YMCA of Greater Erie

At the YMCA we’ve made the health and fitness of our seniors a top priority by providing programs for the spirit, mind and body. Through group exercise classes and aquatic programs that concentrate on mobility and flexibility, dance classes, social events, and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing Seniors / Active Older Adults (AOA) together for camaraderie, fellowship and fun!

Senior Fitness
Programs including, Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, Water Fitness and Pickleball

Social Events/Group Programs
Ys offer a number of special events, group outings and activities like book club, crafting and card clubs. Check out this month’s calendar

Health Education
Ys offer a number of workshops, lunch & learns and screenings throughout the year. Check out this month’s calendar


County YMCA
Kelly Gheres, kgheres@ymcaerie.org

Downtown YMCA
Monica Olesnanik, molesnanik@ymcaerie.org

Eastside Family YMCA
Gretchen Scavella, gscavella@ymcaerie.org

Glenwood Park YMCA
Robin Adams, radams@ymcaerie.org


Senior Programs

Ballroom Dance

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Taught by Don Ray — learn the Fox Trot, Cha Cha and many more great dance moves! Get ready for your next special event or just a fun night out! Sessions are six-weeks long and meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm.


View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Bootcamp Gold

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In this class you’ll learn age-appropriate circuit and strength training drills & imaginative ways to integrate interval training into your workout.  You will build stamina, and strength, blast fat, optimize cardio-respiratory fitness, and minimize stress of exercise on aging joints.  Note: Class appropriate for beginner bootcamp participants & older active adults.

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Tai Chi

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The Eastside Family YMCA is excited to now offer TAI CHI as one of our Group Exercises.

TAI CHI is an ancient Chinese tradition that has evolved over centuries to become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety, a form of “meditation in motion”. It has been shown to improve balance control, fitness, and flexibility, and to reduce the risk of falls in older people.

Join us Fridays at 11am in Studio 2 at the Eastside Y.

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