Togetherhood Week Surpasses Goal

"What an INCREDIBLE TOGETHERHOOD Week. We blew our $13,000 goal out of the water! This will have such an impact on our ability to help more members of our community. Be proud! It's a good day at the Middlesex YMCA!" Heather Chandor, VP of Operations announced to the staff on March 29th. "The generous support of our Annual Campaign enables so many more members of our community to gain access to our Y and all the amazing programs we have to offer. Our members and staff are the foundation of this wonderful YMCA and we are so grateful for those that took that extra step and believing in all the work that we do. Donations made this week will make a direct positive impact on this community - THA

Knowing Your Risk for Prediabetes

Tuesday, March 26, is American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day®, and the Middlesex YMCA wants residents of Middletown, CT to know their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps they can take today to reduce the chances of developing the disease. In the United States alone, diabetes affects over 30 million people; another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, yet only about 10 percent are aware of it. These statistics are alarming, and the impact on the cost of health care (in 2012 alone, the ADA estimates that diabetes cost the health care system $245 billion) makes preventing the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes more important than ever before. Th

Healthy Weight & Your Child

First group is forming now! Several children ages 7-13 and their parents have registered and met with Coach Craig to begin their initial evaluation. "The families are super excited about this opportunity to get active, " Coach Craig shared after meeting with two families on March 5th. Once there are five families registered and evaluated, the group will begin ACHIEVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT TOGETHER Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle. HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS ​ Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 25-session evidence-based program for children with obesity.  The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 25 sessions delivered over four mon

Middlesex YMCA Staff present at BEYOND SCHOOL HOURS National Education Conference in Atlanta.

Northern Middlesex YMCA Kids Korner Before and After School Programs are engaging K-5 students in Character Development activities that are giving kids valuable skills in self awareness, self compassion, empathy for others and the gift of self regulation. In 2016, the YMCA of the USA announced the establishment of the Character Development Learning Institute. For more than 30 years, the Middlesex YMCA Kids Korner Before and After School care program has implementing character development practices that can lead youth to make positive gains in school and life. In 2018, the Middlesex YMCA Kids Korner Program was chosen to be a CDLI Hub and opportunities to present at National Youth Development

Y Members RAISED $709.70 by RIDING EXPRESSO Bikes during February

During the month of February, 22 Y members joined the Rally for the Y to sweat in support of the 2019 Middlesex YMCA Annual Support Campaign which gives out more than $300,000 annually to help youth, families and adults have access to Y programs in order to reach their full potential. 341 YMCAs across the nation participated in the Expresso Bike Rally for the Y Challenge with our Middlesex Y small but mighty team of riders ranking 63 out of the 341 Y teams nationwide. A total of 1,727 miles were ridden collectively by the Middlesex Y Rally Team over the 28 days of February burning 68,495 calories as a team! EXPRESSO bikes generously supports the cause driven work of the Y by giving each regi

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