The Attleboro Y has a thriving community of active older adults who make the Y and physical activity an important part of their healthy lifestyle. In fact, because we appreciate their commitment to healthy living, we offer senior members reaching their 76th birthday a membership price freeze for life!


Specialized Group Exercise Classes

The Attleboro Y’s group exercise program offers the highest quality classes for members of all interests and fitness levels. Many of these classes are designed to meet the needs of older members with specific health considerations or physical limitations.

While all of our classes can be modified to meet your needs, we recommend the following classes for older members and those with health concerns:

  • Keeping Fit
  • Cycle 30
  • Chair Yoga
  • Golden Beats
  • Y Water Fit
  • Y Water Yoga
  • WATERinMOTION Platinum
  • Water Rehab & More

Dates & Times:
View our Group Fitness Schedules for specific days, times, and locations.

Fee: Free to all members


First Fridays: Senior Learning Experiences

On the first Friday of each month, the Attleboro Y hosts a new special event for our Senior Members. Some months, our Health & Wellness staff will offer a presentation on health-related topics. Other months, it’s simply a fun, social event to bring the whole crew together! All are welcome!

First Friday of each month
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Branch
For more information, please contact Cortney at cwall@attleboroymca.org.

MONTHLY TOPICS

October 5: Music Therapy and Mental Health
Join us as musician and therapist, Bruce Cummings, shares how music can influence our well-being. Experience a sampling of his work as he shares his story.

November 2: Healthy Eating
Join Joy, the Y’s Registered Dietician, for some tips on healthy eating.

December 7: Breath and Balance
Learn about how breath and balance work hand in hand.  Led by Cortney.


Maker’s Sewcial

Join a “sewcial” group of members who enjoy connecting with friends and making new ones! Sharing life, common threads, coffee and craft! Crafts may be led by our staff, volunteers or members who are passionate about a craft or hobby that they would like to share with others. Whether it’s knitting, paper crafts, or sewing, come to learn something new or bring whatever you are working on to share! Coffee will be provided, feel free to bring a healthy snack to share!

3rd Friday of each month
10:00 a.m.
Downtown Branch

MONTHLY PROJECTS

October 19: Paracord Bracelets 
Learn how to make a bracelet that is not only a fashion statement; it can come in handy while camping, hiking, or needing to tie down your umbrella at the beach. Great gift idea for any kids in the family.

November 16: Felting Ornaments 
Learn the basics of needle felting using cookie cutters as templates. All supplies provided, or bring your own and join in the fun!


Senior Strength Training

By learning proper use of strength equipment and cardiovascular equipment, you will improve your strength, increase your bone density, and build your endurance. This is a free class. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

Free for Members, but registration is required.

For more information, contact Cortney Wall at cwall@attleboroymca.org or 508-409-0752.

> Schedules, locations, and registration


Enhance Fitness

Join us for Enhance Fitness, a proven senior fitness and arthritis management program that improves your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. It reduces your arthritis symptoms with safe, low impact exercises led by certified instructors in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, friendship, and smiles.

MON, TUE    8:30-9:25 a.m.
Downtown Branch

WED 8:30-9:25 a.m.
Pleasant Street Branch

Free for Members
Non-Members: $35 per 16-week program


Pickleball

All ages are welcome.

If you’ve never picked up a pickleball paddle, you don’t know what you’re missing! This cross between tennis, ping-pong, and badminton is easy to learn, but quickly brings out the competitor in all of us. This game has become very popular in retirement communities, because it allows players to maintain the thrill of competition, without some of the physical stress and injuries that other sports can cause.

Schedule:
MON, TUE, THU, FRI  8:00-10:00 a.m.
TUE 12:30-2:30 p.m.
WED 7:30-10:00 p.m.
SUN  5:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown

Fee: Y Member: Free / Non-Members: Day Pass


A Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear.

In this award-winning program, yow will learn to:

  • view falls as contrallable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength and balance.

Program Dates: October 16-December 4
Schedule: TUE 1:15-3:15 pm
Location: Attleboro YMCA Pleasant Street Branch, 537 Pleasant Street, Attleboro
Program Fee: $15 for the full 8-week program
Registration: To register, call (508) 226-7700 or register online.

For more informatioon, contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at (508) 409-0767 or cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org.


Healthy Aging Personal Training

For older adults and members with specific health concerns. This is the time to focus on you! Stay active and fit with a personal trainer who will develop a weekly 30- or 60-minute training program perfect for your needs. Your trainer will work with you to help you increase strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. Registration is on a monthly basis.

Weekly 30-minute sessions: $100 per month ($25 per session)
Weekly 60-minute sessions: $188 per month ($47 per session)

Call 508-222-7422 to schedule your first personal training session or contact Cyndee at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org for more information.