This summer, the Mission YMCA has provided outstanding programs for its neighborhood seniors in support of keeping seniors connected to and thriving in their communities. Offerings have included:
- A Healthy Aging Fair for seniors to learn about community resources
- Outings to the DeYoung Museum, Gilroy Garlic Festival, and Sausalito
- Celebrations including Philippine and American Independence Days and Father’s Day
- Free health screenings
- Exercise classes
- Visits from SPCA puppies.
For seniors who usually depend on public transit to travel in their communities, a visit to a new neighborhood or city can be an exciting opportunity. As Mission YMCA’s Healthy Living Coordinator Genny Pinzon shared, “Our field trips are very important to our seniors who cannot drive and still want to learn and see new places. On our way to Sausalito, one lady told me that she had never been on a boat before! We hope that by providing these opportunities, they can socialize, make new friends and create beautiful memories.”
Metta Fund is supporting the Mission YMCA’s senior programs to combat isolation and improve social connectedness.