Celebrate Older Americans Month with The Gateway Family YMCA
In honor of Older Americans Month this May, The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will be hosting a series of free community educational Virtual Presentations, YMCA Chronic Disease Self-Management programs, wellness opportunities and social events. Individual event listings and registration information is available at www.tgfymca.org/events
Virtual programs will be facilitated by Susan Butler, Director of WISE Community Services at The Gateway Family YMCA, and offered to the community utilizing Zoom.
Virtual Events offered by The Gateway Family YMCA in celebration of Older American’s Month this May include:
- May 4th 4:00-5:00pm – Health and Wellness Myth Busters! – Learn how to distinguish fact and fiction when it comes to your health and well-being.
- May 11th 4:00-5:00pm – The How-To’s of Maintaining Cognitive Health – Learn how food, fitness and friendship are essential to how well your mind works.
- May 18th 4:00-5:00pm – Get Savvy About Scams – Learn about the most recent trends in scams, how to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do if you are scammed.
- May 25th 4:00-5:00pm – Advance Care Planning – Does your support system know what your medical care wishes are? Learn how to broach the subject with loved ones and what you need as part of your advance care plan. Everyone, no matter your age or health status, would benefit from an advance care plan.
In addition to Virtual Seminars, The Gateway Family YMCA invites the community to attend National Senior Health and Fitness Day at all branches on Wednesday, May 31st.
Free community registration for all individual events and virtual sessions is available at www.tgfymca.org/events In addition to these community events, the YMCA suggests individuals check with their health insurance regarding programs and options that may be available to cover the costs of a Y membership or provide incentives for participation.
The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.
Shaping Eastern Union County is committed to improving the health and well-being of county residents and creating strategies to support improved health, nutrition and physical activity for all. The Shaping Eastern Union County Initiative is sponsored by the County of Union.
For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, visit www.tgfymca.org or contact 908-349-9622.