The South Montgomery County YMCA will be opening its doors for free to seniors on September 12th. The Open House will give seniors a chance to see what the YMCA has to offer, whether it be exercise classes, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities or field trips. In addition, there will be helpful information from community partners related to senior services.
The South Montgomery County YMCA Open House and Activity Fair, for Seniors and their Guests, is Thursday, September 12th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Activities could include games, refreshments, health screenings including vision, spinal, and blood pressure, information on health & nutrition, senior services, fitness class demos, massages, tasty samples from local restaurants, tours, flu shots, door prizes, give-aways, light lunch and much more.
“The National Institute on Aging finds that staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent or delay some diseases and disabilities as people grow older,” said Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison. “We encourage our active older adults to stay active. Physical activity improves strength, energy and flexibility. Growing older shouldn’t have to mean losing your strength or ability to do everyday tasks and the other things you enjoy.”
At YMCA, not only do we focus on senior health fitness, we make sure our older adult members know they are an important part of our YMCA family. Meet new friends every time you visit the YMCA. The YMCA helps older adults remain active and vital contributors to our communities. We offer several exercise and social opportunities for older adults, including:
- Water aerobics, Seniorcize Aerobic classes and Fit Over 50 Body Sculpting
- Silver Sneakers® Sit and fit exercise classes and Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch®
- Balance and Fall Prevention
- Monthly Field trips
- Social gatherings including potluck lunches, lunch outings, concerts, plays and much more.
- Silver Sneakers® Fitness program
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is here to help you improve your health and is provided for you at no additional cost by your Medicare and Medicare Supplement health plan carriers that are part of the SilverSneakers® program. One of the many benefits of the SilverSneakers® program is a free membership to your local YMCA! For more information on which health plans offer the SilverSneakers® program please join us on September 12th to learn more or visit www.silversneakers.com.
Wear your sneakers and come dressed to play! Bring your family and friends and join us on September 12th at the annual YMCA Senior Open House and Activity Fair. Admission is FREE and YMCA Membership not required. All guests will receive a goodie bag. The South Montgomery County Shadowbend YMCA is located at 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. For more information call 281-367-9622 or visit www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.
The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization striving to turn no one away due to the inability to pay. Limited financial assistance is available based on available resources to individuals and families who substantiate a need.