2. The Valley of the Sun
YMCA is one of the oldest
Non-Profit Agencies in the
State of Arizona.
The Valley of the Sun
YMCA was founded in 1892
and provides services to
help individuals prepare
for life and embrace a
healthier lifestyle by
connecting mind, body
YMCA offers programs to
help all members “learn,
grow and thrive.”
3. The services provided to Youth focus on
strengthening one’s character, and building
The services provided to Teens are focused
on who they are and what they can do.
The services provided to Adults are designed
to encourage them to live a healthier
lifestyles and build relationships.
The services provided to Seniors are designed
to keep them healthy in both mind and
4. Diabetes Prevention Programs:
12-month, 16 one-hour sessions with a lifestyle
Individual and Group Program goals
Personal training and nutrition
Learn a new hobby,
Learn a new language,
Join a bible study,
Join a cooking class
5. Military Outreach programs:
Must meet eligibility requirements
Offers short-term memberships
Corporate Wellness Programs
Promotes Healthy lifestyle choices
Lower health care costs
Creates a more productive workforce
Improves physical and mental health
6. Diverse Population
11 Million Adults
Inner City – Suburbs
Low-Middle Income Bracket
Youth Development – Healthy Living – Social Responsibility
7. Programs available
Families and Groups
Classes run daily
at various times
Special events run
8. Membership will
Develop youth potential
positive change to
Membership fee required
Fees paid monthly or
Discounts available to
military, corporations, and
Apollo Education Group.
Financial assistance is
9. At the YMCA there many programs available
to keep adults active and educated for the
world around them. Here are a few and what
they try to accomplish.
10. This is a preventative exercise program that
enhances the quality of life for mature adults
across the country.
It is senior-focused and one to the largest in
the United States.
Co-operation with HCD and HMO’s allows
individuals with Medicare to participate at no
11. This program is designed for 50 years and
It allows individuals to learn how to “juggle
the responsibilities at home and possibly at
work and in your community, yet perhaps not
leaving enough time to focus on
yourself”(YMCA Adult Programs)
Lifestyle changes for health benefits and
general life well being.
12. Moore M., (2009), More People Turn to the
YMCA Than Ever Before, retrieved March
3, 2016 from
Valley of the Sun YMCA. (n.d.) The Y. Retrieved
YMCA Adult Programs. (n.d.) Houston YMCA
Notas do Editor
The YMCA is a non-profit organization that provides services for all individuals of all ages to prepare for life and embrace a healthier life style as well as helping the members learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA has something offer the many different populations. By comparison, the focus for youth members is to help strength character and build lasting relationship, the focus for teen members is to help them understand who they are and what can do they do. The services provided to adults is designed to encourage this demographic to live a healthier life and as with the youth continue to build relationships. The services offered to Seniors are designed to keep them healthy in both mind and spirit.
The YMCA offers programs to help those individuals with a family history of diabetes or a diagnosis of pre-diabetic to join the diabetes prevention program. The program provides the members with a lifestyle coach that will support and aid them in strategies designed to change their eating habits to reduce the chances of a diagnosis of diabetes. The program is in a classroom and is delivered over a 12-month period with 16 weekly sessions and a follow up monthly maintenance program. The program enables those who feel that they are at risk to take quiz to determine if they are at risk for pre-diabetes.
The YMCA offers Senior Adults programs with a focus on fitness, outreach, personal training and nutrition and events to encourage the individual to learn a new hobby, a new language, join a bible or a cooking class. These programs encourage this demographic to stay active and healthy.
The YMCA partnered with Department of Defense (DOD) to recognize and give back to the Active Duty, Families of Deployed National Guard and Reserves, Relocated Spouses of Deployed Military Personnel and the Wounded Warriors. If they meet the eligibility requirements, they are rewarded with a free membership. The Outreach program also offers six-month memberships for military personnel that do not meet the previously mentioned eligibility requirements. The memberships fees are also funded in part by the DOD and are focused on the strengthening the family bond in this difficult transition time, as well as focus on the well-being of the family.
The Corporate Wellness Program was designed to promote healthier life choices, which would help reduce absenteeism, lower health care cost, and help create a more productive workforce, while improving physical and mental health of the employees.
The YMCA maintains a diverse group demographic. This includes everything from children to adults and seniors. Because the focus on this PowerPoint is adults we will focus on that segment.
The YMCA involves demographics that include Lifelong Learning programs and spiritual development.
Statistics show that 21 million people use the services at the YMCA half being children, (Moore, 2009) . This means that the YMCA serves 11 million adults. The people range from inner city to suburban, mainly because of the locations within the cities each serves.
“Today’s YMCAs collectively are one of the country’s largest not-for-profit community service organizations, supporting Americans at every stage of life,” (Moore, 2009). With the group being so diverse the focus appear to be on the lower-middle end of the income spectrum. The group focuses on helping this group through programs that focus on everything from healthy eating to diabetic control. Working with the YMCA, people can begin to examine three different program sections. This includes programs in the area of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The YMCA is a multi-generational facility. There are classes and programs available to families and groups, youth, teens, and adults. Different classes run daily on a schedule at various times. The YMCA has made it convenient for members to view and register for classes online. They even offer various special events that run throughout the month. If you can’t find a learning opportunity at the YMCA, I am unsure what exactly you are looking for. The YMCA has learning opportunities, in swim, sports, day camps, overnight camps, fitness, education and leadership, certification and training, nutrition, health and wellness, diabetes prevention, military outreach, and corporate wellness (Valley of the Sun YMCA, n.d.).
To take advantage of the plethora of learning opportunities for all generations available at the YMCA, a membership is required. Being a member of the YMCA has many benefits. Membership to the YMCA will develop youth potential, promote healthy lifestyles, and deliver meaningful, positive change the each community (Valley of the Sun YMCA, n.d.). A one time membership fee is required and then a monthly participation fee or yearly fee will be required after joining. Fees are determined by various factors, including income and family size. Discounts are available to military members, corporations, and the Apollo Education Group (University of Phoenix Students). Financial assistance is also available to individuals who qualify. Other ways to get involved at the YMCA is to donate, volunteer, and advocate.
YMCA is an advocate for active adults. They want to educate and assist adults to learn how to take care of their aging needs.
Silversneakers is an exercise program that helps mature adults stay active physically as well as create a community of peers going through same issues or to help each other overcome their own. By providing this program free of charge to Medicare participants they can reach a larger demographic especially those who are not financially able to pay for a different program.
The 50 Moving Forward program is set up to assist aging adults 50 years+ into understanding what they need to do in everyday life to take care of themselves. This program educates mature adults on how to better their lives by changing their diet, staying active, volunteering, and how to cope with all the day to day tasks that are presented to an older adult.