Social Activities

Active Older Adults Activities Drop-in Class



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

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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 Craft Project Registration Required



Craft class designed specifically for active older adults!

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For this class, we will be crafting personal cookbooks! All the recipes from the Active Older Adult potlucks will be available to include in the cookbook. You might just want to personalize your cookbook with your own family favorites or collection of recipes handed down from your mother and grandmother.

There are so many possibilities! Whitney Brownel will be the instructor for this class. There will be a small fee to cover supplies.

You can register at YMCAPKC.ORG/PROGRAM. Need help with registration? Stop by our Welcome Center or call 253-826-9622 for assistance with registration. 

WHEN:    Wednesday, September 11 | 12-2pm

WHERE:   Visual Arts Room

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


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Judy Yoder at 253-534-4769

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:

September 16, 2019 | 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 Active Older Adult Potluck has a reputation for the quantity and quality of the food at every potluck. In addition, the AOA’s look forward to an impressive line-up of interesting, entertaining speakers. The potluck is open to the entire Community so spread the word, “All Active Older Adults in the surrounding community are welcome.”

We have an exciting roster of speakers for the next few months.  Below is the list so you can mark your calendar well in advance.

  • September 30 — Jeff Moore, Battalion Chief, East Pierce Fire and Rescue.  The presentation is designed for people to easily recognize the signs and symptoms of Stroke and Heart Attack and what they can do to make their immediate emergency seem less threatening.
  • October 28 — Kay Tomlison, AARP.  The goal of her presentation is to empower Active Older Adults to protect themselves against a variety of fraud and scams.
  • November 25 — Charlene Weaver, AARP, Senior Driver Safety Tips
  • December 16 — Mid-Day Melody Men

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

 A coffee reception takes place at 12:30pm in the Teen Center following each potluck. 

UPCOMING DATE: September 30 | 1 - 2:30pm
WHERE: Performing Arts Room

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. This group, led by Gordon Wohlers, meets weekly in the Chapel.

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:

The Book Club took a break over the summer months but is beginning again in September with a new leader and a new list of books.  Many, many thanks to Amber Ross for leading the book discussions for the past two years.  

Cynthia Sable, who is a leader of a couple of other book clubs, has volunteered to be the discussion leader for our Y group as well.  Bring a sack lunch and join in a lively discussion.  Coffee will be provided.  The group meets in the Conference Room from 12:30-2pm the third Monday of each month.

September 16
Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it.  This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.  A New York Times bestseller, in 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest.  It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

October 21
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American Couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. When Li-yan has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl.  A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances culture, and distance, The Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

UPCOMING DATE: Monday, September 16 | 12:30-2pm

WHERE: Conference Room

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


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Amber Ross at (253) 534-4757

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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Let's Go Hiking Other



Twenty-two Active Older Adults enjoyed the first hike of the season on the Clark’s Creek Trail.  Weather was perfect and everyone had a great time! Join us for our upcoming hikes!

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The summer has been spectacular for our Y Hikers. Indeed, everyone has enjoyed the hikes so much that they are going to continue through the month of September.

September 5 | Easy Difficulty

      360 Project Trails | 2.7 miles | 232 ft elevation

 September 12 | Moderate Difficulty

      Silver Falls with Grove of the Patriarchs | 7 miles | 900 ft elevation

September 19 | Easy Difficulty

      Tehaleh Loop Hike | 4.5 miles | 269 ft elevation

September 26 | Hard Difficulty 

      Little Si | 3.7 miles | 1138 ft elevation

Hikers meet at the Y at 9am and leave for the trails by 9:15am. Cindy will be glad to provide you with a map or directions to the trailhead if you would rather meet the group there.

For more information contact Cindy Baldwin at cbaldwin@ymcapkc.org.


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Judy Yoder at 253-534-4769

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.

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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

Walking Group Other



"Meeting up with friends, or making new ones by getting to know others as you walk, is a great way to take the hard work out of working out. On days when you don’t feel like working out and might opt out if it was just you, the idea that you’re going to catch up on the latest with a walking buddy may help get you out and moving."

- Martica Heaner, Ph.D. Behavioral nutritionist and exercise physiologist Author of Cross-Training for Dummies Come

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Active Older Adults Walks

Active Older Adults have been exploring the Foothills Trail this summer.  They have been starting the approximate 3-mile roundtrip walk at a different trailhead each week.  This is a beautiful, paved trail with something interesting around each bend.  The walks, spanning several months, have given walkers the opportunity to explore quite a bit of the Foothills Trail.

The walks are going to continue through the month of September, giving walkers an opportunity to enjoy the change in seasons and the fall colors.  Bring a lunch to enjoy with the group after your walk.

Hikers meet at the Y each Tuesday morning at 9am and leave for the trails by 9:15am.  Cindy will be glad to provide you with a map or directions to the trailhead if you would rather meet the group there.

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


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Judy Yoder at 253-534-4769