Getting Healthy Together - Integrated Health Programs

Membership - YMCA membership offers a wide variety of classes, groups and events for seniors, retirees and active older adults.

Sometimes life throws us curve balls in the health department.  Here at the Y, we're prepared to walk alongside of you on your journey back to healthy living.  

LIVESTRONG at the Y

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected.  The Y and LIVESTRONG have partnered together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program designed to help adult cancer survivors regain physical strength and improve overall well-being.  

This 12-week program supports the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves on the journey between cancer treatment and feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to normal life.  These small group sessions are facilitated by certified LIVESTRONG at the Y instructors who assist participants in a variety of physical activity options including cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility.  Instructors also help to build a support community among participants through group discussions and times of sharing.

For more information, contact Stacey Close at 610-431-9622, ext. 2231.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The statistics are staggering – 86 million Americans (37% of all adults) are pre-diabetic, and many don’t even know it.  Of those who do know, the path to a healthier way of life may seem overwhelming.  That’s where we come in.

Based on a CDC-approved curriculum the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps participants implement gradual lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.  Led by a certified Lifestyle Coach, the program has been proven significantly more effective than common medications prescribed to lower A1C blood values.  The program is available to adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or whose score on a self-assessment indicate a high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Want to learn more? Contact our Community Health Coordinator at healthhelp@ymcagbw.org or 610-431-9622, ext. 2162.

 

Category: Wellness