Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Prevent or manage chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis and cancer through a variety of wellness classes and programs.
Donor supported financial assistance is available for many of our community health programs. At the Y, nobody is turned away due to inability to pay the full price for our programs.
Click here to fill out an interest form and a staff member will reach out to you with more information.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program developed and established in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind, and body. Recent research from the Yale Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute confirmed that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants experience improved fitness and quality of life as well as significant decreases in cancer-related fatigue.
The Living Stronger program creates social connections in small groups upon completion of the 12-week Livestrong at the YMCA program and provides support for emotional and physical health of cancer survivors through structured physical activity, special events and social engagement opportunities.
All of this is free of charge for all Livestrong at the YMCA alumni.
Lifelong Essentials for Activity & Nutrition (LEAN) supports you in your journey to becoming more active and eating smarter for healthy weight loss. We’ll focus on ways to tip the calorie balance, mindfulness, and positive self-talk.
Class is group discussion-based with an in-session physical activity component and delivered over 12 weekly, ninety-minute sessions. Jumpstart your physical activity and get real with your food for a lifetime of wellness.
Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson’s disease. It does this through non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training. We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life. With this program, you can build impressive power, strength, flexibility, and speed
Yoga for Warriors
Yoga can help to condition and heal our bodies, and also promote a sense of calm and peace. Because of this, yoga can prove very beneficial for veterans. Not only can the practice heal the body, it can also help us to deal with the traumas and memories associated with combat and war.