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Summer Begins With Healthy Kids Day!

Virtual Healthy Kids Day, June 20

Everyone dreams of summer. Warm sunshine. Juicy watermelon slices. Being outdoors. Laughing. Smiling. Let’s kick off summer!

Our virtual Healthy Kids Day is a free event with fun activities for you and your family – a little inspiration to keep your body and mind active.

Let this be the start of summer fun! And make sure our kids get the most out of the season. Join us on Saturday, June 20, virtual Healthy Kids Day.

Let’s Help All Kids Be Healthy!

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is holding the following community service events within our community. Please consider a donation!

  • Hamden/North Haven YMCA, 1605 Sherman Avenue, Hamden – Saturday, June 20 9am-1pm – A PJ Party – donate new PJ’s for Dylan’s Closet at Yale New Haven Hospital! Drop off table at the front door.
  • New Haven YMCA Youth Center, 50 Howe Street, New Haven – Saturday, June 20 from 11am-1pm – Collecting essential supplies for children and families of the Columbus House, New Haven. Needs include N95 masks, nitrile gloves, new full size comforters, new bath towels, household cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Woodruff Family YMCA, 630 Orange Avenue, Milford – Saturday, June 20 9am-1pm – A PJ Party – donate new PJ’s for Dylan’s Closet at Yale New Haven Hospital! Drop off table at the front door.

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center

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Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room. Youth will be given FREE training with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center. Youth members will learn proper technique, safety, and etiquette of gym fitness. Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center: Yellow Bracelet

Youth members, 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center: Blue Bracelet

Youth members, 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch. Prerequisite: Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

CONTACT: Member Service Team or Wellness Director.


CELEBRATION PARTIES

Enjoy your child’s birthday party and other celebrations with the Valley YMCA’s 6-lane, 25-yard pool or 6-hoop basketball court. Please call in advance to schedule a date. Full payment must be made to confirm the celebration date. For information or to schedule a celebration party, please contact:

Welcome Center at P 203 736 9622.


Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

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