Wellness Promotion and Recreation

Swim/Gym Program
Plattsburgh YMCA
17 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 561-4290
Fax: (518) 561-0124
Website:  www.plattsburghymca.com
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.

Senior Fitness Programs
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 referral is requested.  Gym classes consist of aerobic and strength building exercises.  Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and work within their ability.  The gym classes are designed upon the successful evidence based program, Enhanced Fitness
The Senior Water Exercise class offers the benefits from the healing effects of the water with specialized exercises and stretches.  The class provides the participants the opportunity to do gentle activity in warm water.  Under the leadership of trained personnel, the participants focus on improving the range of motion, muscle toning, mild cardiovascular exercise, improving posture, and flexibility.  Modified exercises are demonstrated for a safe and enjoyable workout. 
Gym classes:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 9:15 am*
Senior Water Exercise Class:
Wednesdays, 11:00 until Noon

*These classes are free!  You do NOT have to be a member of the YMCA to participate.  A contribution is suggested, but not required to attend.
Funding for these programs is provided by Clinton County Office for the Aging, NYS Office for the Aging, United Way and YMCA.  Other Senior programs are available at the YMCA for members and for a small fee. 

Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, Inc. (SCCCC)
5139 North Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 563-6180
Fax: (518) 563-0908
Website: www.seniorsinclintoncounty.com
Contact: Marie Alexander
Executive Director
Email:  mariaa@charterinternet.com

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.