Feeling Great Never Gets Old.

As Virginia’s population ages, researchers project that by 2030, one in five residents will be above the age of 65. As this group of maturing Virginians approaches more than half of the state’s total population growth, support for a healthy aging lifestyle is becoming an increasing need—good nutrition, physical activity, and social interaction, all for a better us.

As the leading voice on improving overall health, the Y accepts the responsibility to find ways to serve our aging population, not only for individual health and well-being but for overall community health. The YMCA of South Hampton Roads encourages all adults 50 years and older to develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, physical activity, and social interaction.

Programs for Older Adults

Wellness Plans


Two free personal training sessions are included in membership. Get started by meeting with a trainer to discuss your wellness concerns and goals, and they'll design a workout plan for you.

Fitness Classes


Cardio classes like Zumba Gold, line dancing and water exercise all range in intensity to meet a variety of fitness levels.

Adult Sports


Racquetball, basketball, pickleball and golf at First Tee — Hampton Roads are just a few of the adult sports available at the Y. 

Social Activities


Table games, pot lucks, walking clubs and more keep you connected and actively participating in your community. 

Field Trips


Enjoy day and overnight trips and educational seminars on a variety of topics, all designed to be informative, interesting and fun.



Volunteers are vital to the Y. Without them, we wouldn't be able to meet the needs of the kids, families and adults who live in our community.