The Attleboro Norton Y has a thriving community of active older adults who make the Y and physical activity an important part of their healthy lifestyle. Our Y brings members of all ages together for group exercise classes, sports, social events, specialized programming, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.

By coming together as a community, our members stay young at heart with great workouts, wonderful friends, and a lot of laughs!

Programs for Seniors

Senior Fitness

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Adult Aquatics

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Adult Sports

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Chronic Disease Programs

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Senior Meals

The Attleboro Norton YMCA is proud to offer free meals for seniors. The intent of this program is to support those seniors who struggle to have hot evening meals due to financial constraints, mobility constraints, health issues, and transportation issues.

Meals are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Register for a curbside pickup time slot or for at-home delivery. (For at-home delivery, meals will arrive 4:45-5:30 pm. At-home delivery only available to homes in Attleboro or Norton.) Please be sure to register each person who will need a meal, so we prepare the appropriate number of meals for you. To register, click on the link below or call (508) 222-7422.

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August 2022 Menus

> Reserve your upcoming August meals

MON, Aug 1:  Tomato bisque soup & grilled cheese sandwich

TUE, Aug 2:  Meatloaf, baked potato & veggie

WED, Aug 3:  Cheese ravioli, dinner salad & garlic bread

MON, Aug 8:  Chicken kabobs over ginger rice with cucumber & tomato salad

TUE, Aug 9:  Bolognese and dinner salad

WED, Aug 10:  Pasta fagioli served with italian bread

MON, Aug 15:  Soft taco, rice & beans

TUE, Aug 16:  Baked scrod with roasted potatoes and dinner salad

WED, Aug 17:  Pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw & baked beans

MON, Aug 22:  Meatball sub with dinner salad

TUE, Aug 23:  German cabbage, bacon & noodles with house salad

WED, Aug 24:  American chop suey with dinner salad

MON, Aug 29:  Ratatouille served with fresh bread

TUE, Aug 30:  Shepard’s pie with dinner salad

WED, Aug 31:  Chicken salad (sliced chicken over a bed of spinach, dried cranberries, walnuts, feta cheese), served with a maple syrup/balsamic vinagrette dressing


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

Mind Body Studio
Downtown Branch

Fee

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


Monthly Senior Luncheons

Held on the second Monday of each month, beginning at 11:30 AM, our Monthly Senior Lunches offer an opportunity to join our community of active older adults for good food, good company and good conversation!

Location
Sweet Community House
44 Peck Street
Attleboro, MA

Fall 2022 Schedule
Monday, September 13 |  Register for this lunch
Monday, October 11  |  Register for this lunch
Monday, November 8  |  Register for this lunch
No lunch in December due to Holiday Potluck.

So that we may plan meals accordingly, reservations are required.

To reserve your place, click on the registration links above, or call (508) 222-7422.


Senior Sing-A-Longs

Join us in an acoustic sing-a-long the last Tuesday of each month starting in June at the Sweet Community House!

Ed Poirier will play all of the favorites of the 50s & 60s, songs from Motown, and more. Don’t remember the words? No worries! We will have them for you!

Come and join your friends! Music soothes the soul!

Tuesdays
12:30-1:15 pm
Mind Body Studio
Downtown Branch

Free for all seniors in the community.


Senior Holiday Lunches

Fall offers bountiful opportunities to celebrate community and friendships. Join us for one or more of the following holiday festivities:

Grandparents Day Luncheon
Celebrate Grandparents Day with a luncheon at the Sweet House!

THU, SEP 15  11:30 AM
$18, Y Members / $22, Non-Members
Register Online

Hall-o-ween Party
Dress up in your best, funniest, most scary costume for our annual Halloween Party! Bring a dish or treat to share!

FRI, OCT 28  11:30 AM
Free, Members & Non-Members
Register Online

Thanksgiving Dinner
Please do not be alone for Thanksgiving dinner this year! We will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner at the Sweet Community House for any senior who finds themselves alone. Turkey dinner with all the “fiixin’s”

THU, NOV 24  2:00 PM
Free, Members & Non-Members
So that we may plan accordingly, please Register by TUE, NOV 8
Register Online

Holiday Potluck & Yankee Swap
Join your friends and celebrate the holiday season at our annual pot-luck & Yankee Swap. If you don’t want to participate in the Yankee Swap no problem, don’t let that stop you from joining us!

THU, DEC 15  11:30 AM
Free, Members & Non-Members
Register Online


Senior Camp

Ages:  60+

Senior Camp is back for fall!

Why should kids get all of the fun? Come back to camp with our special 4-day Senior Camp! Or, if four days is too much, and you’re looking for a small taste of adventure, why not try our one-day camp?!

Senior Camp:  Week

During our four-day Senior Camp, you’ll participate in a variety of activities designed to instill a sense of teamwork, invigorate your creativity and quest for knowledge, and inspire new levels of confidence.
Senior camp is the perfect way for active older adult who want to stay young at heart! Activities will include:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Health & Wellness Classes
  • Lawn & Field Games
  • Pool & Swimming Fun
  • Ropes Course,…and more!

TUE, SEP 6-FRI, SEP 9
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center (home of Camp Finberg)
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

Fees for the Week:
Single Campers:  $60, Members / $80, Non-Members
Couples:  $100, Members / $130, Non-Members

Register Here / Single Campers
Register Here / Couples

For more information, please contact Cyndee at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0767.

Mini Senior Camp:  One-Day

We’re packing as much fun and excitement into our one-day Senior Camp as we possibly can. Or, at least just enough to give you a taste of adventure! You’ll experience a glimpse of activities from our week-long camp such as:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • A Health & Wellness Classes
  • Lawn & Field Games, and
  • Ropes Course!

THU, OCT 13
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Norton Outdoor Center (home of Camp Finberg)
295 West Main Street, Norton, MA

Fees for the Day:
$25, Y Members
$38, Non-Members

Register Here

For more information, please contact Cyndee at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0767.


Monthly Senior Workshops

Each month, the Y hosts a variety of workshops and seminars for seniors in the community! Workshops all take place at the Sweet Community House, 44 Peck Street, Attleboro, MA.

Fall 2022 Schedule is currently under development. Please check back soon.

  • September – Healthy Aging Month
    This year marks the 30th anniversary since the establishment of September as Healthy Aging Month, which offers an opportunity to reflect on how we incorporated habits like exercise, eating healthy food, and getting enough sleep into our daily routines. It is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of staying active, as well as taking steps to improve our physical, social, and mental health.Date:  TBD
    Time:  TBD
    Register Here.
  • October – National Dental Hygiene Month
    National Dental Hygiene Month serves as a reminder to practice the daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. This is as importatn for older adults as it is for young children, particularly since good oral health is an important part of overall well-being. Chris Weylman, Elder Dental Program Coordinate at HopeHealth Comnmunity Visiting Nurse, will joing us for a discussion of what constitutes good oral hygiene, as well as key daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums.Date:  TBD
    Time:  TBD
    Register Here.
  • November – National Diabetes Month
    Consider that while almost 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes, one in four don’t even realize they’re walking around with the disease. National Diabetes Month boosts awareness about the risk factor, symptoms, and types of diabetes. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2, or if you are considered pre-diabetic, hear the stories, check out the latest research, and learn how you can take steps on your journey to live a healthier life.Date:  TBD
    Time:  TBD
    Register Here.
  • December – Managing Holiday Grief
    The holidays are stressful enough when you are not grieving. If you have experienced a major loss, this holiday season will be different than the last, and whether you share your grief openly, or keep things to yourself, manaing your internal and external struggles will be less challenging once you master a few basic coping skills and plan how you want to approach the holidays. During this workshop, we will explore how you can manage the painful and mixed feelings that accompany grief, maintain your physical health, and explore how new and old traditions and rituals can support you during this tough time.Date:  TBD
    Time:  TBD
    Register Here.
To reserve your spot, please call (508) 222-7422 or click the registration links above. If you have any questions, please contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0767.

Senior Medicare Fitness & Membership

Did you know that your health insurance might pay for your YMCA membership?

If you have an eligible medicare plan, you may have access to a special senior medicare fitness program, which entitles you to all the services and privileges of a regular Y membership – at no cost to you!

Open to both new and existing members!

Programs now available at the Attleboro Norton YMCA:

How to enroll in Senior Whole Health:

To enroll in Senior Whole Health’s plan at the Y, please contact your insurance provider and confirm that you would like to use this benefit at the Attleboro Norton YMCA. They will provide you with the next steps to get started.

How to enroll in Renew Active:

To enroll in Renew Active at the Y, you will need to provide the Y’s Membership staff with your Renew Active Confirmation Code. To obtain your code, login to your UnitedHealthcare member website and go to Health & Wellness and look for Renew Active. For assistance, call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance membership card.

Questions about your Y membership?

Contact our Active Older Adults Director Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at (508) 409-0767 or cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org.


Walking Track Hours

With the weather about to turn cooler, the Y will begin opening the Pleasant Street Branch’s Indoor Walking Track for member use during select times.

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00-11:00 AM

Pleasant Street Branch – Indoor Walking Track

Members will need to scan in and then can use the track area. Please note that the rest of the building is reserved for the Y’s Child Care programs, so members will only have access to the track.