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It’s one of the many ways that the YMCA practices Social Responsibility. The Y is a charitable cause and, as such, we raise funds during the Annual Campaign to ensure that all community members have access to the Y, and continue to advance...

We’re in the middle of it now. The holiday season – that wonderful and stressful five-week stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s where at every turn, there seems to be food. And not just everyday food, but food of such amounts and enticing types...

Each January, approximately one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way by establishing a “New Year’s Resolution.” A much smaller percentage of people actually follow through on those resolutions. While about 75% of people...

Looking for a perfect gift for your child, one that they’ll love to receive and that will encourage them to be active? How about a ball for their favorite sport, or a new sport they will try next year? While many organizations like the YMCA...

As fall winds down, it’s time to start thinking about our winter gardens. Did you know you can also grow veggies indoors so your families can enjoy fresh food during the long Missouri winter? Three of my favorite indoor “gardens” include...

Have you ever wondered how to go about choosing a charity, or finding more information about a charity before making a donation? It can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there are so many wonderful causes and places to support. Well,...

Taking Care of the CaregiverMore than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  During the month of November – designated as National Caregivers Month – the Alzheimer’s Association is hoping to...

November is Military Family Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Gateway Region YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military...

The holiday season typically brings decadent desserts, rich beverages, and holiday festivities that interrupt our normal eating routine. Roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season. Commit to celebrating with moderation...

Fall is finally upon us and there is no better way to spend this beautiful season than with your family in the great outdoors. Nothing beats the crisp smell of the fresh fall air on a sunny weekend morning and the satisfying crunch of brightly...

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