See What's Happening for Active Older Adults

Last updated: August 2, 2021, at 1:18 p.m. PT

Originally published: September 17, 2020, at 7:01 a.m. PT

Active Older Adult woman with blue patterned scarf and yellow sweater doing work on her laptop

Active Older Adults (AOA) at the YMCA of Greater Seattle build relationships and create a network of friends who provide support for overall health and well-being. We’ve got a full line-up of virtual and in-person activities designed specifically for our AOA friends, plus other great programs like virtual cooking classes or lap swim that we think you'll enjoy! Find an activity perfect for you from the list below.

Find new on-demand activities, recipes, and wellness tips in our virtual Healthy Living Room!


  • Community Café -  Be There for Others | August 3, 1:00pm
    What do you like to do for others? When are you available? Can you take care of yourself by saying no as well as yes? Learn more >
  • Cooking Class - Tasty Thai Inspired Favorites | August 4, 4:00pm
    Enjoy the best that summer produce has to offer with these delicious summer salads! Learn More >
  • Healthy Aging Friday - Line Dancing | August 6, 11:00am
    Join Heather virtually to learn beginner level line dances built on simple moves you can do at home. Save some time to visit after the class, just like having coffee in our Y lobbies! Free for all. Learn more >
  • Community Café -  Chair Yoga | August 10, 1:00pm
    Summer days call for making summer memories. Let’s make memories at Community Café to experience self-care through chair yoga. Join us for a mini Chair Yoga Retreat with Deborah Birrane. Come learn all you can do to care for your body from your chair – you will be amazed!  Learn more >
  • Cooking Class - Root to Stem Cooking | August 11, 4:00pm
    Reduce food waste the tasty way by learning tips and tricks for Root to Stem Cooking. Learn More >   

  • Poetry Workshop |  August 13, 12:00pm
    Learn about poetry styles, examine the use of poetics in poetry and prose-poems, and practice writing with guided prompts. Share your poems and discuss the experience of discovering your creative writing side with the group. Learn more >

  • Community Café - Meaningful Communication 101 | August 17, 1:00pm
    Learn the four aspects of compassionate communication useful in difficult situations so you can face these situations confidently. Learn More >  

  • Cooking Class - Backyard BBQ | August 18, 4:00pm
    No backyard barbecue is complete without burgers, sides, and dessert. These whole food, plant-based recipes are delicious and nutritious. Learn more >

  • Community Café - Meaningful Communication 102 | August 24, 1:00pm
    Review the four components of compassionate communication. Learn how to approach touchy subjects when you have a close friend or family member’s best interests in mind. Learn More >  

  • Cooking Class - Incredible Indian Cuisine | August 25, 4:00pm
    Explore the rich and vibrant spices in Indian cuisine with these easy and delicious recipes inspired by Incredible Indian cuisine. Learn More >   

  • Community Café  - Meaningful Communication 103 | August 31, 1:00pm
    Review the four components of compassionate communication. Learn how to shape your response toward different attitudes encountered in a community setting. Learn More >  

  • Cooking Class - Lightened Up Comfort Classics | September 1, 4:00pm
    Take your favorite comfort foods and create them with a healthy twist that will not disappoint. Learn More >   

  • Healthy Aging Friday - Zumba® Gold Dance Party | September 3, 11:00am
    Join instructor Deborah for a Zumba® Gold Dance Party as part of our Healthy Aging Series. She will provide easy to follow steps along with great music that will boost your energy and put a smile on your face. All abilities are welcome! Free and open to the community! Learn More >

  • Community Café - Learn more about Birds in our Area | September 7, 1:00pm
    Join us this week for an exploration about birds from a YMCA member with great passion and experience as a birder. Let’s meet the birds who come to our campsite. Who is flying around your yard? Learn More >  



Category: General Wellness