Senior Programs at Summit YMCAActive Older Adult Programs for Seniors









All branches will be closed an no classes will be held on Thursday, November 27. Prices for classes are pro-rated.

 

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Active Older Adult Aquatic Classes

Many classes are suited to older adults within our Aquatic fitness class schedule.

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All classes are free to members, and are offered to non-members for a fee (8 week class session). All must register for classes either online or in person at the Summit YMCA.

For more information please contact Mary Loeser, Aquatic Fitness Director, 908 273 3330 x163, or email Mary.

Active Older Adult Book Club

  • Book Club

    When:   Mondays, once a month
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd floor
    Time:   
    12:15pm-1:15pm
    Cost:     Free and open to all area seniors

    Pack your lunch and join your YMCA friends to discuss the book of the month. Fun discussions and friendly people. Plase bring your suggestions for future books! We will supply the dessert!

    Please RSVP to Lisa Meyers Community Program Coordinator 908-273-3330 ext 1186 by email.

     

    Day   

    Date   

    Title   

    Author   

     

    M

    Sept. 8    

    "Orphan Train"    

    Christina Baker Kline   

     

    M

    Oct. 27

    "Footsteps in the Sand - An
    Inspiring World War II Story"   

    Eva C. Hoffman Judruch

    Meet the Author Q&A

    Light lunch
    provided

    M

    Nov. 10

    "The Goldfinch"

    Donna Tartt

     

     

     

Bridge

Open to the Community, Y membership not required. For more information, contact Lisa Meyers 908-273-3330 x1186, Email Lisa.

 

  • DUPLICATE BRIDGE

    When:   Wednesdays
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:30pm-3:00pm
    Cost:     Free for all members
                 $7 per week for nonmembers

    Come enjoy a competitive game of duplicate bridge each week with your YMCA friends. Experienced instructor will provide a quick lesson and be available to discuss hands.

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email. To register, please call Member Services at 908-273-3330.

     

  • BRIDGE LESSONS - INTERMEDIATE
    When:   Wednesdays, October 1-22

    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    10:45am-12:15pm
    Cost:     $40 for all members
                 $50 for nonmembers

    Come enjoy a game of bridge with your YMCA friends. Experienced instructor Jane Grewcock will be teaching this session. Limited number of spots, so please register early.
    *Must have a minimum of 8 people to run class
    *No experience necessary

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email. To register, please call Member Services at 908-273-3330.


  • BRIDGE LESSONS - ADVANCED BEGINNER
    When:   Tuesdays, September 16 - October 21

    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:30pm-2:30pm
    Cost:     Free for all members
                 $105 for nonmembers

    Come enjoy a game of bridge with your YMCA friends. Experienced instructor Jane Grewcock will be teaching this session. Limited number of spots, so please register early.
    *Must have a minimum of 8 people to run class
    *No experience necessary

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email. To register, please call Member Services at 908-273-3330.

Events & Day Trips

  • ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM
    One hour chair based class includes stretching, strength training and aerobic conditioning.

    Open to the community
    Fee: Y members: Free ; Non-members: $1 per class

    Day      Time Instructor
    T 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Alice Stein
    Th 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm      Madelynn Clifford
  • HOLIDAY LUNCHEON | CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH FRIENDS

    When:   Monday, December 15, 2014
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:30pm-2:00pm
    Cost:     $10 for all members
                 $12 for all nonmembers

    Come start your holidays with your YMCA friends. Enjoy a delicious catered lunch with holiday music. Wear your holiday best. Please bring a non perishable item to be donated to SHIP (Summit Helping its People)

    For information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.
    To register, call the Member Services Desk.

  • KNIT AND CHAT

    Join us as we relax together while working on individual knitting projects. Learn to knit, finish items in your knitting basket, create beautiful items for family and friends or get a project back on track. Experienced instructor!

    Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

  • TECHNOLOGY HELP CENTER
  • TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY | MET, LUNCH & CLOISTERS MUSEUM

    When: Friday October 24
    Time:  8:15-5:30 
    Cost:   $110     

    Join us for a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit two wonderful exhibits. Cubism: The Leonard A Lauder Collection will be the most important exhibition of the Cubists in more than 30 years. It will be the first time it will be seen in its entirety since Mr. Lauder pledged it to the museum in 2013.  On display, George Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955) and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)-. The museum will also have on exhibit Dan Graham’s installation located on the Museum’s Roof garden, part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper façade; enjoy beautiful views of the changing foliage in central park from the rooftop garden. In the early afternoon we will board the bus and travel to Fort Tryon Park for a sit down lunch at the New Leaf Café. The restaurant’s 1930’s cottage and outdoor patio offer a truly unique dining experience and all proceeds from the restaurant benefit the NY Restoration project started by Bette Midler in 2001. After lunch we will visit The Cloisters museum, and gardens devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe where we will enjoy a private tour of the museum and gardens and once again enjoy the beautiful changing landscape of the park. The Cloisters is celebrating its 75th anniversary! A day to treasure!!    

    Register early seating is limited. For more information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.

  • LUNCH AND LEARN | MEDICARE OPTIONS

    When:   October 13, 2014
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:15pm-1:15pm
    Cost:     Free

    Karen Blass, an agent representing United Healthcare, will be presenting information on the United Health Care AARP Medicare options and helping people enroll in the plans. She will discuss the enrollment period, OEP, benefits, features and copays for available plans in Union County. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

    For information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.

  • LUNCH AND LEARN | SMART GIVING

    When:   November 17, 2014
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:15pm-1:15pm
    Cost:     Free

    Join YMCA members Chris Gerard, Trusts and Estates attorney with Anderson Kill and Norm Sanyour, SVP and Investment Counselor for Capital Group Private Client Services for an interesting discussion on “Smart Giving”.  Chris and Norm will teach you how to structure your giving dollars so that you and your favorite charity will each benefit from your charitable contributions to the maximum extent possible.  Learn the ABC’s on the economics of giving; learn to determine your giving potential, which assets to use and which trust structures will work best for you.

    For information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.


  • SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN INVESTMENT RESOURCE WORKSHOP

    When:   Tuesday, November 18
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    7:30pm-8:30pm
    Cost:     Free and open to all community members

    This presentation will help you to develop a working knowledge of how you can use social media and crowd sourcing to become a smarter and more informed investor. Learn about recent regulatory and business developments that have magnified the importance of social media as a financial and investing tool. Learn basic techniques for using Twitter, Stock Twits, RSS Feeds and news reading applications. Gain a better understanding about the advances in data science that enable traders to profit by interpreting market sentiment.

    Brian Egger has had a 20 year career on Wall Street working as an equity analyst at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Topeka Capital markets. He is the founder and publisher of BreakingCall.com, author of Social media Strategies for Investing and contributing writer for TheStreet.com.  He was recognized six times as a Wall Street Journal, ”Best on the Street” analyst.

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.

  • LUNCH AND LEARN | "FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND WWII STORY"

    When:   October 27, 2014
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:15pm-1:15pm
    Cost:     Free

    Fascinating true WWII story about a young mother separated from her child and how they are reunited.

    For information, contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.

Active Older Adult Knitting

Join us as we relax together while working on individual knitting projects among new friends. Finish items you’ve got in your knitting basket such as pretty scarves, mittens or baby blankets. Make beautiful items for family, friends or charity. Get a project back on track with some tips from the instructor or attendees. Try a more complex knitting stitch! Maybe knit socks?

Instructor will offer tips to keep your project moving ahead and help you as you start new projects. We’ll discuss what’s in the knitting news, new yarns and tools, how to pick the right size pattern. Bring your projects in process, and get ideas for new items. Yarn and tools information sheet will be provided.

For more information, contact Lisa Meyers 908 273 3330 x1186 or email Lisa.

  • Open Knitting Classes

Mah Jongg

  • MAH JONGG
    When:   Fridays
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 3rd Floor
    Time:    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cost:     Free to members
                 $10 to non-members for 8 week session.

    Join your Summit YMCA friends each Friday for an afternoon of MAH JONGG. Connect with others and engage your mind with this fun, intelligent game that requires your concentration. Please bring your 2014 Mah Jongg card.

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.
    To register, please call the Member Services Desk at 908 273 3330.

  • MAH JONGG LESSONS
    When:   Fridays, October 31, November 7, 14, and 21
    Where:  Summit YMCA, 2nd Floor
    Time:    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:     $20 for all members
                 $25 for all non-members for 8 week session.
    Cards:   $9 if needed

    Learn to play Mah Jongg. An experienced instructor will teach you the rules and get you playing in just a few lessons. Please register early seating is limited to 8 students. Please bring your 2014 Mah Jongg card, or you may purchase them for $9.

    For more information contact Lisa Meyers at 908 273 3330 x1186 or by email.
    To register, please call the Member Services Desk at 908 273 3330.


Active Older Adult Swim

  • Open Lap Swim
    Open swim for older adults, 65+, daily, during any scheduled adult lap swim. $10.00 for 5 visits. See the Membership Desk to sign up.
  • Aquatic Classes

    Many classes are suited to older adults within our Aquatic fitness class schedule.

    View all classes offered

    All classes are free to members, and are offered to non-members for a fee (8 week class session). All must register for classes either online or in person at the Summit YMCA.

    For more information please contact Mary Loeser, Aquatic Fitness Director, 908 273 3330 x163, or email Mary.

  • Active Older Adult Swim Lessons
    A low to intermediate impact aerobics class is held in the shallow end of the pool. Includes strength training and stretching exercises.

Active Older Adult Volunteer Opportunities

  • READING TO CHILDREN
    Would you like to volunteer reading to the Preschool or Kindergarten children? If so, we would love for you to share your reading skills. Bring a favorite book or we will supply one for you. You will bring joy to your heart and a smile to the kid's faces.

    Available times: Monday- Friday between 9:00-1:00.

    To arrange a date and time please contact Lisa Meyers, Community Program Coordinator 908-273-3330 ext 186 or Email Lisa.

Program Session


FALL 2 PROGRAMS RUN
Oct. 27 - Dec. 22
Registration Begins October 13


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Hours and Contact Us

Hours
Monday to Friday
5:00 am to 10:15 pm

Saturday
6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Contact us:
Ph: 908-273-3330
Fax: 908-273-0258
Email: Terri Clinton


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