Experts say staying active is key to living longer as we age.

The YMCA of the North offers a variety of classes that include physical fitness, social activities and more. All are free for YMCA members. Classes include aerobics, strength training, balance, yoga, dance, group cycle, water exercise and much more. Experts say seniors should get medical clearance from their doctors before starting any fitness program.

YMCA senior director of Health and Well-being, Jennifer Menk, appeared on KARE TV along with Octogenarians Dee Sundem and Carol Skarr. Both seniors are members of YMCA Southdale and stressed the importance of exercise in their daily lives.

For more information, about the YMCA’s “ForeverWell Program” and classes for ages 55+, contact our neighborhood YMCA.