Pocono Family YMCA

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Active Older Adults

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.

Older adults, individuals 55 and above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All AOA benefit from engaging in YMCA activities that enhance connections, decreases a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being.

Additional Sites for Classes:

Barrett Senior Center - Mountainhome, PA

Loder Senior Center - East Stroudsburg, PA

Mountain Center - Tobyhanna, PA

NEW!

Strength. Power. Function.

Are you an active older adult looking for a more challenging workout? Do you want to keep your muscles and bones strong? Would you like a professional trainer to guide you through a personal workout?

Sign up for our new small-group training class.

When: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15am.
Cost: $40 members/ $80 non-members

Your Insurance could make you eligible for a FREE YMCA Membership!

If you have one of the following Medicare eligible insurance plans, you may be able to get your "Y" membership for FREE.


Highmark Freedom Blue PPO & PFFS
Highmark Medigap Blue
Humana
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield PFFS
United Healthcare
H.O.P. - Pre-65 HOP Medical Plan
Secure Horizon

For more information on the FREE membership, call 570-421-2525 ext. 139 to speak with Debbie Lang.

 

Exercise Classes

AFEP (Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program) This class is brought to you by the Arthritis Foundation and was formerly titled PACE. In this class you will increase range of motion, flexibility and strengthen muscles, an ideal class for the first time exerciser or those who have arthritis.

Silver Sneakers Muscular strength and range of motion plus cardio and multi-level conditioning using hand held weights, resistance bands and a ball.

Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch A blend of three yoga styles taught from a seated or standing position to enhance flow and energy with restorative breathing exercises.

Stretch & Tone Movements that both loosen and increase flexibility combined with dumbbell exercises that tone and strengthen your muscles.

 

The Y also offers special programs and activities designed for our Active Older Adult population like seasonal luncheons, the senior fitness walk, senior prom and much more.  

 

Take a Walk with your friends!

Stop by the lobby for your route map. Walk our 1.5 mile route through historic Downtown Stroudsburg.

                                                          

WalkWorks is a local walking program for people of all ages and abilities. Walking is one of the most popular options for physical activity in America, and for good reason: 

 

  • It helps you lose or maintain your weight 

  • Provides stress relief

  • Reverses normal age-related memory loss

  • Delays the development of Alzheimer's disease

  • Improves your ability to manage arthritis

  • Avoid or reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers

  • Walking is even better for you than running or jogging because it puts less stress on your joints, such as your hips, knees, and ankles.

    Every minute of walking can extend your life for 1.5-2 minutes. An additional twenty minutes of walking daily can burn 7 pounds annually, even while maintaining the same diet (Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University).

    By becoming a part of WalkWorks, you can improve your health and socialize with friends and family while enjoying the scenery in a familiar area. You may discover landmarks you didn’t know existed in your hometown!

                            Track your steps and progress by signing up for the walker tracker!