Showing 5 Blog Entries written by 'YMCA Staff'

Water Safety Tips

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14, with children from communities of color at greatest risk. With National Water Safety Month in May and summer around the corner, it’s a great time for parents to remember the importance of ensuring their children are equipped with essential water safety skills. The Y offers swim lessons, a program that helps reduce the risk of childhood ... Read More »

TAGS   
Link to Blog Entry:
 

E-mail to a FriendFacebookTweet ThisShare on LinkedInDelicious


Five Historical Reasons the Y Makes For a Better Us™

This year, the YMCA marks more than 170 years, as more than a place, it is a movement that offers programs and services designed to foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Here are five past notable events and achievements that demonstrate the Y’s commitment to the communities it serves: 1. American Institutions: Celebrations such as Father’s Day, and organizations like the ... Read More »

TAGS   
Link to Blog Entry:
 

E-mail to a FriendFacebookTweet ThisShare on LinkedInDelicious


National Water Safety Month

May is Water Safety Month and a good time to make sure children are prepared to be safe around the water. We encourage parents to take an active role in your child’s safety. You can ensure everyone stays safe around the water with these tips: Never leave children unattended, and stay alert when around any body of water. Designate someone to supervise children around water. ... Read More »

TAGS     YMCA,  water safety,  water safety month,  swim lessons,  YMCA at Pabst Farms,  aquatics,  aquatic safety,  drowning,  drowning prevention
Link to Blog Entry:
 

E-mail to a FriendFacebookTweet ThisShare on LinkedInDelicious


Decades of Dedication

Never underestimate the power of consistency. Experts say it takes 21 days for a behavior to develop into a routine. For Barb Hentz, it’s been more like 23 years in the making. Hentz, who’s attended the same fitness class through the YMCA for the last 2 decades, says that it’s really all about finding something you love to do and sticking with what works. “It helps to have a great instructor, ... Read More »

TAGS     fitness,  aerobics
Link to Blog Entry:
 

E-mail to a FriendFacebookTweet ThisShare on LinkedInDelicious


Fun, Fitness and Friendship

For Grace Huenink, the YMCA has helped to keep her 85 years young. This active senior member has found that the Y provides her with endless social, physical and emotional benefits. As a widow, who lives alone, the Y provides Grace with both friendship and fitness. She belongs to the Senior Club, enjoys playing cards and taking group trips, as well as working out 3-5 times a week either walking or swimming. “I’ve ... Read More »

TAGS   
Link to Blog Entry:
 

E-mail to a FriendFacebookTweet ThisShare on LinkedInDelicious


Older Blog Posts