Strengthening Lives, Building Connections
The YMCA of Washington County plays a pivotal role in uplifting the community through its multifaceted programs and services. From adminstering the local Meals on Wheels, ensuring nutritious meals reach vulnerable seniors, to providing the empowering Rock Steady Boxing program for individuals battling Parkinson’s disease, the Y addresses critical health and social needs. Additionally, initiatives like Silver Sneakers and Renew Active foster active aging, promoting wellness and camaraderie among seniors.
Through collaboration with local partners, the YMCA enhances the overall well-being of Washington County residents. It nurtures a sense of belonging, offers a supportive environment, and fosters connections between diverse age groups. By striving to improve lives and empower individuals, the YMCA leaves a lasting positive impact on the community, promoting inclusivity and creating a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant Washington County for all to thrive.
Different community impact programs:
Meals on Wheels
This service is brought to you by the Washington Community YMCA, the Washington County Hospital and local area churches. The meals are prepared by the hospital and delivered by local church volunteers. The Meals on Wheels Program is for any individual of any age or income. Meals are designed for those persons who have had a recent hospital stay & who are recovering at home or just need a hot meal on a daily basis. Special and Restricted diets can be observed. The meals are delivered Monday through Friday in the Washington city limits only. If you live outside of the city limits individuals may order meals and pick them up at the Main Y. The cost of this meal is $3.50. Please call 319-653-2141 for more details.
If your Medicare health plan, Medicare Supplement carrier or group retiree plan includes Silver Sneakers as part of your benefit package, you get all this at no extra cost:
- Fitness benefit including all basic amenities
- Access to more than 13,000 fitness locations nationwide
- Optional Silver Sneakers classes led by certified instructors
- Health education seminars and fun social events
Find out how you can take advantage of all that Silver Sneakers offers! Visit the website:
www.silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632 today to find out if your health plan offers Silver Sneakers and how to get started.
Renew Active™ is a fitness program for body and mind that’s designed around you and your health goals – available with select UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans. Visit myrenewactive.com.
Silver & Fit
The Silver & Fit program is offered by a variety of Medicare plans. With flexible options to support any healthy aging journey, you can exercise at a fitness center, join classes and events from home, and access personalized resources to enhance your well-being. Visit https://www.silverandfit.com/
Sports Equipment Exchange Program
The Washington YMCA in collaboration with the Washington School District partner up to gather and then distribute sports equipment.
Rock Steady Boxing Program
The YMCA of Washington County proudly provides Rock Steady Boxing classes for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The mission of Rock Steady is to empower people to fight back! Through this non-contact boxing class, those with Parkinson’s will work on balance and strength. This program is offered through a grant from Parkinson’s Foundation.
Kewash Trail Cleanup
Every Spring, volunteers and YMCA staff gather at the Kewash Trail to make sure it is cleaned up before the Kewash Run and all year round to keep it a beautiful place. Check back for more details!