Active Older Adults

The Sarasota YMCA is home to many activities and events for our Youthful, Energetic Seniors (Y.E.S. program). Come join the fun and make new friends!


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 on Thursdays (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). 

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.

Arthur Murray FREE Dance Lessons is currently in the winter session from January 17-February 21. The lessons take place weekly on Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm in Studio A. Members can feel free to “jump in” this session at any time, as each week the dance instructors review the dance steps previously taught. These lessons are FREE to our members, and they thoroughly enjoy the experience and the friendships they form! A sign-up list is available.

The monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, February 16 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Gulf Gate Drive at 12:00 noon. A sign-up list is available.

All Ears Mobile Hearing will be at the Branch on Tuesday, February 20 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.

Massage Luxe will be at the Branch every Monday from 9am-12pm during the month of February to offer a FREE chair massage for our members.

In the Planning Stages are an Art Exhibition and a Fashion Show. Details will be forthcoming.


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.