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Autism awareness

A Successful Life with Autism

When I was four years old I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This would later be classified as a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum, which can encompass a number of disabilities. I would not learn what this disorder was until many years later and was not entirely aware of how much I would struggle […]

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Nutrition Genius

Of all your organs, your brain uses the most energy. Did you know your brain uses 25% of all of the energy you consume through food and beverages? That is ¼ of our energy use on one organ! Your body requires healthy food with certain nutrients and vitamins to fuel your brain. These nutrients help […]

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Y Summer Camp Registration

The Benefits of Summer Camp Going to summer camp can have many benefits for your child. According to Our Kids, summer camp can allow kids to grow and have new experiences in a safe environment, which is especially important for sheltered or “bubbled” youth. For example, summer camp can help kids gain lifelong friendships and […]

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Our New Online Workout Platform: Y Wellness 24/7

Every New Year, millions of people set the common resolution of reaching a healthy weight, eating better, and exercising more. The gyms are packed, as many people buy memberships that they use for about a month. Even with the best intentions, they feel intimidated by the enormity of their goals. “Lose 40 pounds,” “Eat only […]

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World Diabetes Day

November 14th is a special day. It marks World Diabetes Day, part of November’s National Diabetes Month! Diabetes may be casually woven into conversation, but its seriousness as a disease is often masked. The CDC estimates that about 30.3 million Americans have diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population! Not only that, but 84.1 million […]

September 2021 IMPACT!

The Harrisburg Area YMCA is committed to providing a safe space for people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities to gather, exercise, worship, and thrive. We have taken comprehensive measures to clean and disinfect our facilities to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through our doors.  This month, we’ve added a new fitness […]

back to school

Back To School After COVID-19

Over the past year and a half, we all had something in common: our lives were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us were affected in some way, shape, or form: the loss of loved ones, job layoffs, business closures, and more. Even our kids flip-flopped their lives, forced to accept a new way […]

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National Cancer Survivor Month: Recognizing Rare Cancers

Who is a cancer survivor? According to the National Cancer Institute, someone is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis throughout the rest of their life. Every cancer survivor is indeed unique, experiencing their own forms of challenges, treatments, and life changes. National Cancer Survivor Month exists to shine a light on all […]

mental health awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month: You Are Not Alone

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our mental health directly impacts how we think, feel, or act. And just like we need to take care of our bodies, we need to take care of our minds as well. Throughout the past year, we’ve all been tested, knocked down, confused, frustrated, and scared; […]

November 2019 IMPACT!

This time of year reminds us to always be thankful for each other, ourselves, and our community. The Harrisburg Area YMCA is endlessly thankful for its donors, sponsors, members, staff, and community partners. Without you all, we could never offer the programs and services that benefit folks from all walks of life, abilities, and backgrounds.  […]

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