New Canaan YMCA

ForeverWell Programs for Active Older Adults

ForeverWell Programs for Active Older Adults

ForeverWell at the New Canaan YMCA


The New Canaan YMCA’s ForeverWell program is designed to benefit the total health of our active older adult members through a variety of fitness and social opportunities.

Get Active

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From drop-in sports including basketball, pickleball, and volleyball in to volunteering opportunities, the Y offers a variety of ways to help you get active and stay engaged.

For additional information and any questions about the Y’s sports department, contact Lenwood Latta at 203-920-1634 or [email protected].

For additional information about volunteer opportunities, contact Ida Marchetti in our HR Department at 203-920-1647 or [email protected].

Stay Fit

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The Y provides wellness opportunities for all ages, abilities, and interests. Personal fitness opportunities include working out in the Wellness Center, Zone, one-on-one personal training, or lap swimming in our Forese Family and Valles Pools. Group programs include small group training with a group of friends or Pilates apparatus in our apparatus studio, in addition to drop-in group exercise classes such as strength training, yoga, Pilates, zumba®, barre, aquatic fitness, cycling, and more in our state-of-the-art Group Exercise, Mind Body, Aquatic, and Cycling Centers.

ForeverWell Group Exercise Classes:

Aquamates: This water exercise class is specifically designed for active, older adults. High-energy, fun class is great for improving physical, social, and mental well-being!

Chair Fitness: Improve your cardio, core, balance, and strength while seated in an upright chair. Fun music and great instructors!

Chair Yoga: With the support of a chair, this gentle yoga class will help you improve postural alignment, maintain pelvic mobility, reduce muscle tension, and gain strength through flowing movements and focused breathing.

Chair Pilates: From the chair to the mat, this Pilates class will simultaneously strengthen and elongate all the muscles of the body, focusing on the powerhouse (core) while using your own body weight for a healthy spine.

View up-to-date group exercise schedules below. For additional information and any questions about group exercise classes at the Y, contact Tetiana Kokorska, Group Exercise Director, at 203-920-1636 or by email.

Additional Program Contacts:

Wellness & Personal Training: Eva Saint at 203-920-1623 or by email.

Aquatics: 203-920-1652

Be Social

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The Y offers monthly enrichment activities free for members ages 55+. These events are an opportunity to connect with old and new friends, learn new things, and share stories and skills.

Click here to view the Y’s calendar of events for upcoming ForeverWell dates.

RSVP for an event by calling our Front Desk at 203-966-4528. For additional information and any questions about ForeverWell social opportunities, contact Carolynn Kaufman at 203-920-1656 or [email protected].


For additional information, questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering to help organize ForeverWell activities, contact Carolynn Kaufman at 203-920-1656 or [email protected].