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Watsonville YMCA Receives 2016 Phil Rather Award for Leadership in Health Care
Published: 05.26.16 - The Watsonville YMCA Family Center recently received the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust's 2106 Phil Rather Award for Leadership In Health Care. The Watsonville Family YMCA was selected for this honor from a competitive field of nominees, because of the organization's commitment to improving the health of Pajaro Valley residents. Since 2014 the
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Central Coast YMCA Announces Andy Weighill as new President and CEO
Published: 04.28.16 - Salinas, CA – The board of directors of the Central Coast YMCA today announced that Andy Weighill, a dedicated executive with 16 years’ experience within the Y movement, has been named the organization’s new President and CEO. Weighill succeeds Barb McGaughley, the immediate past YMCA President and CEO, who now serves as a Resource
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Central Coast YMCA Launches New Diabetes Prevention Program
Published: 04.12.16 -

The Central Coast YMCA which serves more than 28,000 residents in Montery, San Benito, South and Santa Cruz counties, will now begin offering the nationally recognized YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Programan evidence-based program shown to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes – one of the nation’s costliest chronic diseases.


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A Day Camp Story
Published: 02.18.14 - "I was so grateful to have this program available to me for my granddaughter, who was staying with me for several weeks while my son recuperated from surgery. I knew that she had participated in several day camps in the past where she lives, but she really didn't like going to them. It was with some reservation that I enrolled her here in the Y-camp. Since
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Strengthen Your Community Today!
Published: 01.17.14 - We have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure a brighter future for the Central Coast, but we must take action today, and only your support will make it possible. When you give to one of the five branches of the CENTRAL COAST YMCA, your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen
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Patricia's South County Y Story
Published: 01.02.14 - My family and I are lifelong residents of Soledad. My husband and I both work in Soledad and my three children attend our local schools. Our local YMCA provides different indoor and outdoor activities and sports to keep our children occupied throughout the year without having to leave our city. During the summer our children also attend the summer program;
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A Y Mom's Story
Published: 12.30.13 - It is not only obvious that YMCA staff care about my children and their safety, but they also care about me as their mother. I have received, on countless occasions, encouragement from my daughter's primary teacher. Often she will say without any prompting, "Drue you are a good Mom"--and there are many, many days when I need to hear that. The Y has turned
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Discovering a New Family - Shirley's Y Story
Published: 12.23.13 - Shirley has been a member of the Y since she was in her twenties. After the recent loss of her husband, she found herself struggling to smile and enjoy the things that she had normally loved to do. After becoming more involved with wellness programs, she eventually joined the Y staff team. Quickly thereafter, Shirley was able to get back to her normal,
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