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

ASK ABOUT YOUR BRANCH's NEXT lunch or group activity with

Sliver Sneakers or Senior Adults


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 Fayetteville and Hope Mills!

Parents enjoy a night out while we watch the kids! A fun night for the kids that includes music, games, swimming, making new friends, pizza and more! Every THIRD SATURDAY at the Fayetteville Branch!

PREP Preschool Care at the HOPE MILLS Y BRANCH

8:30am- 12:00pm Monday ~ Friday, 2 1/2 - 5 years of age who are potty-trained. MEMBER cost: $39/week, Non-Member cost: $49/week. Registration Fee $35 per Non-Member. Program features ABeka, Montessori, sports-play, healthy snack, social skills, Bible Verses, monthly field trips and more. Contact us at 910-426-9622: Option 2 or PREP Lead, Ms. Rakia at: rakia.epps@ymcaofthesandhills.org

Supported by the UNITED WAY of Cumberland County