“I am so happy to be a part of this program. I used to wear a size 14, now I’m a size 10! I wore that size when I was 42 years old and now I weigh the same 25 years later!”
—ALBA, YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Participant

Improving our community’s health and well-being.

At the Y, we enhance the quality of life in our community by helping individual, kids and families improve their health and well-being. With a focus on prevention, we give people the resources and support they need — whether their goal is to maintain wellness, reduce the risk of chronic disease or reclaim good health.

The Y has empowered Alba to achieve her goals of losing weight and to maintain a healthy new lifestyle. After retiring, Alba and her husband had big plans to travel. Knowing she could have a serious medical situation, she sought help through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program after receiving a letter about the program in the mail.

Alba was determined to change her lifestyle, by incorporating more exercise and learning a healthier way to eat. After the one year program, Alba is now healthier, happier and 25 pounds lighter. Her healthier habits even rubbed off on her husband and dog.

Alba sums it best: “I am so happy to be a part of this program. I used to wear a size 14, now I’m a size 10! I wore that size when I was 42 years old and now I weigh the same 25 years later!”

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