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The statistics are startling. Approximately 20% of ALL victims of sexual abuse are under the age of 8. One in 5 children are sexually solicited while on the Internet. Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. As many as 60% are abused by people their family trusts. One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. All these numbers add up to an estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the US today. The Greater Holyoke YMCA is taking action to combat child sexual abuse by partnering with Darkness to Light (D2L), a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award winning prevention program, Stewards of Children to the greater Holyoke community. Stewards of Children is an empowering two-hour workshop that educates adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. D2L trainings are open to the public, but the Y’s community-wide effort is particularly helpful to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers and other service organizations.
5210. If you haven’t seen these numbers yet, you will as a campaign to help fight childhood obesity is spreading throughout Holyoke through pediatricians, schools, child care centers, WIC, and many other organizations. The Y is part of ‘5210 Let’s Go/A Moverse Holyoke’, a city-wide collaboration among the Holyoke Health Center, the Public Schools, the Health Department, Head Start, and Holyoke Food and Fitness to promote consistent messaging about healthy weight. 5210 Let’s Go/A Moverse Holyoke is part of a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program designed to increase healthy eating and activity in children from pre-k to eight grade.
Let's Go is centered on this message:
Here are some simple worksheets to get you and your family started on your 5210 commitment:
It’s our commitment to the community to provide resources on healthy eating. The Greater Holyoke YMCA’s Healthy Living Teaching Kitchen is here to help you reach your health and wellness Goals. Programs include nutrition counseling, healthy cooking birthday parties and free monthly nutritious cooking demonstrations that are open to ALL.
The sooner the safer! The Y offers Learn to Swim weeks two or three times a year– both school break weeks and at the beginning of summer. Visit our Aquatics page for more information and any current Learn To Swim classes.
The Greater Holyoke YMCA is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Holyoke Senior Center to oversee and manage their new Fitness Center. Opening this spring, the Fitness Room will serve Holyoke residents 50 and older with state of the art cardiovascular and strength equipment. The Y brings its expertise and experience in providing safe, well maintained fitness facilities; along with supporting individuals to reach their health and wellness goals. The Fitness Room will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, with caring, supportive and trained YMCA staff. Current YMCA members 50 and older will have access to the Senior Center Fitness Room at no additional fee.
Senior Center: This membership gives access to the Fitness Room at the Senior Center and Program Member access at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. Program Member access to the Y allows individuals to sign up for aqua fitness classes or attend Soaker Swims or Senior Swims in our heated pool for an additional fee. · $30 a month (ages 50 to 59) · $20 a month (ages 60 and older)
Senior Center Plus: This membership gives you access to the Fitness Room at the Senior Center, as well as full membership to the Greater Holyoke YMCA. · $44 a month (ages 50 to 64) · $36 a month (ages 65 and older) For more information regarding the Senior Center Fitness Room, contact Jennifer Gilburg, Associate Executive Director, at 413-534-5631, ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Holyoke YMCA is thrilled to be collaborating with the South Hadley Swim Club to manage and oversee the pool, lifeguards and serve as the Pool Manager for the 2014 summer season. The Y brings its expertise and experience in risk management, emergency action plans, lifeguard and in-service trainings, preventative maintenance and the industries best practices around safe and effective pool management. For more information about the South Hadley Swim Club, visit their website at www.southhadleyswimclub.org. For summer lifeguard employment, contact Kerry Cordis, Aquatics Director at 413-534-5631, ext.103 or email@example.com.
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