Archive for 2018

holidays – Healthier Holidays

Healthier Holidays

Unsure what to make for your holiday festivities? It’s hard to choose, especially when you’re trying to stay healthy! Whether you’re hosting or going to a potluck, there is always something for everybody during the holidays. I’ve compiled a short list of delicious party foods you won’t want to wait on! Crudite Vegetable Wreath Festive […]

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The Learning Continues with STEM Summer Camp

The Camp Curtin YMCA is a place where the community connects to education and everyone gets a chance to succeed. The Camp Curtin YMCA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Summer Camp was held this summer at the branch and welcomed students entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades for the 2018-2019 school year. and everyone gets […]

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A Better City, A Brighter Future

The sun streams into the front windows of the East Shore YMCA on a warm fall day. It’s Thursday, and the lobby is full of people. They chat and visit, sharing a breakfast that is being served by two young volunteers. They welcome the guests, knowing many of their names, and asking them about how […]

holidays – Helping in a Time of Need

Helping in a Time of Need

Financial aid can take many forms at the YMCA, but one of the lesser known forms of assistance occurs in the form of the support of the families who put their children in our care. Many times, we offer childcare assistance to families that need a temporary hand while they overcome a challenge with employment. […]

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Lessons From Swimming

Since 1972, competitive swimming has been a constant presence at the West Shore YMCA. In the afternoon, the pool area is crowded with youth and teens talking excitedly, diving, and swimming, and coaches encouraging them along. The distinct call of Mike Gobrecht, Director of Competitive Swimming at the West Shore YMCA carries over the din […]

holidays – Healthy For Life

Healthy For Life

High blood pressure is a very common and dangerous condition that affects our society at an alarming rate. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be, causing damage over time. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, but if it stays […]

holidays – #GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. What do you know about it? We’ll keep it brief: it’s a day for charitable giving. While Black Friday gives us the best deals and all the reasons to shop, it often breeds greed and selfishness. For this reason, #GivingTuesday exists to kick […]

holidays – How Can We Prevent Breast Cancer?

How Can We Prevent Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are over 3.1 million women in the United States that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, death rates have drastically dropped almost 40% in the last two decades. This is due to early-detection methods, increased awareness, and advances in treatment options. Some of the factors that leave […]

holidays – Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, an important recognition of a type of cancer not many know about. This month calls attention to the fact that there are two types of liver cancer: hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. The liver is one of the largest organs in the human body and has many functions. It filters […]

holidays – Childhood Obesity Month - Stronger as a Family

Childhood Obesity Month – Stronger as a Family

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, providing a chance for all of us to learn about the serious health condition plaguing nearly 1/5 of this country’s children. While this epidemic has no clear, simple solution, there are many ways families and individuals can support and help children along a healthier path. For this awareness […]

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