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Healthy Aging Tips for Older Americans Month

  May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Broome County offers the following tips to encourage older adults in Broome County live healthier lives.   Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and

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Joyce Finds a New Beginning at the YMCA Following Retirement

  Joyce retired from 21 year career as an educator 3½ years ago.  Her role as a 3rd grade teacher offered many rewards…seeing children discover their potential and years of friendship with her colleagues. However, the position also made physical demands on her, especially after her double knee replacements. In addition to her full-time job,

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Following a Doctor’s Advice Improves Mary’s Health and Wellness:

A Rusty Hinge Water Exercise Success Story Mary kept a regular exercise routine on the treadmill at her home. She experiencing enough episodes of feeling off-balanced to start using a walker. She also periodically suffered hand tremors so intense she could not hold her fork. Her concern for a serious illness, like Parkinson Disease, sent

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Add Learning How to Swim to Your Child’s List of Basic Life Skills

   There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables every day.  

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Kim Finds a Place in Her New Community at the YMCA

  Kim and her family relocated to Broome County three years ago. After extensive research of many communities, she and her husband decided Vestal was a great fit for their family. once they settled in, Kim got caught in difficult cycle. Her bad knees impaired her ability to exercise. The lack of exercise led to

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Sandy’s YMCA Story of Gratitude

With a smile that could brighten the dreariest day in Broome County, Sandy repeated again and again, “Thank you God” as she retold her story. She began with an event she faced exactly a year ago: On July 17, 2016, Sandy said she suffered massive trauma in an auto accident. Then she thanked God her

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Mark’s Hip Replacement-A YMCA/Lourdes Joint Academy Success Story

When Mark experienced pain during his workouts on the machines in the Wellness Center, he pushed through even harder. He’d dealt with it for years, figuring it was an old gym injury. His public service in the military, law enforcement and 42 years in fire service trained him to perform under adverse conditions no matter

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Friends, Laughter and Early Morning Water Workouts

Being a YMCA Member is Very Good Betty started in YMCA Water Fitness programs on and off again 20 years ago. She attended a 7pm class with her sister. They earned special notoriety for changing out of their swimsuits into their pjs before they left the Y for home. Since Betty retired 6 years ago,

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YMCA Membership Helps Val With Congenital Hip Condition

My name is Val. I was born with a congenital hip condition. Since the balls of my femurs were not completely formed, they fit loosely in the socket causing subluxation, an incomplete or partial dislocation of the hip. My doctor discovered the subluxation when I started to walk. So specialists formulated a treatment plan that

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Carlena: Finds Courage for Healthy Change at the YMCA of Broome County

My name is Carlena. After struggling with different health issues, including high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes, I decided to make some changes in my life. So, I joined the YMCA of Broome County 9 months ago. I now attend at least 6 days a week and love it! My water fitness classes and

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