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Programs for Adults of All Abilities

Somerset Hills YMCA

We fully embrace the opportunity to help adults of all ability levels live healthy, fulfilling lives. Through our programs and services, we hope to fill the gap by helping everyone in the community gain the benefits of physical exercise, learn skills that contribute to successful employment, enjoy social opportunities and experience a sense of camaraderie.

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Achievers Day Program (Ages 18 years and above)

This program runs September through June.

Using the inclusive setting of the Y, the program offers unique recreational/social learning opportunities to participants by helping to train adults with special needs in pre-employment, employment and employment retention skills in a real world setting. The program integrates the most current research-based, field-tested curriculum funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment, called Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success. Participants will be evaluated to assess their appropriateness for participation in the program.

These programs have been approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and are eligible to support participants in the Real Life Choice and Self-Directed Day Services Program. These services will only cover days of actual participation.  For example, if the session is 8 weeks in length and 2 weeks are missed, the participant will be responsible for covering the costs of the missed days.  A bill will be sent for the balances due.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or via webmail.

  • Achiever's Day Program - 2 Day (Ages 18 years and above)
    Classes are 4 hours long. For the two-day option registration directly below, you may select from Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

  • Achiever's Day Program - 3 Day (Ages 18 years and above)

    Classes are 4 hours long. For the three-day option registration directly below, you may select from Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Special Olympics Swim Team (Ages 12 years and above)

Our Special Olympics Swim Team competes at the local, county, state and national level. Practices begin in December and go through June.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or email.

Adapted Fitness Programs (Ages 15 years and older)
  • Adapted Fitness (Ages 18 years and older)

    This class focuses on strength, cardio, balance and flexibility and is held in a group setting. This class has a smaller participant to instructor ratio that makes it perfect for individuals who need more attention than they would receive during a traditional group exercise class. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

  • Adapted Instructional Fitness (Ages 15 years and older)

    This exercise class is limited to 4 participants, 15 years and older, who require a more intense level of support than can be met in the Adapted Fitness classes. The class focuses on strength, cardio, balance and flexibility training. Acceptance to the class is determined by the instructor.