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.

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A Day to Remember

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 edition of Dancing with the Silver Stars on Wednesday, April 17. Great job to all of our teams and dancers on their amazing performances. Congratulations to our winning teams:

  • Showcase Team Spirit Award: Trotter Family YMCA
  • Competitive Team 1st Place: Vic Coppinger Family YMCA
  • Competitive Team 2nd Place: Brenda & John Duncan YMCA
  • Competitive Team 3rd Place: The Woodlands Family YMCA

If you have photos you’d like to share, please email them to Elena Dinkin. Photos could be used for promotion of Dancing with the Silver Stars 2025 and/or for our event slideshow.

Our next ForeverWell special event is our BE A KID AGAIN trip to YMCA Camp Cullen in October. Stay tuned for details as this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

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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Program Directory

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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