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Y STORY - Finding a New Home

  BAUTISTA FAMILY When a job opportunity relocated the Bautista family from Querétaro México to Oconomowoc in September 2017, they knew it would be an adventure, but this exciting opportunity did not come without challenges. Paco and Andrea wanted to make sure they had a place to go with their children Franco, 3, and Emma, almost 2, to share family activities together, meet new people and be ... Read More »

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After School, The Y Helps Kids Reach Their Potential

A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 1 in 5 children kids do not have someone to care for them after school, according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As families are transitioning ... Read More »

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Back to school means back to packing lunches. While it might be exciting for kids to pick out their brand new lunch box before school starts, parents often dread the thought of figuring out what exactly to put in that lunch box for the next 9 months. Keep in mind that parents should not pack school lunches alone. Increase the odds of your kids actually eating the lunch you pack by getting them involved. Brainstorm ... Read More »

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Aurora Health Series: Can Exercise Help your Cholesterol?

Thank you to Aurora Health Care for providing this content to help you live well!   By Robert Panther, MD  Are you one of the 102 million American adults who have high cholesterol? There’s a pretty good chance you or someone you care about has high cholesterol.  About 41 percent of us have a total cholesterol level above 200 mg/dL, which is considered above healthy levels. More than 35 million ... Read More »

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National Water Safety Month - May

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 »

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