healthy aging program
The West Cook YMCA’s Healthy Aging Program will support you in living more fully, no matter what your fitness level or background. By taking part in our comprehensive services and programming designed especially for adults ages 62 and up, you will be joining a community of over 500 members who are committed to living actively, building friendships, and feeling energized and empowered.
There are more than 551,000 older adults in suburban Cook County, reflecting all races, ethnicities, income levels, and states of health. We know that healthy lifestyles look different for everyone and that there is no “one size fits all” approach to aging. Our staff has made a commitment to meeting you where you are, and the result is a specially curated program that champions health equity, fosters social connections, and helps you become your best self.
We invite you to become a part of the Healthy Aging Program and discover how to be connected, contributing members of our community. The staff, instructors, and program leaders at the West Cook YMCA will be with you every step of the way.
new pilot program
NEW COHORT STARTING JUNE 21, 2021
We’re pleased to announce a new Healthy Aging Pilot Program for adults ages 62 years and up. This special initiative – designed to support the unique needs, interests, and gifts of older adults in our community – is the first of its kind at the West Cook Y. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of activities and services that have been especially curated with you in mind, and we invite you to participate and learn and grow alongside us.
Participants in this pilot program will receive a membership to the West Cook Y, personalized wellness coaching, fitness programming, health literacy events, and opportunities for enrichment and social engagement. Programming will take place at the Y, and transportation will be provided for any off-site activities. The program is completely complimentary, thanks to funding from the Russell and Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust and the Healthy Communities Foundation.
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