Competition often makes people work harder on some of life’s efforts than just the fact that we should do it anyway. This was certainly the case in our 12 week challenge “Health Hearts for the Holidays.” Just announced were the winners, “The Silver Stars,” a team of older adults that took exercise seriously. The…Read more
Over 45,000 people called the helpline last year and 1,300,000 searches for services were done on the website hudson211.org.
But thousands more need help and don’t know where to turn.
We need to let them know help is just three numbers away…dial 2-1-1.
You know that an event is an important part of our YMCA when people show up on a snow day to participate! Even midst 5 inches of snow more than 700 family members came to the YMCA for our Christmas Holiday Extravaganza. Annually, the YMCA host a Christmas party for the community to make sure…Read more
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the nation’s 2700 YMCAs, selected Yonkers Family YMCA to participate in its Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative. The goal of REACH is to improve health and eliminate disparities related to chronic diseases in African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino communities. In October, 2012,…Read more
Many hectic things that happen at the Yonkers Family YMCA during the holidays. Holiday dinners, its Christmas Extravaganza, coat give-a-ways, and so much more. Imagine the surprise of the staff when Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office called and said that he wished to stop by and provide 350 toys, books, and coats for children. It became an event…Read more
When you think of the fact that three years ago the Yonkers YMCA did not have a swim team, then you would realize that coming in 9th out of 12 teams is a major victory. Recently, at the Westchester Fair League Championships the Poseidons and came in just ahead of the White Plains YMCA, the Tarrytown YMCA,…Read more