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Alexander Family YMCA Lively at 55+

Lively at 55+ is a social and service group of people ages 55 and over. We gather together to serve the community, build friendships, share interests and simply enjoy each other’s company!

To find out more, contact Barbara Longobardo or join our Facebook group.




Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Volunteer Day - Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. - Join us as we spend the morning volunteering with our friends at the Food Bank to make healthy living accessible for all.

Breakfast at Overture Crabtree – Thursday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - 4408 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC – Join us for breakfast! Meet us at the Overture Crabtree to learn more about your YMCA membership, build relationships, and check out the Overture Crabtree, one of the newest 55+ active adult apartment communities. We will have information about medical membership, opportunities to volunteer or work with the Y, and personal trainers available to talk about goal setting and how to get started. (Limited to 20)  

NC State Fair Senior’s Day - Tuesday, October 22, 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Let’s fill a YMCA bus with Y members age 55 and up and head over to the fair! Seniors age 65 and over get in free and can also enjoy a free Bojangles' breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival. The event for seniors 65 and over will take place in Dorton Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m. You can purchase your admission ticket for $13 at the gate if you are under age 65. (Limited to 45)


Yates Mill Pond Picnic & Tour - Monday, November 4, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC - Discover Historic Yates Mill – a place of business, community, and exciting local history! Explore the inner workings of the mill which uses the power of water to turn the milling machinery. Arrive at Yates Mill Pond at 1:00 p.m. with your picnic lunch to enjoy before we begin the Mill Heritage Tour at 2:00 p.m. The Y will cover the cost of your tour. (Limited to 16)

Lunch at David’s Dumplings and Noodle Bar – Tuesday, November 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC - Featuring a Pan-Asian menu with touches of Chinese, Vietnamese and Malaysian cuisines. Must purchase your own lunch. 


Painting Workshop by Y & Design - Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. – Alexander Family YMCA Multipurpose Room - At the Y & Design party, you will be working on a winter-themed Snowman painting, perfect for a holiday display in your home or as a gift for a loved one. $20 per person with all supplies and snacks provided. Sign up by December 4 to reserve your space. (Limited to 15)

Presents of Peace Volunteer Day – Saturday, December 14 – Alexander Family YMCA - Presents of Peace offers a shopping experience to families in our outreach programs so they can choose toys, clothing and books at greatly reduced prices. You can also donate a gift by choosing an item from one of the Christmas Trees decorated throughout the branch starting in mid-November. More information to come.


Dinner at Cameron Bar and Grill – Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 p.m. - 2018 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC - At Cameron Bar and Grill, they take classic American and Southern dishes and add their own spin using one-of-a-kind ingredients to create a truly unexpected flavor profile that’s just as distinct as it is familiar. Must purchase your own dinner.

To register for any of these events, visit our sign up page here


Group Fitness
Water Fitness, Gentle Yoga, Ageless Grace, Fit After Fifty, Gentle Aerobics, NIA (Non-Impact Aerobics), and more. Check out our group fitness schedule to see upcoming classes. 

A great way to be active and if you don’t already know how to learn a new sport! Racquets and balls are provided. Check the Alexander gym schedule for regular playing times.