Showing 2 Blog Entries written by 'Heather Burkle'

A Great Place to Work and Play

For Jennifer Fell, the Y has always played an instrumental role in her life. In fact, her father, George Howie, was on the Y’s Board of Directors back when the Town and Country YMCA first opened in Oconomowoc in 1965 and she recalls fond childhood memories of her family attending Y outings and ski trips with other families in the community. As an adult, she continued to be active at the Y by working out, competing ... Read More »

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Providing Help, Hope, and a Happy Place

Prior to coming to the Y, Flora was severely overweight. Medical complications due to her morbid obesity resulted in numerous surgeries over a four-year period, and left her feeling low with diminished self-confidence. In 2002, she lost her job and her overall health created barriers to finding new employment.  She had no energy and her situation began to isolate her; she rarely left the house other than to ... Read More »

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