The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
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. Our Active Older Adult and Silver Sneaker classes will teach you how to build muscle strength, endurance and increase mobility. Everyday activities will become easier, posture will improve and you’ll look and feel great!
The Berkshire Family YMCA is proud to support SilverSneakers.
What is SilverSneakers?
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity. Health plans around the country offer the SilverSneakers program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country.
Do I have SilverSneakers?
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a benefit offered to members of many Medicare health plans and Medicare Supplement carriers. If you are part of a Medicare health plan or if you are a group retiree, you may already have the SilverSneakers benefit.
Find out if your health plan offers SilverSneakers or find a participating health plan in your state.
The Berkshire Family YMCA offers these SilverSneakers fitness classes:
SilverSneakers Classic: Senior strength training can improve the quality of life at any age. This class includes using the SRRI exertubes to build strength, balance and flexibility at a safe pace. This class will focus on improving posture while aiding the prevention of osteoporosis, arthritis and the loss of muscle mass.
SilverSneakers Circuit: This class involves a little more aerobic activity than the Senior Strength Training class. It also aims to build strength, balance and flexibility at a slightly more advanced pace. This class will help prevent osteoporosis, arthritis and the loss of muscle mass through its exercises.
I have SilverSneakers. How do I sign up for a membership to the Berkshire Family YMCA?
Visit the Welcome Center.