Beloved West Essex YMCA executive director to retire

Beloved West Essex YMCA executive director to retire

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Longtime West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores, who led the Y in becoming an integral part of the community, has announced her retirement at the end of the year. Under her leadership, the West Essex Y has grown in membership, outreach and recognition. Through partnerships she’s helped to establish, the YMCA […]

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

YMCA golf tournament marks 25 years of fundraising for children and families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange.  This year’s event is expected to be the largest in the tournament’s 25-year history, with more than 170 golfers signed up to play. The […]

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 […]

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

MONTCLAIR, NJ — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, […]

South Mountain YMCA’s Program Champions turn vision into reality

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tom Kerns witnessed the benefits of mindfulness in teenagers and wanted younger children to learn it. Looking for ways to prevent bullying, Mike Summersgill believed character development would build resilience in children. Both turned to the South Mountain YMCA to set their vision in motion. Kerns and Summersgill became the South Mountain […]

South Mountain YMCA welcomes new youth sports dynamic duo

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Jason Kelly, aka Coach Kelly, has been named the new director of youth sports and wellness at South Mountain YMCA in Maplewood. After playing football in college, Kelly pursued his passion for sports and wellness through a career coaching college football, while simultaneously earning his master’s degree in athletic administration from Springfield […]

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