Our Work

The YMCA partners with local health organizations to implement programs and events offered free to the community in an effort to inspire healthy eating and active lifestyles (HEAL). From Go for Bold to Color Splash 5k, we strive to provide nutritional and lifestyle-based resources which will help reduce the prevalence of obesity in Washington County.

Scroll down to learn more about HEAL partner programs, and click the links below to learn more about annual HEAL events in our community:

Our Partners

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Do, Eat and Believe in a Healthy Washington County

Go For Bold is a community-wide initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles for the residents of Washington County. With a Bold Goal of losing 1 million community pounds by 2030, this 10-year journey will:

  • Focus on increasing physical activity through fun and engaging community-wide events
  • Incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques into daily activities
  • Offer nutrition tips and healthy recipes that focus on fresh fruits and vegetables

Healthy Washington County is a coalition of public and private organizations with a mission to strengthen the health and wellness of our community and residents.  -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-

The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO) – Parkway Division in Hagerstown, Maryland, was established in 1996 offering board-certified physicians and services to offer the community specialists in General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, and more.  -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-

CAO works with the YMCA to offer Healthy Joint workshops throughout the year at the Y.  Classes offer education, stretches, and lifestyle tips to maintain healthy joints and improve movement.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generosity of donors.  -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-

The YMCA works with the local American Red Cross to offer blood drives to the community at the YMCA.

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AFTER-SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS

CATCH Kids Club (CKC) is a nutrition education and physical activity program designed for elementary and middle school-aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. CKC is composed of nutrition education (including snack activities) and physical activities to encourage active living & healthy eating. The CKC health program for kids offers an easy-to-use format that both children and staff enjoy and is easy to implement. -CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE-