Category: YMCA

CHAIR YOGA? WHY NOT!?

Chair Yoga | Older Adults | Valley of the Sun YMCA

According to the CDC, “older adults can obtain significant health benefits with moderate physical activity.” No matter how you start moving, it is important that you do so. At the Y, we understand the importance of providing our community with programs and activities that promote healthy living. For older adults we offer Chair Yoga.… Read More

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A SELF-HEALING JOURNEY

Group of People | Rheumatoid Arthritis | VOS YMCA

The first time I got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis I was 22. 8 years later the arthritis is here, but not stronger than ever. The road has been and difficult, but when you have the mentality prepared to face it all, everything changes. … Read More

WATER SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS, PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Kids Swimming | Water Safety | VOS YMCA

Childhood drownings are the leading cause of accidental death of children in Arizona under the age of five. At the YMCA, we strive to provide programs that provide critical safety around water knowledge and teach swimming skills. … Read More

FROM VOLUNTEER TO EMPLOYEE

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At the YMCA, you’ve probably heard of some other case of someone who has volunteered and then got to start their career with us. It is essential to provide opportunities to our community.… Read More

FRIENDS WHO WORKOUT TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER

Photo of YMCA members Sally and Wendy who enjoy going to the Y to workout together

At the YMCA, we are a hard-working organization that strives to offer the best to the community. When you are part of us, you are part of a family that seeks to give the best and always makes you feel welcome. Each employee delivers dedication and love to each member through our programs, activities, and services. … Read More

VOLUNTEERING WITH PURPOSE: ANDREW AHO

Volunteering | Andrew Ho

At the Y, we have opportunities for everyone to share their time, dedication and expertise while serving their community. A volunteer’s time and talent can go a long way to help a child, mentor a teen or being a sport coach. … Read More

MARCH: WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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In 1987, the United States Congress designated March 1987 as Women’s History Month. However, it was only the year before, in 1988, that the president officially issued proclamations of its celebration. Previously it was held for just one week and was an initiative organized by the school district of Sonoma, California in 1978. … Read More

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY: AN INITIATIVE OF FREE BOOKS FOR ALL!

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If you’ve ever been to the Northwest Valley Family YMCA or the Southwest Valley Family YMCA, you’ve probably seen a little box of books found at the entrance. This little box is called the Little Free Library and it is a nonprofit organization that focuses on “building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.”… Read More

Black History Month Employee Spotlight: Fred Quarles

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In February, the Valley of the Sun YMCA celebrates and honors Black History Month by spotlighting our super talented employees of the Black community. Meet Fred Quarles, Executive Director at Southwest Valley YMCA. Fred is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Performance Psychology at Grand Canyon University. … Read More

Black History Month Employee Spotlight: Deontez Wimbley

Deontez Wimbley

In February, the Valley of the Sun YMCA celebrates and honors Black History Month by spotlighting our super talented employees of the Black community. Meet Deontez Wimbley our Director of Teen Programs and Government Outreach. … Read More