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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Healthy Holiday Habits The holidays don't have to hinder your healthy habits. Below are some tips provided by Erica Ragno, Healthy Living Coordinator, to help you stay on track while enjoying the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 11, 2022
November is Military Family Month The Chambersburg Memorial YMCA helps families of military personnel maintain health and well-being while their loved ones serve overseas.  For more than 25 years, YMCAs have celebrated Military Family Month, providing Americans the opportunity to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and service of military personnel and their families. Throughout the year, and especially this November, the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA supports military families with programs and…
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Chambersburg Memorial Y is excited to announce the return of Coach Anthony Addlesberger as the Head Coach of the Chambersburg Chargers.  Addlesberger brings with him over 15 years of coaching experience, including ten with the Chargers; as well as stops in Chapel Hill, NC; Phoenixville, PA; and York, PA.  Coach Anthony most recently spent three years as the Head Coach at Phoenixville YMCA before joining York YMCA as an assistant coach this past season. Coach Anthony prides himself on team…
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Please take some time to meet some new employees of the Chambersburg YMCA and congratulate some familiar faces who have taken on new roles.  
Friday, April 15, 2022
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month! What is Parkinson’s Disease? This disease occurs in the central nervous system negatively affecting an individual’s movement. Symptoms can include tremors, trouble walking, freezing up, worsening handwriting, trouble speaking among other similar indicators. While Parkinson’s Disease does not have a cure there are programs available to help manage these symptoms. One program the Chambersburg YMCA offers is Rock Steady Boxing. This a non-profit…
Monday, May 3, 2021
As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that means the risk of drowning is as prevalent as ever. With National Water Safety Month in May, now is the time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of equipping their kids with essential water safety skills. As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the Y typically teaches more than 1,000,000 children invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year. With…
Monday, May 3, 2021
May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Chambersburg YMCA offers the following tips to encourage older adults in Chambersburg to live healthier lives. Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and vegetables by trying them fresh or frozen. Find a new recipe that uses a different source of protein or find a way to incorporate fish or beans into an old favorite. Remember as you age…
Monday, April 19, 2021
Many parents and caregivers find speaking to their children about abuse to be uncomfortable. Framing these conversations around other safety conversations you have may help you work through some of that uncomfortableness. Below you’ll find age-appropriate ways to talk to your child about boundaries and preventing abuse. Young Children Parents can start these conversations simply by ensuring young children know the correct names for their body parts. Children who know the proper names are able…
Monday, April 12, 2021
At the Y, creating safe spaces for youth to learn, grow and thrive is our top priority – especially following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids need a safe space now more than ever, and we take pride in the measures we’ve taken to help keep your kids safe. Here are some important tips for parents to know as we work together to keep kids safe from abuse. Offenders seek three things in order to abuse: access, privacy and control. What does this mean for a parent? Know who has access to…
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Throughout April we’ve addressed the importance of understanding the Y’s abuse prevention policies, recognizing red flags and boundary violations and how to talk with your children about abuse. Now, it’s important that all parents and caregivers know how to respond to boundary violations and warning signs if children tell you about abuse. At the Y, we are mandated reporters, so we have procedures in place for responding and reporting suspected abuse. As a parent, you can follow these 5 steps: 1…