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).   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.


Arthur Murray FREE Dance Lessons are now ongoing (no session dates set).  The lessons take place weekly on Wednesday from 1:45-2:45pm in Studio A.  Members can feel free to “jump in” 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.


Kayak Trips have been scheduled for April 6, 20 and also May 4 & 18 from 10:30-12:00, meeting at Turtle Beach boat ramp.  The cost is $15/members, registration is at the Membership Desk.


A Seminar on Dementia Disease is being held on Thursday, April 12 from 1:30-4:00pm at the Pines of Sarasota.  Complimentary admission & refreshments.  For reservations, call Charles at 356-0901.  A flyer with specific information is located by the Y.E.S. monthly calendar. 


The monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, April 27 at Mattison’s Forty-One on S. Tamiami Trial at 12:00 noon.  A sign-up list is available.


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.