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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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April: Donate Life Month

April: Donate Life Month Kelly, Former YMCA of Broome County Lifeguard/Water Fitness Instructor,  Now A Kidney Transplant Coordinator   My eyes have been opened to the true gift of life, organ donation. On March 23, 2017, I started my dream job as a Kidney Transplant Coordinator at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center. I work

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March Madness at the YMCA

127 Youth Basketball Players in the 127th Year of the Game   Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 9 a.m., the West Family YMCA’s gym filled with preschoolers and bouncing basketballs. The coaches introduced the 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds to the game James Naismith, a physical education director at the YMCA Training Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented

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Norma Finds Years of Wellness, Friendship and Community at the YMCA of Broome County

Curiosity got the best of long-time YMCA member, Norma after receiving a birthday letter last year from the YMCA of Broome Count offering discounts on fee-based activities. The gregarious retiree joined the YMCA in April 2001. For years, she found a comfortable niche in the Rusty Hinges class, lap swimming and Wellness Center work-outs. The

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Heart Health Tips:

  Cliff’s healthy choices after the heart incident that severely damaged his heart, literally saved his life. He added physical exercise: first in the Cardiac Rehab Program and then through a lifestyle change of a regular exercise routine at the YMCA of Broome County.   He modified his diet to minimize and eliminate sodium. He

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February: American Heart Month!

  Twenty-eight days of hearts… Valentines, sweethearts, caring hearts and healthy hearts. February is American Heart Month. The YMCA of Broome County joins the national effort to improve heart health in the Greater Broome County Community.     Cliff, a YMCA of Broome County member, recently shared his heart story.   “I am not supposed

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Debi’s 2017 Wellness Goal Gives Momentum for 2018!

Another January! Many people welcome the opportunity to push an annual reset button at the beginning of the New Year. They make resolutions and set goals for personal change and improvement. It takes real commitment to keep them for 12 months.   YMCA member, Debi, set a 2017 wellness goal at the end of 2016

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YMCA Benefits Seniors/Seniors Inspire the YMCA Community

YMCA of Broome member, Ed, quips with a hint of his wry humor, “It‘s better to wear out than rust out!”   Ed reaches a milestone birthday this year… 95 years old. He maintains an active Y membership. He swims at the West Family YMCA pool and/or works out in Wellness Center twice a week.

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Veteran’s Day 2017: Honoring Our Veterans’ Service

  “We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Will Rogers   YMCA Member and Vietnam War Vet, Alan’s Story Continued…   Vietnam Veteran and YMCA member, Alan’s Wellness Center work-out discipline built his strength and endurance over the summer of 2017. He said

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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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