YMCA of the Sandhills

Active Older Adults

The Y is a place for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to come together! Our Active Older Adult program, known as A.O.A. provides a fun opportunity for members to participate in fitness classes, social events, water exercise, and even trips across North Carolina! Financial assistance is always available to those of need in our community. Call the Y today for more information.

Check out our upcoming events below.

The Fayetteville Branch's Senior Wellness Aquatic Training services, A.O.A. Trips, and program activities are generously supported through the United Way of Cumberland County!

Health Insurance Sponsored Membership

Enjoy the benefits of YMCA membership at no cost to you. All YMCA facilities are proudly endorsed to accept both Silver Fit and Silver Sneakers health insurance benefits! Find out if you qualify today by calling (910) 426-9622 or speak with your coverage provider.

Program Details:


Fayetteville Branch YMCA (2717 Fort Bragg Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28303):

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Senior Wellness Aquatic Training
  • A.O.A. Socials
  • A.O.A. Trips.

Hope Mills Branch YMCA (3910 Ellison Street Hope Mills, NC 28348):

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • A.O.A. Socials

North Branch YMCA (3725 Ramsey Street Ste. 103B Fayetteville, NC 28311):

  • Group Fitness Classes

Upcoming AOA EventsYMCA

June 16th: Soul Sistas The Musical, Barn Theatre


Open Doors

The YMCA is honored to offer a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all families in need. This scholarship is available only to discount the Family Value Membership fee or Non-Member program fees.

OPEN DOORS: Our year-round financial assistance program called "Open Doors" may be applied for at any YMCA branch by submitting the following documents for all household adults:

  • current year tax form (1040 or proof of non-filing)
  • two most recent paycheck stubs or unemployment award letter
  • verification of government assistance (SNAP benefits, housing subsidy, etc.)
  • verification of student loan/grant income
  • verification of other private assistance (community organizations, churches, etc.)


Registration is OPEN at all 3 Branches

Partnering With the Community!

The YMCA and the Cape Fear Botanical Garden partner together to provide "Yoga in the Garden" every Wednesday evening at 6 PM. Classes take place at the Botanical Garden and are free to both YMCA and Botanical Garden members. Call (910) 486-0221 to register ahead of time.

Kids Night Out

During June, July, and August, we will not be holding KNO. It will restart on the third Saturday in September!

Lifeguards for Hire

The Y is hiring for summer 2017 certified Lifeguards in the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area. Apply today!