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New Classes at the Y!

Take a tour of the branch and receive a free 1 day guest pass to try one of our classes.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

New Year New You!

It's official! Girls Emotionally and Mentally Strong (G.E.M.S.) is set to host its first official annual "New Year New You" event this January 6th at the Euclid Family YMCA. You will not want to miss this event! Its energy filled interactive activities, meaningful discussions, fun games, and prizes are sure to help young ladies feel refreshed, renewed, and inspired to uncover their full potential. This event is for girl’s ages 11-17 years old. To purchase your tickets go to GOGEMZ.com.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

Swim Starters New Pricing

Starting now our Swim Starter classes for ages 6 months to 36 month have new pricing. Classes range from freeto $10. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Registration can be done online or at the branch.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

1st Annual Turkey Bowl

Join us for some family holiday fun on November 18th at the Euclid Family YMCA for our first annual flag football turkey bowl. Team registration is $30 and you must have a minimum of 7 players and maximum of 10 players on your team. Teams provide their own uniforms and must be the same color. Players must be 18 or over. This will be a single elimination tournament. Registration deadline is November 11th, so please register as soon as possible. For more information or questions about this event please contact the branch at 216-731-7454

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

HELP Foundation at the Y

We collaborated with the HELP foundation to host a Halloween Dance for their residents. The HELP Foundation empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day support, vocational, and summer education programs to choose services and opportunities as respected and valued members of the community. It was a pleasure having their residents in the branch, and we forward to seeing them more!

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Health Day at the YMCA

October is chronic disease prevention month. The best way to avoid chronic disease is to stay healthy, and this month is all about becoming your best self. Learn your numbers, ramp up your workouts, or ride to support those battling cancer. Here at the YMCA we will be having a Health Day on October 25th, 9am - 9pm. We are asking all members of the community to come and try the YMCA out for a day. We will have health screenings, classes, Ask a Trainer, and we will also be highlighting our LiveStrong and Diabetes Prevention Programs. Please join us and start your journey to a better You.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

New Class Alert: CORE DE FORCE

CORE DE FORCE is unlike any other MMA-inspired workout in the Beachbody catalog. It combines exhilarating Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai combinations and mixes fat-blasting cardio and bodyweight moves to help you zero in on stubborn belly fat and carve allover definition. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Flag Football at the Y

Football season is finally here at the Euclid branch! If you missed this seasons sign up please be sure to check start dates in the spring and next fall.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Amish Country Bus Trip

Join us on a trip to Berlin, Ohio on October 18th, 9am- 5pm. Berlin is the center of Amish Country, located in Holmes County. Lunch will be at Berlin Family Resturant (Lunch is included in fees). We will then visit Troyer's Country Market, 'Tis the Season Christmas Store, and much more! Please be sure to bring a cooler if you want to shop for Amish delicacies. Register by October 10th.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Jr. Cavs

Registration Includes: Jr. Cavs Jersey, 1 Free ticket to a Cavs Game, and playoffs (for qualifying teams)

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Grove City Shopping Trip

Treat yourself to some retail therapy. The Euclid Family YMCA will be heading the Grove City Outlets on October 18th in Grove City, PA. This trip is open to all members of the community. Lunch is not included, but there are many places to eat within the outlet mall. Sweating while you shop counts as exercise, so please join us!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Euclid YMCA Taste Festival

The Euclid Family YMCA will be hosting its first Taste Festival on September 29th at 5pm - 7pm. We are currently looking for restaurants, and community members to join the festival. Your vendor donation of $25 along with all other proceeds will be going towards the YMCA Annual Campaign which provides scholarships for area youth and families to have access to the YMCA programs and services. 

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Mission Moment: Yusef Kanj

"I took private swimming lessons at the Euclid YMCA. My instructor was Lifeguard; Jack. He was helpful with teaching me to reach and pull, and kick better. I was brave and put my head under water. I want to take more swimming lessons in September. Thank you YMCA!"

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Euclid YMCA Taste Festival

The Euclid Family YMCA will be hosting its first Taste Festival on September 29th at 5pm - 7pm. We are currently looking for restaurants, and community members to join the festival. Your vendor donation of $25 along with all other proceeds will be going towards the YMCA Annual Campaign which provides scholarships for area youth and families to have access to the YMCA programs and services. 

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Grove City Shopping Trip

Treat yourself to some retail therapy. The Euclid Family YMCA will be heading the Grove City Outlets on October 18th in Grove City, PA. This trip is open to all members of the community. Lunch is not included, but there are many places to eat within the outlet mall. Sweating while you shop counts as exercise, so please join us!

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

YMCA Dine and Donate at Bob Evans

Bob Evans in Willoughby is partnering with the YMCA to raise funds for our Annual Campaign. On August 30th, all day long 15 % of your bill will be donated to the Euclid YMCA Scholarship Campaign. Just present the promotional flyer (flyers will available at the front desk), and this will be good for dine in and carry out orders. So please grab a couple of friends and dine for a great cause.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Medicare 101 and Ice Cream Social

Do you have questions about Medicare? On August 15, 2017 at 12:30pm the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program has answers for you! Bring a lunch and learn all about how Medicare works and what to expect as you enter Medicare.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Humana at the Y!

Humana will be having a presentation open to the public on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. They will discussing what questions you need to be asking your doctor. You and your doctor are a team and every team needs a game plan. Come joins us! 

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Medicare 101 Lunch & Learn

Do you have questions about Medicare? On August 15, 2017 at 12:30pm the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program has answers for you! Bring a lunch and learn all about how Medicare works and what to expect as you enter Medicare.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Meet Our Trainers

Mike Yunis as been with the YMCA since 1996. His health philospy is; "Physical Fitness is NOT an option... we routinely eat, work, sleep, etc., and we should exercise regularly. Placing a higher priority on mental and physical wellness is critical to our overall wellbeing. Optimize your life by getting and staying fit. Adopt a wellness lifestyle today and start living healthier and happier." His specialities are Cardio/Aerobic Exercise, Personal Training: Senior and Rehabilitation, Muscle & Core Conditioning, Running/Swimming/Cycling, Wellness Coach, Weight Loss, Fitness Event Management: Running, Health Fair, Fitness Demos.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

New Group Exercise Classes

The Euclid YMCA is excited to be adding to our group exercise line up Fundamentals of Boxing, PiYO, and Zumba!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Youth Basketball is Back!

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!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid-Hillcrest COLLAB Partners with Shoes and Clothes 4 Kids

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
Counseling
Basic Needs
Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care Support
Education Support & Advocacy
Housing
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.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

2nd Annual Senior Health Fair

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. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

New Lunch and Learn Program with NovaCare

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

3 Day Bus Trip to Washington DC

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:

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Water Safety Month at the YMCA

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.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

The Real You

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! 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Ninja Kids at the Euclid Family YMCA

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. 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Humana Health Talks at the YMCA

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. 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

1st Annual Pie at the Y!

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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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017