I've been a member of the Downtown Y since 2012. Like many people in our community, I received some difficult news when my doctor told me I was prediabetic. My family has a history of type 2 diabetes, and I knew what could happen if I didn't get my unhealthy lifestyle under control. So I reached out the Y for help.
I'm on a fixed income and couldn't afford the monthly membership dues. But the staff at the Y wanted to help me anyway, so they gave a scholarship. However, they gave me much more than that. They gave me new friends who not only care about my health and wellness but about me as a person.
The Y has been nothing short of a blessing. Since joining, I have lost over 60 pounds, and my doctor has taken me off several medications. I'm' healthier than I've been in years, but I' also happier, and thankful the Y was there for me in my hour of need.
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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