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Youth Development

How to Help Children Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help relieve stress and anxiety in children, while promoting happiness.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 10, 2019


How to Fit Fitness Into Your Busy Holiday Schedule

Staying active can help combat stress, boost your energy levels, burn all those extra calories, and keep your holiday spirits bright. Here are some simple ways to fit fitness into your holidays, with exercises to try at home.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 06, 2019

Child Care

3 Ways to Teach Children About Giving During the Holidays

The holidays are a great opportunity to start encouraging children to appreciate what they have in their own lives. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 02, 2019

Healthy Living

Did You Know About These 6 Ways Families Can Enjoy the Y?

Beyond child care, fitness and swim lessons, the YMCA provides a place for the whole family to enjoy time together while improving their health and well-being.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 21, 2019

Healthy Living

5 Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Here are some tips to be more mindful of what you’re eating during the holiday season.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 19, 2019

Social Responsibility

8 Easy Ways to Make an Impact in the Community

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


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


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


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


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


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


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