MASH

Community

Our MASH (Mainstream Adults Sharing Hope) program for adults with cognitive, physical, or emotional challenges has been serving community members 18 years of age and older for nearly two decades.

This program is free to full members. The fee for basic members is $20 per month or $240 a year.

Our goal is to help build confidence for these members so they wish to belong to the Y and their greater community. Significant financial assistance is given to these individuals who wish to have a FULL YMCA membership and grow further in spirit, mind, and body.

We generally meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month for a special activity from 7 to 9 p.m. at our North Pinellas Y. These activities could include:

-adaptive sports
-dances
-games and challenges
-arts and crafts
-guest speakers

Here's some of our upcoming events:

                         
January 25 – Bowling at Maple Lanes MEETUP
Show off your bowling skills (good, bad, and ugly) and have a blast cheering on your teammates! This night is all about fun and friendship. Limited spots are available, and MUST be reserved ahead of time. Get your name in by January 21st and the YMCA will treat you to 2 games and your shoe rental! Call or email the YMCA as soon as you can to get your name on the list! 

February 8 – Valentine’s Day Party / Craft Night 
Let’s celebrate our loved ones by making candle gifts, taking funny photos, singing/dancing, and sharing heart-warming stories. Invite a loved one (friend or family) to come with you…all are welcome! Pink lemonade and light snacks will be provided (so eat dinner before you arrive).

February 22 – Nothing Like Home Cookin’
Health and nutrition go hand in hand. Join us for an interactive cooking demonstration and enjoy the delicious results immediately! We’d love to learn about your favorite family recipes too – so, please email to Christine by February 18th to be included in our first-ever MASH Cookbook that you will get to take home that night. [Please notify Christine of any food allergies or restrictions by 2/18 as well so that appropriate accommodations can be made.]

March 8 – Safety Harbor Stroll & Dinner (MEETUP – please carpool to help others who need a ride)
Meet us for dinner in Safety Harbor (restaurant TBD). Afterward, we will stroll through lovely downtown and enjoy the natural beauty around us. Cost is the responsibility of the participant. * 

March 22 – Games Galore – Be Prepared to LOL!!!
We’ll play FUN group games including Charades, Pictionary, Name That Tune, and more! Come play the night away with friends and rack up MASH CASH for prizes of your choice.

 

Where: Unless otherwise noted, we meet in the Multi-purpose room, North Pinellas YMCA at 7- 9 p.m.

 

Contact: Christine Hamacher, MASH Coordinator, 727 772 9622

Fees: This is a no cost, community program. Financial assistance available for membership and other YMCA programs.

Additional Info: Most activities take place at the YMCA with no additional fees. Some special events may take place outside the YMCA or participants may need to cover the cost of their own food and have a minimal fee for participation.*