AAA Sponsored Classes


The following classes are FREE to anyone in our community age 60+ thanks to a sponsorship by the Area Agency on Aging Health & Wellness Program! A Copilot Membership with the YMCA is required.


  • Must be age 60+
  • Complete all registration forms
  • Sign-in for every class attended
  • Submit quarterly evidence based program forms

AFAP – Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Led by a certified AFAP instructor, this class uses the water’s buoyancy to reduce the impact on joints allowing those with arthritis to enjoy a workout. Classes can help improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion.

Wilkes-Barre: 4:30pm Monday & Friday; 2:30pm Wednesday
Pittston: 11:15am Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 5:15pm Tuesday & Thursday; 6:45pm Monday & Wednesday


This strength training program is ideal for older adults. Rebuild strength that’s been lost through the aging process and help ease arthritic pain that’s associated with aging bodies. This class is ongoing and participants can begin at any time. 
Wilkes-Barre: 9am Tuesday & Thursday

Strong & Balanced

Enhance your muscle strength, flexibility and balance! This cardio class combines movement and wrist/ankle weights (chair optional). Beginner/Intermediate class. This class is ongoing and participants can begin at any time. 
Wilkes-Barre: 9am Wednesday & 4:30pmThursday 

Silver Yoga/Barre Fusion

A combination of Yoga & Barre geared towards Seniors/Beginners. You can expect breathing techniques for mindfulness, chair yoga for flexibility, and barre/chair chair workout to increase strength while having support for balance. Weights and props are an option if appropriate for your practice to both modify AND/OR amplify the workout!
Wilkes-Barre: 2pm Monday & Wednesday 


New to these free community classes?

Save time and download the YMCA Copilot Membership form and the Area Agency on Aging Health & Wellness formBring or mail your completed forms to the YMCA and we’ll get you all set up so that you can start taking these free classes!

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Attn: Lauranel Banks
40 W. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702