The Gateway Family will be hosting Senior Wellness Events throughout all branches in February 2019. The free Senior Open House is open to the community and includes special events, senior classes, health and nutrition information and membership options at little or no cost to local seniors.
“The YMCA is one place where everyone can participate, get healthy and make new friends. We offer trained, knowledgeable instructors and Wellness Coaches to partner with our members in their path to better health, including specially tailored programs to combat chronic disease,” stated Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “We invite the community to explore a number of classes that are chair based and do not involve getting up from the floor, as well as Water Exercise Options. These programs are particularly conducive to those less mobile.”
The Gateway Family YMCA’s Free Senior Wellness Events will take place on:
- February 20 – Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth
- February 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union
- February 21 – Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway
- February 13, 12-2 p.m. – Wellness Center Branch, 1000 Galloping Hill Rd, Union
- By appointment at the WISE Center YMCA Branch, 2095B Berwyn St, Union – please call 908-687-2995 to schedule a tour or assessment.
In addition there will be health information, YMCA tours and membership information available at all branches throughout the month of February.
Serving communities in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County since 1900, The Gateway Family YMCA specializes in health and wellness options for those with chronic disease and anyone who needs a little extra support. The Y offers Enhance Fitness – an evidence based program for those with arthritis, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA – a free community program in support of cancer survivors and programs for Diabetes Prevention or Maintenance.
“In addition to many programs and services offered free to the community, The Gateway Family YMCA provides Financial Assistance ensuring that everyone in need can benefit,” stated Melynda A. Mileski, EVP/COO. “The Y participates in many insurance reimbursement programs, offers senior membership pricing and a senior couple membership.
The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.
For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA or the Senior Wellness event, visit tgfymca.org or contact the Elizabeth Branch 908-355-922, Five Points Branch 908-688-9622, Rahway Branch 732-388-0057, Wellness Center Branch 908-349-9622 or the WISE Center YMCA Branch 908-687-2995.