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The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is proud to offer a variety of Active & Ageless programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. We encourage everyone to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Our Active & Ageless land and water-based exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendships and camaraderie. Volunteer opportunities and social events build relationships and community ties that can last a lifetime. Gathering places are available at our branches for those who want to relax after exercising and chat over a cup of coffee with old friends or new friends. Maximize your membership and take full advantage of what your Y has to offer.

**Although the programs and presentations listed out below are targeted to our Active & Ageless Community (YMCA Members ages 50+) these offerings are available to ALL YMCA Members.**

Meet Your Active & Ageless Team

Eau Claire YMCA 

                    Laurie Pettis 

                    LIVESTRONG at the YMCA/Brain & Body Fitness                      Program Coordinator and Active & Ageless                            Coordinator 
            |  (715) 839-4608


Chippewa Falls YMCA 

                    Kara Goossens 

                    Active & Ageless Coordinator 
            |  (715) 723-2201

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Intro to Pickleball Clinics

Eau Claire YMCA

Pickleball has become one of the most popular Active and Ageless sports! It's easy to learn, fun, and enjoyed by many - especially over the age of 50!

If you have never played and are curious, here is your chance to give it a try! Pete Fasching, YMCA Healthy Living Staff Member, will review the rules and provide an opportunity to play in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.

WHEN: Wednesdays, April 5, April 26, or May 10

Please note: After May 10, clinics are on hold until September

TIME: 2:30-4:00 PM

WHERE: Hobbs Gym | Eau Claire YMCA

SPACE: Classes are limited to 5 people. 

REGISTER: Sign up through Laurie Pettis: or 715-839-4608

Sober Living Options

Eau Claire YMCA


Let's join Executive Director Michelle Markquart of Eau Claire Sober Living, and learn about this substance-free live-in community that provides a safe and supportive environment for adult women seeking recovery. Here, residents are transformed... borne from a neuroscience-based recovery model, connection, healthy-living, and renewed self-awareness.

WHEN: Friday, March 31

TIME: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

WHERE: Conference Room | Eau Claire YMCA

COST: FREE for YMCA Members | $5 for Non-Members

No registration required, refreshments will be served.

If interested, donations are accepted towards the purchase of gas cards, bus passes, and Walmart gift cards.

Medicare Educational Seminars

Eau Claire YMCA

Patrick Turay with T.I.C. Insurance will help you learn about the basics of Medicare!

Welcome to the Medicare jungle!
Attend this free educational seminar!
Ensure you are enrolled before turning 65 for Medicare Parts A & B. Avoid Medicare penalties before they happen.
Watch for your new Medicare card to arrive in the mail!

WHEN: Fridays, April 14; May 12


   9:00-10:00 AM

   11:00 AM-12:00 PM

WHERE: Conference Room | Eau Claire YMCA

REGISTER: No Registration Required

Refreshments will be served!

B.E. F.A.S.T. Stroke Prevention

Eau Claire YMCA

Stroke prevention begins in the community. It means knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke (BE FAST) so you can quickly call 911 when you or someone around you is potentially experiencing a stroke. Prevention also means taking steps to avoid strokes. Let's join Jeannie Pittenger, Stroke Program Coordinator from Marshfield Clinic, to learn about stroke prevention, symptoms, and accessing prompt medical care.

WHEN: Friday, April 28

TIME: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

WHERE: Conference Room | Eau Claire YMCA

REGISTER: No Registration Required

Refreshments will be served!

The Heart of a Horse: Experience Equine Therapy

Eau Claire YMCA

Let's join Rob Goodland, creator/ director of The Heart of a Horse, a local equine Gestalt Coaching provider where those who have experienced trauma connect with horses and people to restore their wholeness, thereby restoring their hope.

Please note: there will not be a horse on-site at the YMCA

WHEN: Friday, May 5

TIME: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

WHERE: Conference Room | Eau Claire YMCA

REGISTER: No Registration Required

Refreshments will be served!

Active Senior Couple

Insurance-Based Memberships

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley works with a variety of different insurance providers to offer insurance-based memberships for our active older adults. Click below to learn more and to see if you are eligible! 

YMCA360 (Virtual)

Bring the Y to you, wherever you are. Whether it's a current Y favorite or something new to you, Y360 matches your lifestyle with a growing library of online videos for you and your family. Livestreams and on-demand classes/content are available free for current YMCA Members. 

Water Exercise

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley offers group exercise classes on land as well as in the water. Each week, several group exercise water classes are held at the Y's two membership locations. These water classes are included with your Y membership! Click below to learn more about what is offered at each branch.

Active & Ageless Group Exercise Classes

Sit & Fit, Yoga, Basic Fitness, Zumba, and many more classes are designed with the Active Older Adult in mind! Group exercise classes are a great way to get your workout in and even make some new friends while doing it. Learn about all the classes we offer and what will best fit your needs below.

Complimentary Wellness Consultation

Free to all YMCA members!  Meet with a Wellness professional to determine your fitness goals, receive SMART goal-based assessments, and then be provided individual recommendations on how to best use your YMCA membership to reach your goals.  Body composition testing, heart rate, blood pressure, functional movement screening, flexibility, strength, endurance, and performance testing can all be measured followed by a complimentary personal training session customized to your best course of action. To schedule your consultation please click below.

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