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Outdoor Pools Open May 28th

Press Release 5/23/2016

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will open its five outdoor pools on May 28 at the Baxter, Benjamin Harrison, Fishers, Jordan and the Ransburg YMCAs. The Y will also launch its Safety Around Water program. The program is free to the public and is offered annually to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. Read more…

Y Has Open Positions for the Summer

Fox 59 News 5/22/2016

The Y hopes to recruit individuals who want to be life guards and work in other open positions that are available this summer. Training is available. Qualified individuals may apply online at www.OurCauseIsYou.org.


Indy Bike Hub Y Host Bike to Work Day Celebration

WTHR Ch. 13 News 5/20/2016

WRTV Ch. 6 News  5/20/2016

The Indy Bike Hub YMCA was one of the hosts for this year’s Bike to Work Day, which took place on Friday, May 20. Hundreds gathered at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA for free showers and bike parking in addition to gathering with other cyclists to celebrate the annual event. Mayor Joe Hogsett and YMCA President/CEO, Eric Ellsworth gave remarks during the celebration.

Families Affected by ALS Spend Week at Flat Rock YMCA Camp

WISH TV Ch. 8 News 5/17/2016

May is ALS month and the Hope Love Company is giving kids whose families are affected by this disease an opportunity to spend a week at Flat Rock River YMCA Camp.

YMCA Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Press Release 5/16/2016

WISH TV Ch. 8 News 5/21/2016

WHAT: YMCAs will celebrate Armed Forces Day by collecting items for care packages that will be sent to military service members overseas.

WHEN: Donations will be collected May 16 – 23

WHERE: All local YMCAs

DETAILS: Armed Forces Day is May 21 and is celebrated annually to recognize military service members. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will recognize this special day by collecting items for care packages that will be sent overseas to service members.

Items needed for the care packages include: Read more…

Top 10 Coalition Says Recent Successes Show Region is on Track to Becoming a Healthier Community

Press Release 5/11/2016

Indy Star 5/22/2016

In 2009, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis convened a group of more than 30 organizations and businesses to come together to create the Top 10 Coalition. Their goal is to work together to develop a stronger culture of health in Central Indiana and decrease the burden of chronic diseases in our community. Today, the coalition released its annual report that shows that Central Indiana is moving in the right direction in creating a healthier lifestyle for its residents.  Read more…

Indiana Y’s Annouce Statewide Membership Reciprocity Plan

Press Release 5/1/2016 

For more than 160 years, YMCAs in Indiana have been helping youth, adults and families reach their health and wellbeing goals through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Effective May 1, Indiana YMCAs announce the My Y is Every Y in Indiana statewide membership reciprocity program. This program allows active, full facility/full privilege members the flexibility to use all 43 Y facilities in Indiana and also increases the value of Y memberships.

Read more…

Flat Rock Hosts Spring Open House

Press Release, 4/26/2014

WHAT: Spring Open House to tour the camp grounds and participate in fun programs. 

WHEN: May 1, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. 

WHERE: Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, 6981 W. County Road 650 North, St. Paul, Ind.  Read more…

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Press Release, 4/21/2016

What:

 

Local YMCAs are hosting free Community Open Houses for individuals and families in honor of the 25th Annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®. This annual initiative strives to improve families’ health and well-being. 

Attendees will have full access to the Y and staff will be available to talk about the various programs and classes that are available.  

When:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where:

The following YMCA locations will participate:  Read more…

Y Offers Diabetes Prevention Program to Seniors

Hendricks County Flyer, 4/14/2016

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA has teamed up with The Hendricks County Senior Center to provide local residents with the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The two organizations will focus on low income seniors (ages 60 and older) that are pre-diabetic or at risk of becoming diabetic.

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