Age 50 & Better: Age With Purpose

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.

Virtual Check-In

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!

 

First Coast Y 50 & Better Facebook Page


HEALTHY AGING PROGRAMS

Programs by Branch

ASK THE EXPERT Presented by Baptist Health

February 9, 1:00pmWatch 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, 1:00pmRegister 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.

Destination Health

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


SilverSneakers

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/.


Renew Active

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 


Community Partners

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Baptist Healthy Living Centers
  • Baptist AgeWell Institute
  • Brooks Rehabilitation
  • CarePlus
  • 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
  • Humana
  • 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
Barco-Newton Roberta Patalan RPatalan@fcymca.org
Brooks Vince Cangelosi VCangelosi@fcymca.org
Baker County Anna Lewis ALewis@fcymca.org
Dye Clay Roberta Patalan RPatalan@fcymca.org
Johnson Linda White LWhite@fcymca.org
McArthur Darlene Wallace dwallace@fcymca.org
Ponte Vedra Tina Allen TAllen@fcymca.org 
St. Augustine TJ Leptrott TLeaptrott@fcymca.org
YMCA at Wildlight Sarah Crooks SCrooks@fcymca.org
Williams Connie Smith csmith@fcymca.org
Winston Fredda Renshaw frenshaw@fcymca.org
YMCA at Flagler Amy Brinkley abrinkley@fcymca.org
YMCA at Nocatee Tina Allen TAllen@fcymca.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. Johns 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.

Register Online for 50 & Better Programs
First Coast Y 50 & Better Facebook Page