At the Y, Age 50 & Better members experience a strong sense of belonging through a network of friends, and discover purpose through group exercise classes, educational series and cause driven volunteer programs. Increase self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships, and celebrate the successes and milestones of others.
Live exercise classes geared towards Age 50 & Better are available Monday through Friday via the First Coast YMCA’s Age 50 & Better Facebook group. Classes include Silver Sneakers, Pilates, Chair Yoga and Dance. For a class schedule and to participate in class, just ask to join the Y Age 50 & Better by clicking the link below. Eligible members who complete a virtual check-in get Y rewards!
HEALTHY AGING PROGRAMS
Programs by Branch
ASK THE EXPERT Presented by Baptist Health
February 9, 1:00pm – Watch Live
Simple health habits that make a big difference for nutrition and physical activity.
All events will be held live via Facebook and can be found on the First Coast YMCA Facebook page.
TIPS FOR HEART-HEATLTHY EATING
February 26, 1:00pm – Register Now
Our dietitian David explores different ways to make heart-healthy food choices. Click here to register: Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
Every Friday at 12:30pm
No registration required. Everyone is welcome!
Y APP TRAINING
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:30am
Ongoing event. See Fredda at the Welcome Center.
Free but registration required. Members only at this time.
Presented by Millennium Physician Group
Growing evidence indicates people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Join experts from Millennium Physician Group for educational and interactive seminars that will help you reach your ultimate health goals.
Register Online for 50 & Better Programs
No Cost Y Membership
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 by many Medicare plans across the nation. If you are eligible for SilverSneakers you can use any YMCA at no cost, and take advantage of all the services a standard membership covers, not just SilverSneakers classes!
Check your eligibility at https://www.silversneakers.com/join-in/.
No Cost Y Membership
Renew Active provides eligible members with access to any YMCA at no cost. Plan holders of eligible Medicare Advantage Plans and Supplement Plans insured by United Healthcare Insurance can use the Renew Active program. Eligible members can use all the services that are part of a standard Y membership. To find out if you’re eligible, call your health plan’s Customer Service Toll-Free number. The telephone number is on the back of your member ID card.
To learn more, visit https://www.myrenewactive.com
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Baptist Healthy Living Centers
- Baptist AgeWell Institute
- Brooks Rehabilitation
- Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant (YMCA members get 10% off a meal at Chuy’s Town Center location when you wear your Y shirt to the restaurant, or show your YMCA key fob).
- Community Hospice & Palliative Care
- Dedicated Senior Medical Center
- Elder Source
- Florida Blue
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Millennium Physician Group
- Publix Aprons Cooking School
- University of North Florida-Continuing Education
To learn how you can become a Healthy Aging Program Sponsor please contact Jennifer Negron, Healthy Aging Manager by emailing JNegron@fcymca.org.
Branch Healthy Aging Coordinators
|Baptist North||Georgette Butler||GButler@fcymca.org|
|Baker County||Anna Lewis||ALewis@fcymca.org|
|Dye Clay||Roberta Patalan||RPatalan@fcymca.org|
|Ponte Vedra||Tina Allen||TAllen@fcymca.org|
|St. Augustine||TJ Leptrott||TLeaptrott@fcymca.org|
|YMCA at Wildlight||Sarah Crooks||SCrooks@fcymca.org|
|YMCA at Flagler||Amy Brinkleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|YMCA at Nocatee||Tina Allen||TAllen@fcymca.org|
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
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.