We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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Corporate Wellness

Partners in Health

Your organization wants to be a leader in boosting employee satisfaction and reducing costs, but finding the right combination of programs and services for a healthy workforce can be a challenge.

Research has shown an effective wellness program can have significant impact on a variety of health risk factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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Blood pressure self-monitoring program

Blood Pressure Monitoring

The YMCA of Central New York is ready to help you take action to improve your heart health through a Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program that helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The program focuses on regular monitoring of one’s blood pressure at home using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education in an effort to reduce blood pressure and improve their quality of life.

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Financial Assistance

Safety Around Water Initiative

Safety in and around water is an important issue for all of our children, but a disproportionate number of minority children drown each year. At the Y, we believe that safe swimming saves lives and that all children should be equipped with the skills to help them safely enjoy the water. Our Safety Around Water program is one of the many ways we help to make time in and around the water both fun and safe.

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Arthritis Programs

We offer a range of programs, classes, equipment, and guidance allowing you to exercise, gain strength and increase flexibility without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles.

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Cancer survivors celebrate

Cancer Survivor Programs

Thanks to our donors, all of these programs are offered at NO COST to cancer survivors.

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Diabetes Prevention

If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles that will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes.

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Training & Certifications

At the Y, we offer training and certification courses in CPR/First Aid and Lifeguarding in an effort to make and keep our communities safer.

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