Making New Friends Every Summer

Four Boys Find Community at the YMCA in Westfield Day Camp

Getting Out of His Shell Day Camp has been a blast here at the YMCA in Westfield. As the summer came to a close, we sat down with a group of four boys. We soon learned that for some, there's much to overcome in a new situation. And Summer Day Camp a... Read More

The Choice to Change was Simple

Tyla and Keitheon were given a choice; cross into life as a diabetic, or, make simple lifestyle changes.

When you’re at the Baxter YMCA, there’s a good chance you’ll see Tyla and her husband Keitheon encouraging each other, and holding one other accountable for a great workout. It was just two years ago that Keitheon was given a diagnosis of borde... Read More

I Didn’t Know How Much I Needed This

Strong emotional support can help survivors adjust to the many changes chronic disease can bring.

According to the American Cancer Society, studies show that cancer patients with strong emotional support tend to adjust better to the many changes the disease brings to their lives. They often have a more positive outlook and describe a better qual... Read More

Learning What Counts Personal Trainer

A "jaded executive" meets a refreshing personal trainer who changes his life

Supervising the Supervisor Some people need numbers to be convinced. Some people, perhaps, like Jonathan Mack. Jon is a self-described “jaded executive.” Throughout his decades-long career, Jon has supervised thousands of professionals. One m... Read More

Finding Her Community

A decades-long member is still finding new paths to health at the YMCA

A Girl on the Court You can catch Jean Bailey on the pickleball court every week here at the Jordan YMCA. It’s true that she’s only about to begin her fifth month at the game, but she’s already started her fifth decade at the Y. Jean’s famil... Read More