Y News

Diabetes Awareness Month

October 28, 2015

Prediabetes rate continues to rise

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the YMCA of the Suncoast is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.  In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, BayCare Health System is teaming up with YMCA locations around the Tampa Bay area to offer diabetes screenings in November.

Keeping the Holidays Safe

November 25, 2015

With the holidays approaching, we would like to wish all of our YMCA
members a most blessed holiday season.  This is the time of year when
we focus on friends, family and festivities of the season.  Be sure that 
during all the hustle and bustle to take time to be safe.

How to Give Back as a Family

How to Give Back as a Family

November 17, 2015

Each year as the holidays roll around, our hearts and minds shift from our busy lives to thinking about others. We make an effort to connect with those we love and consider what we can do for people in need, whether it’s preparing a holiday meal or donating a gift. Engaging the whole family in this process can be very rewarding. YMCA of the Suncoast offers these ideas for meaningful ways that caregivers and children can give back together.

West Pasco Prayer Breakfast 2015

November 12, 2015

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 9th Annual West Pasco Prayer Breakfast this Friday, December 4.

Hoof it during the Reindeer Run

November 05, 2015

Celebrating 30 Years on Lake Tarpon

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season and run for a cause in our YMCA Reindeer Run 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk! This year, the race is also the Florida Senior Games 5K state championship run.
Night Out at the Movies to Benefit High Point YMCA

Night Out at the Movies to Benefit High Point YMCA

November 17, 2015

Giggle for a Good Cause

Join us on Tuesday, December 15 and bring the family to enjoy the movie, ELF in the historic Capitol Theatre.


November 16, 2015

Focusing on building strong children, families and communities.

On Tuesday, December 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. #GivingTuesday™ is a national movement to encourage philanthropic activities that support nonprofit organizations like the YMCA.

November Member News

October 28, 2015

Many know the Y as a place to swim or exercise, but at our core, we are a charity dedicated to strengthening community.  At the Y we are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  This month our newsletter focuses on Volunteerism, Diabetes Awareness and Youth and Government.

More than 86 million people have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  To sustain a healthy lifestyle, it helps to know your risk level.  November is Diabetes Awareness Month, take the quiz and learn more about the support the Y provides here.

Learn more about these programs and more in our November News.

Four Habits that Build Healthy Families

Four Habits that Build Healthy Families

October 16, 2015

Fall is a wonderful time of year with cooler temperatures, less rain and a wealth of outdoor activities to choose from. It’s also a great time to start building healthy habits before the holidays. So keep reading for several ideas on fun ways to keep the family fit during this beautiful time of year. And don’t forget to check out YMCA of the Suncoast’s membership and MYFIT wellness program offers through October 25. They’re great resources to help you and your family maintain healthy habits throughout the year.

October Member News

October 05, 2015

The Y helps families and individuals living with and recovering from chronic disease reclaim their health with evidence-based programs and supportive peer communities like LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

The Y nutures the potential of every child by ensuring all young people have access to a full range of career ambitions and personal hobbies. Through development programs such as Afterschool Readers and Early Learning Readiness, the Y seeks to provide support and resources to build skills all year.

Learn more about these programs and more in our October News.

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