Month: September 2022

September 27, 2022

Mental Health & Wellbeing

A Focus on Mental Health is not new to the YMCA Since its inception more than 150 years ago, YMCAs have considered mental health to be one of the three pillars of wellbeing. It can be seen in early communications in the late 1800s that directed our work. The spirit, mind, and body logo from… Read more »

September 21, 2022

Workout Friends for 25 Years

WORKOUT FRIENDS FOR 25 YEARS CAROL AND TERRY BOND DURING STRENGTH TRAINING CLASSES Carol Beebe became fast friends with YMCA workout buddy Terry Chapman since they started attending the Y in 1997 for a 15-week program encouraging members to exercise three times a week. Carol and Terry met when they were introduced by Terry’s daughter… Read more »

September 15, 2022

Westwood Park YMCA Ninjas

Monthly Y Ninja Programs Drop-In Open Ninja Schedule Sign the Online Waivers Westwood Park YMCA Information   BECOME A WESTWOOD PARK YMCA NINJA The Westwood Park YMCA has an in-house Ninja Obstacle Course for programming and drop-in general use. We look forward to seeing how the course and these programs will add fun, strength and… Read more »

September 13, 2022

Facing Life’s Transitions with Yoga and Friends

ARLENE MAGOON: FACING LIFE’S TRANSITIONS WITH YOGA AND FRIENDS  After a fulfilling career in preparedness emergency management with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security), Arlene is happily retired. “My retirement has allowed me to take things that I loved at my work and I can now… Read more »

September 6, 2022

Wednesday Morning’s Circle of Friends

  PAULA BADDERS: WEDNESDAY MORNING’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Stop by, Everyone is Welcome! At the Y, we love hearing about our friendship groups that connect here. Today, we introduce the Merrimack Y’s Circle of Friends! Y member and devoted member of this group Paula Badders loves her water aerobics classes on Wednesday mornings, and REALLY… Read more »