Wellness for Older Adults

New! Introducing ForeverWell Local Y Virtual Social Groups

Virtual groups give ForeverWell members an opportunity to join their favorite club, class or social group online. Using a secure technology platform, individuals may participate in the full video experience or simply call in to join in this interactive experience. Some examples of groups that may connect with virtually would be; Book Clubs, Arthritis Exercise Groups, Knitting Clubs, BINGO groups, Writing Clubs, Hiking Clubs, and more! Stay socially connected with your friends, make new friends and keep up with your Y groups, or join new ones!

Find a Local Y Virtual Social Group

New! Introducing ForeverWell Health and Wellbeing Virtual Group Classes

Staying active mentally, physically and spiritually is more important now than ever.  The new Health and Wellbeing Virtual Classes are designed to keep you moving, thinking and engaging. Using the technology platform Zoom, you will find many class options to get connected with others and feel your best.  Click on the Register link below to join your favorite class or simply call in using the Call-in number, meeting ID and password. Please note that we recommend the ability to view the presenter for the Health and Wellbeing classes.

How to Use Zoom

Schedule 

Tai Chi

Join us for a gentle blend of Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 982 3012 2904

Password: 890872

Thursday, June 04, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
3- Part Strategy for Diabetes Prevention

The Center for Disease Control has done important research on how lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Learn the primary findings of this research, and discuss simple, usable lifestyle practices that build health.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 946 4583 5006

Password: 498794

Thursday, June 04, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Monday, June 08, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ForeverWell Chair Yoga

Join us to experience a gentle Chair Yoga class, led by Amy. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 942 4782 7965

Password: 944628

Monday, June 08, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual 101/Intro to Zoom

Join us on a live Zoom meeting to learn more about this program, how to use it, and what is available to you. We will explore the many different virtual experiences the Y has to offer and how to navigate the options.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 921 1700 2606

Password: 8054

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Intro to Line Dancing Basics

Have you always wanted to try line dancing but haven't been able to make it to a class or have been hesitant to try it in a group setting?  Join us for an introduction to this fun activity where you will learn basic line-dancing steps and combinations that you can use to move to music anytime you like.  Visual connection with Zoom recommended. 

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 956 2010 0366

Password: 433920

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Birding Basics: The Why and How for Beginning Birders

Bird watching is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. But where to start? This talk, lead by Bob Walz, Master Naturalist, Master Gardener and County Bluebird Recovery Coordinator and Gail Harless, Lifelong Bird Watcher, will show you how easy it is to get going. We will discuss the benefits of bird watching and the basic equipment to consider. Bob and Gail will share tips and tricks, including pictures and slides, to get you started.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 944 7584 7342

Password: 207729

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Disco Bingo!

Virtual bingo is just as fun as regular bingo, especially when it's Disco themed. Sequins and satin optional. You will need a blank piece of paper to create your own bingo card, a pencil or pen and optional covers (buttons, coins, candy, etc.) to play.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 932 6967 7894

Password: 921537

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tai Chi

Join us for a gentle blend of Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 982 3012 2904

Password: 890872

Thursday, June 11, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Monday, June 15, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ForeverWell Chair Yoga

Join us to experience a gentle Chair Yoga class, led by Amy. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 942 4782 7965

Password: 944628

Monday, June 15, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual 101/Intro to Zoom

Join us on a live Zoom meeting to learn more about this program, how to use it, and what is available to you. We will explore the many different virtual experiences the Y has to offer and how to navigate the options.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 921 1700 2606

Password: 8054

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Foreverwell Balance Class

Effectively improve balance and mobility in this functional class by focusing on exercises that will increase your strength, coordination and body awareness.  Equipment recommendation: Sturdy straight-back chair and hand-weights. Visual connection with Zoom recommended. 

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 938 2289 8693

Password: 336535

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Why and How to Join A Birding Community

Experienced bird watchers and brand new bird nerds alike can benefit from joining a birding community. Learn why and how from Bob Walz, Master Naturalist, Master Gardener and County Bluebird Recovery Coordinator and Gail Harless, Lifelong Bird Watcher. They will share the joys of this great way to have fun, learn, and build your bird watching bona fides.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 925 6110 1873

Password: 348041

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Trivia Challenge!

Match wits against fellow ForeverWell members in this fast-paced virtual Trivia game. Hear clues and be the first to guess What am I, Who am I, or Where am I?

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 920 4251 6260

Password: 948716

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tai Chi

Join us for a gentle blend of Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 982 3012 2904

Password: 890872

Thursday, June 18, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Set Yourself Up for Good Sleep

Sleep is the "unsung hero" of wellbeing. Restful nighttime sleep is healing for body, mind and spirit. Learn evidence - based strategies for creating a daily routine that supports sleep.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 5372 2110

Password: 918336

Thursday, June 18, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
ForeverWell Chair Yoga

Join us to experience a gentle Chair Yoga class, led by Amy. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 942 4782 7965

Password: 944628

Monday, June 22, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Monday, June 22, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual 101/Intro to Zoom

Join us on a live Zoom meeting to learn more about this program, how to use it, and what is available to you. We will explore the many different virtual experiences the Y has to offer and how to navigate the options.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 921 1700 2606

Password: 8054

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Understanding Core Conditioning

“Core Conditioning“ or “Core Stength“ are common buzz words in the health and fitness field. So what exactly is the core? Why does it garner so much attention and how do you strengthen it safely and effectively? Join Sarah Dickhausen, Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sport Medicine, for the in-depth look into this important training concept. Equipment recommendations

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 947 0695 8969

Password: 728174

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard

Wouldn't be nice to host a bluebird family in your own backyard? Bob Walz, Master Naturalist, Master Gardener and County Bluebird Recovery Coordinator, and Gail Harless, Lifelong Bird Watcher, will share their advice about attracting bluebirds. Learn about insects, pollinator gardens and trees that will welcome our feathered friends. Bob and Gail have a wealth of information to share, and will welcome your questions.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 910 7478 5261

Password: 766266

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bunko Party!

If you can find 3 dice, you can play Bunko! No experience required, Bunko is an easy game to learn and play. Please bring 3 dice, paper, and pencil.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 950 1658 7888

Password: 368512

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

Join us for a gentle blend of Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 982 3012 2904

Password: 890872

Thursday, June 25, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Just the Basics - Understanding Chronic Inflammation

Want to better understand how chronic inflammation occurs, and how we can reduce it? We will discuss this important topic in clear and understandable terms, so that you can use the information in your daily life. Physical, mental and spiritual practices all can support health. We will share ideas about reducing inflammation and building whole - person wellbeing.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 995 3727 4812

Password: 303940

Thursday, June 25, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
ForeverWell Chair Yoga

Join us to experience a gentle Chair Yoga class, led by Amy. No experience or equipment required. Seated and standing options offered.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 942 4782 7965

Password: 944628

Monday, June 29, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Foreverwell Strength & Stretch (Level 1)

Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular endurance and flexibility which will improve your activities of daily living. Class will be conducted from either a standing or seated position. Equipment recommendation: Hand-weights and/or resistance bands. Visual connection with Zoom recommended.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 955 2752 0744

Password: 750867

Monday, June 29, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual 101/Intro to Zoom

Join us on a live Zoom meeting to learn more about this program, how to use it, and what is available to you. We will explore the many different virtual experiences the Y has to offer and how to navigate the options.

Call-in Number: +1-651-372-8299

Meeting ID: 921 1700 2606

Password: 8054

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Cost:  Free 


Newsletters: Classes and activities

Field trips, social activities, special events and interest-based clubs—the Y offers a variety of fun for older adults. Get details on what your local Y offers with location-specific newsletters and schedules.

Upcoming Events

See what programs are currently scheduled and sign up online.

Group Exercise classes

These classes are designed specifically for older adults—and they are free for Y members. There’s no need to register ahead of time—join classes at any time.

Small Group Training classes

Sign up to work out with four to eight other participants and a Personal Trainer in a specialty class—these are not included with Y membership and require an additional fee. Classes run on a seven-week schedule and vary by location:

More options to get active and stay healthy

Whether you’re looking for individualized attention or are interested in group coaching, Personal Training programs include a variety of options to meet your needs and support your path to a healthy lifestyle.

Y membership includes free meetings with fitness professionals to help you feel more comfortable at the YMCA.

  • Fitness Solution—meet with a Personal Trainer for an hour to discuss your fitness, nutrition and wellness goals, and learn more about the Y services that will help you meet these goals.
  • Orientation—join a group of fellow older adults for an introductory session on how to make the most of your Y experience. After orientation, expect to feel more confident and safe during workouts.

Do you qualify for free membership?

You might be eligible for a free membership at the Y if your insurance includes the SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit program or Renew Active™. Participating insurance companies include:

  • Blue Cross and BlueShield of Minnesota
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • UCare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Stop by Member Services at your local Y to see if you qualify.