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September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Erin Whitten

Aug 29, 2023

September holds a unique position on the calendar. Not only does it mark the onset of a fresh academic year for many children and their families, but it also observes Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. As the pages of the calendar flip and new routines emerge, let's join hands with our community members to ensure the well-being of families, championing a lifestyle where health is paramount.

Summer Social at Baramor

Summer Social was a Hit

Aug 23, 2023
Our Summer Social was a hit! Over 60 supporters and new friends of the Y gathered on Baramor's patio in Newton Center to celebrate summer and the Y’s impact.
Pickleball at the West Suburban YMCA

The Pickleball Report

Aug 16, 2023

The West Suburban YMCA has been an integral part of the Pickleball community in Newton for years, with three courts available at the Church St location and now an additional 6 courts available at the new Wells Ave location. We love how passionate, dedicated, and welcoming the Y's pickleball players (picklers) are, and can see through their active involvement why we are called "The Pickleball Hub".

Fall into Fitness Promotion

Erin Whitten

Aug 03, 2023

Celebrate Fall with Fitness & Friendship!

Join with a friend new to class and both of you will get an incredible 50% off class fees!  It's the perfect time to invite that friend who's been considering joining. Share the joy of health and enjoy BIG savings this season.

How to redeem this offer?

Physical Fitness Effective for Your Mental Health

Aug 01, 2023

Carrie Harper with wrote an interesting article about a 2023 study review by The University of South Australia, which linked physical fitness practices to mental wellness. The review encompassed 1,039 studies with over 128,000 particpants.

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 03, 2023

West Suburban YMCA participates in Summer Eats, providing free lunch & snack to any child age 18 and under. This program will end Friday, September 1st. 

Mission Moment: Our Impact In Action

Jun 29, 2023

To celebrate the ending of the school year, we are bringing a Mission Moment to you from one of our 3rd grade OST participants. This student was new to the US and the Y last year and is learning English as his second language. He was assigned to write an opinion paper at school and chose to write about Y staff appreciation.