Canandaigua Family YMCA

Canandaigua Family YMCA

Youth Development. Healthy Living. Social Responsibility.

Phone 585.394.6866
Child Care 585.394.1440

Active Older Adults

Spend your golden years leading a healthier life! Participate with others your age in group exercise, aquatics class and other social activities to stay strong and healthy. Take back your freedom to move and shake like you did in the 60’s.

Things to look for on this page:
Classes for you!
Health Insurance, Helps You!

Active Older Adults Events

AOA Summer Day Trip
Book your seat today with STAR Travel for a day trip on Seneca Lakes’ Captain Bill’s Boat with an All-American theme – “A Tribute to the Flag.” After the sites, the sounds and a delicious meal we’ll stop at Lakewood Vineyards for a nice cap to the day.
When: Thursday, July 6, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $107 per person – Call STAR Travel to reserve your spot 585.797.9044
Also put your name on the sheet at the Y’s Welcome Desk so we know to expect you.

Classes for you!

AOA Class:
Join the AOA functional fitness class and gain the tools necessary to live a full and independent life. Participating in functional fitness will increase your balance, flexibility, improve range of motion, tone muscles and build strength.
Tuesdays, 11 – 11:30 am
Cost: $18 Registration required

Ballet Barre: A blend of ballet and Pilates inspired movements. This workout tones and elongates your muscles giving you the strong, fit, lean body of a dancer. This is a barefoot class.
When: Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 am in Dance Studio

Pickleball combines elements from badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is a great game for all ages. We provide all equipment. All you need is water & sneakers.
Monday: 12:00 – 2 pm
Tuesday: 12:15 – 1:45 pm
Fridays: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SilverSneakers Classic– Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
Monday & Wednesday – 10:45-Noon; Tuesday & Thursday – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Silver Spin Class: It’s time to get back on the bike. We offer spinning classes on stationary bikes; here is a specific class for your needs. Learn the basics with AOA Coordinator Patty Spaid. She will make you feel comfortable riding a bike for 30 minutes.
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8 am
COST: $1 donation recommended

SilverSneakers Circuit: Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.
Tuesday/Thursday: 9:45 – 10:45 am

Cardio Walk Increase your heart rate and catch up with your friends with the instructor lead cardio walk class. In addition to time spent on the track there are body weight exercises and light stretching. It is a great activity for a Friday morning.
Friday 8:30 -9:30 am at Kershaw


We offer a variety of skill building and healthy living classes in our pool. The water acts as a resistance tool to work your entire body. Working out in the water alleviates stress on your hip and knee joints. Aquatics programs are wonderful to gain strength and improve balance while limiting the harmful impact on your body. AOA Aquatics Classes

Health Insurance, Helps You!

Many health insurance policies now cover membership costs to help ensure everyone has an opportunity at a healthy lifestyle. We participate in the MVP Gold – Silver Sneakers and Medicare Blue Choice – Silver & Fit programs.

is offered for older adults and is available at no additional cost (beyond any monthly premium) to MVP Gold members. It is the nation’s leading exercise program to keep older Americans strong and healthy. For any Silver Sneakers questions, visit SilverSneakers or call 1-888-280-6205.

Medicare Blue Choice members are eligible for a yearly membership through the Silver & Fit program. Silver & Fit requires a yearly registration fee of $25. For Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members, visit BlueCross BlueShield or call 1-800-671-6081.

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit membership gives you access to all areas of our facility including: pool, gym, wellness center, racquetball courts and exercise classes. We offer several customized classes for all active older adults. Our instructors, who are certified by Silver Sneakers, have specific routines designed for older adults to improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. An additional fee is required for a few of our aquatics programs.

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit is the key you need to unlock a healthier life; it is up to you to use it. Don’t hesitate call your health care provider now to find out if you qualify for a membership.

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