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My Y Story: Barsorian Family

KRISTIN BARSORIAN: SUMMER CAMP BUILDS CONFIDENCE WITH COUNSELOR ENCOURAGEMENT Kristin Barsorian has enjoyed watching her 11-year-old daughter Eliza thrive in YMCA Camp Create each summer. “Eliza loves to be creative. She fell in love with Camp Create. The environment and counselors make her feel comfortable. She was a narrator in her first play at the… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Slide

PAT SLIDE: MEET ME AT THE Y Pat Slide had a difficult time when her husband of 25 years passed in June 2015. She had been his caretaker for 20 years during his multiple bouts with cancer.  Pat shares that she ‘hit bottom’ after his passing and joined a Grief Support Group through Home Health… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Miller

PAT MILLER: CAREGIVER TO CANCER SURVIVOR AND LIVESTRONG PARTICIPANT Pat Miller has always been a caregiver. When she was hit with a cancer diagnosis last year, the time had come to focus on herself. “I was shocked. I was now the patient. I had cared for my sister and brother during their bouts with cancer…. Read more »

My Y Story: The McCarron Family

THE McCARRON FAMILY: CHILDCARE AND SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANTS The YMCA has been a big part of 6-year-old twins Elijah and Xavier McCarron. “It’s always been a special time when we come to the Y to run the track, shoot hoops and use the pool,” said their father, Robert (Bobby) McCarron, a single Dad raising his… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia John

PATRICIA JOHN: YMCA GRANDFRIEND VOLUNTEER When I moved to Nashua in 2016 I needed to find a gym – and the Y provided me with everything I needed: two great facilities, wonderful Yoga classes and a chance to swim. The Y also provided an opportunity to give back through Volunteer work. Last year I worked… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Lynne Boyer

LYNNE BOYER: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT What jobs have you held at the YMCA? I began as a camp counselor during the summer of 1998, then went on to work in preschool, School’s Out and then taught dance part time in Merrimack for a few years.  In 2003 I became the Arts and Humanities… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Lee Ann Phoenix

LEE ANN PHOENIX: NASHUA YMCA WELCOME CENTER VOLUNTEER   I am really enjoying my new volunteer position at the Welcome Center at the Nashua YMCA. I used to volunteer at my boys school but now that they are older I don’t have those opportunities anymore. I have seen other members volunteering and that made me… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Dave Bott

DAVE BOTT: DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIVE SWIM   What jobs have you held at the YMCA? Lifeguard/swim instructor/swim coach/volunteer for the Metrowest YMCA Director of Competitive Swimming for Y of Greater Nashua Storm What was your favorite grade in school and why? I’d say, without a doubt, my senior year of high school. I found my… Read more »