17 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 561-4290
Fax: (518) 561-0124
Contact: Patti Warner,
Senior Program Director
The YMCA Program for senior citizens involves health education, a comprehensive program of floor and pool exercises and opportunities for socialization.
Gym and Swim
The YMCA’s Senior Fitness Program is designed to meet the needs of active older adults over 60 years of age who like to participate in group exercises. A doctor’s medical recommendation is requested and the program is controlled according to the individual’s capabilities and limitations. The full program consists of four hours per week in the gym and one hour in the pool for exercise, recreational swimming and instruction (if desired). All people 60 & older are welcome to come to these classes led by Senior Fitness Instructors.
Gym classes are 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Monday – Thursday.) Swimming in the YMCA pool is available every Wednesday from 11:00 am -12:00 pm.
The program is free to YMCA members. A voluntary contribution per class is requested from all non-members. Funding is provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging (OFA) and the balance is subsidized by the YMCA.
The YMCA (in collaboration with the Clinton County Office for the Aging and the Senior Citizen’s Council) now offers shuffleboard at the Senior Center at 5139 N. Catherine St. in Plattsburgh. Shuffleboard games are held Monday & Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Voluntary contributions are accepted.
The Senior Fitness Program at the YMCA offers a variety of opportunities for social interaction and fun. Activities such as picnics, line dancing, and walks are planned and offered to seniors. Also included in the social activities are day trips to Montreal, Burlington, & Lake Placid/Saranac Lake. Longer (3-4 day) trips are also taken to the Empire State Senior Games. We are open to suggestions for other day trips.
Senior Splash is targeted for persons over 60 years of age and is totally subsidized for YMCA members. Non-members pay $3 per class or 5 splash passes for $12.50. This class gives you the opportunity to have fun and meet new people during free swim time. You’ll enjoy the therapeutic effects of the warm water and exercise.
The Aquacise program provides participants the opportunity to do gentle activity in warm water. Under the leadership of trained personnel, the participants will move all joints to their full range of motion. Time will be spent on muscle toning, mild cardiovascular exercise and stretching. The program is held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm. Monday -Thursday. It is not necessary to know how to swim. This group has monthly luncheons at area restaurants. Contributions are accepted.
Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, Inc. (SCCCC)
5139 North Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 563-6180
Fax: (518) 563-0908
Contact: Marie Alexander
The Senior Center
The Senior Center is located in the former Seton Catholic High School on the corner of Court and North Catherine Streets in Plattsburgh. Off street parking is available behind the building, from which you can enter the Center’s upper level. The Center includes a large gymnasium/auditorium, complete with stage, basketball hoops, shuffleboard court and concession area.
An elevator can bring you to the lower level. There you will find a spacious and comfortable dining room where the Nutrition Program serves lunch 5 days a week and the coffee and tea are always on. A cozy living room area includes a large screen TV where you can enjoy a movie or playing Wii. A large computer room adjoins. The main entrance is on North Catherine, with a side entrance on Court Street.
The Senior Center offers or hosts a variety of recreational and educational programs including art classes, bingo, poker, bridge, 55 Alive Driver Safety, mah jongg, pinochle, French and German language lessons, musical entertainment, Tai Chi, holiday parties, picnics and more.
The Office for the Aging funds some of these activities for registered individuals 60+. Voluntary contributions are accepted and become part of the Senior Center’s operating budget.
Individuals under 60 and unregistered people of any age who wish to participate in OFA-funded services must pay a guest fee.
Activities that are not OFA funded may have a participation fee.
The Senior Sentinel
The Senior Sentinel is published monthly and is distributed with The Press Republican. Registered seniors living in Clinton County can have the Sentinel mailed to them upon request. The suggested contribution is $6.00 per year. Others can subscribe for $12.00 per year.