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Social Responsibility

Season of Giving: 8 Easy Ways to Make an Impact

Giving your time can make a big difference in your community. Here are some ways to volunteer any day of the year. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 08, 2019

Fitness

How a Personal Trainer Can Help Boost Your Fitness

Working out with a personal trainer can help give your fitness routine the boost it needs.

By: Joyce Fein | Nov 07, 2019

News

Greater Bergen County YMCA to Transition Services, Reinvest with Building Sale

To better serve the community of Hackensack and surrounding areas, the Greater Bergen County YMCA is working with NAI Hanson to identify a development opportunity for a new full facility YMCA and to sell the current building at 360 Main St.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019

News

Metro YMCA Earns Top Rating from Nation's Largest Charity Evaluator

For the ninth straight year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 07, 2019

Child Care

Tips to Help Military Families Cope During Deployment

The YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military families cope while loved ones serve overseas.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 04, 2019

Volunteering

Why Volunteerism is Good for Your Lifelong Health

Giving your time to a cause is not just good for the community - it’s also beneficial for your long-term health. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 30, 2019

News

Local military, veterans invited to YMCA

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 25, 2019

Child Care

How to Create a Safe and Inclusive Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids and adults alike, but for those on the autism spectrum, or with other diverse abilities, activities like trick-or-treating can present a range of challenges. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 23, 2019

Youth Programs

Did You Know?: YMCA was Birthplace of Basketball

One of America’s most popular sports, basketball, was first played at the YMCA more than 125 years ago. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 23, 2019

News

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Participants Can Take Exercises Home

Participants of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program can now take their exercises with them wherever they go, thanks to the generosity of one local group of physicians. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 18, 2019

Healthy Living

How to Inspire Kids to Eat Healthier

Conscious, healthy eating habits should start in the home so children can make informed decisions about their diet on their own. Here, we will help parents understand ways in which they can inspire their kids to eat healthier.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 17, 2019

Youth Programs

Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

At the YMCA, we encourage youth sports as a way to highlight the physical and mental benefits of sports for kids. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 17, 2019

Youth Programs

5 Surprising Benefits of Performing Arts Programs

The performing arts - whether it’s singing and dancing on stage or working behind the scenes - has numerous benefits on a child’s social, emotional and academic development.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 16, 2019

Youth Programs

4 Practical Ways to Support STEAM Learning at Home

Here are some easy ways to involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in everyday activities and interactions.

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 09, 2019

Child Care

Greater Bergen YMCA Offers Before Care Program in Hackensack Schools

Parents now have the option to send their kids to a new before school child care program provided by the Greater Bergen County YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 08, 2019