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'Delay the Disease' Fitness Program helps Wayne YMCA Members with Parkinson's Live Better

Volunteer Juliette Sciavolino working with Harold Moroch. Jean LaVorgna, 66, and 82-year-old Don Fornuto sit facing each other playing tug of war with a Pilates ring, smiling as they attend to the serious business of combating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. LaVorgna and Fornuto are among a dozen people with the neurological disorder MORE >


86 Accountants Add Up to Serious Volunteerism at South Mountain YMCA

South Orange and Maplewood owe some big thanks to their neighbors in Livingston at the accounting firm Sobel & Co. LLC. On Monday, July 27, 86 employees of Sobel & Co. expended 300 man hours at the South Mountain YMCA, painting, lifting, hauling, and mulching through the summer heat and humidity. Perhaps inspired by the Sobel & Co.’s MORE >


Metro YMCA of the Oranges Outperforms Most U.S. Charities

As we all know, not all charities are as charitable as they should be. That’s why charity evaluators like Charity Navigator are important, holding charities up to the light to make sure they are serving their stated constituency and not padding the pockets of administrators or serving a hidden agenda. For the fourth straight year, the Metropolitan MORE >


Metro YMCA Hires North Jersey Native to Oversee Strategic Initiatives

So many of Brian Sheafer’s childhood memories revolve around the YMCA. Sitting at the edge of an aerobics class to watch his mother teach. Shooting hoops with friends on Friday nights. Helping to set up for the fun-filled Healthy Kids Day events. “Looking back, there was this sense of belonging. It really was a community, where you could engage MORE >


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