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Adult Sickle Cell Program Topic of This Month's CHAT

Dr.  Wally Smith, Professor of Medicine,  Director of VCU Adult Sickle Cell Program will be the featured guest for this month's CHAT at the Emporia Greensville YMCA. Dr. Smith will discuss Sickle Cell Disease and SHIP HU, a Sickle Cell Research Study in the area.  For information about the study, call VCU at 1-855-247-9531. 
 
Please plan to attend today from 10-11 am

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Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center and the Family YMCA of Emporia – Greensville Partner to Provide FREE Health Fair for Community

Emporia, VA – On Tuesday, May 21, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) employees will be volunteering their expertise and medical services to the YMCA for a health fair from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Nurses and hospital staff will be offering health screenings and have information and refreshments.

The health fair will be inside the YMCA located at 212 Weaver Ave in Emporia in Group Fitness Studio 2. This event is free and open to the public.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center and the Family YMCA of Emporia – Greensville Partner to Provide FREE Health Fair for Community

Emporia, VA – On Monday, February 25, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) employees will be volunteering their expertise and medical services to the YMCA for a joint health fair from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SVRMC’s Spencer Feldmann, Jr., MD, will be available for general health questions at an “Ask the Doc” session throughout the event. Dr. Feldmann states, “This is the perfect time to make sure you and your family are in good health and off to a healthy start in the new year.” Nurses and hospital staff will be offering health screenings and have information and refreshments.

YMCA Executive Director Kristin Vaughan explains, “We always see an influx in membership at the beginning of the year, so this is a great opportunity to keep both members engaged and the public aware of the services we provide.” 

The health fair will be inside the YMCA located at 212 Weaver Ave in Emporia in Group Fitness Studio 2. This event is free and open to the public.

2nd Annual Emporia Va Community Walk for Diabetes Awareness Scheduled for September

According to Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, approximately 26 million Americans are affected by diabetes; 7 million of which go undiagnosed. In recent studies, diabetes ranked in the top five causes of death in the United States and was the primary cause of preventable blindness. The Virginia Department of Health reported the prevalence of diabetes among adults in Virginia rose 3.3 percent from 1996 to 2009, with strong evidence of a continual increase in years to come. Crater, home to Emporia, is among the highest diabetes prevalent health districts in Virginia, with 12.7 percent of adults being diagnosed with the disease.

The steady increase in diabetes ridden individuals can be avoided through proper education related to the leading causes of the condition--cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and smoking. I believe the first step in education is awareness; therefore to spread diabetes awareness to the Emporia community, I am partnering with the American Diabetes Association and YMCA of Emporia-Greensville to host the 2nd annual Community Walk.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 8:30 AM at the YMCA (212 Weaver Ave).

Earth Day Celebration at YMCA Preschool

YMCA Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day  by planting a vegetable garden, a flower garden, picking up litter and enjoying a lunch time picnic! 

    

 

    

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YMCA Preschooleers Celebrate Birthday of Dr. Seuss

  YMCA Preschoolers enjoyed a visit from the Children's Librarian, "Mrs.Crystal" in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

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YMCA Preschoolers Spread Christmas Joy!

The YMCA preschoolers recently sang carols to the residents at Emporia Manor, Greensville Manor, Bloom Center and for the YMCA Silver Sneakers members.

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YMCA Preschoolers Learn About Fire Safety

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Celebrating Summer with a Beach Party at the YMCA!

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YMCA BRINGING BRITISH SOCCER CAMP TO EMPORIA

With around 20 million Americans now playing soccer, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in Emporia, Virginia. 

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville has teamed up to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week ofAugust 10-14 at EGRA Meherrin River Park.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s elite team of 1,200 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 4,000 Soccer programs this year and will coach over 200,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19.  

Challenger’s 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices & daily tournament play. Challenger also weaves lessons on Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Leadership and Sportsmanship into the camper’s daily routine.

The British Soccer Camp program also provides a unique cultural experience for the players, highlighted in the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries.

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville, is offering “British Soccer Camp” sessions for boys and girls ages 6-14.  Camp will be held from 9:00-12:00 at EGRA Meherrin River Park.  Registration fee for the camp is $135 per person and each camper will receive a FREE Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a FREE Soccer Ball, a FREE Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online by June 15 will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey.

Space is limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to avoid disappointment. Sign up TODAY at www.challengersports.com or, for more information please contact the YMCA at (434) 348-9622.

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YMCA Preschoolers Celebrate Earth Day

The YMCA Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day by planting a garden, picking up trash, making litter bags and hatching butterflies.

 

    

    

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Run For God Team Runs in YMCA 5K

Run For God Training Team celebrated their 12 week commitment by running the YMCA 5K !

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YMCA Preschoolers Learn About Dental Health

YMCA Preschoolers learn about "Dental Health" 

with Dr. Swenson and  Mrs. Trisha

    

    

    

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Happenings at YMCA Preschool

Preschoolers traveled to the Valentines VA Post Office where they mailed handmade Valentine cards to some special people!  Kids enjoyed purchasing their stamps and sticking them on their letters!

Front L to R: Gabriella Thompson, Carsen Watson, Levi Jones, Ellie Renner, Julianne Mitchell.  Back: Bryson Allen, Mason Jones, Emerson Vaughan, Kerington Mayle, Sawyer Wrenn, Winfield Allen

        

Levi Jones mailing a Valentine to Minnesota!                     Julianne Mitchell sent her Valentines, too.





Carsen Watson, Gabriella Thompson, Sawyer Wrenn, Levi Jones, Ellie Renner, Winfield Smith, Julianne Mitchell

Back: Emerson Vaughan, Bryson Allen, Kerington Mayle, Mason Jones, Ms. Kathy Fajina, Postmaster

PRESCHOOL GOES RED FOR WOMENS HEART HEALTH!





Front : Sawyer Wrenn, Julianne Mitchell, Gabriella Thompson, Levi Jones, Ellie Renner

Back: Bryson Allen, Emerson Vaughan, Kerington Mayle, Mason Jones, Carsen Watson

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YMCA Preschoolers Celebrate 100th Day!

The YMCA Preschoolers enjoyed celebrating the 100th Day of School by learning to count by 10's,  making 10 sets of 10 pennies and other objects, stringing together  cheerios, graphing M & M's, measuring with 100 paper clips and and doing 100 exercises.  The pennies they collected will be used for the shoebox ministry postage.  The highlight of the day was a trip to Pino's Pizza to make pizzas!

 

    

    

    

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YMCA Preschool Celebrates Thanksgiving

Singing at the Thanksgiving Feast. 

Delivering Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to Main Street Baptist Church. 

Delivering food to the Samaritan House. 

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YMCA Hosts See You at the Pole Event

The YMCA hosted "See You At The Pole" on Wednesday, Sept., 24.  There were two sessions, with 47 participants in attendance.  Ephesians 6:18 was the Scripture, which is "never stop praying."  For more information on this global event, visit www.syatp.org

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See Your at the Pole Prayer Event

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Run For God Pinky Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies from the Emporia Run For God group participated in the Pinky 5K on Saturday.  There were ladies running this race in all 50 states, and some other countries as well!  Pictured are Brenda Robinson, Leslie Edwards, Amanda O'Berry, Nateesha Maryland and Sharon O'Berry.  Not pictured, but running over seas, Martha Dodd-Slippy.

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Preschoolers Save The Animals

During the "Save the Animals" camp, the YMCA Preschoolers made treat bags

for the Animal Hospital of Emporia and for Paws and Purrs.  Pictured with

their treats for pets are Ayden, Maddie, Avery,

Grayson and Abbygale.

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It's Beach Party Week at the YMCA Preschool.



Octopus  and Visor crafts

Going on a scavenger hunt 

Doing the limbo





Making fruit kabobs

Sharing kabobs shows we care about our YMCA members

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YMCA Preschool Picks Berries, Plants Garden

YMCA Hosts Run for God

Emporia's Run For God team completed the 5K Challenge on April 26 at the YMCA Sprint for Spring race.  The Run For God Bible study was led by Pastor Greg O'Berry of Calvary Chapel Emporia, and the physical study was led by Sharon O'Berry and Brenda Robinson.  Run For God is a 12 week training course sponsored by the YMCA, Jeff Robinson & Associates and Calvary Chapel Emporia. 
 
Pictured front row L to R:
Sharon O'Berry, Anthony McGhee, Lisa Gund, Amanda O'Berry, Harley Moore, Leslie Edwards, Hunter O'Berry, Nateesha Maryland
Back Row L to R:
Greg O'Berry, Kristen Strickler, Jeff Robinson, Brenda Robinson, Patricia McGhee, William Wilburn, Christy Moore, Henry Moore, Martha Dodd-Slippy, Amy Owen
Not Pictured:
Sandy Ligon, Damita Saulter, Diane Taylor

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Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville Spring Classic

11th Annual Spring Charity Golf Classic

FAMILY YMCA OF EMPORIA-GREENSVILLE

Come join us at Lake Gaston Golf Club for our 11th Annual Spring Charity Golf Classic!  This year the tournament will take place on Wednesday, May 7th. Lunch and registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and play begins at 1:00 p.m. We will accept the first 36 teams.

Three flights will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. $50.00 per player includes 18 holes of golf, putting contest, chipping contest, three hole in one contests, cart, lunch, complimentary range balls, and sodas and snacks.

Most importantly, all proceeds raised at this event will go towards the YMCA programming. Your participation improves the lives of the community. It keeps the Y open to all, making sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through the Y. Contact Kristin Vaughan at the Y to sign up or answer any questions!

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Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville’s Healthy Kids Day® on April 26 Aims to Help Kids Exercise Minds and Bodies

(Emporia-Greensville, VA) – On Saturday, April 26, the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, inflatable and presentations by community partners to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.  

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.

“One in three U.S. children is obese. This statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits, children will be more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits now,” said Kristin Vaughan, Executive Director, Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville. “As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, through YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day our goal is to improve the health and well-being of kids and inspire habits they can continue into adulthood.”

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs. Bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Lead By Example – Be a good role model – kids can be influenced by seeing how hard their parents work at home or on the job, and how rewarding that experience is.

The Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 212 Weaver Avenue, Emporia, VA 23847 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.and features fun, active play and educational activities. The Sprint for Spring, 5k and 10k fun run and walk will be held that morning. You can register for the run either at the Membership Services Desk, or over the phone at (434) 348-9622.

MCA’s Healthy Kids Day is supported by

national media partners Sprout and Lazy Town, who are committed to encouraging kids to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

For more information, contact the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville at (434)348-9622 or visit www.emporiagreensvilleymca.org.

 

 

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Emporia YMCA Preschoolers enjoyed visits from "Celebrity Readers" during Dr. Seuss Week.

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YMCA Preschool Visites Valentines!

YMCA Preschoolers took a trip to the Valentines Post Office.  Mrs Kathy Fajna, Postmaster, showed the kids the "special" Valentines, Virginia stamp as well as cards that people all over the world send in to have the special postmark on them! The kids were able to purchase their own stamps and mail homemade Valentines cards to their "Valentine's."

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YMCA Preschool 100th Day!

The YMCA Preschool celebrated it's 100th day on Wednesday, January 22.  Students kicked-off the celebration with a trip to Pino's Pizza.  The kids helped make their own pizzas.  Other 100th day activities included, a 100 snack, using a pretzel stick and crackers, linking 100 paper clips together and measuring with them, graphing M&M's, making a 100 Fruit Loop necklace, 10 sets of 10 exercises, and collecting 100 pennies from each child.  The money collected will be donated to the Emporia-Greensville Humane Society.  The children ended the week of activities with a trip to the Emporia Library to see the Ringling Brothers clown.  Despite the snow, the children had a great week celebrating being 100 days smarter!

 

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