Our Community Health initiatives provides individuals in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle with a variety of support options. 
 

Our Healthy Communities programs are built on the concept that local communities can work together to give all community members healthy choices and support to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Many of these programs go outside of our YMCA's walls to connect with all corners of the community with the  goal of improving our collective health. 

More than 160 Ys are working in collaboration with community leaders in order to make changes in policies and the physical surroundings in those communities so that healthy living is within reach for individuals of ALL ages and backgrounds. 


The YMCA of South Palm Beach County is proud to offer the following programs within our community:
 

Diabetes Self-Management 

Otherwise known as DSMP, this is a Stanford developed evidence-based program where those with pre-diabetes and diabetes can gain the skills and confidence needed to achieve lifestyle improvements and become an expert dealing with chronic health conditions. Sessions are now FREE and offered virtually with generous support from the Quantum Foundation and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.

Classes are 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks.

  -NEW DSMP classes starting:
    Tuesdays, October 20th through December 8th
    Wednesdays, November 4th through December 16th
    Thursdays, November 5th through December 17th

For more information, please click HERE or to enroll contact Robin or 561-300-3227.

FREE A1C Screening on November 2nd from 5-7pm

TESTIMONIAL:
"I wanted to again thank you for the DSM workshop. As a Type 1 Diabetic for over 30 years, I appreciate the opportunity to relearn some of the basics of diabetes management. This old dog was able to learn some new tricks! The group setting allowed me to share some of my frustrations with other diabetics, something I am not usually able to do. I do feel the Zoom meeting format was effective in this regard." Paul, Peter Blum Family YMCA member

 

Parkinson's & Other Chronic Diseases 

For more than 10 years the YMCA has offered Surf and Turf exercise program for those living with Parkinson's at both the Peter Blum Family YMCA and DeVos-Blum Family YMCA. Classes meet twice a week for two hours and include a land portion that focuses on balance, strength and flexibility, and an aquatics portion. The program is offered at no cost to all YMCA members. Financial Assistance is available to help offset the cost of membership for those in need.

-NEW Surf & Turf Classes starting at the Boca Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays (12pm land, 1pm water). This program is open to all YMCA members!

Not a member but a Parkinson's Foundation member? Contact Joan Joens for information on how YOU can participate.

The Y also offers a Parkinson's Cycle class thanks to the generous support of the Parkinson's Foundation. The class meets for one hour once per week in our Spin Studio (you do NOT need to be a Y Member to participate in Parkinson's Cycle).

DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - Mondays at 2:30pm
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Wednesdays at 12pm 

  -Register for Cycle classes HERE

 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA empowers cancer survivors to improve and increase their quality of life. This 12-week exercise program is open to anyone who is a cancer survivor. Participants meet twice a week for 90-minute classes that aim to improve balance, strength and flexibility.

  -NEW classes starting at the Boynton Y November 10th through February 11th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

COST: $149 for Y Members, $249 for Non-members* (*includes 3 months YMCA membership)

For more information, please click HERE or to enroll contact Robin or 561-300-3227.

Financial Assistance is available for the LIVESTRONG program, and School District of Palm Beach County employees, partners, and spouses may participate at no cost thanks to generous funding from United Health Care.


 

Enhance Fitness 

Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based exercise program from anyone who has arthritis or is at risk of falls. Classes meet 3 times a week for 1 hour with a minimum of 16-week commitment to see the best results. A pre- and post fitness assessment will show participants their improvements. This program is included in YMCA membership at no additional cost.
*Program is currently on hold. Please contact Robin if you would like to be notified when classes re-start.
 

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program *COMING SOON*  

The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is an evidence-based program for anyone who has high blood pressure or is on medication for high blood pressure. During the 4 month program, participants meet 1 on 1 with a Healthy Heart Ambassador for 10 minutes weekly check-in session. In between sessions the participants are required to check their blood pressure and keep track of the readings at home. This program also includes monthly nutrition seminars. this program will be offered virtually and there will be a cost associated with it. Financial Assistance will be available.