First Coast YMCA Invites Older Adults to Get Active, Drop their Drawers and Go to Camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 15, 2015 – The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast invites community members, 55 years of age and better, to kick off their summer with the Y. All year long, the Y offers professional, certified staff and state-of-the-art fitness programs designed specifically for active older adults. This month there are a several of opportunities including Senior Health and Fitness Day, Drop Your Drawers underwear drive and AOA Goes to Camp.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day: Wednesday, May 27

Each local YMCA will host an open house Wednesday, May 27 to celebrate an active older lifestyle. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend and participate in upbeat programs, presentations, exercise classes, health assessments, vendors and more.

Drop Your Drawers Underwear Drive: Wednesday, May 27

First Coast YMCA has partnered with Dignity U Wear to collect undergarments for those in need Wednesday, May 27. As a part of Senior Health and Fitness Day, there will be collection boxes at 11 Y locations with the hope of collecting 210,000 units of undergarments including socks, bras and underwear.

AOA Goes to Camp: Friday, May 29 – May 31

Hosted at Camp Immokalee in Keystone Heights, this three-day camp for active older adults will offer activities from fishing to zip lining. Registration is now open, and the price is $225 for Y members and $245 for non-members.

For further details on all programs, contact Felina Martin at


The Y

For more than 100 years, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: