Older adults who engage in regular physical activity are apt to enjoy an increased amount of years of active independent living, according to the National Council on Aging. Exercising can help prevent disabilities and diseases as well as maintain or increase the strength and flexibility necessary to complete tasks of daily living, including grocery shopping, housekeeping and grooming.
Those are some of the reasons why senior citizens should join the YMCA of Pawtucket and take advantage of the many age-specific programs its offers at its Pawtucket Family YMCA, Lincoln-based MacColl YMCA and the Greater Woonsocket YMCA. In addition to the physical benefits, participating in exercise classes provides camaraderie and a chance to make new friends.
Besides structured programs for senior citizens, the Family, MacColl and Woonsocket YMCAs have reserved times for adult lap swims in spacious pools. Also, there are designated family swim times during which older adults might want to take their grandchildren to the YMCA.
Furthermore, senior citizens can bask in the sun and enjoy nature at the Westwood YMCA branch in Coventry. Westwood’s sparkling Quidnick Reservoir and acres of preserved woodland are resources that provide people of all ages hours of enjoyment. Specials events such as Wii bowling tournaments and bingo are conducted at Westwood.
To obtain more information, click on the tab for the YMCA branch near you.