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My Y Story: Dave deBronkart

“You don’t want to get diabetes, if you can prevent it. Baby Boomers are living longer and having an expanded life is a reason to stay healthy,” said Greater Nashua YMCA member Dave deBronkart. After his doctor diagnosed him as being at-risk for Type 2 diabetes, deBronkart enrolled himself in the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program… Read more »

My Y Story: Amanda Brien

Amanda was searching for kindergarten options for her son Camden, when she came across the YMCA of Greater Nashua. She was worried that she couldn’t afford the Y for her family as a single mom, but thanks to financial assistance from the Y Cares program, Amanda and Cam were able to become members and Cam… Read more »

My Y Story: Greg Derderian

In 1949 at the age of 5, Greg Derderian became a member of the Y in Nashua and quickly became more involved than he could have anticipated. By age 11, Greg was the Vice-President of the 1st Nashua Y Leaders Group, volunteering to assist with physical education programs at the Y. By age 13, he… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Lavine's Story

Volunteering at the Y is important to Holly for a few reasons.  For one, she enjoys promoting fitness and wellness in the community. “Healthy community members are happy community members so anything I can do to further community health is a worthwhile mission.”  Secondly, Holly personally reaps the benefits of the exercise along with her… Read more »

My Y Story: Tony Mandravelis

He may be 75, but not even getting a year older can’t stop Tony Mandravelis from hitting the Y racquetball courts.  Tony started going to the Y on Temple Street in 1944 at the age of 7, participating in a variety of events including basketball, ping pong, pool tournaments, and boxing.  He started playing in… Read more »