CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAMMING

YOUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION.

At the YMCA of Greater Erie, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. That’s why we are a community partner in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure through the Y’s Healthy Living Center. Our programs help educate the community about healthy habits to prevent chronic diseases from taking hold. The programs are provided for free or at a low cost, which allows us to help bridge the gap between doctor care and regular life. The YMCA has the equipment and spaces to provide high-quality programs and the YMCA of the USA training allows our staff to become experts in developing healthy habits.

The YMCA isn’t just a gym – it’s a place where people come together to become the best and healthiest version of themselves. We believe that we have an opportunity to improve our collective health by reducing our risk for chronic disease and transforming health and wellness as the primary weapon in our fight against disease.

Questions…Contact [email protected]  OR  814-899-9622 Ext. 253

Blood Pressure Self Monitoring

Camp Sherwin, County, Downtown, Eastside Family Y, Glenwood Park
4/19/21 - 12/31/23
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TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH!

Blood Pressure Self -Monitoring  –  This 4-month, evidence based program helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure.  Goals include a reduction in blood pressure, better blood pressure management, increased awareness of triggers and enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits.  Participants will attend at least two 10-minute consultations per month with a trained YMCA Healthy Heart Ambassador, learn proper measuring techniques, attend monthly nutrition seminars and record and track blood pressure at home. Participants also receive a 2-month membership to the Y. 

Program fees – $50/members – $100/non-members (price subject to change after pilot program completion)

 Do you qualify?  You must…

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • not be at risk for lymphedema (swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs)
  • not have experienced a recent cardiac event within the last 12 months
  • not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias

Questions…Contact [email protected]  OR  814-899-9622 Ext. 253


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
4/19/21 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 50.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/19/21 - 12/31/23
By Appointment
Register  
Closes
12/31/2023

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Camp Sherwin, County, Downtown, Eastside Family Y, Glenwood Park
4/8/21 - 12/23/23
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REDEFINE YOUR HEALTH | TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 12-month evidence-based behavior change program aimed at reducing your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Program led in a small group setting facilitated by a certified coach. As a participant in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will take 25 classes over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being. Participants also receive a 6-month membership to the Y.  Do you qualify? You must…

  • At least 18 years old,
  • Overweight (BMI ≥ 25),
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes. If a blood test is not available, participants must have a qualifying risk score (5 or higher)
  • DIABETES RISK TEST
  • Blood Tests Include: A1c (5.7%-6.4%)
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose (100-125mg/dL)
  • 2-hour plasma glucose (140-199 mg/dL)

NOTE-  Register to receive a call from the DPP program manager to verify your qualifications and enrollment for this program.

Questions Contact… [email protected]  OR  814-899-9622 Ext. 253

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
4/8/21 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/08/21 - 12/23/23
By Appointment
Register  
Closes
12/23/2023

MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE

Camp Sherwin, County, Downtown, Eastside Family Y, Glenwood Park
9/14/21 - 3/31/22
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HELPING YOU FEEL STRONG, STEADY AND SAFE!

Moving for Better Balance  at Eastside Y –  Older adults and those with chronic health conditions often feel they must accept impaired balance and limited mobility – this is not true. You can build strength, improve balance, and gain confidence in your mobility through this 12-week evidence-based group exercise program. This instructor-led group program will help you improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through slow therapeutic movements based on Tai Chi. This program includes two 45 minute class sessions a week and two plus hours of at home practice. Program fees – FREE for members

In Studio 1

 

Do you qualify? You must..
• Adults age 65 or older, and physically mobile with impaired stability and/or mobility
• Adults age 45 or older who have a chronic condition that may affect stability and/or mobility

FALL SESSION:   Tuesdays and Fridays , 11:15 – Noon.

** SPRING SESSION WAIT LIST AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

SPACE LIMITED, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Questions Contact …[email protected] or 814-899-9622 Ext 253


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
8/11/21 9/15/21 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/14/21 - 11/16/21
Fall Class
- Registration
Closed
09/15/21 - 03/31/22
Spring Wait List
20 / 20 Available Registration
Closed