Active Older Adults

Health and Fitness

We’ve made the health and fitness of our seniors a top priority by providing programs for the spirit, mind, and body. Through group exercise classes and aquatic programs that concentrate on mobility and flexibility, dance classes, social events, and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing active older adult members together for camaraderie, fellowship, and fun. Most programs are free for Y members.

We are excited to offer a variety of programs for the active older adults in our community!


SilverSneakers group exercise classes are appropriate for active older adults who are fit and active as well as those who are sedentary, intimidated, unfamiliar with exercise, entering post-rehabilitation programs and all those who enjoy a positive, upbeat social environment! SilverSneakers are included with your Y membership. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-10:50 am



This class is specific to the population suffering from neurological disorders, such as MS, Parkinsons, RA, Fibromyalgia, etc. Taught in a safe exercise environment with goals of increasing range of motion, improving strength and balance, and great for social interaction. 

Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm 

Fridays from 1:00-1:30 pm


The sport for all generations! Playing Pickle Ball is a great way to get moving and stay healthy. You'll have so much fun, you won't even realize that you are working on balance, agility and coordination. Ask for Pickle Ball information and rules at the Welcome Center or click the link below. 

Drop-In Pickleball Play Times: Free for Members

Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9:30-11:30am (All levels of play)

Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-3:30pm (Level 3.0 & Higher)

Sunday: TBD, will resume Fall 2022

League Play: September - May

Mix League Cost: Free for Members - $5 for Non-Members. 

     Wednesday: 5:30pm - Level 3.0 & up

     Friday: 10:00am - Level 2.5 & up

Ladder league format of play is designed so players play mostly with others of similar skill levels (depending on the number of players).

Your ranking on the ladder is based upon your winning percentage (the ratio of points won to the total points possible). Players will move up or down the ladder based on their winning percentage. Players can enter or leave the ladder at any time. There are no penalties for an absence from play if Ladder Manager is notified by Friday noon before a Wednesday league play. Scoring is individual. You do not need a partner.

A Round Robin will be played if there are not enough members to play a Ladder League.


Pickleball Court Fee:

  • Members of The Norfolk Family YMCA: FREE
  • Local non-member: $5 (first 2 times are free)
  • Out of town guest of a Y Member: $5  (2 free play does not apply to out of town players)
  • Out of town drop-in play: $5

Pickle Ball Rules & Info