November 7, 2016

Reclaiming Health with LIVESTRONG

The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 9,000 people in New Hampshire will experience a new cancer diagnosis in 2016.  Tens of thousands are cancer survivors. Lifesaving treatment, and the cancer itself, take their toll.  Cancer survivors describe living with a “new normal” – emotionally and physically. Dot McCaffrey was diagnosed with cancer in April… Read more »

October 22, 2016

No Wasted Moments

Meet Eric Bergeson. Eric first joined our Y when it was located on Prospect Street in Nashua. He quickly got involved as a volunteer and became a friendly face to members and staff alike.  Eric’s been a Y volunteer at the Welcome Center, the Wellness Center and in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program… Read more »

October 11, 2016

9th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Looking for some Halloween fun this weekend? The YMCA of Greater Nashua is hosting their 9th Annual Halloween Spooktacular from 2-5 PM on Saturday afternoon (10/29) at the YMCA’s Camp Sargent in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Come join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and bloodcurdling crafts! Visit the haunted houses, take a hay ride,… Read more »

August 4, 2016

A Real Confidence Builder

Tim Vadney and his family have been long time members of the Y of Greater Nashua since 2004. They started utilizing the Y when their two children, TJ and Kaitlyn, were born for childcare. From there the kids were involved in just about every activity including swim lessons, afterschool care and summer camp at Camp… Read more »

August 2, 2016

Stories and Free Books Inspire Y kids

Children served by the YMCA of Greater Nashua were treated to a storytelling presentation and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). Storyteller Simon Brooks led an interactive presentation for more than 250 children enrolled in Y’s summer camp program at the Merrimack Y and the Summer Learning… Read more »

July 19, 2016

Camp Spaulding Hosts Students from YMCA Colombia

“I’m very much enjoying this camp experience. Everyone is very friendly and they make you feel like you’re at home,” said Sergio, age 15, camper from YMCA Colombia. “My parents are very happy and proud of me. It’s my first international trip.” YMCA Camp Spaulding was selected as one of several YMCA camps from around… Read more »

July 13, 2016

Improving Literacy with our Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

Reading and summer go together like sunshine and ice cream! The YMCA’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program (SLLP) has just finished it’s third summer of improving literacy skills for children in low income communities. As one of the pilot programs in 2015 (and one of 29 states participating in this Y initiative last summer), we… Read more »

June 4, 2016

Health is Social

“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 »