LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y team members trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals, which may include building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.
This free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 75 minutes in small groups. 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. The program is open to any community member and includes a complimentary family membership to the Y for the duration of the program in support of the whole family.
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 fellow survivors, YMCA staff, and members.
Casco Bay, Greater Portland, and Northern York County branches:
September 11 - December 1, 2017
January 2 - March 23, 2018
April 23 - July 13, 2018
October 30, 2017 - January 19, 2018
February 26 - May 18, 2018
June 11 - August 31, 2018
This program is offered free to any community member and includes a complimentary family membership for the duration of the program in support of the whole family.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and to learn more about participating in the program, contact your local branch at:
Casco Bay Branch, 14 Old South Freeport Rd, Freeport | 207.865.9600 | Kelly Newell
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.