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

July – Social Wellness Month!

July 14, 2015

July is Social Wellness Month! Social Wellness emphasizes harmony with others as well as awareness of the impact you have on your community. Many people are not fully aware of how important social wellness is for our health. The following are just some of the ways that social wellness can affect our overall health. Socially

10 Ways To Ask Your Kids About Their Day At Camp

July 1, 2015

Let us know if this conversation sounds familiar: Dad: So how was camp today? Son: Fine Dad: What did you do today? Son: Nothing At the Y we help children learn, grow, and thrive every day at Summer Camp. Here are some tips put together by our friends at #yappin4youth to help you engage your

Spring Has Sprung Runs

May 17, 2015

Find results at It was great weather for the Southern Saratoga YMCA Spring Has Sprung runs. Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered. Now get out there and tag yourself in some photos. Posted by Capital District YMCA on Sunday, May 17, 2015

Healthy Aging Tips for Active Older Adults

May 14, 2015

May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Capital District YMCA offers the following tips to encourage older adults in the Capital Region live healthier lives. Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and vegetables by

Fruit Pizza Rollups

March 27, 2015

Getting kids to eat healthy is easier when they get to participate in the prep. How about trying to make this fun Fruit Pizza Rollup? ‪#‎EatPlayYMCA‬ ‪#‎NutritionMonth‬  

Layered Taco Dip

March 22, 2015

Eating healthy is fun when kids cook! #NutritionMonth #EatPlayYMCA #HEPA

Support The YMCA

March 20, 2015

In East Greenbush, 1,332 members are given the opportunity to deepen relationships, develop new skills, and improve their health because of your support of our annual campaign. Please make a donation below.

Ants on a Log

March 20, 2015

Did you know that YMCA Afterschool Programs follow Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards. Need a fun activity for Nutrition Month? How about having kids make Ants on a Log? ‪#‎EatPlayYMCA‬