Archive for 2013

How gift giving touches the lives of seniors

In 2006, Be a Santa to a Senior volunteers visited a local nursing facility and distributed gifts to a number of residents, including one 87-year-old woman whom we’ll call Mary. She was pleased to receive her gift and thanked us profusely, but it wasn’t until we returned to give Mary another gift in 2007 that we recognized the […]

Relationships that matter

Mike and former co-worker Karen Mashinski, often walk or run together along Riverfront Park. Thirty-Five years ago, in August 1978, Mike Davis walked in the front door of Millers Mutual Insurance as a new employee.  Shortly thereafter, Mike says he felt blessed when he walked out the back door and realized the proximity of the […]

Stay Warm with Winter Workout Classes!

The winter air is chilly, and it is a bear to run outside in the cold. Indoor group exercise classes are great for outdoor summer runners and walkers because it is a completely different workout and it is good to shake up your routine. Here at the YMCA, we offer a multitude of group classes […]

Fascinating New Technology Brings Independence to the Disabled

With technology constantly improving it is hard to keep up with all of its incredible uses. In 2013, a couple of devices were given to disabled people for trials, and the results were phenomenal. The articles I found show the power of trying something new, and being surprised by the results. This concept is frequently […]

Making Healthy Changes

William Moore is a 59 year-old member of the Northern Dauphin County YMCA who resides in Dauphin, PA. William initially came to the Northern Dauphin County Branch YMCA due to an injury.  He was referred to the Y through his insurance company in order to keep working until he can return to work. William was assigned […]

Mentoring: The Next Generation

The winner’s board in the handball viewing area at the East Shore Y serves as a family tree for the handball program, dating back over 40 years.  The name “John Reiersen” appears on the board a half dozen times.  John’s 22-year old son, Andy, continues the family tradition and is now an avid handball player.

The Lighter Side of Thanksgiving: to Gobble or Not to Gobble

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s most people celebrate with holiday parties. Holiday parties usually have delicious, but not-so-healthy food. The average person consumes 4,300 calories on Thanksgiving, which is about double what the average person should consume on any given day. It takes about 3,500 calories burned to lose a pound, which means that the […]

Northern Dauphin County YMCA Hosts Golf Outing

On October 4th, the Northern Dauphin County YMCA held it’s Annual Golf Outing at Lykens Valley Golf Course in Millersburg, PA. The golf outing is one of the largest fundraisers for the branch. This year, over 80 golfers participated in the outing and over 40 local business’ sponsored the event. The NDCY would like to […]

East Shore YMCA Resident Program Update

Men who reside at the East Shore YMCA are developing a sense of community and interdependence through the Resident Council. The council affords the residents a place at the table before important decisions are made. It provides a vehicle through which they may express concerns, and it offers the opportunity to feel engaged through volunteerism.

Camp Curtin Y Had a Packed House for Their October Family Night

The Sisters Helping Sisters and Man Up programs hosted a packed house during their October Family Night. Family members, friends, JPO, and Children & Youth came to show their support for current students and recent graduates.

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