Lifestyle Cooking Series presented by AETNA 12/15/2017

AETNA is partnering with Publix Aprons Cooking School and Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurant to present an educational series on healthy cooking. Within the one hour session, chefs will demonstrate delicious recipes that incorporate healthy food options that accommodate every lifestyle.  Each month, join us for a new topic that will help improve your eating habits or build on existing healthy habits. For the latest topics,  follow us on our Age 50 and Better Facebook page. This event is FREE to the community and samples will be provided.  RSVP at the Welcome Center.  The cooking series will take place at the following Y locations: Barco-Newton, 2075 Town Center Blvd. January 11, February 15, March 8  Williams, 10415 San Jose Blvd. January 15, February 12, March 12 Baptist North, 11250 Baptist Health Dr. January 31, February 28, March 28 St. Augustine, 500 Pope Rd. January 4, February 8, March 15   For more information, please call Claire Watson-Irving at (904)265-1770…

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Angel Tree 11/20/2017

DONATE TO ANGEL TREE November 20 – December 15 The YMCA’s Angel Tree is an opportunity to help bring a smile to a child’s face through the loving gesture of giving. Join with us to provide gifts for children of deserving families in our community who can’t afford to put presents under the tree. Your gifts can help make Christmas morning a little brighter for a family on the First Coast. All you have to do is select an angel from the tree, bring it to the Welcome Center, and return the UNWRAPPED gift with the angel tag to the same branch by December 15. This year, we will be accepting monetary donations if your schedule does not allow time to shop. Donations of wrapping paper and gift bags are also appreciated. Above all, we want to make sure every child has a little something to look forward to on Christmas. Your generosity really makes…

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Managing Money for Teens 12/05/2017

Tuesday, December 5 7:00pm Ponte Vedra YMCA Help teens build their financial foundation with special guest Jeff Tidwell, First Vice President, Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors. Topics include: Setting a budget Savings and savings accounts Using credit cards & debit cards Digital & on-line tools Protecting your information Managing and balancing financial transactions Planning for bigger purchases This event is free and is open to everyone in our community. Pizza will be provided! Download a flyer.

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BRAINFIT presented by Brookdale 12/13/2017

Brookdale will be bringing their BrainFit series to the Y starting in January. The human brain is incredible. Unfortunately, all too often, it’s incredibly neglected. Don’t let this happen to you. Join us for an hour long informative, interactive and fun event that teaches lifelong lessons for brain-healthy living.  Each month, you will learn a different exercise or tip to help strengthen and improve your brain functionality.  For the latest topics,  follow us on our Age 50 and Better Facebook page. This event is FREE, open to the community and lunch is provided.  RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 904-265-1770 or email The event will take place at the following Y locations: Brooks, 10423 Centurion Pkwy N. January 12, February 9, March 9 Dye Clay, 3322 Moody Avenue January 23, February 20, March 27 Williams, 10415 San Jose Blvd January 16, February 23, March 20 Winston, 221 Riverside Avenue January 9, February 13, March 13  …

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Weight Loss Program 01/22/2018

REACH YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS GOALS WITH US We are excited to share a new program to help you shed unwanted pounds. The YMCA’s 12-week Weight Loss Program has been developed to assist those seeking a healthier weight to develop behaviors that support their weight loss goals. Program Overview 12 weeks / 1 session a week Must be 18 years or older Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you “What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick. It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.” —Arielle “I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot. It’s a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight.” —Melvin Classes begin the week of January 22 at the following locations. Barco-Newton Thursdays 6:00pm Brooks Mondays 12:30pm Dye…

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