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

Back to School Family Event at the Berlin Branch on Saturday, August 4 from 10am-12pm.

Mah Jong during the summer months will be held in the upstairs stretch room 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).   Please direct any questions to me. Mah Jong will move back to the Welch Family Center on Tuesday, August 14.

Balance & Movement Class on Mondays & Thursdays (starting on Wednesday on August 15) at 1:00pm.

Senior Functional Training and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA starts September 11.

SHINE for Medicare Insurance Counseling will start again on Wednesday, August 15 from 11am-3pm 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 will begin sometime mid-October.

Massage Luxe Spa will offer their FREE chair massages for our members starting again mid-September.

Kayak Trips are usually conducted during the fall months. Dates & details will be forthcoming.

ESJ racquetball and basketball courts closed until September 10 starting August 26 at 2pm.


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.