West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

West Essex YMCA Program Champs make big impact

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a rehab center stay for a fractured hip, 94-year-old Carrie Jean Pagley began a specialized physical activity regimen in her Verona home provided by the West Essex YMCA. Cardiac nurse Valerie Beck, the health and wellness coordinator at the West Essex YMCA, visited Pagley twice a week for many months in […]

Open house for YMCA’s early learning center

Open house for YMCA’s early learning center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to an open house on Saturday, July 28, at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. […]

YMCA celebrates multitude of donations

YMCA celebrates multitude of donations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In just six weeks, staff and members at the seven Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges branches raised 70 percent of the organization’s $1,125,000 annual campaign goal. “This achievement is a testament to our staff and members’ commitment to their communities through our mission of promoting healthy living, youth development and social responsibility,” […]

Metro YMCA ranks in top 4 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for a seventh straight year received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the United States for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

West Essex YMCA to host wellness open house Jan. 7

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than a third of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up by February, and very few succeed, but the West Essex YMCA helps members reach wellness goals with the support of a strong community. “The West Essex YMCA teaches people skills and provides the support that help them achieve […]

West Essex YMCA launches free program for adults diagnosed with cancer

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Adults who have or had cancer and their families are invited to enroll in a free 12-week wellness program that starts Oct. 4 at the West Essex YMCA. The West Essex Y is launching LiveStrong at the YMCA, which has helped more than 41,000 cancer survivors nationwide regain stamina, strength and emotional […]