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Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 8:55am
Fall is often the time of year people begin to think about making healthy lifestyle changes. At the Y, we're just everyday people, your neighbors, people that shop at the same stores you do. Come take a tour and consider the Y to be one of your healthy resources.
Deb Olien, the Y's Member Coordinator is providing personalized tours to give you a chance to check-out the Y and see what we have to offer. Maybe we fit what you are looking for.
Stop in for a tour anytime - OR - stop in for a tour during one of the times below with Deb:
Weeks of Aug 22nd and Aug 29th:
Mondays at 1:00 pm
Tuesdays at 10:30 am or 6:00 pm
Thursdays at noon or 6:00 pm
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:39am
We Want to Hear from You.
Y Community Needs Assessment
Survey closes August 30, 2016
In an effort to provide strong, effective programs, the Northfield Area Family YMCA is conducting a community needs assessment. We want to hear from you.
Based on this community needs assessment, the Y, in partnership with other organizations, will design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The focus is to identify needs that are not currently addressed in our community.
Submitted by Leah Eby on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:12am
WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2016 grant recipients at a celebration last Thursday at the St. Olaf Sun Ballroom.
Over 100 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $70,400 in grants from WINGS. The group also presented a $10,000 Dare to Dream award to Growing Up Healthy, which will be used to create a Latino Childcare Providers Network that builds the capacity of Latino childcare providers and offers monthly trainings in Spanish. WINGS 2016 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:07pm
Dr. Sarah Kratz takes a personal approach to treating cancer – right down to the cellular level.
“So much progress is being made in treatment that’s much more directed to cancer cells with much less collateral damage,” says Dr. Kratz. “Our ability to personalize care by analyzing the actual cancer cells and treatments that might affect them has made it possible to highly personalize the treatment for each individual patient.”
Dr. Kratz joins Northfield Hospital & Clinics through a partnership with the Mayo Clinic. She sees patients at the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:50am
Community Resource Bank is helping to meet the needs of our community by ensuring the long-term success of our Y by donating $25,000 to the Y Capital Campaign. The Northfield Area Family YMCA sends a hearty THANK YOU to Denny Hanson, the Board of Directors, and the entire staff at Community Resource Bank for their continued support. The Y has quickly become a valued asset and already serves more than 25% of our community. It is a safe, healthy place for families and people of all ages to come together to recreate and connect.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 9:42am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA has quickly become a valued asset and already serves more than 25% of our community. It is a safe, healthy place for families and people of all ages to come together to recreate and connect. Minnesota Orthodontics is helping to meet the needs of our community by ensuring the long-term success of our Y by donating an additional $25,000 to the Y Capital Campaign. The YMCA sends a hearty THANK YOU to Dr Blevins, Dr.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:43am
Jump Start Your Wellness with 5 High Impact Nutrition Strategies
Learn how to put good nutrition to work for you! This free workshop will provide you with simple, effective eating strategies you can use right now to achieve your wellness goals. You’ll receive an overview of the key nutrition principles of Movement, Balance, Variety, Moderation and Enjoyment, and learn how they can guide your efforts to make effective behavior changes. The session will also include a brief introduction about how Personal Nutrition Training with a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist works, and how it can help move you in the right direction.
This 45 minute workshop is free for Y Members and only $7 for Community Members; it will be offered twice at the Northfield Area Family YMCA: June 6th at 11:00 a.m. and June 7 at 3:15 p.m.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 1:59pm
A new support group for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Northfield Hospital in Meeting Room A.
This free support group brings people with TBI together to share their experiences, learn how others have adapted, and encourage each other.
To learn more, contact group leader Shelley Klevos at 612-812-1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more resources, visit www.braininjurymn.org.
This support group is hosted by Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:56am
The Y is searching for an enthusiastic, passionate person who enjoys working with youth and families. Our Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the sound operation and high quality of a new indoor pool and aquatics programs to include swim lessons, water fitness, open youth and family swim and lifeguard needs.
Y Kids Tri (ages 6-14) - Encouragement, Cheers, and the Satisfaction of Competing (Swim, Bike and Run).Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:30am
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:20pm
Teen H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Active Teens) Program
Teen H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Active Teens) Program
A different theme each week - aquatic, fitness, sport, or nutrition. This program is aimed at keeping teens active and giving them some knowledge about healthy eating as well. Come one, two, or the whole summer! This program will help teens create a healthy lifestyle through eating healthy and physical activity. Each week there will be something new to learn from nutrition to pool activities. Each week will be a different activity so it will always be something new to try.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:05am
The Y is hosting a sale site during the city-wide Goods for Good garage sale weekend. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Y Scholarship Fund. Come shop the sale for good deals and a great cause.
Donate your gently used household goods and furniture (no clothing please) to our sale: Drop-off is on Friday, May 13th at the Y.
YMCA Goods for Good Garage Sale Details:
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:45pm
Join the Northfield Area Family YMCA, the Northfield Tennis Association, and Northfield Community Services for a day of tennis!
Rally The Family is for beginners and getting families—both parents and children—to try tennis together.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:18am
The Y is hiring summer lifegaurds and swim instructors.
Do you enjoy working with kids and families? The Y has a busy pool during the summer and we're looking for enthusiastic people looking to join the Y staff team. Full details on job descriptions located on the Y website. Submit an employment application and drop-off or email Tara at email@example.com.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:22am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA's Registered Dietitian, Curwin Gett has some great advice on protein this week. Visit the Y website for more QuickBites Tips from Curwin.
How much protein do we need, and what are the best sources?
Although protein is an important part of a healthy diet, the truth is most Americans actually eat about twice as much protein as we need. Protein is a very important nutrient and is part of every cell in the body. Therefore, it is vital for the building and repair of the body’s tissues.
Is it harmful to eat too much protein?