Bayside Family YMCA Now Offers Health & Wellness Programs for Chronic Disease

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Bayside Family YMCA Now Offers Health & Wellness Programs for Chronic Disease

Class aim to provide a sense of strength, hope, & community to those battling chronic disease
Health & Wellness Programs

PROVIDENCE, RI – February 27, 2020 – The Bayside YMCA now offers health and wellness programs for those battling Parkinson’s disease and various forms of cancer. Programs such as Pedaling for Parkinson’s and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, have been created with those battling chronic disease in mind, as part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living.

“Both programs run as research-based signature programs that tackle serious and significant health issues with proven success, said Michael Squatrito, Executive Director at the Bayside Family YMCA. “These programs are offered either at reduced fees or for free to members and non-members alike as part of the Y's commitment to improving the health and well-being of our entire community,” Michael said.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s has been created to provide a promising new therapy that may significantly reduce symptoms of those with Parkinson’s disease. The Program offers those affected by Parkinson’s with a safe, supportive environment in which they can participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The Y realizes no one experiences Parkinson’s in the same way, and participants come to this program with different physical challenges and lifestyle goals. That is why this program provides members with individual attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas each individual may need to rebuild.

In addition, The Y has partnered with LIVESTRONG to provide a secondary chronic disease program that helps cancer survivors begin their journey towards recovery through fitness. The program offers those affected by cancer with a comfortable and supportive space in which they can work through physical fitness in order to better their overall health. This program focuses on the individual as the whole person, not the disease. This program uses traditional exercise methods to ease the individual back into fitness and in maintaining a healthy weight. Participants focus on building muscle, increasing flexibility and endurance, improving confidence, and learning wellness and stress reduction techniques.

Registration for both programs require medical screening and clearance. Those interested can register via, by calling 401-245-2444, or by simply visiting the Y’s Welcome Center.

About the Bayside Family YMCA

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Locations: Bayside Family YMCA
Category: Community Outreach