Y.E.S. Happenings

Youthful Energetic Seniors

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch YMCA

Mah Jong takes place at the Welch Family Center on Tuesdays (for ALL levels of play) from 1-4pm, and onThursdays (for beginners) from 1-4pm.   Mah Jong is available FREE for our members only; if a guest wants to participate, they would pay a drop-in rate (as we do with Pickleball & Volleyball).   Please direct any questions to me.


SHINE for Medicare Insurance Counseling.   This service is available as a benefit for our members.  It is scheduled on Wednesdays from 11-3 in the computer room at the Welch Family Center.  One of our members, Marian Strassman, is responsible for these Medicare insurance counseling sessions.  Her contact number is 239-470-1916 if a member wants additional information or needs to schedule an appointment.


Medicare Enrollment Information on Aetna, United Healthcare & Humana has been scheduled throughout the month of October and is listed on the calendar.  This service helps to prepare members for the open enrollment in December.  Joy Leitner will be located at the main entrance to answer questions.  No appointment is needed.


All Ears Mobile Hearing will be at the Branch on Tuesday, October 17 from 9-11am.  Their mobile unit will be located outside the front entrance of the Branch.  The screening is FREE and no appointment is needed.


Arthur Murray FREE Dance Lessons started up again for the six-week session starting September 20-October 25.  These lessons are held weekly on a Wednesday from 1:15-2:15pm in Studio A.  The sign-up sheet is available.  Please note that participants can join in at any time, as the dance instructors continuously review the steps from the previous class.  Any questions can be directed to me.


Kayak trips have been scheduled on the following dates, and they are listed in the computer:  October 4 (Barcode 71302), October 18 (Barcode 71301), November 1 (Barcode 71299) & November 15 (Barcode 71303).  Robbie’s staff facilitates the kayak trips.  There is a charge of $15/members & $25/non-members.


A luncheon at Stottlemeyer’s Smokehouse is scheduled for Friday, October 20 at 12:00 noon.  A sign-up list is available.


Participating in the Age Friendly Festival scheduled on Saturday, October 28 from 9-4 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.  This is a FREE event for the community.


A.C.E. (Adult & Community Enrichment) class entitled “Use Your Brain to Reduce Your Pain” (4-part series) has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 9 & 16 from 10-12 in the upstairs stretch room.  A sign-up list is available (limited to 10 members).  This is offered FREE to our members.


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch YMCA

Adult Dance Party: Every Saturday night there is an Adult Dance Party from 7:30pm-10:30pm with big band music. $10 admission. Open to public.

Beginner Bridge/Open Play is on Mondays @ 12:30pm in the Multi Purpose Studio.

Intermediate Bridge Play with instruction by Eric Kaye is every Wednesday @ 11:30am in the Board Room of the Bari Brooks Teen Center.

Mah-jongg open play is every Friday @ 11:30am in the Multi Purpose Studio.

Arthur Murray Dance Lessons held weekly on Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Studio B. The lessons are offered FREE to our members. Sign Up is encouraged. Call Rhonda Kapusta @ 941-955-8194 x107 if interested.

Adult Tap Advanced and Intermediate is offered on Thursdays 1pm for Advanced and 2pm for Intermediate.