Prevention & Wellness | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Prevention & Wellness Programs

Building a healthy community - Promoting a healthy you

Your Y is focused on developing and promoting activities that address and prevent health conditions. We provide programs that improve health by providing services that complement and support traditional healthcare delivery.

See below to learn more about how our programs will help you to advance and enhance you life. 

REDUCE RISK

For people who already have a diagnosis or serious risk factors for a disease

Prevention & Wellness at the MetroWest YMCA means addressing health issues in multiple ways, at any age. That is why we offer effective programs across the age span. Working together, we help you address barriers and reduce risk to your long-term health needs. 

 

RECLAIM HEALTH

To help people manage chronic or long-term health problems

To best promote health and wellness, at the MetroWest YMCA we believe we must address your needs holistically. Led by our Prevention & Wellness team, we offer evidence-based programs while we work with doctors, community members and businesses to ensure you or your loved one have the support to reclaim health. 

 

To REGISTER or find out more information about the below programs, email lgilbert@metrowestymca.org

        

ONGOING CLASSES

Accepting participants on a rolling basis. Most programs are offered at no cost.
 
YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM)
An evidence-based program that features personalized support for developing a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutrition education. The simple process of checking and recording your blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension. 
 
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)
Evidence based program to prevent type 2 diabetes. Guided by a YDPP Lifestyle coach participants learn small, measurable changes to reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes and live a healthier lifestyle. This program is offered both in-person and virtual via zoom and meets for 16 weekly sessions, 2 bi-weekly sessions and 8 monthly sessions for support thru this year program.  
Starting in November.
 
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG   have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Starting in January.
 
Drop-In Parkinson’s Program (In-Person)
This 12 week program is designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s, MS, or any other neuromuscular conditions. Each one hour class includes exercises to help improve mobility, stability, strength, endurance, cognition, and flexibility. Offered at no cost through the Pete 
Donahue Scholarship fund. 
Mon & Wed...........11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Drop-In Parkinson’s Program (Virtual)
A class for anyone with a neuromuscular condition such as MS, Parkinson’s, cerebrovascular accident etc. Each class includes balance, strength, cognition and flexibility exercises with the Wednesday class incorporating some yoga movements. Virtually via Zoom starting September 15 - December 17 for 14 weeks (28 classes).  Offered at no cost through the Pete Donahue Scholarship Fund.
Wed & Mon......... 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM