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THRIVE at the Taylor Family YMCA

Thrive at the Y!  Come to the Y to make friends, get active and volunteer (give back to the community). YMCA THRIVE is geared toward active older adult YMCA members.

Get active, and join a THRIVE group fitness class. In THRIVE group fitness classes, you will find workouts geared for active older adults held at convenient times. 

Make friends, THRIVE is a warm and welcoming community. Y’s host fun events at local restaurants and do community activities together.  

Volunteer, THRIVE members also team up to volunteer at local YMCA events, such as the Families On! Challenge or tutoring for students in our Y Learning or Community Hope programs

To find out more, contact Linda Collier or join our Facebook Group

Ongoing Fun

June 3: Come with us for a hike followed by lunch and a brewery tour! We’ll start with a 1.4 mile leisurely hike to see Umstead Park’s Hidden Treasure - a beautiful fallen red oak tree turned into chainsaw art. Afterward, we’ll eat lunch and tour the Lonerider Brewery (tour is free and includes a fresh pint directly from the tanks). Lunch is self-pay. Shuttle departs at 10 a.m. and returns by 2:45 p.m.

June 17: Let’s explore one of NC’s newest state parks, Carvers Creek State Park! We will embark on a guided history hike featuring the beautiful Long Valley Farm, which was once the winter retreat of James Stillman Rockefeller. Afterward, we’ll dine at La Vista Italian Restaurant. The tour is free and lunch is self-pay. Shuttle leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns by 3 p.m.

July 7:  Take a step back in time with a guided tour of the Historic Yates Mill - an operable gristmill established around 1756. After the tour, we’ll explore the beautiful park grounds and trails before heading to the iconic Howling Cow Creamery for a delicious treat made with fresh milk and cream from the 300+ cows which reside on the Creamery’s 329 acre dairy farm, part of NC State University. Cost of tour is $5 (a link will be sent to you to pay online); ice cream is self pay (Creamery opens at noon; they do not sell food – feel free to bring snacks/lunch). Shuttle leaves at 9:30 and returns by 2:00.

July 21:  Ready to try something new and fun?  Let's go Duckpin bowling! This is a smaller version of bowling where the ball is just over 3 lbs and has no holes, fitting into the palm of your hand; plus, you wear your own shoes (no special shoes required). We'll head to Strike and Barrel where they have 24,000 sq ft of fun including traditional and Duckpin bowling, Bocce, Snookball, Cornhole, Shuffleboard and classic and modern arcade games. Cost of Duckpin is $7 (payable at venue); lunch is self pay. Shuttle leaves at 10 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m..

August 1: Join us for golf and games at Drive Shack, a high tech multi-tiered driving range which tracks your ball delivering high definition graphics and stats on-screen – serious wow factor! Whether you’re a novice or pro, you will really enjoy this experience! Lunch follows. Cost is $5/pp for 1 hour of play time (a link will be sent to you to pay online); lunch is self pay. Shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m.

August 13: Up for some comedy? Join us at Raleigh Little Theatre for Noises Off! Called "the funniest farce ever written," Noises Off! presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. One of their most requested shows! Afterward we'll head to dinner at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. Performance is $24 (a link will be sent to you to pay online - deadline is 6/25); dinner is self pay. Shuttle leaves at 2:15 p.m. and returns by 8 p.m.

September 8: Join us for a private riding tour with an environmental educator covering approximately 800 acres of the South Wake Landfill to find out how our environment and public health is safe guarded by safely disposing of over 1.1 million people's garbage and how your household trash is being used to make energy. Afterwards we'll enjoy some Italian cuisine at Daniel's Restaurant. Tour is free; lunch is self pay. Shuttle leaves at 10 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m.

October 3: Mark you calendars and pre-register for Taylor’s Senior Expo from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.! FREE giveaways! FREE massages! FREE hearing tests! FREE lunches! And more! This is open and free to the public -- invite your friends and relatives! Learn more and pre-register HERE!

November 18: Join us for a guided tour of NC Museum’s Art in the Park (outdoor) followed by lunch at the NCMA Café.  Enjoy art and nature on a two-mile walk. This guided tour leads you through the Museum Park, past site-specific works of art and sustainable natural areas. The route has variations in surface and incline. Walking shoes, hats and water bottles are recommended. After the outdoor tour, we’ll have approximately 30 minutes to explore the indoor galleries before dining at the NCMA Café at noon. Tour is free; lunch is self pay. Shuttle leaves at 10 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m.

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Branch Activities

  • Water Fitness Classes
  • THRIVE: Cardio Strength, Strength and Balance Classes
  • Gentle Yoga and Stretch & Balance Classes
  • Zumba
  • Pickleball, Cornhole and Volleyball Pick up

Be sure to check the Group Exercise, Pool and Gym schedules for the above activities' days and times.