Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

September 26, 2014

Register for this FREE training

The YMCA of the Suncoast strengthens the foundation of the communities we serve. In order to help make our community safer, we are offering child sexual abuse prevention training. This free online training is for any members of the community and organizations to ensure that everyone can help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.
Seniors and the Holidays

Seniors and the Holidays

December 19, 2014

Three ways to include them in your plans

It’s that wonderful time of year when families get together to celebrate the holidays. But despite all the joy and festivities, across the country, many seniors are alone during the holidays. Some are in assisted living facilities, while others live miles from their children and grandchildren. And even those who are invited to their family’s holiday gathering may feel disconnected, as younger generations run about the house sending text messages to Santa and snapchatting with friends on their smartphones. YMCA of the Suncoast has a few ideas to help you include seniors in your holiday plans and make them comfortable in your home.

Exercise and the Holidays

Exercise and the Holidays

December 18, 2014

How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Holiday Season

At this time of year, simply glancing at a calendar can throw even the most balanced person into a tailspin. Why? Because despite all of the cheer and merriment of the season, life shifts into high gear during the holidays, and it becomes increasingly difficult to stick to the usual routine. This is especially true when it comes to diet and exercise. YMCA of the Suncoast has a few ideas to help you stay healthy and active during this busy holiday season.

December Member News

November 25, 2014

At the Y, we give people the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives. As a leading nonprofit for healthy living, the Y helps people improve their health and well-being and reduce their risk of chronic conditions and disease. Our December Member News focuses on the holidays.
How Being Thankful Improves Your Health

How Being Thankful Improves Your Health

November 24, 2014

As the holidays approach, our hearts and minds turn toward family, friends and gratitude. We shine a spotlight on the large and small gifts in our lives and our appreciation for loved ones.

While many consider this the time of year to express thankfulness, the truth is that a year-round practice of gratitude benefits our mind, body and spirit. Below is information on why a daily practice of gratitude can help you live a happier and healthier life.

Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Donates $2.8 Million

November 19, 2014

Building What Matters in Citrus County

The YMCA of the Suncoast is pleased to announce the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation donated $2.8 million to the Y at a ceremony on Wednesday, November 19. The donation closed the $8 million gap needed to build a YMCA in Citrus County.
West Pasco Prayer Breakfast

West Pasco Prayer Breakfast

November 13, 2014

As an organization founded on Christian principles, YMCA of the Suncoast embraces the importance and sacred nature of prayer. Nationally, Prayer Breakfasts help to join the community in prayer and reflection. Join the YMCA of the Suncoast for their 8th Annual West Pasco Prayer Breakfast this Friday, December 5.

What is American Education Week?

What is American Education Week?

November 12, 2014

Once a year in November, Americans have the opportunity to celebrate public education during American Education Week. But American Education Week is more than just a party for education—it's truly a time to honor those individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that children across the nation have access to a quality education. It's also an effort to demonstrate how important a solid educational foundation is for K-12 students and includes special observances each day of the week.
Building What Matters

Building What Matters

November 12, 2014

Stan and Betty Olsen donate land for Citrus County YMCA

Citrus County's cause to bring a permanent YMCA facility to the area made significant progress on Tuesday, November 11, when Stan and Betty Olsen donated 18 acres of land to the YMCA of the Suncoast.

YMCA Hosts Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

November 10, 2014

Join the YMCA of the Suncoast on Thursday, November 20, for the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, on Clearwater Beach from 7 to 9 a.m. This is the ninth year the YMCA of the Suncoast has celebrated the event, which brings together the community for the purpose of prayer and fellowship. Prayers begin at 7:30 a.m.

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