Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

Healthy Weight & Your Child

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
(October 1 through Memorial Day)
Closed: Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

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Congratulations to all of our participants in the second annual “Y” Run today on the Sheepskin Trail! Thank you for being a part of this fun event! We captured some racers on the move in these photos 🙌🏼 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️.

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Another wonderful YMCA Annual Dinner is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors of our annual dinner:
Ralph and Sushila Warman, Kiwanis Club of Uniontown, First Federal of Greene County, Bruderhof Communities, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration, Penn State Fayette- The Eberly Campus, Novacare Outpatient Rehabilitation, Somerset Trust Company, Ralph and Frances Barclay, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, and George R. Smalley Co, Inc.

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Did you know that the Uniontown Area YMCA offers many evidence-based programs to help people prevent themselves from suffering from a devastating fall?

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a day of action that encourages the public to learn their risk and access programs that can help reduce the risk for falls.

Our programs for falls prevention include: Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. They all teach balance, strength, and awareness.

To learn more, go to our website www.uniontownymca.org and click on individual programs under the "Healthy Living" tab to read about these awesome prevention programs. Call us to sign up to participate!

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Contact Us:

Address:
1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone:
724.438.2584

Email:
ginas@uniontownymca.org

Through its new Healthy Weight and Your Child Program, the YMCA is empowering families to live healthier. The program is a 25 session, evidence-based program for children struggling with obesity. Made up of groups of up to 15 child and adult pairs, our Healthy Weight and Your Child program creates a safe, fun, and active environment for children and families to explore and adopt proven methods to live a healthier lifestyle.

Studies have shown that this program is cost-efficient and effective in reducing a child’s body mass index and waist circumference, reducing sedentary behaviors,and increasing physical activity, as well as improving self-esteem.

What Will We Learn?

Families will work with trained leaders and learn about topics, including healthy eating, physical activity, portion control, internal and external food triggers, food label reading, goal setting, and rewards.

Does Your Child Qualify?

In order to qualify for participation in the Healthy Weight and Your Child Program, your child must be 7-13 years old, carry excess weight, with a body mass index (BMI) of the 95th percentile or higher, and receive clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity. There are no requirements for parents or caregivers to qualify.

Why the Whole Family?

The curriculum is adapted from the most widely disseminated and extensively evaluated child weight management program in the world. Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved and committed to adopting healthier habits. For this reason, the program is designed so that parent/caregiver attendance is required at all sessions, but any caregiver can participate with a child.

For more information or to register your family, please call the YMCA at 724.438.2584 and ask for Tyler, Pam, or Jacquelyn.

This programming is made possible by generous, annual sponsorship from Montgomery Medical.”