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Social Activities for Seniors


At the Y, we believe that a strong body, an active mind and the feeling of being connected is important to leading a fulfilling life. Our engaging programs, classes and events will help you improve your health and sense of achievement while you connect with people who care. The Y provides a stress-free environment for you to build a healthy spirit, mind and body, which will contribute to your overall wellness. At the Y, we want our programs to be accessible to everyone, so we have reduced rates for active older adults, who are very often on a fixed‑income. We hope you take advantage of the variety of fitness programs, swim offerings, social events, and volunteer opportunities the Y offers seniors.

Activities take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 2:00 pm. Seniors have access to any programming during that time.

For more information, please contact Qaadir Pollard at qpollard@somersetcountyymca.org or 908 766 7898 x512.

Bring a friend to the Y. Ask us about our Guest Pass.




Hillsborough YMCA

Senior Fitness

Our Senior Adult fitness classes for active older adults include:

  • Functional Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Y Walking Club (during warm months, weather permitting)

All members interested in learning how to use the cardiovascular and strength equipment may request a fitness orientation. These are free of charge.

For more information, contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or by email.

  • Open Pickleball

    This paddle sport is designed for all ages and skill levels. Simple rules make it perfect for beginners and it can develop into a fast-paced game. You'll get great exercise while having a ball!

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Somerset Hills YMCA

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Book Club

Join us for lively discussions of great reads each first Thursday of the month. We start off with a potluck lunch at noon, so bring a food item to share. Conversation about the book follows at 12:30 pm. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve read in the past year:

  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed

For more information, please contact Qaadir Pollard at 908 766 7898 x512 or email.

Senior Fitness

Our Senior Adult fitness classes for active older adults include:

  • Small Group Exercise Classes including Zumba Gold, Strength & Balance, Mellow Step, Yoga, Yogalates, Core & Flexibility

  • Kinesis sessions for seniors takes traditional exercises (like chest press or a row) and combines them with functional movements (like reaching, squatting, bending). It develops balance, core/overall strength, and flexibility for people of all fitness level

    Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday   Friday
    Group Exercise Classes: Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    AOA Conditioning Aquatics AOA Conditioning Aquatics AOA Conditioning
    Aquatics Kinesis Aquatics Step & Sculpt Aquatics
    Gentle Yoga Zumba Gold Gentle Yoga Strength & Balance Senior Yoga
    Step & Sculpt   Senior Yoga Zumba Zumba
    Zumba   T'ai Chi    
        Zumba    


All members interested in learning how to use the cardiovascular and strength equipment may request a fitness orientation. These are free of charge.

For more information, contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or by email.

Additional Social Activities

Come share what you love to do or find out what will give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment when you become a key part of our many groups including:

  • Health Discussions - Learn about how to prevent slips and falls, how to improve your nutrition, or attend a blood pressure and cholesterol screening...plus so much more
  • Rummikub
  • Senior Conversation
  • Stampin Up - Design artistic greeting cards with pre-cut supplies
  • Watercolor - Indulge your artistic side as our knowledgeable instructors guide you through the process

For more information, please contact Qaadir Pollard at 908 766 7898 x512 or email.

Somerville YMCA

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Book Club

Our Book club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The list of books is available at the Welcome Center.

Games and Knitting

Meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. It's a great chance to socialize with your Y community.