The YMCA aims to improve the nation's health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce the risk for disease, and help others reclaim their health. These programs, along with other efforts, are done in service of making us - our YMCA's and our communities - better. The result is a country that values health and communities that support healthy choices.
Community Integrated Health
Community integrated health is the effort to strengthen the linkages between traditional health care and community-based prevention strategies (like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program) in order to help individuals prevent, delay, or live better with chronic conditions.
Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic, and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities.
Whether you’re new to the community or simply want to pursue a new hobby, the Y brings together people who love to learn. Whether you want to cook new dishes, join a Bible study, create pottery, or speak a new language—you’ll learn right alongside others from your community who share your interests.
Health, Well-being & Fitness
Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Well-being and fitness at the Y go beyond just working out. In addition to fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual, and spiritual strength.
Healthier Communities Initiatives
At the Y, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work, learn, and play.
Healthy Kids Day®
As part of the Y's commitment to strengthen the community by addressing critical gaps in health and education, Healthy Kids Day will encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active this summer. Join the Y and more than a million parents and kids across the country for the largest day committed to improving the health and well-being of kids.
Sports & Recreation
We believe sports, fun, and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there’s no such thing as being too old to get in the game.