CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION

HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMS

The Y aims to improve the nation’s health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce the risk for disease and help others reclaim their health. These programs and everything else the Y does are in service of making us—our Ys and our communities—better. The result is a nation that values health, and communities that support healthy choices. The Y.™ For a better us.

Diabetes

Open to anyone ages 18 and older diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

6 week program includes:

  • 6-one hour group discussions led by trained facilitators
  • CDC approved curriculum

Eligible individuals: A1c 5.7% – 6.4%, or fasting plasma glucose 100 – 125mg/dL, or prediabetes diagnosis, or gestational diabetes during previous pregnancy

One year program includes:

  • 25 one hour discussion sessions led by a trained Lifestyle Coach 
  • CDC-approved curriculum including food and activity information and self-tracking
  • Weekly weigh-in

Blood Pressure and Heart Health

Open to individuals with hypertension that have not experienced a recent cardiac event

8 week program includes:

  • Weekly one-hour meetings to discuss risk factors 
  • Strategies and lifestyle changes that may prevent an episode
  • Aspects of nutrition, physical activity, and self-care
  • Blood pressure check at each session

Open to all individuals with hypertension

4 month program includes:

  • 4 nutrition education seminars
  • weekly blood pressure measurements
  • blood pressure cuff, if needed

Weight Management

Open to children ages 7-13 with a BMI in the 95th percentile.

4 month program includes:

• 25 family-based weight-management sessions

• Nutrition education and physical activity for child and parent/caregiver

For teens ages 14 to 19 with a BMI in the 95th percentile. 1

2-week program includes:

• Weekly sessions include 30 minutes of activity

• 30 minute discussion about topics related to a healthy lifestyle

Achieve a healthier lifestyle through sustainable lifestyle changes.

12-week program includes:

• Weekly 1-hour discussions

• Food and nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep

• Weekly weigh-ins, food and activity tracking

• Strategic goal setting

Healthy Lifestyles For All

Exercise class: open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s that does not need to use a cane or walker. Ongoing, register at any time.

  • Improve motor skills through gait, line and dexterity exercises
  • Improve strength with use of TRX body weight exercises
  • Improve cardiovascular function and agility through step platform work

SmartFit 1-1: open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s 

  • Improve specific cognitive functions through use of SmartFit reaction system
  • 20-30min sessions 2x/week by appointment

Open to all individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer of any type – can be a recent diagnosis or from years ago

12-week program includes:

  • pre and post-program assessments
  • 2 supervised group exercise sessions per week, with an individualized exercise program

Open to tobacco users ages 18 and older who are ready to quit

7 week program includes 8-90 minute group discussions:

  • Medicines that can help you quit
  • Lifestyle changes that can make quitting easier
  • How to stay tobacco-free for good

 

Open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s

  • • Group meets twice a week by appointment 
  • Improve specific cognitive functions through use of SmartFit reaction system

Open to ages 18+ 8-week program includes:

• Group meets twice a week for eight weeks

• Safe and easy-to-learn Tai Chi movements to:

  • Increase joint stability and flexibility,
  • Improve balance
  • Decrease pain from arthritis, and Improve focus

Open to all individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s.

12-week program features: 

• Cognitive Fitness
• Physical Fitness
• Social Engagement
• Stress Management
• Healthful Nutrition
• Quality Sleep