The Alliance of New York State YMCAs supports a host of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs across the state.
By offering programs that promote wellness and manage chronic diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, diabetes and cancer, the YMCA aims to improve the nation’s health and well-being, reduce risk for disease and help individuals reclaim their health.
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
To learn more about a Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program at a YMCA near you, contact Martha Petteys, director of Healthy Living at email@example.com
EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based group exercise program developed by Sound Generations, Inc. that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate older adults to stay active throughout their lives.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended EnhanceFitness as an effective arthritis management intervention, and while the Y’s EnhanceFitness program is geared toward supporting those who struggle with arthritis, the program may be suitable for any older adult.
According to the CDC, arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, more than 1 of 4. The program is facilitated by certified Instructors with training in group exercise, arthritis conditions, and the EnhanceFitness program curriculum and is conducted in a small, supportive group setting. The instructor will safely lead the class through an hour of dynamic exercises at a pace that’s right for the participants.
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