Adult Programs

The YWCA of Oil City Adult Programs are coordinated by our Office Coordinator, Vickie Skiba.

Adult Programs focus on developing the skills you need to improve your quality of life. You can build relationships with area experts and gain access to valuable community resources. You might also discover a new group of like-minded friends.

Our Adult Programs are open to both men and women, and you do not need to be a YWCA member to participate. However, Supporting Membership earns you a discount on class and program fees. Learn more about Supporting Membership on our Membership page.

We have covered topics such as economic empowerment, financial planning, decorating, cooking, golf, self defense, computer basics, and yoga. We also host health awareness events, where healthcare professionals provide accurate, up-to-date information on the nation’s most prevalent diseases. Topics have included cancer prevention, arthritis relief, fibromyalgia help, and smoking cessation.

For a current schedule of Adults Programs, check the monthly update posts on our home page, as well as the current issue of our brochure.

We appreciate all member feedback and consider all program recommendations. If you have an idea for a class or program, call Vickie Skiba at the YWCA, (814) 676-6528.

REGULAR CLUBS

Gallivanter’s Club

If you enjoy travelling, you’ll enjoy the Gallivanter’s. Joan Staron coordinates fun trips to interesting places, events, and restaurants.

Volleyball

Volleyball meets weekly on Thursdays for non-competitive game play at 7:15 PM. A $10 yearly fee is required in addition to a Supporting Membership. For women 18 and older. Please call us for the start date.

HEALTH AWARENESS

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Facilitators Marcia Camp and Lisa Winger invite families in Venango and surrounding counties to connect with other families and caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s. Learn techniques that help ease the physical and emotional burden for both the patient and caregiver. This is a free service for the community.

CLASSES

AARP Driver’s Safety Beginners Class

This class is an 8-hour course designed to meet the needs of drivers age 50 and older. The course is spread out over two afternoon sessions and is led by Richard Runnels. Topics covered include age related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, and license renewal requirements. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Next class to be announced.

AARP Driver’s Safety Refresher Class

This class is a 4-hour course designed as a refresher. Attendees must bring proof that they completed the Beginners Class. The course is one afternoon sessions and is led by Richard Runnels. Topics covered include age related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, and license renewal requirements. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Next class to be announced.

Pine Centerpiece

On December 7 at 6:30 PM, join the staff of Anderson’s Greenhouse and make a pine centerpiece or Christmas swag. Cost is $35 for YWCA members and $38 for non-members. Please register by calling the YWCA.

Belly Dancing with Laurie

Laurie Novotny leads a 6-week session of Belly Dancing on Mondays at 6:30 PM. The session begins November 9 and continues through December 14. The cost is $15 for the entire 6-week session, or $3 per class.

Light Heart Yoga

Light Heart Yoga provides a judgment free environment to stretch your boundaries, be aware of your breathing and find ease in your body. Libby Jenkins leads the class, and it is open to women, men, and students. This six-week session meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM from October 28 through December 16.  The cost is $35 for the entire 6-week session for Fitness Center Members and Supporting Members, $40 for non-members, and $20 for students. Drop ins are welcome and are $8 per class.