Active Older Adults

The YMCA Active Older Adult programs are activities that include land exercise, water exercise, social gatherings and educational outings. The YMCA understands the special needs of seniors and works hard to create a safe and fun atmosphere for people of all ages. Please watch the schedule of events for activities that you can be involved in.

Are you a senior who has a special area of interest and would like to volunteer to help at the Hastings Family YMCA? Visit our volunteer page.

Arthritis Foundation/YMCA Aquatics Programs

AFYAP is a water exercise program designed by the Arthritis Foundation to provide low impact exercises for persons with various types of arthritis. Many people with other mobility problems, such as individuals who have suffered strokes or injuries, find AFYAP helpful. AFYAP exercises work on range-of-motion and flexibility of joints. Our instructors are under the direction of Arthritis Foundation and YMCA certified management.

We encourage you to try AFYAP. Your next question just might be, "Why didn't I try this a long time ago?"

If you have additional questions call the YMCA at 402.463.3139 or email

Class Schedule

Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes

SilverSneakers®  Muscular Strength & Range of Movement 
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, a range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support.

SilverSneakers® YogaStretch
YogaStretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Class Schedule

Social Time

Each morning the YMCA is blessed to host dozens of members for coffee time and socialization. The coffee is always free and so are the opinions! Join us at the 16th St. YMCA.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi – Participants will learn balance skills,  good body alignment, and coordinated Tai Chi movements. This program is intended for community-dwelling older adults who can walk easily with or without assistive devices. Tai Chi has shown to improve balance, leg strength, mobility, flexibility, reduce the fear of falling, and improve psychological health.

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