YMCA of Southern Maine

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LIVESTRONG&reg at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12 week, research-based physical activity and well-being program, designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.  This small group program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each class.  The program provides a safe and supportive environment for cancer survivors to regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual strength.  This program will be offered free to any community member and, in support of the whole family, includes a complimentary family membership for the 12 weeks the program is in session.

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.  By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.

BENEFITS

  • Build muscle mass and strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve day-to-day life
  • Reduce the severity of therapy side effects
  • Prevent unwanted weight changes
  • Improve energy levels and self esteem
  • Build relationships with staff and peers

In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.

FEE

This program will be offered free to any community member and, in support of the whole family, includes a complimentary family membership for the 12 weeks the program is in session.

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, call your local branch's contact at the numbers listed below.

  • Casco Bay Branch, 14 Old South Freeport Rd, Freeport | 207.865.9600 | Kelly Newell

  • Northern York County Branch, 3 Pomerleau St, Biddeford | 207.283.0100 | Nate Priest

  • Pineland Branch, 25 Campus Dr Ste 100, New Gloucester | 207.688.2255  |  Beth Birch

  • Portland Branch, 70 Forest Ave, Portland | 207.874.1111  |  Paul Cameron

For more information on this program, email Scott Krouse, Branch Executive of the Casco Bay Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine.  Or email the Wellness Staff at your local branch.

Fall 2016 dates

Casco Bay Branch

Dates: September 12 – December 2, 2016

Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-5:15pm

Greater Portland Branch

Dates: September 12 – December 2, 2016

Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 10"30-11:45am

Northern York County Branch

Dates: September 6 – December 2, 2016

Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-5:15pm

Pineland Branch

Dates: October 31, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday,10:00-11:15am

 

Y's in Maine offering LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA will be offered this fall at the following locations:

A BIG thank you to the Maine Cancer Foundation for awarding the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA programs in Maine a $35,000 grant!  We are so grateful for their support of this program which is helping cancer survivors regain a balanced spirit, mind, and body through the support they find at the Y.