Soundview ExteriorLocated on the shoreline, the Soundview Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!

The Soundview Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn more about the Soundview Family YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:   5:30am–9:00pm
Friday:       5:30am–7:30pm
Saturday:   7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday:     8:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Saturday:   9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday:   4:30pm – 8:00pm
Sunday:   9:00am – 12:15pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Got The Winter Blues?

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PRESENTED BY THE EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. For many people with depression, symptoms usually are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why.

More than just about the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don’t get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION AND HOW TO TAKE ACTION

WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

TIME: 11:00 am in Studio A

FEE: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space


Learn How To Redefine Aging

A WORKSHOP ON MODERN AGING

Presented by NEW ENGLAND YOUNG AT HEART

What if everything you were told about aging wasn’t true?

Join Elaine Marcucio, Lifestyle Coordinator and owner of New England Young at Heart for this 1.5-hour workshop to help us rethink how we age in our later years, with dignity, comfort, and CHOICE. In this workshop, you will hear a short presentation, join in the discussion, and create a vision board that will help you navigate how you see yourself aging. Have you ever thought about what your own life would look like? Grab a friend or family member and join us to redefine this journey we call Aging.

Light refreshments will be offered.

We are all aging, which is why this workshop is for ALL ages.
There are two sessions to choose from:

WHEN & TIME: SESSION 1: Tuesday, December 10, 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Studio A
SESSION 2: Wednesday, December 18, 9:00 am-10:30 am in Studio A

FEE: Free! Please sign up for one of the sessions at the front desk


Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday BannerThe Y is now…as it has always been…a place of possibility and promise for all

Unfortunately, in times when the true power of “us” is unknown to many and our bonds are fraying, we must do even more to enhance our human connections. That’s why the Y passionately focuses on strengthening communities.

Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors, and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. Everything we do helps communities and the “us” who live in them thrive.

We can’t do it alone.

That’s why Giving Tuesday, December 3…a day dedicated to supporting causes that do great work…we hope you’ll donate to the Y. Giving Tuesday is a singular opportunity to help our Y strengthen your community. No other organization and no other donation will have a more positive impact on “us”.

THIS GIVING TUESDAY, DONATE FOR A BETTER US.

THE Y. FOR A BETTER US.


C’mon Let’s Play

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Family game night With Santa Claus

Join the Soundview Family Y for a fun night of family games, including B-I-N-G-O , bean bag toss, snowman bowling, and jingle bell toss.

There will be face painting. Have your face decorated with a winter-themed design. And Santa will be there too. Santa will be stopping by to visit with the children and share a small snack.

WHEN: Friday, December 13, 2019

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Studios A & B

Pre-Registration is required by Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Join us for some family fun!


Learn How To Play Pickleball

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HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING A NEW GAME!

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports for the senior community. Learn technique and strategy and come learn how to play with Judy Sullivan in a 2-week program (program meets twice a week). Learn how to play this winter!

WHEN: January 14, 16, 21 and 23, 2020

TIME: 2:15-3:15 pm. The class needs a minimum of 5 participants to run.

FEE: Members $30 / Community Members $60


Welcome to a new way of thinking about health!

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MOVE SMARTER NOT HARDER

Presented by SANNA STANLEY

The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education is a safe and gentle way to learn how to move better with more ease, balance, and security. It is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Learn to increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover the freedom of movement most often associated with childhood.

“The Feldenkrais Method seeks to gently reeducate those who may have forgotten how to move comfortably by subtly retraining the nervous system. This approach is fundamentally different from medical care: In the Feldenkrais Method the student collaborates with his teacher to relearn comfortable ways of moving, whereas in the medical approach the emphasis is on repairing a structural defect.”— Turner Osler, MD, FACS, MSc, Research Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont

What are the benefits of and who can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method®?
• For posture and balance
• For illness, pain, or injury
• For healthy aging
• For babies and children
• For athletes and performers

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health!

WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am in Studio A

FEE: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.


Have You Ever Been Here?

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM TRIP

CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE. NATIVITY DISPLAYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Across Europe, the annual celebration of Christ’s birth has formed traditions that have become part of the cultural fabric of its nations and regions. European artists, from the great masters to local craftspeople, have depicted the Nativity for centuries, often integrating and showcasing regional clothing, architecture, and raw materials. The show also explores the traditions and festivities that have developed across the continent to celebrate the Christmas season.

In addition, the museum will host its annual Christmas Tree Festival, Connecticut Catholic schoolchildren make ornaments and decorations in the theme of the museum’s Christmas show, then visit the museum to trim its two dozen trees. The handmade adornments showcase the creativity and imagination of the young learners and are a colorful complement to the Christmas exhibition.

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2019

TIME: 12:15 pm. Meet in the lobby and we will carpool

FEE: Free but sign up to reserve your space


Program Guide – Fall 2

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FOR INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

At the Y, we help you invest in yourself! We help enhance the quality of life in our community by helping you and your family improve your health and well-being. Our programs and classes offer you the support to maintain your wellness, build relationships and nurture our children. Browse our Fall 2 Program Guide to see all the Y has to offer!

Fall 2 Program Session: October 28 – December 22, 2019
Member Registration Begins: October 7, 2019
Community Registration Begins: October 14, 2019

Register for our Fall 2 Session from our web’s Register For Our Programs online button, from our Mobile App, in person at the Y or by calling us.


Core Focus Together

people in the gymBUILD A STRONGER BODY

Core Focus Together gives you three-dimensional strength training in 30 action-packed minutes. A stronger core improves athletic performance, enhances movement health, and helps prevent back pain. Coaching and motivating music will push you through integrated exercises that use your body weight and weight plates.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Getting Started Details.


Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.


Taking The Confusion Out Of

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Presented by Shoreline Insurance Services, Inc.

If you have questions about Medicare and whether or not you are in the right plan for your situation, please plan on stopping by the Y for a quick one-on-one with Steve Cudgma, CLTC & Medicare Specialist.
P 203-988-4137 E steven.cudgma@shorelineinsurancect.com W www.shorelineinsurancect.com

WHERE: Soundview Family YMCA

WHEN: October 16-December 4, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

FEE: FREE for Members.

Don’t wait and see. There are changes, new plans, and options every year. Stop by and get some answers!


IGNITE YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL

School Age Child Care

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. Please visit our Child Care web page for more details!


Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install: https://apps.daxko.com/729IVBV9HU

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Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


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