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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 

                    Missy Reece

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

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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: October 4,18, November 8, or 29

TIME: 2:30-4:00 PM


Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin - Encompass Health

Eau Claire YMCA

Let's gather together as we hear first-hand from health care professionals about one of the newest area rehab centers! We'll hear a brief overview of Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Wisconsin: Encompass Health and join in a discussion about stroke and fall prevention!

WHEN: October 13

TIME: 11 AM - 12 PM

WHERE: Eau Claire YMCA Conference Room

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Medicare Seminar

Eau Claire YMCA

Patrick Turay with T.I.C. Insurance will help you learn about the basics of Medicare during this free educational seminar. Patrick will provide information on how to enroll for Medicare Parts A & B before turning 65 and avoid Medicare penalties.

WHEN: November 10

TIME: 10 AM, 2 PM, or 5:00 PM

WHERE: Eau Claire YMCA Conference Room

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Christmas Tea Fun with Assisted Living Q&A

Eau Claire YMCA

Join us for a fun and informative holiday themed gathering where Assisted Living Advisors answer our questions and clear up some myths about assisted living, memory care, residential care apartments, and senior apartments. Hear facts about our area's assisted living/senior community options. There is so much we may not be aware of! Fun Christmas trivia and treats included!

WHEN: December 8

TIME: 11 AM-12 PM

WHERE: Eau Claire YMCA Conference Room

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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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