YMCA receives financial support for chronic disease programs

NEPA Health Photo

The Greater Scranton YMCA recently received a $16,666 contribution from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation to support Chronic Disease Programs.

The gift represents the second of a three-year, $50,000 grant award to the Y. The Chronic Disease Programs supported by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation include: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Road to Wellness, Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Families/Happy Families.

Shown in first row, from left: Robert Knowles, Vice Chairman, NEPA Health Care Foundation; Henry Sallusti, board member, Trish Fisher, CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA; Meghan Carnevale, Mission Advancement & Marketing Director, Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs; James Clemente, Chairman, NEPA Health Care Foundation; The Honorable Terrence Nealon, board member, and Matthew Haggerty, Secretary/Treasurer.

Second row, same order: Michele McGowan, and James Mileski, board members; Laura Ducceschi, President & CEO Scranton Area Community Foundation and Administrator of the NEPA Health Care Foundation; Natalie Gelb and Christopher Dressel, MD, board members.

Third row: Jeremiah Eagan, MD, Kerry O’Grady, and Mark Mitchell, board members, NEPA Health Care Foundation.

Healthy Families/Happy Families at the YMCA

The Greater Scranton YMCA is proud to announce it will again be offering the Healthy Families/Happy Families Program free of charge to Lackawanna County residents this year.

Healthy Families/Happy Families is a 10-week program designed to engage youth and families in a journey of wellness through positive role models, proper nutrition and a healthy balance of fitness, fun and family. The program helps families to develop healthy habits for daily living, spend quality time together and have fun while discovering new ways to be healthy and active. The program will be held at the Y on at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning Nov. 7, and ending Jan. 16.

The Healthy Families/Happy Families is made possible thanks to a three-year grant commitment from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Heath Care Foundation.

For information on the program and to register, as space is still available, interested families can contact Paula Scotchlas, Communtiy Outreach Director, at pscotchlas@greaterscrantonymca.org or call (570) 342-8115 ext. 232. More information can also be found at www.greaterscrantonymca.org.