Active Older Adults

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Our members age 50 and better experience a strong sense of belonging and a network of friends who provide support for sustained health and well-being. Through fun, safe and engaging programs, activities and events , members increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships and celebrating the success and milestones of others.

Register Online for 50 & Better Programs

Programs of Interest:

Adaptive Wellness

Diabetes Prevention

Group Interests

  • Adult Basketball
  • Arts and Humanities Groups
  • Bible Study
  • Board and Card Games
  • Book Clubs
  • Coffee Club
  • Cooking Classes
  • Dances/Proms
  • Garden Group
  • Knitting Club
  • Lifestyle Support Groups
  • Movie Mondays
  • Pickleball Teams
  • Travel Clubs
  • Walking Groups
  • Y Guys Club

Healthy Living Centers

Nutrition

Personal Fitness

Volunteering

  • Clothing Drives
  • Food Drives
  • Swim Instructors
  • Wellness MVP

Water Activities

  • Swim Lessons
  • Water Aerobics
  • Teach Swim Lessons!

And More

  • Advisory Committees
  • Ask the Expert Series
  • Birthday Parties
  • Community Partner Programs
  • Grocery Store Tours
    • Ladies’ Nights
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Lunch-N-Learn
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Potluck Luncheons

Nutrition Resources

Reaching and maintaining a healthier weight is important for your overall health and well being. If you are significantly overweight, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer. For obese adults, even losing a few pounds or preventing further weight gain has health benefits. At the Y, we’re here to support your wellness journey so that you can get to a healthier weight.

Silver Sneakers

If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers membership. This active adult wellness program is offered to many Medicare plans across the nation. To find out if your health plan offers the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, visit www.silversneakers.com.

Silver Rewards

The Silver Rewards Program encourages Silver Sneakers members to attend the Y at least nine times in a month for the opportunity to win great monthly prizes. Through the use of a punch card, members turn in the card monthly for the opportunity to win monthly prizes and the annual grand prize.

Community Partners

  • AARP
  • Alignment Healthcare
  • Aetna/Coventry
  • Agewell Institute
  • Baptist Healthy Living Centers
  • Brookdale
  • Brooks Rehabilitation
  • CarePlus

To learn how you can become a Silver Rewards Sponsor, please contact Felina Martin, Director of Healthy Living Innovation:  Healthy Aging at 904.265.1770 or email fmartin@firstcoastymca.org.

Branch Coordinators

Arlington Wanetta Sky Newbill wnewbill@firstcoastymca.org
Barco-Newton Ellie Wainright lwainright@firstcoastymca.org
Brooks Sheri Nash snash@firstcoastymca.org
Dye Clay Kristin Schermerhorn kschermerhorn@firstcoastymca.org
Flagler Center Jamal Godette jgodette@firstcoastymca.org
Johnson Wanetta Sky Newbill wnewbill@firstcoastymca.org
McArthur Karina Grego kgrego@firstcoastymca.org
Ponte Vedra Jennifer Negron jnegron@firstcoastymca.org
St.Augustine Ashley Callahan acallahan@firstcoastymca.org
Williams Connie Smith csmith@firstcoastymca.org
Winston Fredda Renshaw frenshaw@firstcoastymca.org

Community Resources

Transportation

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Seniors age 60 and older ride JTA free upon presentation of a STAR Card or government issued picture ID with birth date.  In St. John’s County, we recommend the Sunshine Bus.

Health Insurance

Shine

SHINE is a Free program offered by the Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with ElderSource. Specially-trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information.

Caregiver

Caregiver Coalition

It is a fact that caregiving will impact everyone. Your role may be short-term, long-term or indefinite. Whatever your circumstances, your caregiving journey may be filled with uncertainty. The Caregiver Coalition provides resources and support to help you during this time.

Discounts!

Visit Operation $40K for a listing of national companies that provide discounts for those age 50 and better.

Register Online for 50 & Better Programs

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.