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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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World Cancer Day February 4th

Harlan’s Livestrong Story My name is Harlan. I am a colon cancer survivor.  My surgery and the 6 months of chemo treatments that followed, left me very weak.  I attempted exercising on my own, without much success.  Then, my wife saw a Livestrong brochure at the YMCA of Broome County. We read that this free

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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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Part 2: Keeping Wellness Goals for the Whole Year: Debi’s Discoveries from 2017

Debi’s Discoveries from 2017   Hints, Helps and Insights   Debi began by weight loss by: Cutting her usual portions in half Eliminating most processed food. She traded chips and other “junk food” for fresh apples, squash and brussels sprouts. She also added chicken and fish, other seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Counting out serving

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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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12 Days of Fitness Challenge

  Played pickleball? Brought a friend to class? Tried a new exercise? Stood on one foot as long as you can? Thanked a lifeguard for being on duty? The YMCA of Broome County’s 12 Days of Fitness Challenge has stirred up almost as much as excitement as the clatter of 8 reindeer prancing on a

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YMCA Community Member, Birdie, Takes 2nd Place in National Special Olympics Golf and 1st in Bowling!

The YMCA of Broome County celebrates Birdie, YMCA community member and outstanding athlete. She took second place nationally after finishing first at the Special Olympics Regional Tournament held at EnJoie Golf Course on Columbus Weekend. Then, on October 22,2017, she took 2nd place in the Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She competed on November 19th

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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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YMCA Helps Vietnam Vet, Alan, and His Wife on Their Wellness Journey

A Veteran’s Day 2017 Story Vietnam Vet, Alan, and his wife, Sharon, joined the YMCA of Broome County around 4 months ago. Sharon underwent a hip replacement in December of 2016. She followed up with all the PT visits her insurance allowed; the huge out-of-pocket expense once the coverage ended made it impossible for her

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