National Senior Day

May 10, 2016

May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Capital District YMCA is excited to host National Senior Day at our various branches. See what your branch is doing to celebrate!   Albany YMCA: May 25th, 10:00am-2:00pm Bethlehem YMCA: May 25th, 9:00am Duanesburg YMCA: May 25th, 9:00am Glenville

April Fools

March 30, 2016

This is no joke! For one day only… Join the Y on April 1 and you’ll save $100. Gain access to all the tools you need to live a healthier lifestyle and exceed your goals. With 700 free classes at our 10 locations, the Y has something for everyone. Join as a family and you’ll

Hug A Heart Pillow

February 26, 2016

February is Heart Month and all around the Y, we are raising awareness of heart related diseases and some habits to stay healthy. Today, we are excited to announce a new opportunity to give back to our community through the Hug A Heart program. What is Hug A Heart? Hug A Heart is a program where

Southern Saratoga YMCA 2015 Cause-Driven Leaders

January 28, 2016

Yesterday we held our 2015 Cause Driven Leader Luncheon to recognize staff from the Southern Saratoga Branch and Kidzlodge Early Learning Center. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for all that you for the Capital District YMCA! Cause Driven Leaders From Southern Saratoga YMCA: January:               Laurie Wiedenhoefer February:            Padma Asula March:                 

Holiday Health Tips

December 23, 2015

The holiday season is all about family, friends, food and fun! Getting your loved ones to eat healthy, especially during the holiday season, takes effort. Below are tips to help you enjoy a healthy holiday season! Scan the dinner table before making a selection. Remember, you don’t need to try everything. Stick to one or

Contest: Capital Holiday Lights In The Park

December 18, 2015

We have some passes to the  to give away to our friends at the holidays. Enter below to win your pass. No purchase necessary and you don’t need to be a member to win. Winners will be notified by email. Loading…

Happy Veterans Day

November 10, 2015

Our friends at the YMCA KidzLodge Early Learning Center in Clifton Park NY remind us to thank a Veteran for all of the freedoms we have. Happy Veterans Day

Running Start

September 8, 2015

“Running Start is a chance for my child to start school knowing that he is ready, equal, and able to enjoy making friends and learning.” – A Grateful Parent With the generous support of our members, the Southern Saratoga YMCA Advisory Council and staff, 60 children in the Shenendehowa School District received brand new backpacks

In Memory of Ed Lewi

August 31, 2015

All of us at the Capital District YMCA mourn the loss of our friend Ed Lewi who passed away this weekend at the age of 81. Ed was a longtime friend of the Y, who began his relationship with us as a camper at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. In 2015, Ed was given the

Why is Social Wellness Important?

July 20, 2015

Curious why Social Wellness is important? Believe it or not, healthy relationships are a vital component of health. The health risks associated with being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure and obesity.   In addition, research shows that: People who have a strong social