Local YMCAs to host EnhanceFitness sessions

YMCAThe Greater Scranton, Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs have announced the dates for the first session of Enhance Fitness. Session one will begin June 6.

The five regional YMCAs received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation to support the implementation of the nationally recognized EnhanceFitness program. Awarded in December 2015, the grant will help the five Ys implement the program over a two-year period and is the largest award the Y has received for EnhanceFitness.

EnhanceFitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized and empowered for independent living. The program is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging.

Through the grant, the EnhanceFitness program, comprised of three 60-minute classes per week over a 16-week session, will be offered to participants at no cost. Additionally, participants will be provided with a membership to the Y during their time in the program.

“The five participating YMCAs are ecstatic to have been awarded funding from the Highmark Foundation to support the implementation of EnhanceFitness,” said Meghan Carnevale, Mission Advancement & Marketing Director, Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. “Thanks to the Foundation, our Ys will be able to better serve older adults from our respective communities suffering from arthritis through a proven, nationally recognized YMCA of the USA Signature Program.”

For registration information, please contact:

Greater Scranton YMCA: Paula Scotchlas, pscotchlas@greaterscrantonymca.org, (570) 342-8115

Greater Pittston YMCA: Scott Jamieson, sjamieson@greaterpittstonymca.org, (570) 655-2255

Greater Carbondale YMCA: Kyreek Johnson, kj002307@gmail.com, (570) 282-2210

Wayne County YMCA: Tine Hoehn, tmhoehn@ptd.net, (570) 253-2083

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA: Linda Reilly, linda.reilly@wbymca.org, (570) 823-2191


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