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Seniors Exercise for Better Balance

Jackie Bauer exercising at the West Essex YMCA. Eight years after fracturing her hip in a fall, Jackie Bauer still feels uneasy getting around even though she is an active senior. “Once you fall, a danger sign goes up. I’m still a little nervous about certain movements. It took away my confidence,’’ said the 76-year-old MORE >


Metro YMCA hosts family events celebrating healthy eating and fitness

A smoothie contest, food demonstrations and parent/children play time are just some of the ways the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will celebrate Healthy U/Food Day this month. “Our goal is to inspire families to eat healthy and exercise through these fun-filled events that culminate on Food Day,’’ a nationwide celebration of healthy, MORE >


Middle Schoolers from the Oranges Learn Internet Security at at East Orange YMCA CyberCamp

EAST ORANGE (Aug. 4, 2016) — In learning how to protect her and her family’s electronics from hacking, Orange sixth grader Dylan Brooks discovered something about herself. “I never knew I had the skills to do technical stuff on the computer,’’ said the 11-year-old, one of 13 middle schoolers enrolled in a weeklong Air Force MORE >


Fun, community service at Stillwater camp

STILLWATER -- Deep in the woods of Stillwater, a group of 12 campers is simultaneously working on two different projects: Six are constructing an eco arts center, setting up an old, hand-painted hinge door strategically placed between two trees, and another six are wrapping rope around a tree to hang hammocks to complete an area meant for personal MORE >


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