The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is proud to offer a variety of Active Older Adults programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties.

There are a wide range of group exercise classes to choose from, including water exercise and SilverSneakers® classes. Gathering places are available at our branches, for those who want to relax after exercising and chat over a cup of coffee with old friends or new friends. Informational programs on various topics are offered to exercise the mind while regular socials, potlucks and other events feed the spirit. For those with a sense of adventure, day trips to shows, museums, shopping and other educational, recreational or entertainment venues are also regularly offered. Maximize your membership and take full advantage of what your Y has to offer.

Water exercise classes include:

  • Joint Movement (formerly known as AFYAP)
  • MS/Stroke Recovery Water Exercise
  • Shallow Water Exercise
  • Deep Water Exercise
  • Aqua Zumba

health and wellness classes include:

silverSneakers® Programming

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee also offers SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading exercise program for active older adults who are Medicare eligible. This innovative program provides opportunities for seniors to improve their fitness, health, and well-being. SilverSneakers® classes are designed specifically for the unique health and physical needs of older adults. Taught by a certified instructor, classes focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

SilverSneakers® memberships are provided at no cost by several insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for a FREE membership to the YMCA.

Visit the Schedules page to find SilverSneakers® classes posted on our Group Exercise schedules.

Additional resources for seniors

Assisted Living Research Institute, is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources.  They have a dedicated section that provides detailed and thorough information for all services available for seniors living in Milwaukee, outlining helpful city and state programs, and allowing users to find the best assisted living facilities in their community.