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Old Colony Y  integrates people, of all ages, with adaptive needs. We endeavor to provide with varying levels of ability and/or disability, the opportunity to work together toward the common goal of healthy spirits, minds and bodies.  Our members are accepted with dignity for the gifts they have to offer and the talents they possess. 

Contact your local branch for more information or view your branch's program brochure.

Adaptive Programs

Adaptive Fitness Program

This program will provide cardiovascular fitness, endurance training, coordination, and balance. The class is for the beginner who would like a chance to walk on a treadmill, ride a bike, use the stair stepper, cross trainers or simply use the rowing machines.

Adaptive Swim Team

(Coed, Ages 8 & up)
This is a competitive swim team that practices lap swimming with instructions in a variety of strokes and techniques. Participants should be able to swim the length of the pool with or without a flotation device. This team is unified and encourages peer participation. Team competes in Special Olympics Aquatic events in the area. Participation in competition is optional.


(Ages 16 & up) Fall I, Fall II and Winter
This supervised instructional sports program run by a committee of volunteers features activities including adaptive basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, and floor hockey. All abilities welcome!

Y-Ability Programs


This program is the original research based, unique fitness/wellness program that captures the essence of movement and rhythm and combines it with fun! Drums Alive is full of powerful and motivating music and drumming rhythms that get feet stomping and bodies moving. The original whole brain and whole body program allows ALL individuals to participate without ever having picked up drumsticks before!


This program introduces teens to the safe and proper use of the fitness center. This class will be full of educational pieces for the teens to take back and apply either at home or in our fitness center. The instructor will introduce different exercises and how to apply them correctly. Another focus of this class will be going over healthy items to eat!


Swim-Ability participants work towards goals set by the participants along with family members and caregivers. With the goals and capabilities of each individual participant in mind, staff works through an assessment process and develops a program plan. Family members/caregivers are encouraged to take part alongside the participant if they so desire. There is a maximum of 6 participants in the pool during a session. The YMCA can provide 1:1 staff support and have additional support staff on the pool deck based upon participant need and ability.

Arts, Crafts, & Games

This class will include an arts & crafts project each week, hands-on creations, and interactive games. Some examples include homemade play dough, slime, winter-themed crafts, parachute games, building block challenges, and more!


This is arts & crafts for the older kids. In this class, children will learn how to create basic woodworking projects such as room signs, mini houses, bird-feeders, and more, creating their projects from start to finish with the help of instructors. All abilities and ages 7+ are welcome!

Fitness Fun-Obstacle Courses

This class will keep kids active while having fun! Class will focus on helping children with athletic skills such as running, jumping, balance, strength, flexibility, agility, and more. The main feature of class will be obstacle courses, set up differently every week. The courses will help children build these skills while having fun as a team. Courses will be themed each week and allow children to use their creativity to add to the fun adventures! All abilities for ages 6+ are welcome!

Name Location Days Offered Dates Avail. Times Avail. Register
23656 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Y-Ability Swim Lessons ages 10+ Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Monday 03/04/2019 — 04/29/2019 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Register
23657 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Y-Ability swim lessons age 4-9 Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Wednesday 03/06/2019 — 04/24/2019 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Register
23670 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Y-Ability Basketball Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Tuesday 03/05/2019 — 04/30/2019 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Register
23671 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Y-Ability Tae Kwon Do, ages 8-14 Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Thursday 03/07/2019 — 04/25/2019 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Register
23672 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Y-Ability Tae Kwon Do, ages 15+ Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Thursday 03/07/2019 — 04/25/2019 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Register
24121 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Swim Ability Old Colony Y - Easton Branch Saturday 03/02/2019 — 04/27/2019 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Register
24122 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Swim-Ability Old Colony Y - Easton Branch Wednesday 03/06/2019 — 04/24/2019 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Register
24262 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Gymnastics-Ability (Ages 5-8 Yrs) Old Colony Y - Easton Branch Sunday 05/05/2019 — 06/23/2019 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Register
24263 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Gymnastics-Ability (Ages 9+ Yrs) Old Colony Y - Easton Branch Sunday 05/05/2019 — 06/23/2019 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Register
24425 - Enrichment: Y-Ability - Y-Ability Basketball Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Tuesday 05/07/2019 — 06/18/2019 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Register