Specialty Programming

Specialty Programming

Aging Mastery Program® | Sturgeon Bay

Aging Mastery Prgram is designed to inform, encourage and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and stay engaged in their communities. Topics covered by guest speakers include, Healthy Eating, Financial Fitness, Sleep, Medication Management, Fall Prevention, and Advance Planning.
March 8th - May 10th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Held at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay

Knee & Hip Joint Class | Sturgeon Bay

Is a joint replacement in your future? Have you already had a knee or hip replaced and you want to sustain the gains that you have already made? This new class will improve your chances for a great outcome! Our Knee/Hip Joint Class is a collaborative program between the Door County Medical Center and the YMCA, designed to help you get yourself to where you want to be. Between the periodic visits from therapists and working with our certified YMCA trainers at every class, we will help you realize success with your flexibility and build your strength and endurance. The Knee & Hip Program fees are subsidized through the support of the Door County Medical Center.
Tuesday & Thursdays
February 28th - April 20th | 11:45am - 12:30pm

*No Class April 4th

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA | Northern Door & Sturgeon Bay

Livestrong at the YMCA is a small group exercise and movement program for the adult cancer survivor. This program empowers the participants to improve their health and quality of life while diminishing the adverse affects of cancer or various cancer treatments. Each 12-week session is comprised of classes that meet for 75 minutes two times per week. All program participants receive a FREE family Y membership for the session's duration with options to extend membership beyond the end of the program cycle. 

Click Here to watch the video about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

Parkinson Exercise | Northern Door & Sturgeon Bay

An exercise group geared toward individuals with Parkinson Disease (PD) and Parkinson Related Syndromes (PRS) may be just what you are looking for! These exercise groups are designed and led by a physical therapist with experience working with individuals that have PD or PRS. The first 30 minutes will be spent on stretching with a focus on trunk mobility. During the other 30 minutes, participants will walk on a treadmill. The theory behind this program is that improved trunk mobility combined with an aerobic conditioning program should lead to improvement or maintenance of functional activities used in everyday life. New participants are always welcome and financial assistance is available at the Y. If you have any questions please call Carl (PT), or Shawn (PTA), at Ministry Door County Medical Center Rehab Services at 920-746-0410.


A physical thearpist evaluation is required prior to registration (in most cases this evaluation is covered by Medicare or insurance). Contact Ministry Door County Medical Center Rehab Services for more information.


Stepping On | Sturgeon Bay

Stepping On is a well-researched, fall prevention program. Clinical results were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The Stepping On workshop meets for two hours a week for seven weeks. Topics include simple and fun balance and strength training, the role vision plays in keeping your balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe when out and about in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, and lastly, how to check your home for safety. Door County YMCA's Active Older Adult Coordinator, Christine Webb-Miller brings vast experience in working with older adults on maintaining and increasing fitness and well being. Christine has spearheaded several programs here at the Door County Y including LIVESTRONG among other Active Older Adult coordinating. 

Active Older Adult Coordinator | Northern Door
Megan Schneider: mschneider@doorcountyymca.org
Active Older Adult Coordinator | Sturgeon Bay
Christine Webb-Miller: cwebb-miller@doorcountyymca.org