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News from your YMCA!

As the holidays approach and with 2023 is just around the corner, we are reminded of all we accomplished together in 2022. As a member of your local Y, you are part of so much more than a place to workout. You share in a mission to strengthen the community, every single day!

While you enjoy your membership today, your Y is committed to creating lasting change for tomorrow.

We provide $1.2 million in financial assistance so everyone can enjoy YMCA membership, programs, & services.

We provided more than 150 free memberships to individuals & families who are coping with cancer.In collaboration with The Open Door, we provided more than 16,000 free meals to children through the Summer Meals program
The Y is a place and a purpose. Learn more>>  Keep an eye out for a special swag item to thank you, our members, for being part of our Y!

Try a Sports Class

Stay busy during the week before the holiday! Check out one of these youth sports classes and keep your kids active and engaged at the Y all week.Tuesday, December 2011:00 am – Mini Sports Mania – ages 3-64:30 pm – Basketball Skills and Drills – ages 5-75:30 pm – Basketball Skills and Drills – ages 8-106:30 pm – Basketball Skills and Drills – ages 11-14 
Thursday, December 22
4:30 pm – Basketball Scrimmage – ages 5-7
5:30 pm – Basketball Scrimmage – ages 8-10
6:30 pm – Basketball Scrimmage – ages 11-14

Friday, December 23
11:00 am – Mini Sports Mania – ages 3-6
4:30 pm – Youth Soccer Clinic – ages 7-10
5:30 pm – Flag Football – ages 10-15

A few things we launched in 2022 that you should try!Liquid Gyms, new innovative fitness classes and equipment in our pools for a unique aquatic workout!
Creating more time and space for Pickleball.Re-envisioned our virtual YMCA with YMCA360. Take your Y with you anywhere you go or join us for one of our In-Studio classes.Remember all your member benefits! From hundreds of group exercise classes, special pricing on Personal Training, Kids Club babysitting, discounts on camp, birthday parties and more!
Things to look forward to in 2023

Introducing ONEDoor, A Path to Mental Wellness, a transformative program for children, adults, and families that will broaden and elevate the scope of mental wellness resources the Y provides across the 25 communities it serves.
More SPORT Classes! Teen Basketball, Flag Football, Youth Soccer Clinic and more!
Register here>>  Plus! STOTT PILATES®, and theatre productions. PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Personal Training Gets Results
YMCA Personal Trainers are certified professionals with education and experience across many disciplines. Your trainer will customize a fitness plan to fit your needs, budget, and schedule. Sign up today!

John J. Meany Senior Housing, our new affordable housing project is underway!

Join the Find YOUR Fit Challenge!

We know that everyone’s fitness goals are different and we are here to support you in your health and wellness journey. Join our new challenge to Find Your Fit at the Y this holiday season and into the new year!  We will give you the extra motivation you need to get or stay fit.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3

  • Download our mobile app and track your progress. You can also track your progress on weekly tracking sheets available on the Fitness Floor or at the Welcome Center.
  • Log 15 Workouts now through January 31, 2023. Any type of workout: Fitness Floor, In Person Group Ex class, YMCA360 class/workout and InStudio class, whatever works for you!
  • Complete the challenge and there will be a drawing for 2 prizes valued at $250!

PLUS, all challenge participants will receive a cool YMCA swag item.  Join the fun, stay on track through the holidays and get moving today!


Your Support, Our Mission

We BELIEVE that children deserve a strong educational start, a safe place to learn and grow, and the opportunity to live a healthy, well rounded life. We are INSPIRED every day by the members we serve. We GIVE health & wellness to our communities in many ways. From yoga, to outdoor fitness classes, to caring for children and youth, to providing food and meals to those who need it, we are the center of our community. Will you join us today and be part of something B.I.G as we believe, inspire and give to our neighbors? www.northshoreymca.org/donate


Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. A friendly reminder to please wipe down equipment when you are finished. We will also continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>

View all Programs  Schedules
As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director: Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family

Use this time to observe your loved one and know the signs of when additional help is needed

As you visit your loved one this holiday season, it is important to use this time not only to enjoy the time with them but also to observe their living environment, physical health and mental/emotional well-being.

Here are a few of top warning signs that you or your loved one might benefit from additional help in the home:

  • Changes in Balance or Mobility
    Are they having a more difficult time getting around?
  • Significant Weight Changes
    Do you notice significant weight gain or weight loss?
  • Emotional Well-Being
    Detecting depression, especially over the phone, can be difficult. Learn what to look for.
  • Living Conditions
    Is the mail piling up? Are they keeping up with the household needs?

Read our full article to learn more including:

  • What to look for
  • Questions to ask
  • What might these changes mean
  • Possible next steps for various situations

If you are concerned that your loved one might need help managing their house or caring for themselves – give us a call at 781-245-1880 or visit us online at abchhp.com. ABC Home Healthcare has been helping to keep Cape Ann seniors safe at home for nearly 20 years. We would be honored to help you too.

News from your YMCA!

 
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy ThanksgivingPlease note our holiday hours below
Register for Winter Programs!

Stay active all winter long with us! Swimming, gymnastics, Jr. Celtics, sports, and more!
View all Programs  
Healthy Together With Member Referral

Invite a friend to join the Y and we’ll thank you with a free month of membership for you and $0 enrollment fee for your friend!Learn more
Upcoming Fitness Fun

Join us for Glow Cycle and Glow Yoga on Mondays at 7:30pm

Glow Cycle 11/21Glow Yoga 11/28Glow Cycle 12/5Glow Yoga 12/12Glow Cycle 12/19
Registration opens 23 hours in advance, Register 
Crystals 101
Thursday, November 17 at 7:15 pm

Crystal Healing is a technique that uses precisely placed crystals either on and/or around the physical body. Crystals may also be laid in precise geometric patterns within the environment.
Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift, and diffuse energy as they interact with the electromagnetic forces and subtle vibrations within the subtle human or environmental energy field. The main influence for healing is the chakra philosophy of disease caused by energy imbalances.  All participants will take home a crystal to practice crystal healing on their own!
Register

Afternoon Bingo
Thursday, December 8, 12:00 pm

Cape Ann Savings Bank and the Cape Ann YMCA invite our senior members to an afternoon of lunch and bingo! We provide lunch, bingo cards, and daubers, we just need you! Open to YMCA members and the community 65+ (bring a friend)!
Please register by December 2nd. Register by emailing Elizabeth Williams, williamse@northshoreymca.org
Staff Spotlight – Jerry Justice

Jerry is the Director of the Water Wise Swim Program for children on the autism spectrum. This unique program, offered at some of our YMCA of the North Shore locations, combines the expertise of Northeast Arc and our YMCA swim lesson program to provide all children with the life skill of knowing how to swim.
Your Support, Our Mission

November is a time for reflecting on what we are grateful for and at the Y, we are most grateful for YOU, our members. You BELIEVE in our mission to welcome all. Your trust in the Y INSPIRES us to work tirelessly every day to GIVE families and individuals in our community the programming, services and resources they need. Join us in our lobby for Gratitude week – November 20th through 26th for a chance to share what you are grateful for this year and to pick up some goodies as a THANK YOU from us to you for being a part of our Y community. #GratitudeWeek #BePartOfSomethingBIG
Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. A friendly reminder to please wipe down equipment when you are finished. We will also continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>
Manage Your Membership
Schedules
As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director: Joe Dapper dapperj@northshoreymca.org
   

Daylight Saving Time Ends

REMINDER! This weekend is THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. That means when we go to bed TONIGHT we need to turn the clocks back one hour. 

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 AM. This means the clocks need to move backwards 1 hour, 2:00 AM will change to 1:00 AM.

This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and to make sure they are in working order.

Winter Program Registration OPENS Nov. 1st

You’ll Love Our Winter Programs!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 1st
and register for fun, health, and connection at the Y.

From youth basketball leagues including Jr. Celticsswim, and gymnastics to personal training,pickleball, STOTT PILATES® and more, there is something for every age and every interest to keep you active all winter long.

Be sure to check out all our “NEW” programs, noted on our registration page here>>.

DON’T FORGET!
Fall parent/child classes are ending so please remember to register for these classes for the winter session.

Check out a few program highlights below!


JR. CELTICS ACADEMY


PICKLEBALL!
Join the fastest growing sport in the country. We have lessons and leagues. You will love it!
Click here for schedules

STOTT PILATES®

We’re so excited to bring STOTT PILATES® to our Cape Ann Y!

Pilates is an excellent physical exercise with a focus on concentration, centering and breathing. It can also sharpen participants’ mental faculties and help to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration and improve sleeping habits. Contact Cassie Carlson to get started carlsonc@northshoreymca.org

Click here to explore ALL our programs!
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