Active Living Center

 

About
The Active Living Center at the Andover/N. Andover YMCA is a one-of-a kind resource when it comes to promoting health and wellness for older adults. Provided through a generous donation from the Wood Family Trust, the Center consists of a trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and specialized services to ensure older adults have access to the very best resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Benefits
An active lifestyle is the single best strategy to help us stay more independent as we age, giving us the physical capacity do the things that are important to us.  It can help us get stronger; improve balance; feel more energized; prevent disability; and prevent or control chronic health problems like arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Not just physical health, experts believe that an active body promotes an active mind: exercise improves memory, mental alertness, mood, and feelings of well-being. 

Services
The specially trained and caring staff of the Active Living Center offer a variety of tailored programs, activities, and service for older adults including:

        Individualized wellness evaluations and assessments to get you started safely                                        

        Guided programs to improve balance, strength and “functional” fitness

        Low impact group exercise classes including, gentle yoga and aquatics

        Specialty classes such line dancing and other fun forms of moving

        Special programs for arthritis and other chronic health conditions

        Blood pressure screening

        Progress reports sent to physicians and healthcare providers

        Special seminars and events on a variety of wellness topics

        Scheduled golf instruction from professional staff

        A social area for relaxing and catching up with friends

        On-site refreshments


 

 


ACTIVE LIVING CENTER

   Programs Offerings and Schedule     

          

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

9:00 - 10:00AM

Circut Training

8:15 - 9:00AM

Functional Fitness
Studio 1


9:00 - 10:00AM

Chair Yoga
Mary Ann


8:15 - 9:00AM

Functional Fitness
Studio 1

9:15 - 10:15AM

Enhance Fitness
Cindy

10:00 - 11:00AM

Enhance Fitness
Lori


10:00 - 11:00AM

Tai Chi Quan
Moving for a Better Balance
Kathy


10:00 - 11:00AM

Enhance Fitness
Lori

10:00 - 11:00AM

Tai Chi Quan
Moving for a Better Balance
Paul

10:00 - 11:00AM

Circuit Training
 


11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tai Chi Quan
Moving for a Better Balance
Kathy/Susan

 
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tai Chi Quan
Moving for a Better Balance
Paul/MaryJane
 


Additional and Future Program Offerings

Eating Well as You Age - Starting June 6th

National Senior day - Strength Training 101- May 31st


Staff

The Active Living Center is led by Susan McInnis, M.S., an experienced health and wellness professional with over 20 years as a successful business owner in corporate wellness, certified older adult exercise leader, group exercise instructor, yoga and Pilates instructor, and more.


Faculty and students from the Merrimack College Health Sciences program contribute programming expertise and personalized instruction as they skillfully support activities held at the Center.


Hours

The Active Living Center is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Program activities during these designated hours are tailored to active older adults.


Cost

The Active Living Center is offered free of charge to all members of the Merrimack Valley YMCA. Some special events may require a minimal fee but participation is optional.


 


For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact: Susan McInnis, M.S. at 978-685-3541 x113 or smcinnis@mvymca.org.