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!


Group Exercise Classes for Seniors

The Y includes a wide variety of classes that are specifically designed for active older adults. No matter what your fitness level may be, the Y has the perfect class for you!

Water Fitness Classes

  • Water in Motion
  • Water in Motion Strength
  • Aqua H.I.I.T.

Studio Classes

  • Chair Yoga
  • Drums Alive – Golden Beats
  • Keeping Fit
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Active Together
  • Balance & Flex Together
  • Strength Train Together
  • Group Cycle
  • Zumba
  • WERQ

For class schedules, go to attleboroymca.org/schedules or download the Y’s Mobile App for iTunes or GooglePlay.


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. For more information, contact Joanne O’Brien at joanne.obrien@comcast.net.

Pickleball is free for Attleboro Norton YMCA Members. Non-Members must purchase a Day Pass ($12 per adult, $8 per senior) to play.

PICKLEBALL GYM SCHEDULE

SUN-FRI – 8:00-10:00 AM
SAT – 7:00-9:00 AM
Beginner Nights – TUE 6:00-7:45 PM


Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai = big or great. Chi = ultimate energy. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise consisting of slow, beautiful, relaxed movements that develop a sense of balance and harmony between mind and body. Practicing tai chi can improve balance, stability, and flexibility for seniors.

We’re excited that Ed Poirier will now offer this great class to all senior members of the community at our new location – the Sweet Community House on Peck Street.

Schedule

Tuesdays
11-11:45 am
4:30-5:15 pm

Location

Sweet Community House
44 Peck Street
Attleboro, MA

Fee

Free for Attleboro Norton YMCA Members
$3 for Non-Members


Senior Walking Group

Join your friends from the Y for some exercise, fresh air, and conversation!

The group will meet every Wednesday at Capron Park under the Newell Shelter and then head out for a stroll. People with walking aids are welcome! After the walk, feel free to relax and socialize with friends. Bring along your lunch if you like.

There is no cost to participate. We encourage participants to register so we can reach you in the event of inclement weather.

Schedule:

Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Location:

Capron Park, Attleboro
Meet under the Newell Shelter


Upcoming Special Events for Seniors

Thursday, October 14 · WORKSHOP: LEARN NOT TO BE SCAMMED

Our very own Aquatic Director Joe Winston, formerly from the technology world, will lead an information session about how to identify when you are being sent a scam email and how not to become a victim! He will also guide you on phone scams.

Thursday, October 14
2:00-3:00 PM
Downtown Branch Café
Free to all. Registration is required. Stop at the Welcome Center, call (508) 222-7422, or sign up online.

Friday, October 22 · CRAFTING WORKSHOP: CARD MAKING

Join Patti Quinn, a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator, for a card-making workshop on Friday, Oct 22. You will make two cards – one birthday and one fall greeting card.

Friday, October 22
1:00-3:00 PM
Sweet Community House
$7 per person includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Stop at the Welcome Center, call (508) 222-7422, or sign up online.


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.

Health Aging Plans (ages 65 and older) for Senior Members
Weekly 30-min sessions: $50 per 2-week session
Weekly 60-min sessions: $94 per 2-week session