Join us for a Health and Wellbeing Open House to celebrate National Senior Health Day!

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: At the Y locations listed below

*Please bring a photo ID.

Check back often, as details continue to be announced!

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Burnsville

Burnsville YMCA
13850 Portland Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337

Open House all day

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time & Wellbeing Fair
  • Pilates Reformer Demo
  • Passport to visit all table
  • Raffle and guest passes
  • Few vendors related to mind body and selfcare and education partners.
Eagan

Eagan YMCA
550 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123

ForeverWell open house, events from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Coffee and healthy snacks available in the lobby during the entire event
  • Cribbage tournament 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Open game times 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Pickleball tournament 10 - 11 a.m.
  • ForeverWell and SilverSneakers class sampler 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Swim Stroke Evaluations 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Ongoing throughout the day: coloring contest with Kids Stuff, Ask a Trainer, tech support Q&A, membership eligibility questions, community partner tables
Elk River

Elk River YMCA
13337 Business Center Drive NW
Elk River, MN 55330

ForeverWell Open House & Activities:  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fitness assessments and "Fancy Water Bar" with various flavored waters
  • 10:45 a.m. Bring-a-Friend Silver Sneakers group class
  • 11:45 a.m. Master Gardner Presentation
  • 12 - 2 p.m. Campfire Weenie Roast Picnic Lunch
Emma B. Howe, Coon Rapids

Emma B. Howe YMCA
8950 Springbrook Drive NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Everyone Welcome! Members and Non-Members.

  • Senior-focused vendors (20+ registered)
  • 30-minute Senior Fitness Classes (come ready to move and participate)
    • 9:30 a.m. Foreverwell Combo
    • 10:15 a.m. Chair Yoga
    • 12:30 p.m. Silver Sneakers Circuit
    • 1:15 p.m. Foreverwell Stretch
  • Demos of fitness equipment and program offerings
    • 11:00 a.m. Sound Bath
    • 11:45 a.m. Sound Bath
  • Crafting Demonstration
    • 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Speakers
    • 9:00 a.m. Social Security Planning-
      • Will Social Security be there for me? 
      • How much money can I expect to receive? 
      • When should I apply for Social Security? 
      • How can I maximize my benefits?
    • 9:30 a.m. M/Y Shoreline Medicare;
      • Boutique health insurance and Medicare agency helping individuals navigate the options available to find the RIGHT plan that fits their preferences and needs best!
    • 10:45 a.m. Professional Master Gardener Heidi
      • The People Plant Connection is a strong bond that we do not talk about often enough. Our sense of self can come from a favorite plant, or a childhood memory in a garden. Come explore the healing benefits of nature with a "scratch and sniff" experience. Also, plant your own small container with a plug and watch it bloom and grow over the summer!
    • 12 p.m. Second Harvest Heartland
      • "Learning About Food Resources in Your Community, by Second Harvest Heartland."
    • 1 p.m. Nature Heals Talk
      • Presented by Terry
  • Reformer Demos
  • Talk with a personal trainer, and more!
  • Balance Assessments
  • Win Door Prizes from vendors and local businesses
  • Purchase lunch from two food trucks

Sponsored by Bachmans, Metro Transit, GTB Management and Consulting, Wellspring Chiropractic, Senior BlueBook, The Parkinson Foundation, and many vendors.

Forest Lake

Forest Lake YMCA
19845 Forest Rd N
Forest Lake, MN 55025

ForeverWell Open House & Activities: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Tours & Orientations starting at 9 a.m., running on the 1/2 hour
  • Grab n' Go Snacks Healthy Eating Conversations @ 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.
  • ForeverWell Crowd Participant Picture @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Pop Ups: Pilates Reformer 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and Line Dancing 10:45 a.m.
  • Indoor & Outdoor Games with BINGO @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Smug Pug Food Truck 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hastings

Hastings YMCA
85 Pleasant Drive
Hastings, MN 55033

ForeverWell Open House all day. Events from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Coffee & Chat 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Games Group/Coloring Pages 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Summer salad Potluck 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Group Exercise highlights:

  • Silver Sneakers Circuit 9:15 a.m.
  • Silver Sneakers Classic 10:15 a.m.
  • Line Dancing Basic 10:15 a.m.
  • Line Dancing Intermediate 11:15 a.m.
Maplewood

Maplewood YMCA
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

ForeverWell Table of information and resources

  • Information fair in lobby that includes YMCA programs
  • Food resources
  • Interactive activities such as balance assessments.
New Hope

New Hope YMCA
7601 42nd Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55427

ForeverWell Open House 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • 8 - 10 a.m. Coffee Chat
  • 10 a.m. What does it mean to be ForeverWell at the Y? Presentation and Tour
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. Senior Balance Assessments (pre-register)
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. Aquatics Clinic focusing on lap swim technique and pool "tool" use for toning and strengthening (pre-register)
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PIckleball
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Water Volleyball
  • 1-3 p.m. Cribbage
Ridgedale, Minnetonka

Ridgedale YMCA
12301 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Balance Assessment
  • Health and Wellness seminars and demos
  • Brain teasers/games
  • Herb starters
  • Eat the rainbow with nutritional recipes of fruit and veggies
  • Pickleball
  • Bring a friend and get entry in door prizes
  • Talk to a personal trainer event
  • Coffee and snacks
Shoreview

Shoreview YMCA
3760 Lexington Avenue North
Shoreview, MN 55126

A month-long celebration of NSHFD

  • Every Tuesday in May: Free balance assessments,
  • Every Thursday in May: Free demo class - Yoga for Stronger Bones
  • All month: Wellness information table in the lobby with copies of handouts from our recent workshops and wellness workshop/class offerings
  • Build Your Own Triathlon, May 6 - 27
  • New Member Reception, May 13
  • Brain Health Workshop, May 20
  • Live Music in Lobby with grab-and-go snacks, May 29
  • In Body Testing, May 29th

Full details in the Shoreview YMCA May ForeverWell newsletter!

Southdale, Edina

Southdale YMCA
7355 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open House/Lobby Takeover with activities revolving around the 5 dimensions of Wellbeing:

  • Nourish -- Mindful Eating activity, healthy snack (kefir with learning about gut health), make your own chia pudding take home
  • Move -- Outdoor walks, Balance Assessments, Tai Chi, "Hits & Clicks", Pedaling for Parkinson's demo/cycling demo, Virtual Y demo
  • Reflect -- Tai Chi, Music, Stress Management Workshop, Health Coaching Minis
  • Connect -- Unlock it Scavenger Hunt
  • YMCA Giving Program workshop
  • Volunteerism Opportunities
  • Environment -- Outdoor walks, info about YMCA Adventure Lab, outdoor plant swap.
St. Paul Eastside

St. Paul Eastside YMCA
875 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Community Senior Expo with Tables in our lobby
  • Vendors will include blood pressure screening, Medicare, branch specific events and class offerings.... plus more
  • Fitness Demos and Fall Risk Assessments
  • Lunch and games on the lawn.
St. Paul Midway

St. Paul Midway YMCA
1761 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104

ForeverWell open house, events from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • 9:30 to 10 a.m. – Coffee on the Rooftop. Meet in the Lobby
  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Information about Wellbeing resources in the Lobby
  • 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. – Bingo in the Community Room
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Balance Assessments in Flex B/C
Woodbury

Woodbury YMCA
2175 Radio Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Community Vendors
  • Food Trucks
  • Nutrition and Health Info from Certified Experts
  • Pilates Demo and Fitness Challenges
  • Snacks &  Drinks
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Games
  • Craft and Garden Station
  • Glucose and Cholesterol Testing
White Bear Area

White Bear Area YMCA
2100 Orchard Lane
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

ForeverWell open house all day, events from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Demo Balance class
  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - In- Body Testing
  • 12 - 1 p.m. Demo - Balance Assessments   
  • 12 - 1 p.m. Swim stroke evaluations and tips