Month: January 2023

January 31, 2023

Justice, Equality Diversity Inclusion

The JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion) Committee, led by the Y’s Executive Director of Youth Development Lynne Boyer, is made up of staff, volunteers and Y members committed to this work and cause. The Y is made up of people of all ages, from all walks of life, working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together, we… Read more »

January 24, 2023

‘Keep Going’

Keeping Michael Mattia’s Memory Alive “Keep Going” is a statement that has taken on new meaning for Chuck and Iris Mattia. On January 9, 2021, they lost their 31-year-old son Michael from an undiagnosed heart condition that presented as a complication of COVID-19. “We learned that the statement ‘Keep Going’ was very important to him…. Read more »

January 17, 2023

Mother Daughter Y Time

MOTHER DAUGHTER Y TIME KATIE & CINDY WHALEY As a fully-remote worker for the past three years, Y member Katie Whaley appreciates the connections she has made at the Y. “Coming to a class is my social interaction. I get my fair share of social interaction at the Y!,” she said. An additional benefit is… Read more »

January 10, 2023

Teaching Life Skills thru Kenpo Ju-Jitsu

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR: DAN CASEY When YMCA Martial Arts Instructor Dan Casey asks parents why they are interested in enrolling their child in his martial arts classes, 90% of the time it comes down to some version of instilling confidence or discipline in their child and 10% of parents want a physical activity and exercise… Read more »

January 3, 2023


THE MONTMINY’S  Andre and Denise Montminy’s love story started at the Y. They met in 1980 when Andre was a martial arts instructor when the Nashua Y was located on Prospect Street. “He would say we met at the Y when I was one of his students. He really enjoyed teaching at the Y. He had a core following…. Read more »