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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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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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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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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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Fall Prevention Day: September 22, 2017

Prevention is better than cure! (Dutch Proverb) The National Council on Aging first designated the first day of Fall as Fall Awareness Day back in 2008. September 22, 2017 marks this year’s Fall Awareness Day. According to CDC (Center of Disease Control), one-fourth of all Americans 65 years and older will experience a fall each

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Joints in Motion: A Chair Class to Increase Strength and Flexibility

Joints in Motion meets at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Group Ex Room at West. It is designed to make daily tasks easier through strength and flexibility exercises that are accomplished while seated in a chair. Several of the 17 in attendance on May 17th shared how the class has improved their

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