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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Tell us your story. Over the next six months we will be featuring the stories of OUR members and OUR community. If we use your story you will win your choice of one of several YMCA t-shirts and a YMCA lanyard. Email your story (written or video) to jacquelync@uniontownymca.org. Tell us how the Y has impacted you. What is YOUR Y story? ... See MoreSee Less

15 hours ago  ·  

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We have rescheduled our Basketball Camp- it will now be held August 7 & 9 at the Uniontown Area YMCA! If your children are between 8 and 15 and want to sharpen their hoop skills, this is the place to be!

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20 hours ago  ·  

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We at the Uniontown Area YMCA take child safety very seriously. We have a Nationally certified and accredited Presidium Child Safety Guardian at our YMCA. We participate in an annual risk analysis to learn how we can keep our youth even safer. We have been certified in compliance with the YMCA national child safety standards. The name of every YMCA member nationally is run through the national sex offender registry every night. Anyone who shows up on the registry has their membership immediately and irrevocably terminated to ensure our children are safe.

In addition, all of our employees, not just our child care employees, have been fingerprinted and have completed federal and state background checks, including obtaining federal and state clearances and child abuse clearances. All employees have at least three hours of child abuse recognition and reporting training and testing, and our child care workers have more! The safety of all children in our community is of paramount importance.
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3 days ago  ·  

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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.”