COMMUNITY HEALTH

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. 

Lynchburg YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention

Did You Know...

Of the 86 million people with pre-diabetes, only 10 percent know their condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, people with pre-diabetes are also at risk of developing other chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

 
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LIVESTRONG at the Y

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.

 
Stronger

LIVING STRONGER

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.

 
LEAN

L.E.A.N.

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.

 
RSB

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

 
Lynchburg YMCA Wounded Veteran Health and Wellness Programs

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.