The YMCA mission and focus is to improve the health and well-being of those in our community through programs that both prevent and help manage chronic disease.
The YMCA of the Roses hosts many health intervention and education programs, serving individuals with cancer, prediabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's, arthritis and childhood obesity.
You can support participants striving to improve health and well-being by making a donation to one or more of our programs.
Alzheimer's and dementia:
- In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, free programming educates community members on topics including: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's, Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain.
- LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - 12-week program supports adult cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength.
- Healthy Weight and Your Child - 15-week family-based lifestyle change program for youth aged 7-13 who are in the 95th percentile for BMI.
- Diabetes Prevention Program - 1-year community-based lifestyle change program for adults with prediabetes. Developed in partnership with the CDC, the program helps participants decrease risk for developing diabetes.
- Rock Steady Boxing - Non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum guides participants through intense and high-energy boxing drills, helping them strengthen the body mentally and physically.
- Progress Cycle - Group cycle class to help participants improve cardio, strength, mobility and coordination.