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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 >

Maplewood Native Promoted to Promote Metro YMCA

MAPLEWOOD (Aug. 1, 2016) — A Maplewood native has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey. Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the 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 >

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks off 5 Days of Action for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

One in ten people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs across New Jersey to promote the awareness MORE >

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