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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The swimming pool will be closed 11 AM on Saturday November 9th due to a swim meet. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Good luck to our swim team!

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Fayette County has a significant presence of Type 2 Diabetes, have you been told you are diabetic or prediabetic?

The Uniontown Area YMCA is offering an amazing, evidence-based program called Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). In the DPP program, trained lifestyle coaches facilitate a small group of adults to discuss behavior changes that can improve the health of participants.

Research has shown that YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older. But this program is available for any age as long as you meet the requirements to qualify.

Our program begins in January of 2020, please call today to find out more or to schedule an intake interview. You can also learn more at www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention Help your health in the new year, you'll be so glad you did!

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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.”