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Active Lives for Older Adults

Older adults, individuals 55 and above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All adults benefit from engaging in Y activities as they enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being. Maintain your health and functional ability with programs designed especially for your needs. We begin to lose bone density, balance and coordination as we age. The good news is that there is something we can do about it! Strength training and creating a fitness regime can deter or prevent these issues from occurring. Our Active Older Adult and SilverSneakers classes will teach you how to build muscle strength, endurance and increase mobility. Everyday activities will become easier, posture will improve and you’ll look and feel great!

Register for Older Adult Programs

Insurance-Based Memberships

Join a cause dedicated to bringing meaningful change in our community and get the benefits of a Y membership for $0/month with select Medicare plans. Your eligibility depends on your insurance provider and plan, call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify eligibility.

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne partners with the following fitness programs:

RENEW ACTIVE: Renew Active™, a fitness program to help you stay fit, stay focused, and stay you, is administered through UnitedHealthcare® Medicare plans. To confirm eligibility, we need a confirmation code. You can locate your code by signing into your UnitedHealthcare® account or calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

SILVERSNEAKERS: SilverSneakers® is a fitness program for active older adults that is included with many Medicare Advantage plans. SilverSneakers helps millions of people on Medicare defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, "I can do this!" To find out more information, visit their website here.

SILVER & FIT: Silver&Fit is a program administered by American Specialty Health in partnership with the Y. To view health plans that participate, select "Indiana" in the Participating Health Plans Silver&Fit search. We will use your exact name and date of birth to determine eligibility when you're ready to join.Silver Sneakers Logo.    


Many of our YMCA locations have specific fitness programs and social activities. Fitness programs may include EnhanceFitness® and Aquatics group classes. Social activities may include painting with canvas, euchre tournaments, volunteer work and social trips. To find branch-specific information, you may read the newsletters or see the calendar for the branch of your choice. 

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Sign up for Older Adult information on events and programs for your branch.

Older Adult Information