Northfield YMCA Offers Support in Tough Times

Northfield YMCA LogoLike so many Americans, members of our community are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and powerless in these challenging economic times.

Now more than ever, we need to focus on the important areas of our lives where we have the power to make a positive difference — our health and well­being, our family and our community.

This is a good time for families and individuals to renew their focus on three areas that the YMCA believes form the foundation for strong, healthy families and communities:

•  Physical exercise, even at moderate levels, can reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Over the long term, regular exercise can ward against the physical and financial toll of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Experts agree that investing in health and well­being always offers a positive return.

•  Family strengthening is equally important. Make family time a priority and include children in discussions about how to trim budgets. Eating dinner as a family or enjoying a Saturday afternoon activity together can bring families closer and reinforce the idea that family members support one another in difficult times.

•  Connections to community bind people together, offer support and give people an important sense of belonging. Getting engaged in one’s community, volunteering to help others in need and enjoying friendship and camaraderie enrich lives and make individuals, families and communities stronger and more resilient.

For more than 160 years, YMCAs have supported families and individuals in good times and during some of the most challenging periods in our nation’s history. The Northfield Area Family YMCA is quickly becoming an important part of the community supporting families and kids.
It's tough times like these that bring communities and families together.  The YMCA knows the importance of reaching out to others during difficult times. Financial aid is available to make YMCA programs and services available to all members of the community.
Times of change and uncertainty are not times to “go it alone.” We encourage members of our community to come together and support one another. Take a walk, get together with neighbors, volunteer, get active and involved through the YMCA.

YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. The Northfield Area Family YMCA works hard every day to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We strive to bring our community together and be that constant during times of change and uncertainty.

Contact the Northfield Area Family YMCA at or (507) 645­-0088 for more information.