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Healthy living is about enriching spirit, mind and body, at every age and stage of life. At the Y, we offer classes and programs that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease, and help you reclaim your health. Here we’ll explore four options for you to combat chronic disease and live your best life. “Kickin’ Asthma”
Coming off the heels of their district winning season in 2020, the Keene Family YMCA Dolphins are back to racing with their recent impressive showing at the Dorsi Reynolds Meet at UVAC in White River Junction, VT. Led by their well-respected and seasoned Coach, Pedr Seymour, 37 swimmers of the 65+ member team attended the
Matt Primrose (left) and Dan Smith (right) stand next to the new flagpole at the YMCA entrance Raising a flag for our veterans If you’ve been to the Keene Family YMCA recently you may have noticed a new flagpole at the main entrance. The installation was completed in preparation for our upcoming Veterans Day celebration
Use the new school year to refresh your healthy habits as a family. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as children and families start their new school-year routines, it’s a perfect time to reflect and refresh your family’s healthy habits. As families settle into new school-year routines this month, Keene Family YMCA is offering
Celebrate Diversity During Welcoming Week 2021 This Welcoming Week (September 10-19), Keene Family YMCA will join Welcoming America along with other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities, and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new
Photo by Steve Holmes Photography – Sneaker Ball 2019 Are you ready for some Sneaker Ball? -Recess Edition style? We defnitely are. As our community slowly opens a little more with each day, the Y is excited to be hosting an outdoor in-person community event in August. Sneaker Ball: Recess Edition has been months in
NH Gives, a day of giving for New Hampshire nonprofits, will go live on Tuesday, June 7th at 5pm and run for 24-hours until 5pm on Wednesday, June 8th. This unique event, administered by the N.H. Center for Nonprofits, is supported by dozens of generous sponsors and champions. Among them is the N.H. Charitable Foundation,
As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the risk of drowning is as prevalent as ever. With National Water Safety Month in May, now is the time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of equipping their kids
Throughout the month of April we’ve addressed the importance of understanding the Y’s abuse prevention policies, recognizing red flags and boundary violations and how to talk with your children about abuse. Now, it’s important that all parents and caregivers know how to respond to boundary violations and warning signs if children tell you about abuse.
Many parents and caregivers find speaking to their children about abuse to be uncomfortable. Framing these conversations around other safety conversations you have may help you work through some of that uncomfortableness. Below you’ll find age-appropriate ways to talk to your child about boundaries and preventing abuse. Young Children Parents can start these conversations simply