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National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week. This is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. In honor of this week, we would like to share with you our Volunteer Coach Spotlight for the month of April: Bradley Groff makes a difference at the Y! He is ... Read More »

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4 Healthy Reasons to Take Vacations

4 Healthy Reasons To Take Vacations By Jody Pickruhn, LCSW Are vacations necessary? A suggestion? An impediment to getting your job done? If you view vacations as an option that you can skip, then you’re pretty typical. The average American employee takes only half of her or his eligible vacation time. Of those who do go on vacation, more than half – 60 percent – spend some time on the job while ... Read More »

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Touch is Essential for Human Thriving. Even at the Y

Touch is a basic human need. More than that, it is essential for human thriving. It’s been proven that when babies and children are deprived of touch, their brain development is permanently impaired, which can destroy the growth of social abilities and result in lower intelligence. I think a lot of you know and appreciate the YMCA as a place of connection and relationship. I do not disagree with this, however, ... Read More »

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Sense of Community

While our roots are based in Christian faith, we are open for all. When you join our YMCA community, you belong to a place where families come together to spend quality time with each other, adults connect with friends and pursue interests, and children learn that they can achieve and are accepted. The Y is a cause for strengthening community through our many opportunities for members and community participants ... Read More »

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Membership For All

The Y believes that everyone deserves the chance to succeed. Regardless of your financial situation, we will work with you to receive all the benefits of our membership. Financial assistance can be applied to all memberships whether it is youth, adult or household. It can also be applied to programs such as childcare, swim lessons, youth sports, and more! Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide programs ... Read More »

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