Senior advisors assist with Y programming
A dedicated group of active older adults has become the force behind many of the older adult programs at the YMCA of the Northwoods. The Senior Advisory Committee meets monthly to provide ideas and suggestions.
“Since the inception of the Active Older Adult Department (AOA) at the Y, the Senior Advisory Committee has been instrumental in providing a strong, active senior membership at the Y,” said coordinator Marilyn Duschl. “I rely on them to suggest new program ideas, help with fundraisers, keep me in touch with the needs of the seniors in our area and help me stay connected to our members and the community.”
The YMCA of the Northwoods is currently open for many senior programs with special guidelines due to COVID. Group exercise classes are held throughout the week, the pool is open for water exercise, lap swimming and pool walking.
At this time the Y is only open to members, but the Y accepts SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit and Renew Active senior memberships. The Y also provides income-based memberships for all ages. The AOA department holds programs to support those with chronic conditions, virtual programs with the ADRC of Oneida County, LveStrong at the YMCA cancer support exercise program, blood pressure self-monitoring program, Moving for Better Balance and Healthy Living with Diabetes. The Y also collaborates with Learning in Retirement through Nicolet College.
For more information, visit ymcaofthenorthwoods or call Marilyn Duschl at 715-362-9622, ext. 118.