Archive for December 2019

December 2019 IMPACT!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Harrisburg Area YMCA! We hope you enjoy this joyous time of the year. The Harrisburg Area YMCA has much to be thankful for, including our wonderful team of staff, volunteers, donors, and members. Without you, we wouldn’t have the privilege of serving our community. With January comes a […]

ymca Livestrong program

Leading Healthy, Happy Lives Together

Vicki and Patrick began the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program at the same time, but they were strangers. The only bond they shared was a history of cancer and a desire to improve their lives through socialization and exercise. “I came to the YMCA because I heard great things about it,” said Patrick. “I was […]

ymca senior programs

Growing Stronger Every Day

Joe found the Rock Steady Boxing program at the West Shore YMCA through his daughter. He had been living with Parkinson’s disease, and she thought that he would enjoy going to the classes with his wife, Irene. When Joe started the class, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “He was a little apprehensive,” said […]

ymca community involvement

Family Time, Friends, the Future

Tammy and her family have been coming to the YMCA to swim and play, but originally Tammy was coming by herself. “I originally started at the YMCA in the Tobacco Cessation program,” said Tammy. “I was at class one day, and overheard a conversation about the mentoring program, and my ears perked up.” The Mentoring […]

ymca family programs

Healthy, Whole, Active Families

More than ever, families struggle with the basics of getting and staying active. Sedentary lifestyles have become normal and recreation time has shifted to screen time. Most big box gyms don’t allow young children to use the equipment and if you’re a working parent, it can seem impossible to find time to get active without […]

ymca community programs

Moving Our Community Forward

Caring for children is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Every individual who enters the doors of the YMCA has a story to tell and something they need to learn from us. Our job is to create an environment of acceptance, structure, and respect while helping kids have fun. This is what initially caught the eye of […]

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