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Welcome to the Keene Family YMCA Blog

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.

Portrait of JT Updegraff

Staff Spotlight: JT Updegraff

JT holds a love for all things sports, and the ability to take his love of sports to work gives him a way to share his enthusiasm with the Y community.
Sam Hill poses with her dog, Gatsby.

Staff Spotlight: Sam Hill

Since becoming the Teen Director about a year ago, Samantha has found a passion for developing programs for The Y’s kids.
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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…
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Veterans Expo

Veterans Expo Returns to Keene Friday, September 22nd, 10am-2pm at the Keene Family YMCA Add to Calendar In 2015, Southwestern Community…
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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…
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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…
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Move More to Do More! National Senior Health & Fitness Day comes to the Y

Move More to Do More! The Keene Family YMCA will join more than 1000 organizations and groups across the U.S. to celebrate…
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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…
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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…
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Ben Jackson – Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration

Ben Jackson: Wrestler, Athlete, Inspiration Benjamin Cummings-Jackson was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy as a child. Despite…
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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…
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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…