The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington Launched STEM Senior Program

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Program Development Department has launched the STEM SENIOR Experience thru the YMCA Fit & Well Seniors Program. 

“The STEM SENIOR Experience gives seniors the opportunity to create, build and design through the process of science, creativity and play,” said William Yates, Program Director of the Fit & Well Seniors Program.  Also, the program is also adaptable to seniors with disabilities.

The various STEM challenges expand hands-on dexterity, and provide the platform to think outside of the box.  Seniors are also encouraged to explore environmental engineering principles that promote the overall improvement of air quality.

The YMCA’s Fit & Well Seniors Program caters to the needs of more than 100,000 seniors residing in Washington, D.C., many of whom are widowed, living on a modest income and have limited access to activities.  Launched in 2010, this program helps seniors increase energy levels, improve mobility and benefit from an instant support network. 

The program also provides a variety of classes, health and lifestyle assessments, inter-generational activities, social clubs and a mobile unit – all free of charge.

For more information on these programs, visit www.ymcadc.org.  Don’t’ forget to follow the Fit & Well Seniors on Twitter @FitnWellSeniors.

About YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a non-profit charity organization that has been serving the communities and families of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, for nearly 165 years.  Through opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camps, childcare and more, the Y engages more than 250,000 individuals and families.  Visit www.ymcadc.org for more information.

Dana Rucker
Director of Communications

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