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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 >

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 >

Athletes Instill a Love of Sports in Children

Basketball and soccer players and coaches from colleges and sports organizations ran drills and played with children in preschool and after-school programs run by the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges to inspire their passion for playing sports The East Orange YMCA, the Sussex County YMCA, the Wayne YMCA, the West Essex YMCA and the South Mountain YMCA MORE >

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