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Olathe YMCA

Active Older Adult Activities

We’re committed to making sure every member of our community has access to the resources they need to incorporate exercise into their daily routine for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

Did you know that physical activity may help to maintain and improve brain health in older adults? Come hear how the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center is changing the future for millions of people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how you, too, can be proactive and reduce your risk through exercise and other lifestyle modifications. For more information, email KUAMP@kumc.edu or call 913.588.0555.

May Y Read Book Club - "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day. But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared, forcing two men who once called each other "friend" to confront a past they've buried for decades.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required. Before the meeting Michelle Leifert will email a Zoom link so please register online, stop by the Welcome Center or call 913-393-9622.

May BINGO

Three women talking over coffee

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Join your friends for some BINGO fun at the Olathe Y! There will be prizes for this FREE event so come out and have some fun. Space is limited to 24 people for social distancing. Masks will be required. Register by visiting or calling the Welcome Center at 913-393-9622, or register online.

June Y Read Book Club - "Rocket Boys"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickman. One of the most beloved bestsellers in recent years, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir. A powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother's love and a father's fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true.
 
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required.

July Y Read Book Club - "Before I Say Goodbye"

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Before I Say Goodbye" by Mary Higgins Clark. A thriller about a young woman who is seeking to contact her dead husband with the help of a psychic, unaware that he is very much alive and is trying, through the psychic, to manipulate and ultimately destroy her.
 
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
 
Michelle will email a link, for Zoom participants so register for this event by calling the Olathe Y, stopping by the Welcome Center or online. Masks will be required.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Enhance Fitness Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Kim S.

Enhance Fitness is a fitness class for Active Older Adults, especially those with Arthritis, to help improve strength and range of motion for daily tasks.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Silver Sneakers Classic Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Michelle L.

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Enhance Fitness Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Manuela B.

This class is geared toward people with arthritis.  It focuses on strength, balance, and cardiovascular health.  It is an evidence-based class that requires a pre/post assessment to show your results over a 16 week period.  

Monday, April 19, 2021

Silver Sneakers Classic Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Michelle L.

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Enhance Fitness Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Michelle L. (sub for Rosetta F.)

Enhance Fitness is a fitness class for Active Older Adults, especially those with Arthritis, to help improve strength and range of motion for daily tasks.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Silver Sneakers Circuit Active Older Adults

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)
Room C with Rosetta F.

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Joints in Motion Water Fitness

9:00am - 10:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

A low intensity water exercise program designed to improve balance, agility and muscular fitness.  Swimmers and non-swimmers alike can take part in this exercise class while being a part of a fun, social environment.

Friday, April 16, 2021

WAVES Water Fitness

9:00am - 10:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

A Low Impact class that uses various water aerobic exercises in a fun, interactive environment.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Aqua Zumba Water Fitness

8:00am - 9:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

Come enjoy Zumba in a new way! Music and choreography unite with water to give you the total body benefits of water exercise.

Monday, April 19, 2021

WAVES Water Fitness

9:00am - 10:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

A Low Impact class that uses various water aerobic exercises in a fun, interactive environment.

Hydro Fit Water Fitness

5:00pm - 6:00pm (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

A Vigorous Deep Water workout designed to increase stamina by combining exercises. Anyone can attend this class even if you are a non swimmer.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Joints in Motion Water Fitness

9:00am - 10:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

A low intensity water exercise program designed to improve balance, agility and muscular fitness.  Swimmers and non-swimmers alike can take part in this exercise class while being a part of a fun, social environment.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Aqua Burn Water Fitness

9:00am - 10:00am (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

This High Intensity class uses the resistance of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, endurance and flexibility. Exercise in the middle section of the pool using a variety of equipment while burning calories and improving your overall fitness.

Aqua Zumba Water Fitness

5:00pm - 6:00pm (1 hrs)
Pool with Staff

Come enjoy Zumba in a new way! Music and choreography unite with water to give you the total body benefits of water exercise.