Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and the LIVESTRONG Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.
Any questions, please contact Carmen Farrand, Interim Director of Healthy Living, 908-782-1044 x 4919, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is open to cancer survivors at any phase of their journey and their family members. It meets in a small group setting two times each week for 12 weeks. Participants must have clearance from their medical provider and complete an interview with one of our LIVESTRONG Team members.
The program is free of charge and open to both YMCA members and the community.