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How To Develop Healthier Habits In 2022

How To Develop Healthier Habits In 2022

Erin Whitten

Jan 24, 2022

January is a time of reflection for many, and often people’s goals are straightforward: they want to improve their lifestyle. It can be a daunting task, but New Year’s resolutions do not have to be drastic life changes like a new diet or exercising multiple times a day!

A mother and son talk about their YMCA Camp Pikati experience

Nurturing the Potential of Future Leaders

Dec 23, 2021

Imagine a world where friendships and the future are fostered.

Cultivating Connection No Matter the Age

Dec 15, 2021

Imagine a world where social connections and healthy lifestyles are nurtured.

Meet Bob, a West Suburban YMCA member for over 17 years, who feels that, “Coming here is like being home.” Bob faced the challenges of the pandemic along with the world last year and realized how much he missed being “home.”

Helping Families Thrive

Dec 07, 2021

Imagine a world where diversity is celebrated, and child development is beyond parents’ expectations.

A counselor and campers gather in the woods.

Mission Moment: Caring for the Whole Child

Nov 18, 2021
Our team often receives notes of thanks from families at the end of a program, but this one written to our President & CEO Jack Fucci particularly resonated this year. The Camp Chickami staff truly brought to life the “for all” in the Y’s mission; this parent’s words say it all (shared with permission). 
 
Dear Jack, 
 
Doreen, Evelyn, Dan, and Kathy

Why We Give: Doreen Quintiliani and Kathy Daly

Nov 18, 2021
Doreen Quintiliani grew up down the street from the Y, and recently made a multi-year gift in memory of her parents, Evelyn and Daniel Quintiliani.
A man holds up a rendering of a builing

Celebrating a Legacy

Oct 26, 2021

For the past 67 years, whenever kids have returned to Chickami, they could count on plenty that’s special. Color War. Gold Rush Day. Crazy overnights. Sliding in the mud.

For 40 of those years, there was something else very special they could count on: Loch would be there. 

Youth Development at the Y: Mission in Action

Sep 29, 2021

Healthy youth development is a critical component of the West Suburban YMCA’s mission. Children and teens experience this in different ways — through our preschool, out-of-school time program, summer camps, instructional and team sports and aquatics, and simply hanging out in the gym after school.

A young girl holds an apple slice over her mouth like a smile

Free Meals for Kids and Teens All Summer at the West Suburban YMCA

Jul 06, 2021

West Suburban YMCA participates in Summer Eats, providing free lunch & snack to any child age 18 and under

Mobile Vaccine Clinic Comes to YMCA Camp Frank A. Day

Jun 19, 2021

Residential camp secures vaccinations for international staff and counselors