National Unity Day

October 19, 2016

National Unity Day is a campaign to put an end to bullying in the United States and is part of National Bullying Prevention Month. It was first started in 2011, where people from all over the country in different communities would wear orange or display orange as a commemorative gesture. The campaign was supported by corporations

Member Spotlight: Joe Martain

October 19, 2016

In 2008, Joe Martain, then 56, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. As the disease progressed, he noticed daily tasks, like getting out of bed in the morning, becoming more difficult. “Now, I don’t have that,” Joe said, eight years later. Now, getting out of bed is easier. Why Two months ago, the Greene County YMCA launched

Member Spotlight: Mark Baldwin

October 19, 2016

Meet Mark “There’s something going on here,” Mark said, then in his mid 20s, to his neurologist. “We’ve got to start running some tests.” His hands felt numb. When Mark was 11 years old, he suffered a stroke, which caused him to lose mobility, strength and muscle tone on the right side of his body

5 Stages of Retirement Planning

October 19, 2016

Everyone dreams of retirement. You dream of golf tournaments, beaches, and endless re-runs on daytime TV. Unfortunately, retirement isn’t gifted to you—it’s something you need to plan for. Here’s what to expect: Know Your Needs and How to Meet Them Retirement is expensive. The earlier you determine your retirement goals, the easier the planning will

Member Spotlight: Guy Persico

October 18, 2016

Almost everyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows how hard those first steps are. And almost everyone has wondered about the safest and most effective weight loss methods. So when Guy Persico walked into the Greene County YMCA 18 months ago, weighing 445 pounds, he had no idea what to expect. What he decided,

Why You Should Choose a Job You Love

October 17, 2016

Job hunting is hard. Whether you’re looking for a part-time position, a full-time position, or helping your teen get into the workforce—the process is long and arduous. The most important question to consider when choosing a job is, Will I like it? Being happy in a position is beneficial for many reasons: You’ll be more

What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

October 14, 2016

The hardest part about exercise is the motivation. The key to habitual exercise is through a set routine. It’s like brushing your teeth. You’ve been doing it for so long, you don’t even think twice. You just do it. If you make the gym part of your everyday life, it will become easier and easier

Why You Should Learn CPR and First Aid

October 14, 2016

There are a number of reasons to register for a CPR and First Aid course—maybe you need a refresher course, are required by and employer, or simply want to be prepared for whatever life throws your way. Whatever your reasoning, we will help you get there. Certification is simple. All you have to do is

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Workout

October 13, 2016

If you’re not one of those people who is naturally in love with exercise, working out can be a bit of a challenge. What’s the secret to making exercise part of your daily routine? Find a Plan That Works for You Working out is not a one-size-fits-all recipe. Your body may not be able to

We’re CLYNK-ing and You Should Too

October 12, 2016

Are you a Hannaford shopper? If so, you can help us raise money for the Capital District YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program! We have recently signed up as a Hannaford Community Cash partner through CLYNK, the new drop and go bottle return system located inside Hannaford Supermarkets. Thanks to this new opportunity, we are