Our Active Older Adults programs help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and engaged community. Our programs include healthy eating seminars, group fitness classes and events designed to promote mental agility, good health and independence. Programs are open to all ages. We offer a variety of classes such as Chair Yoga, Functional Fitness, Bible Study, Tai Chi and more.

Group Exercise and Aquatics Schedule

Curious About the Classes?

Watch this video to see what a typical Active Older Adult class is like.


Some of the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA Active Older Adult classes are held at the Elks Lodge, 8350 SW Warm Springs Street, Tualatin, OR 97062. For more information about the classes, please contact Caz Thomson.


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AOA Group Exercise Classes

SilverSneakers® Classic

Increase muscular strength, range of movement, and balance with hand held weights, elastic tubing, and SilverSneakers® balls. Chairs are used for support.

SilverSneakers® Splash

Jump in for a fun low impact, shallow-water class that improves agility, flexibility and endurance. No swimming ability needed. A SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a standing circuit workout with a focus on upper body using weights. Chair support can be used ;if needed.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

Move through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated & standing postures to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.

SilverSneakers® Cardiofit

Advanced class for active adults. Safe and effective low impact cardiovascular workout. Energizing and easy to follow moves for total body conditioning to increase cardiovascular & muscular endurance. Strength training also offered.

Zumba Gold®

Zumba® Gold is designed to meet the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. It's a dance-fitness class set to zesty Latin music, like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Reggaton.

Gentle Yoga

This class is designed to safely lead you through gentle stretches and yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Blocks, straps and other props may be used to modify yoga poses. Students leave class feeling relaxed and renewed.

Specialty Paid Classes

TaijiFit : Flow into Better Aging 

A new way to embrace the benefits of Tai Chi—easy to follow moves, to allow you to flow into movement. Open to all levels. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 8–Mar. 11
Time: 1 PM–1:45 PM
Cost: Members $30, Program Participants $60


Seated Taijifit Flow  for Strength and Flexibility

A new way to embrace the benefits of Tai Chi. The easy to follow moves allow you to flow into movement-all from the chair. Open to all levels. No experience necessary. Space is limited. 

Date: Mondays, Jan. 6–Mar. 9
Time: 1 PM–1:45 PM
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants, $100


Tai Chi

Is a gentle, physical exercise that is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. Students will work on individual forms and also gain an understanding of the martial arts application of each form. Must complete beginner class before progressing to advance class.Beginners work on the Tai Chi 8 forms (poses) and Advance works on the Tai Chi 24 forms.


Date: Fridays Jan. 10–Mar. 13 
Time: 2:15 PM–3 PM
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100



*Prerequisite: Must complete beginner class before progressing to advance class.
Date: Mondays, Jan. 6–Mar. 9 
Time: 2:15 PM–3 PM 
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100


Tai Chi for Balance  

Date: Thursdays 1 PM-1:45 PM Jan. 9–Mar. 12
Time: 1 PM–1:45 PM
Cost: Member $30 Program Participants $60


Nia Winter 2020- Kickstart  Your Wellness in 2020 

Nia is a celebration workout for your mind, body and spirit, blending dance, martial arts and healing arts.  No experience necessary. Enjoy celebrating your wellness, mind, body and spirit. Open to all levels. 
Date: Jan. 7–Mar. 10
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100


Premium Specialty Camp with Caz

Using the latest research, join Caz in this special camp that works on balance, strength for bone health and exercise to slow cognitive decline.  
Prerequisite: must be able to step up and down unassisted.
Mondays, Feb. 3-Mar 16
Studio 1
10:45 AM—11:15AM

Program Participants : $105


Lunch and Learns

Protect Your Heart-The Blood Sugar/Insulin Connection

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Mathai for an  informative talk on protecting your heart.  Learn about the connection between blood sugar/insulin, and what proactive steps we can take to protect our hearts. Dr. Mathia is a popular speaker, sign up now so that you do not miss out.
Friday  Jan. 24, 2020
11:30 AM-1 PM
Conference Room 

Making the Right Move-Senior Housing

Bring your lunch and join Liz Fischer as we learn to understand all the options for senior housing, and find the right one for you.
Thursday, Feb. 13  
Conference Room
11:30 AM—12:30 PM



Senior Wellness Faire

Join us for next year's Senior Wellness Faire on May 27, 2020, 10 AM–noon. Senior Wellness Faire attendees learn about the opportunities that are available to help prevent disease and injury—improve and enhance the quality of your life. Find inspiration and motivation to be an advocate for your own health and dive into the positive perceptions of aging.

Social Time


Grab a sweet treat before or after class, and chat with your friends.

Thursday, Feb. 13  
Teen Center
9:30 AM-11:30 AM


Bring your favorite dish. Grab your friends. Let’s spend time as a community, getting know each other .
We will provide coffee, water, plates, and utensils.
This is a free community event.
Feb. 14  
Teen Center
12 PM— 2 PM 

Spiritual Health

Friendship, Faith and Wellness 

Join the YMCA Chaplain and join our book club where we will learn how to reach out highest level of health and contentment through small, focused changes. The new session begins Wednesday, Jan. 8–May 27 11:15 AM–12:15 PM in the Conference Room. Pre-registration is highly recommended. People are welcome to join us at any time.

Date: Mondays, January–May 2020
Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Cost: Free


Bible Study

Contact Caz for more information.