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Senior Focus Group

Taking place in the Hall of Fame Room

10:00am – Welcome
10:30am – Presentation of Y Programs for Seniors
11:00am – Tour of Facility and Round Robin Conversation
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Break Out Group Discussion
2:00pm – Wrap Up

Coffee, Tea, Water, & Lunch provided at no cost to the participant.

Registration is required. May register at the Downtown Y, Green Valley Y, or online at frederickymca.org.

Questions? Contact Jennie Coppit at jcoppit@frederickymca.org & 301-607-6900 or Judy Couillard at jcouillard@frederickymca.org & 301-663-5131.

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Aquatics Department set to participate in Guiness Book of World Records event!

Become a drowning prevention superhero by joining us on June 20th from 5:30-6:30 PM for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™. Be part of a team of tens of thousands of kids and families who will be participating in The 10th anniversary World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at aquatic centers and waterparks across the globe. Join us as we splash, kick and blow bubbles to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™. Join TEAM WLSL™ for our 10th year of helping to prevent drowning, the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death worldwide.


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Rock Steady Boxing Comes To Frederick

Empowers People Living with Parkinson’s Disease to Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Join Delegate Kenneth Kerr for a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at the Frederick YMCA on Saturday, April 27th at 12 noon as they kick off their Rock Steady Boxing program. This unique exercise program, based on training used by box-ing pros, is adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease.

After a year of planning and preparation, this first of its kind program in Frederick County will be awarding the coaches with their official certificates for completing the vigorous physical training program and academic achievements that effectively allow them to address this neurodegenerative disease which can be controlled but has no cure.

“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to Frederick,” said Larry Zarzecki, a Parkinson’s patient himself and the Founder and CEO of Movement Disorder Education and Exercise. “Parkinson’s Awareness Month not only raises awareness about the disease our Rock Steady Boxers live with every day, but also shines a light on their incredible tenacity in “fighting back” against the disease. We are about more than just one class or one program; our mission is to provide hope and better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease worldwide.”


Getting Ready For Spring – Egg Hunt!

Easter egg hunting at the Y will take place on April 17 – 20, 2019.  Easter eggs will be hidden inside the Downtown Y building.  Find an egg and come to the Membership desk for your prize!!!

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you – or someone you love – is at risk for type 2 diabetes. Please stop by the lobby from 10am-1pm and find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. We also will be handing out information about the program that the Y is offering to prevent diabetes.

Did You Know?

  • Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
  • Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
  • Did you know that they Y is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program? Tentative start date is March 30th.


For more information, please contact Mary Hoagland, Assistant Director of Health & Wellness, at 301-663-5131 ext. 1236 or mhoagland@frederickymca.org.

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Lunch n’ Learn

Presentation by Hadley Poss

For Members, Guests and Staff
Lunch Included

The presentation topic is “How to Stay Young the First 100 Years”.

Spring Ridge Chiropractic will be bringing the YMCA’s patrons and staff a free lunch and presentation on how chiropractic care can help you to stay young the first 100 years. This presentation will explain the benefits of chiropractic for individuals of ALL ages, explain how chiropractic care can affect your mobility, and explain exactly what chiropractic care is.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.  Sign up sheet is located at the front desk.


Lucky You!

From March 10-15, the Health & Wellness Center will be hiding shamrocks throughout the workout area! Anyone who finds a shamrock should bring it to the H&W Desk to receive a prize. There will also be 1 leprechaun hidden each day and whoever is lucky enough to find it will receive a 1/2 hour massage for FREE!


Flick & Float

Join us for a fun time floating on the water while watching the film “Aquamarine!”

Martial Arts with Grandmaster David Rivera

Come join us for a free drop in class for Martial Arts with Grandmaster David Rivera Thursday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30pm. This demo class is an opportunity to learn about the new adult or youth martial arts classes that focuses on Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do, Vee Jitsu Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, and self defense techniques in a safe and fun environment.


Location: Game Room (Downtown Y)

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FREE Blood Pressure Screenings (Thursdays)


One in 3 American adults have high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

We are offering FREE blood pressure screenings. The clinics will be held every Thursday in February from 2:30-4:00pm (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) in the Health & Wellness center.

You will receive resources to monitor and track blood pressure including a Blood Pressure Monitoring Cuff ($75 value) and an information packet.


For more information, please contact Mary Hoagland, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness, at mhoagland@frederickymca.org or 301-663-5131 ext. 1236.