Ithaca YMCA Holds Annual Healthy Days for Kids and Seniors
Ithaca YMCA celebrates healthy living for all ages with two events designed to help keep health in the forefront of everyone’s minds. Thursday, April 9, 2009 will be Healthy Senior Day with free admission for seniors [60 and over] from 6:00 a.m. till 3:00p.m. Seniors can take classes and participate in a health assessment in the gym by our health and wellness director, Laurie Cuomo. From 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Laurie has planned a variety of functional training activities and will have fitness stations throughout the gym that will assess your balance, strength, posture, flexibility, and more. YMCA professional instructors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your health, and help you improve the quality of your everyday life. If you are a health seeker looking to do what’s right for your spirit , mind, and body this is the event for you!
The Ithaca and Tompkins County YMCA in cooperation with other children’s health facilities, organizations, and businesses are joining in celebrating Healthy Kids Day. The annual Healthy Kids Day is on Saturday, April 4, 2009 with free admission for children up to age 17 all day from 7:30 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Children and families are encouraged to participate in the facility activities all day for free and are invited to the Healthy activity and nutrition extravaganza. All kids up to 17 years will have a chance to interact with the children’s health organizations, and business representatives at different activity and healthy snack stations in the gym. Activities, projects, and snacks will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Activities may include something as simple as decorating a water cup for your daily water consumption to shooting hoops with your friends, brother, sister, mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or grandma! All activities will be fun and easy to do. In addition the first 50 kids in the gym receive a Healthy Kids T-shirt.
Children’s organizations and business that would like to participate please call Frank Towner at the Ithaca YMCA 257-0101
Join your friends and family at the YMCA:
Healthy Senior Day: Thursday, April 9 2009…free admission 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with functional training activities from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided at 1:00 p.m.
Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 4 2009…free admission for children up to age 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Extravaganza for all children from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. healthy snacks, beverages, and activities
Frank S. Towner
Associate Executive Director
YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County