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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 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 >


With financial aid, South Mountain Y expands child’s world

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — That a summer camp can change a child’s life is undeniable when looking into the shining eyes of Trevon, a 4-year-old camper at the South Mountain Y in Maplewood, who has been able to attend the Y Knots summer camp program for nine weeks thanks to donations by the local community to the financial aid efforts of the organization. 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 >


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