Healthy Living Programs

ForeverWell Programs for Active Older Adults

It’s your time to get active, stay fit and be social. Get involved and find out what our Y has to offer. These programs are geared toward, but not limited to our active older adult members. Whether you are new to our Y or just beginning to get to know us, there is something for everyone to stay ForeverWell.

Fall 2021 ForeverWell Event Dates

Free & open to New Canaan YMCA members:

Tuesday, October 19, 12:15-1:15 PM
Topic: Fall Cooking Demo with Chef Ronnie Fein
Location: Wagner Room
Lunch Menu: Fall Soups & Grilled Cheese

*Stay tuned for registration details.

Upcoming ForeverWell Event Dates (stay tuned for registration details):

  • Tuesday, November 16, 12:15-1:15 PM: Giving Thanks Lunch with Trivia & History of New Canaan (Guest Speaker, Nancy Geary of New Canaan Historical Society)
  • Tuesday, December 14, 12:15-1:15 PM: Holiday Cookie Decorating & Classic Film (lunch provided)

Get Active

From Pickle Ball to Table Tennis, our sports department has many ways to keep you active and engaged. If you have a competitive spirit and dread hitting the gym, the sports department has other ways to keep you moving and fit. If you are someone who likes to take control and give strategic direction, there are also opportunities to share your talents and skills by volunteering as a coach or a program assistant.

For general ForeverWell information, contact Bridget Philipp at 203-920-1626.

Stay Fit

If mind, body and spirit wellness is what you are after, check out our STAY FIT list of opportunities. Whether you want to work out in the Wellness Center, stretch your body and mind through pilates and yoga, join our group classes or engage in aquatic therapy, the Y is where you want to be. If you are a first time exerciser or have been at it for a while, we have something for you. 

For more information to STAY FIT at our Y, contact:

Wellness and Nutrition group programs: Kristin Schnitzler at 203-920-1636

Personal Training: Eva Saint  at 203-920-1623

Aquatics: Matt Busse at 203-920-1643

Be Social

Let’s put the S in Social

These opportunities are a great way to be social and enjoy time with your Y friends and fellow members. They are opportunities set aside for you to meet and greet one another, tell stories, talk about your favorite book, learn something new or just hang out, share your skills and give back by volunteering your time and talents or share your talents with people you love. If interested in making some extra dollars for your pocket, there are opportunities for part time work as well.

For additional information, questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering to help organize activities, contact Carolynn Kaufman at 203-920-1656 or