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Below you’ll find all of the articles, news releases, event updates, and more that we’ve published to provide you with the information you need to ensure you have a great experience at the Y. We’re here to help you on your wellness journey and as such, you’ll also find tips and tricks to help you achieve your goals.

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Youth Development

Afterschool Program

Five Reasons to Get Your Child Involved in the Y’s Afterschool Program As another summer winds down and a new school year is on the horizon, the Keene Family YMCA wants to remind parents and caregivers that the Y’s afterschool program is a place where children can remain active and engaged during their time out

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Community Events

Veterans Expo

Veterans Expo Returns to Keene Friday, September 22nd, 10am-2pm at the Keene Family YMCA Add to Calendar In 2015, Southwestern Community Services, led by their Supportive Services for Veterans Program staff members John Rider and Matt Primrose, held the first Cheshire County Veterans Summit & Stand Down. The event featured representatives from several local service

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Your Staycation Destination!

The Keene Family YMCA is Your Staycation Destination! Looking for some family-friendly activities for your staycation? The Keene Family YMCA has you covered with all the fun and excitement you’re looking for this summer. Grab the kids and head to the Y for your 7-day, all access pass to family fun and excitement this summer! 

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Arts & Humanities

Summer Arts Series

Make time for the arts this summer at the Y! Open to members and guests, the Summer Arts Series at the Keene Family YMCA includes a variety of creative arts workshops for budding artists and makers of all ages and abilities. Classes will run for six weeks from July 10-August 17. Each week will feature

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Healthy Living

Mental Health Community Care at the Y

Mental Health Community Care at the Y In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Keene Family YMCA is encouraging community members to care for themselves and others. Mental health is how we think, feel and act. At the Y, we recognize that we all have mental health, and mental health is an

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Find Your Fun, Find Your Y at Healthy Kids Day!

Find Your Fun, Find Your Y at Healthy Kids Day! The Keene Family YMCA is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 29th from 1-5pm at their facility located at 200 Summit Road in Keene. This free, annual event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and

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Cultural Awareness

Commemorating the accomplishments of Women in the YMCA Movement

Commemorating the Accomplishments of Women within the YMCA Movement In honor of Women’s History Month, the Y is honored to commemorate and celebrate female figures within the history of the YMCA movement who were vital to the success and empowerment of all current and future women leaders in the Y. Ellen Brown Ellen Brown was

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Community Events

Ben Jackson – Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration

Ben Jackson: Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration Benjamin Cummings-Jackson was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy as a child. Despite his diagnosis, Ben has become a formidable athlete, personal trainer and motivational speaker.  A former wrestler at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pennsylvania, Ben was the face of Gatorade’s iconic #WinFromWithin campaign in 2014. He is a

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Healthy Living

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health February is American Heart Month, and with recently published research indicating blood pressure control has worsened in both men and women since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use this month to get a blood pressure screening and focus on becoming heart-healthy. Below are tips

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Kevin Washington, former CEO of YMCA of the USA
Cultural Awareness

Celebrating Black Leaders in the YMCA Movement

Celebrating the stories and accomplishments of black leaders in the y movement The history of the YMCA – like the history of the United States – is a story of incremental progress toward greater inclusion and equity for all. As we celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring the stories of Black leaders who helped

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Cultural Awareness

Building Black Wealth-Shop Black Owned

Building Black Wealth. Shop Black Owned. In the United States, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans during Black History Month in February each year. It’s an opportunity to lift up Black culture and the indelible influence it has had on American culture as a whole. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness

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