing strength and range of movement, both of which are necessary to complete activities of daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are used for resistance, and chairs are available for support.
Senior citizen programs exclusive to YMCA members are:
More information can be obtained by following the link to Pawtucket Family YMCA program book, inquiring at the member services desk or calling (401) 727-7900.