The River Valley Regional YMCA is dedicated to serving our neighborhood even whereas their doorways are closed. To assist their members, volunteers, and workers whereas at dwelling they’ve created a brand new webpage (rvrymca.org/healthy-at-home) providing exercises from native group train instructors and different nice assets to maintain individuals motivated and energetic whereas at dwelling. Exercises are additionally being supplied by social media and Zoom conferences.
Different on-line assets the Y is offering embody social distancing actions, studying challenges for kids, and extra methods to attach with as many people and households as doable. This consists of connecting with our energetic older adults by on-line exercises in addition to offering different assets to maintain them social.
The YMCA is partnering with the American Crimson Cross by making their amenities obtainable to host blood drives all through April and Might.
The Y can be partnering with native companies, organizations and college districts to make sure that no youngster or household goes hungry as a consequence of meals insecurity.
The Tioga County Department YMCA noticed a 25 % improve in new requests for meals by their Contemporary Categorical program. The Lock Haven Department served 27 households by their Backpack meals program.
The Jap Lycoming Department packed and delivered bins of meals to 10 households from their Protected Areas Program. The Williamsport Department delivered meals to youth who take part within the Youth Mentor Program. The Jersey Shore Department served 350 lunches to teenagers of their neighborhood, and the Bradford County Department, in collaboration with Baby Starvation Outreach Partnership, will probably be providing a pop up meals pantry to feed 150 households on April 20.
“The YMCA can not do that alone,” defined Sonja Davy, Williamsport department government director. “Via continued member and neighborhood assist the Y can proceed to serve and influence those that want our assist essentially the most.”
How can YOU assist?
“Think about supporting the YMCA by retaining your membership if doable by this unsure time, says Charity Discipline, district department government director. “That manner the Y can stay sturdy and capable of assist the neighborhood much more after we do open our doorways.”
Lively older adults who obtain memberships by Silver Sneakers may help the Y whereas additionally staying energetic. Your native Y could be reimbursed for accomplished digital exercises. Merely observe your exercises on the web page supplied and e-mail to your native department. All exercise ranges can be found together with seated, low or reasonable influence, and excessive influence. Go to rvrymca.org/healthy-at-home to get began.
Updates will probably be supplied by their web site and social media pages whereas they’re closed. These unable to stay with the Y, are requested to please contact their native department and go away a voicemail or e-mail for the membership director and they’re going to place your membership on maintain till we reopen.
Whereas there isn’t a definitive opening date the YMCA is wanting ahead to opening their doorways to all of their members, workers, and volunteers as quickly as doable. The Y asks that everybody stay affected person and supportive as they navigate by this and be assured that the Y will stay standing and can proceed to be an important a part of the neighborhood.