Social Activities

Friends are good for your physical and mental well-being! Social Activities at the Y bring people together over a common interest or activity to build new friendships.

Active Older Adult Choir Drop-in Class



The Active Older Adult Choir is your chance to gain a new appreciation for music and sense of community. Participants will learn skills such as diction, breathing techniques, and proper enunciation needed to create a joyful noise. There will be opportunities to perform for YMCA members as well as in the community. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

 

Details:

Choir Practice is in the Chapel every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. The first practice in 2020 will be January 9. At the last choir practice, the group discussed plans for songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day and where they would like to perform.

WHEN | Thursdays | 10:30 - 11:30am

WHERE | Chapel

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Active Older Adults Activities Drop-in Class



Connect with fellow Active Older Adults and meet new friends in a small group setting.

Details:

Active Older Adults Billiards

The group around the pool table looks so focused and serious. Then you hear the cheering when someone makes that near impossible shot and you realize it is all about enjoying each other’s success. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you are sure to have a good time! This group plays pool every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-2pm.

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday | 12 - 2pm

Where: Teen Center

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Active Older Adults Bingo Ages 18+ | Drop-in Class



Have fun playing BINGO! 
 

Details:

Play, and win, a game of bingo - a simple challenge.  But, maybe it’s not the game or prizes that really matter.  Best of all are the friendships that have evolved while players visit and applaud each other as they compete for a coveted prize. 

WHEN | Thursdays | 12-2pm
WHERE | Teen Center

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org


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Active Older Adults Activities

Active Older Adults Orientation Drop-in Class



At your Gordon Family YMCA, we provide programs for all to build a healthier spirit, mind, and body. We are here to support you on your health, exercise, and wellness journey! Join us at one of our Active Older Adults Orientations to learn about how our programs can help you live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Details:

Whether you are a new member at the Gordon Family YMCA or have been a member for some time, you will enjoy the Active Older Adult Orientation.

To make sure you are taking advantage of all our Y has to offer our Active Older Adult community, attend one of the Orientations. They are scheduled twice a month from 11am-12pm in the Conference room. 

WHEN 
February 3 | 11am - 12pm
February 17 | 11am - 12pm

WHERE | Conference Room

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Active Older Adults Potluck Drop-in Class



Good food and friends — they just seem to go together. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Potlucks are held monthly.

Details:

Good food and friends—they just seem to go together. Potlucks are held monthly. A coffee reception is at 12:30pm and the potluck is from 1-2:30pm. 

Potlucks are community events, so I encourage you to bring a friend, a neighbor, or maybe a family member, even if they are not Y members. They will enjoy the potluck and we will enjoy meeting new friends.

Each potluck features a speaker or entertainment.  Here is a list of what you can look forward to at the next few potlucks.

February 24
YMCA Staff
Y Trivia and Stories

March 30
Carlin Collins | Certified Horticulturist
Container Gardening

April 27
Lindsay Helm
Local Adventures

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Adaptive Games Drop-in Class



Children engage in activities that challenge and expand their current abilities. Games range from simple sensory play (i.e. sensory bins) to more challenging activities involving teamwork, gross and fine motor skills, imagination and, concentration.

Details:

The Y is here to serve families and children of all abilities and levels. Participants in each of these programs will be served by our instructor Lindsay Helm, who holds her Bachelor�s Degree in recreation management specializing in adaptive programming.

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Bible Study Drop-in Class



Be equipped for the challenges of daily living as you meet with other members for a non-denominational, faith-based hour of biblical study, prayer, and fellowship.

Details:

Are you looking to enrich your spiritual health? Do you desire a better understanding of the Lord’s message? You are invited to gather together for a Bible Study in a non-denominational small group with other caring members. In January, Mark and Cindy Weynand will be leading the group in a discussion of 2 Corinthians. 

WHEN: Wednesdays | 11am-12pm

WHERE: Chapel

For more information please contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Book Club Drop-in Class



Come together to discuss books and the reading experience with fellow literature lovers. Book clubs meet regularly to talk about selected titles.

Details:

Active Older Adults Book Club

There aren’t too many winter activities more pleasant than sitting in front of a warm fire with a good book. Except, of course, if you know that your friends are doing the same thing and you are all going to get together at the Y Book Club Meeting to discuss what you read.

Coffee will be provided and you are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to Book Club meetings in the Conference Room from 12:30-2pm the third Monday of each month. 

February 17, 2020

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell.    Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before?

March 16, 2020

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.  And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

WHERE: Conference Room 

For more information, contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org.


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Knitting Drop-in Class



Grab your knitting needles and yarn to learn the knitting basics, including long-tail cast-on and purl stitches.

Details:

Every member of this group is eager to help someone new to the craft. If knitting or crocheting is something you think you would enjoy, stop by and visit. You will be welcomed and inspired!

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours—coffee, cookies, visiting, and sharing knitting and crocheting ideas. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will enjoy this group. 

WHEN:  Thursdays | 12-2pm

WHERE:   Teen Center

For more information contact Judy Yoder at jyoder@ymcapkc.org


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Parent Night Out Registration Required



Parents get a night out while the Y offers safe, evening care. Children participate in activities designed to promote social interaction and cooperation.

Details:

Take a night for each other! Parents get a night out while the Y offers safe, evening care. Children will get free play in the child watch area and be able to make arts and crafts. Dinner will be provided. The night will close with story time, songs, and quiet time.

WHEN: 3-7pm

COST: 

  • First Child: $25 YMCA Members | $50 for Community Members
  • Additional Child: $15 YMCA Members | $30 Community Members

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Meagan Deck at 253-534-4762