Opportunities for Adults Age 55 and Better


The YMCA of Greater Houston offers a variety of opportunities for adults ages 55 and better to stay active, engaged and connected with others. From physical activity to social events and new adventures, ForeverWell provides opportunities for ALL to make this chapter in life the BEST one yet!

Physical Benefits

Adults 55 and older are at a higher risk for falls. Regular physical activity is proven to improve strength and flexibility which leads to improved balance and coordination.

Mental Health Benefits

Participating in regular physical activity can also lead to improved mental health and cognitive function.

Social Benefits

Maintaining strong social connections is important for older adults. Our group exercise classes and social and learning opportunities provide a great opportunity to meet new friends and to build connections.


ForeverWell Open House |
Wednesday, September 20

The YMCA of Greater Houston invites adults ages 55 and better to SEIZE THE DAY by stopping by and experiencing their local YMCA on Wednesday, September 20. We’ll be rolling out the red carpet for an open house that will give a glimpse into what the YMCA has to offer. Learn about wellness classes, health and fitness offerings, social gatherings, volunteering, learning opportunities, day trips and more!

Stop by and learn more if you qualify for a YMCA membership at no cost through your insurance program offering SilverSneakers®, Silver & Fit® and Renew Active®. Representatives will be available to answer all your questions.

Don’t want to wait until the open house? No problem! Use a guest pass to visit when it’s convenient for you and start connecting with others in your community today!


Be a Kid Again: YMCA Camp Cullen Day Trip

Thursday, October 12 or Friday, October 13*

Feel like a kid again as we take a day trip to YMCA Camp Cullen in Trinity, TX! Just because you are all grown up doesn’t mean you are too old for a trip to camp. Join for a day of fun, learning, and engagement. Participate in traditional activities or relax and recharge on the picturesque shores of Lake Livingston.

The trip to YMCA Camp Cullen includes a continental breakfast, hot lunch, s’mores, snacks for the bus ride home and a souvenir t-shirt. Enjoy a variety of activities for all campers; action-packed adventure or more leisurely interests with friends.

FEE: $35 for members; $40 for non-YMCA members

Registration ends Saturday, September 23

Bus transportation is available from select locations.

Questions? Contact your local YMCA’s ForeverWell director or Elena Dinkin, Association ForeverWell Director, at 713-662-1315 or


*Your YMCA location determines your trip date.


Tips for Healthy Eyes

Tuesday, September 26 | 1:30 pm

Join Dr. Arnoldo Trevino, optometrist at the Cizik Eye Clinic, to learn how to keep your eyes healthy as you age. You will hear about preventing and treating dry eyes, general eye health, and nutrition tips for healthy eyes and good vision as well as helpful tips for contacts and glasses wearers. Complimentary virtual event.

Questions? Contact Elena Dinkin at


Virtual YMCA (YMCA360)

YMCA Members have the added benefit of YMCA360 to enjoy Y classes and activities anywhere! Classes are available for all ages and abilities. For those 55+, you can find over nine classes, including cardio, strength, stretch, seated classes and more.

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Join Us!

Join us for exercise classes, educational and social opportunities and more. A reservation or registration is required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ForeverWell classes are designed for adults aged 55 and better to stay physically active and engaged while connecting with others.
When you view our Group Exercise classes on the YMCA of Greater Houston website or App, click description next to the ForeverWell class you would like to take.
These classes are designed for members 55 years old and better.
When you view your centers schedule and find a group exercise you would like to take click “Sign Up”.
All of these classes are designed to incorporate a chair, but our instructors give options for exercise in both a seated and standing position based on the ability level of members.
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