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Tips For A Stress-Free School Year

Here are some tips to help you ease back into a new school year and routine, including strategies from the educational nonprofit, GreatSchools.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

Aquatics

Water Safety Expert Plunges Into Top Aquatics Post at the Wayne YMCA

Water safety expert Sam Hassan, an EMT, risk, health and safety specialist with area EMS squads and Red Cross lifeguard instructor, was named the Wayne YMCA's aquatics director in July. 

By: News and blog | Aug 08, 2019

Healthy Living

How To Create A Routine and Stick To It

In today’s busy world, routines can help families who are juggling work, school, after-school activities and the needs at home. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

News

YMCA Peanut Shell recognized by Grow NJ Kids for quality child care program

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The YMCA Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center, which provides child care and education programs for infants and children six weeks to 5 years old in Livingston, NJ, received a 3-star rating for their successful completion of ...

By: News and blog | Aug 02, 2019

News

YMCA To Offer Before and After School Care in Sparta

The Sussex County YMCA will offer its before and after school programs at Sparta Public School students beginning this fall.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 01, 2019

Healthy Living

Want To Eat More Healthy? 10 Ideas To Start

Here are some ways to start making better food choices, with tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Advertising Exec Shares Expertise as New Member of Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

Erica Yahr joined Teach for America fresh out of college in 1992, assigned to teach math at an inner-city high school in New Orleans. On her first day the psychology major walked into a classroom “with 33 ninth graders, 30 seats, and 28 ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Owner of Specialty HR Firm Takes the Plunge to Join Metro YMCA Volunteer Leadership Board

Jennifer L’Estrange’s sons first stepped foot on U.S. soil in 2013. They were born in Switzerland, where L’Estrange has dual citizenship, and spent two years in Australia, their father’s home country. When they moved to New ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Livingston Native Who Overcame Adversities Joins Metro YMCA’s Leadership Board

From the depths of tragedy, Mario Arace learned to embrace the good in life. At age 16 in 1982, Arace was badly injured in a car crash that claimed his older brother, Andrew, a Livingston High School linebacker. When his father died 12 years ...

By: News and blog | Jul 30, 2019

Leadership

Livingston Architect Joins Leadership Board to Build on Metro YMCA Successes

When Matthew Jarmel was a single dad raising twins, the West Essex YMCA played an important role for the family. His son Benjamin, who has autism, learned to swim there and then swam competitively with the Piranhas Special Olympics swim team. ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

Leadership

IT Business Owner Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors to Help Single Parents

Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt found herself a single parent when her 39-year-old husband died of a heart attack in February. While dealing with the grief and helping her two young boys cope, Lakhani-Bhatt suddenly had to run the IT company her husband founded ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

Leadership

PR Exec Joins Metro YMCA Leadership Board to Champion Y Causes

Megan Redzia and her family rallied around her mother as she underwent breast cancer treatment. In spite of all the support her mother received, “I think she still experienced some loneliness through the process because none of us could fully ...

By: News and blog | Jul 25, 2019

Healthy Living

7 Tips for Achieving Your Wellness Goals

If you’ve set out to improve your health, whether it was to lose weight or just eat healthier, you probably know it’s not a small feat. Finding motivation and time can be challenging.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 25, 2019

Summer Camp

How to Help Your Child's Transition from Camp Life

Let’s face it: Camp life isn’t exactly like home life. So how do you help your camper retain the great habits and skills they’ve developed at camp as they readjust to life at home and school? 

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 24, 2019

News

Sussex County YMCA responds to KEEP closing

HARDYSTON, NJ - The Sussex County YMCA is saddened to hear that a nonprofit will no longer be operating in the community. Kids Educational Enrichment Program has been in the community for more than a century by providing a variety of education and ...

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 24, 2019