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My Y Story: The Mattoon Family

THE MATTOON FAMILY: YMCA EARLY EDUCATORS HELP TO MAKE A CONNECTION FOR A MILITARY FAMILY Our teachers exhibit kindness every single day. When Ms. April, Ms. Ashley and Ms. Erica from the White Tail Classroom at our Early Education Center received an email from a Dad whose daughter is enrolled in our Early Education Center,… Read more »

My Y Story: Cameron

CAMERON: YMCA EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY IS TAKING STRESS OFF FAMILY 11-year-old Cameron had a tough time this Spring when school moved from in school learning to remote learning. “We were both miserable. He was depressed. I was frustrated,” shared his grandmother (Julie) who is raising Cam. “I saw a story in the Telegraph about the Y’s… Read more »

My Y Story: The London Family

THE LONDON FAMILY: THE Y IS AN AMAZING COMMUNITY RESOURCE “You have been such an amazing community resource these past few months. Thank you SO much for coming through for parents and children!” – Catherine London, Y member, posting on our FB page When YMCA members Catherine London and her husband Eric started working at… Read more »

My Y Story: Kulow Family

KULOW FAMILY: THE PRESCRIBE THE Y PROGRAM OPENS EYES TO HEALTHY CHOICES AND GOOD HABITS Zander was prescribed this program by his doctor. While he has always been big for his age, he seemed to stay heavier due to poor eating habits and staying glued to video games. After the first couple of classes, he… Read more »

My Y Story: Liliana

LILIANA: YMCA EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY, A MIRACLE FOR SOME WORKING FAMILIES NAVIGATING REMOTE LEARNING SCHOOL MODELS “We were basically in a crisis situation,” said Wendy Reed Johnson. When schools went to remote learning during this pandemic, she needed help for her granddaughter, Liliana, a second grade student at Bicentennial Elementary School. Both Wendy and her daughter… Read more »

My Y Story: Deirdre S.

DEIRDRE S.: VIRTUAL OFFERINGS ARE STILL TRANSFORMING THIS LIVESTRONG PARTICIPANT (AND HER FAMILY) Meet Deirdre S., one of the newest members of the LIVESTRONG community here at the Y. When talking about her experience, she lights up: “LIVESTRONG did so much for me; it transformed me.” Deirdre learned about the program from her oncologist at… Read more »

My Y Story: Katy Magoon-Fredette, Hannaford Supermarkets Dietitian

KATY MAGOON-FREDETTE: HANNAFORD SUPERMARKETS AND THEIR TEAM OF DIETITIANS  WORK TO IMPROVE YOUTH LIVES BY HELPING THEM MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES Meet Katy Magoon-Fredette, RDN, LD, a Registered Dietitian from Hannaford Supermarkets in Nashua, who has worked closely with our Prescribe the Y program for the past three years. “I love the PTY program. With today’s… Read more »

My Y Story: Robert Heyer

ROBERT HEYER: LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT FINDS COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN RECOVERY AT THE YMCA You may know Bob Heyer as a regular lap swimmer at the Nashua Y. Or you may know Bob Heyer as the official photographer for the town of Hollis. Many of Robert Heyer’s family and friends know him as a healthy,… Read more »