Niles Buchanan YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2014

This Saturday, April 26 • 1:00-4:00 pm!

Free Community event. Everyone Welcome!

Every April we help parents take on summer by taking steps to ensure that their kids stay physically and intellectually active. With summer just around the corner, there is no better time than now to begin developing a healthy routine that helps kids be healthier and sharper for when the next school year begins.

Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event open to all in the community. We are planning great fun for the entire family! 

Healthy and delicious snacks, fun games and activities, Zumba, Kids Dance, Fit Kids, Summer My Way Camp information, Kids Night Out information, Giveaways, Inflatable Bounce house, Face painting and more!


April is National Cancer Control Month and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA will be hosting the Cancer Awareness Resources Education (CARE) Fair on Thursday, April 10th from 2:00-6:00 pm. Attend this free community event to learn what you can do to help prevent cancer. During this educational fair, healthcare professionals and community partners will share information, answer questions, and engage participants in learning activities.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

Save the day. Donate blood. The South Bend Medical Foundation will set up blood drives through-out the year. It’s a great way to save the lives of others and only takes minutes of your time. Mark one of the following dates on your calendar and give the gift of life!

Saturday, April 26th 12:00-4:00pm


Monday, June 23rd 3:00-7:00pm

Monday, August 18th 3:00-7:00pm

Monday, October 13th 3:00-7:00pm


Monday, December 8th 3:00-7:00pm



TAKE THE NILES WALK & ROLL SURVEY

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) is offering a survey called the Niles-Buchanan-Cass Area Transportation Study (NATS) Walk and Roll Survey for 2014.

The survey aims to identify locations that need better infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists, and develop a priority list of locations for future projects. The data will be incorporated into the NATS 2013-2040 Long Range Plan in order to address the needs of all users of the transportation system. Read more about the study.



The Niles-Buchanan YMCA & Niles Community Schools Pilot After School program will feature the Harlem Globetrotters on January 22, 2014 from 3:00 – 3:30 PM at Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center. A visit from the Harlem Globetrotters consists of one or more players, in their full warm-up gear, presenting “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention,” which targets 6-12 year old kids.

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Our Niles Buchanan YMCA Winter Fitness Challenge sign-up begins January 6th 2014! This eight-week challenge will guide participants to healthier living and will end March 2, 2014. Sign up and initial measurements will begin on January 6th, 2014 and continue through January 11th, 2014 (extra staffing is added for measurements Jan. 6-Jan. 11; participants may sign up after January 11th but may have to come in at a scheduled time for measurements if registering after Jan. 11th)

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It was a great day to get some exercise before sitting down to Thanksgiving Dinner. At the 32nd Annual Thanksgiving Run many families and friends spent their holiday being healthy while raising money for a critical social service in our Niles community. We had a great time and we hope you did to. Read more to check out the race results!

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Attention runners! Thanksgiving Day Run sweatshirts are now available at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. They come in Charcoal Grey and Royal Blue S-XL with additional sizes available by request. Get your performance hooded sweatshirt just in-time for the Thanksgiving Day Run! Just $39.00.

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The Niles-Buchanan YMCA and Chemical Bank invite you to participate in our 32nd annual Thanksgiving Day Run on Thursday November 28th. We are now taking registration for you go-getters and we encourage you to save big by registering early - only $25 for an individual and $40 for a family pack of 2 participants or entries.. The cost will increase after November 7th.

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At the Y, we believe that small steps lead to big changes. The first step to a healthier life may be at the dinner table. So to help jump start your healthy eating habits Y member & volunteer Lauretta Mann has shared a delicious Haystacks recipe! Here's to happy, healthy eating.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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