The Euclid YMCA is excited to be adding to our group exercise line up Fundamentals of Boxing, PiYO, and Zumba!
After a long hiatus we are slowly beginning back programming for the youth in the community. Known for our learn to swim program, and with the introduction of Ninja Kids, we are excited to introduce basketball to the mix. Starting this June we will be offering a youth basketball league for ages 6-14 years old. The league will be run under Fair Play rules with an emphasis on fun and sportsmanship. The success of this program depends on its volunteers, and of course the participation of the youth. So lets continue to keep our YMCA growing. Registration is open now!
FAMILIES & COMMUNITY…IT’S WHAT WE’RE ABOUT!
The Euclid/ Hillcrest Family to Family Collaborative (the COLLAB) is a unique program here at the Euclid Family YMCA. The COLLAB supports families in realizing the vast amount of resources and services in their own community. The COLLAB’s staff persistently serves as a liaison and advocates on behalf of families while engaging with DCFS, neighborhood organizations and agencies, schools, courts and other service providers.
In addition to the variety of services and supports the Collaborative offers, throughout the year the COLLAB partners with Shoes and Clothes for Kids providing new clothing and school shoes for uniforms at no charge. Distribution takes place five times a year. The next distribution is scheduled for June 9th from 10a-2p. Registration for an appointment for the distribution is now open.
The Euclid/ Hillcrest COLLAB currently supports families in the Euclid, Euclid-Green, Richmond Heights, Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, and Gates Mills areas.
Other services the COLLAB assist in providing, if not aiding referring families to are:
Prevention and Wraparound Services
Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care Support
Education Support & Advocacy
Childcare & Recreation
REFERRALS FROM ALL SOURCES ARE WELCOMED!
If you have any further interest or questions about the Euclid/ Hillcrest Family to Family Collaborative please feel free to contact the COLLAB staff at 216-466-2600.
Once a year the Euclid Family YMCA hosts it senior health fair. Our goal is to inform not only our active older adults members but also members of all ages and we hope to reach individuals within the community. Attendees have a chance to meet financial institutions, nursing homes, home healthcare and healthcare services, and recieve legal advice if needed. This year we saw a considerable increase from our first health fair. We hope with the help of our members and the Euclid community this will be a continued success.
Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.
Coordinated by the YMCA Active Older Adults Coordinators we welcome all individuals 55 years "young" and older a chance to experience Washington D.C. with the YMCA. We will be visiting the Smithsonian Museum of African American History, the Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there will be a half day tour of D.C. including the MLK memorial and the White House. Breakfast and Dinner are included each day. Princing is as follows:
May is water safety month, and our staff here at the Euclid Family YMCA want to make sure you and your family practice safe habits around pool areas. It's never too late to learn how to swim. We have classes for all ages; parent and child lessons, youth swim lessons, and adult swim lessons. We also offer private swim lessons for those who do not enjoy the group atmosphere.
Looking to lose some weight before you hit the beach this summer? And are those extra pounds hiding the real you? If so, you'll want to hear about the YMCA's Real You Weight Loss Program! It's the only large-scale program of its kind, and its exclusive at the Y. Our current participants have lost an average of 10 pounds per session! With the Real You Challenge, you get 5 weeks of nutritional coaching, daily food and activity monitoring online, weekly weigh-ins and monthly measurements, 2 group workouts per week, group support, and individual, personal attention. $100 per person or join with a friend and pay $75 each!
Learn important skills and tehniques that will help you prepare for the Euclid Family YMCA's Summer Basketball League.
This 50 minute class is geared towards developing physical fitness, coordination, basic motor skills, balance and flexibility with an emphasis on fun exercises, games for memorization, obstacle courses, and creative imagery. Children build character, develop self-confidence, increase self-esteem, learn respect and responsibility while developing their inner strengths and meeting new friends.
Join us for a variety of health discussions each month. Upcoming health talks are June 6th and July 18th. Topics are to be announced. Please call Ami at 216-731-7454 for more information.
Here at the Euclid Family YMCA we hosted our first annual Pie At The Y to raise funds for our Annual Campaign. Members entered a raffle for a chance to pie their "favorite" staff member in the face. The Euclid Family YMCA never wants to turn someone away for their inability to pay. Our Annual Campaign provides those funds to ensure we keep that promise. This scholarship program is open to youth, adult, and family memberships regardless of participants socio-economic status.
We believe every person and every community deserves a chance to thrive. When you donate to the Y, you're giving those in need the opportunity to thrive. In 2016, the Euclid Family YMCA distributed $94,823 in financial assistance, we provided support and resources to 1,300 families through the Euclid-Hillcrest Family to Family Collaborative, we've taught 170 swim lessons keeping individual safe around water, and we've helped 443 men in the Y-Haven transitional housing and treatment program. The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
We would not be able to provide the important and much needed services if it was not for our wonderful and generous donors. Please help us to continue to bridge this gap by becoming a donor. For more information on becoming a donor or to see first hand how your donation can better your community please visit the Euclid Family YMCA at 631 Babbitt Rd Euclid, OH 44123. Remember, together we create a better us!
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May is water safety month, and our staff here at the Euclid Family YMCA want to make sure you and your family practice safe habits around pool areas. Before letting your children hit the water this summer, remember these few tips to ensure it’s an enjoyable and safe experience.