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Our partner and guest writer Dr. Drees with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine offers an update on the impact of diabetes in our community. She says the good news about diabetes is that there are very effective lifestyle interventions to prevent progression of prediabetes to diabetes, and advocacy at the federal level has been successful.
As diabetes rates continue to rise, do you know your risk? During National Diabetes Awareness Month, learn about your risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and take action to adopt healthy habits for prevention.
Thanks to local donors Shirley Pryor and Laura Welch and a partnership with William Jewell College, the Raising A Reader program will be introduced to YMCA Head Start families. Each week, families will receive a bag of books to take home to read together.
Celebrate Halloween with your family, friends and neighbors in the safe environment of the Y!
While there's plenty of fun and thrills at Halloween, there are also lots of opportunities to overindulge on foods high in sugar, salt and fat. Help everyone make better choices that are still full of Halloween fun by offering healthier treats using these tips.
We are pleased to announce that the Linwood YMCA Expansion Project was chosen as one of six recipients of this year’s Thrive Award. The Thrive Award is given to people and organizations throughout the Kansas City area who promote and advocate for community development so Kansas City can be the best place that it can be.
The Linwood Y has partnered with 12345 Fit-Tastic! and Partners 4 Health to bring The Truman Medical Center Healthy Harvest Mobile Market to the Linwood Y each week.
Registration is now open for youth basketball for the winter season for players in Kindergarten-3rd grade.
On Friday, September 22, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is asking older adults, caregivers, family members and health care professionals in Kansas City to unite to raise awareness to prevent falls among older adults.
National Welcoming Week, September 15-24, celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace New Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
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