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 dictation, 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:

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

This small group gathers twice a week, eager to test their skills at the pool table. There is a lot of laughing, joking, and friendly competition -- even a little cheering when someone makes that near impossible shot. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you are sure to have a good time! 

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:

Bingo is back by popular demand.  Norris Johnson calls the numbers and keeps the games challenging. There is always an intriguing assortment of prizes. Best of all are the friendships that have evolved while players visit and cheer each other on 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 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.

Need help with registration? Stop by our Welcome Center or call 253-826-9622 for assistance with registration. Drop-ins are also invited.

Details:

WHEN:

November 4 | 11am - 12pm
November 18 | 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:

The October potluck was truly a memorable event for the Active Older Adults that attended. Kay Tomlinson from AARP gave a presentation that alerted everyone about what to watch for and how to protect themselves from scams, fraud, and cybercrime. It was a rather intimidating topic but everyone left knowing if they were vigilant and took some specific precautions, they could guard against this threat.

You will want to mark your calendar for the next few potlucks. In addition to an appetizing array of food, we have a wonderful roster of speakers and entertainment. 

  • November 25 | Charlene Weaver, AARP Senior Driver Safety Instructor, will inform us about smart driving skills and give us details about the AARP Smart Driver Course, which is the nation's first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. She will be sharing driving tips and answering questions on safe driving. 
  • December 16 | Mid-Day Melody Men, a barbershop-style singing group, will be entertaining us. The program will consist of oldies, swing era, novelty, gospel, patriotic, and Christmas carols, along with a few good stories and jokes. 

Potlucks are the last Monday of the month. The one exception is the Christmas season when the potluck is scheduled earlier in the month to avoid a conflict with other holiday activities. 

A coffee reception is at 12:30pm in the Teen Center. The potluck will be in the adjoining Performing Arts Room from 1-2:30pm.

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 team work, 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 October, Mark and Cindy Weynand will be leading the group in a discussion of I John. 

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

Books can be your access to world travel. The Book Club selections took readers to Maine in September and China in October. The next stops will be Georgia in November and over the Atlantic in January. You won’t want to miss these adventures.

Bring a sack lunch and join in a lively discussion about a different book each month. Coffee will be provided. The group meets in the Conference Room from 12:30-2pm the third Monday of each month.

November 18

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South.  He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career.  But as they settle into the routine of their life   together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.  Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit.  Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.  As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center.  After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.  This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

January 20, 2020

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon

On the evening of May 3rd,1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest   airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.
 
Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them looms disaster. But, for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.

 

UPCOMING DATE: Monday, November 18 | 12:30-2pm

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 stiches.

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 Date Night 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