Linwood YMCA Receives THRIVE Award
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.
What made the newly-renovated Linwood center, which opened February 20, 2017, stand out were the amazing benefits to the community that came with this new facility. With everything from swim lessons and after-school homework help to healthy screenings and nutrition classes, this Y has it all for anyone who wants to improve their quality of life. Also, to further boost their sense of welcoming to all, the facility has a community room that is open for public use.
In continuation of their promotion of health and well-being, a health clinic in partnership with Truman Medical Center in under construction adjoining the Y. The clinic will offer family medicine and behavioral health.
The award was presented at a ceremony on Thursday, September 28. The event also included interactive experience stations showcasing the work of the award recipients and local leaders were in attendance, all to promote a sense of a well-rounded community.