Managing a Health Condition

Cancer Survivorship | LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Registration Required


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

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Diabetes 101 Workshops Ages 18+ | Drop-in Class



Are you or a loved one living with diabetes? In partnership with NovoNordisk, the YMCA is excited to offer a free introductory workshop for individuals seeking more information about diabetes. You're invited to join this free class to learn how to optimally manage your diabetes. Curriculum includes: basic diabetes information and terminology, tips for eating healthy and staying active, and reviews the fundamentals of diabetes medications.

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Hypertension and Blood Pressure Control | Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program Registration Required



Did you know 1 out of 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure? According to the American Hearth Association, nearly 80 million adults have high blood pressure. Less than half have it under control. High blood pressure is often referred to as "the Silent Killer" because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms. It is also a key, modifiable risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.

To address the issue of high blood pressure, the Y designed an evidenced-based, self-monitoring program to help participants better manage their blood pressure. Participants receive support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors during the four-month program. During this time participants are encouraged to:

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars Program

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits.

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Parkinson's Management | Pedaling for Parkinson's Drop-in Class



Pedaling a bicycle can dramatically change the life of someone with Parkinson's disease (PD). Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed that simply pedaling a bicycle at 80-90 revolutions per minute over a period of time could reduce PD symptoms by as much as 35%. This program is available to any YMCA member living with PD wherever the program is offered. There is no additional fee to participate.

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes | YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Ages 18+ | Registration Required


The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained lifestyle coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

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