Committed to promoting healthy living for all, the Attleboro Y offers a variety of programs for those who suffer from or are at risk for developing specific chronic diseases.

Physician Referrals

Did you know that your doctor can refer you to the Y’s Chronic Disease Programs? Bring along the Y’s Referral Form to your next appointment.


Delay the Disease

The Attleboro YMCA now offers a new, life-changing fitness and mobility program expressly designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Led by a certified instructor, Delay the Disease is an evidence-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms and helping to restore an improved quality of life. Exercise plans are adapted to all stages and levels of the disease.

The empowering results of our Delay the Disease exercise program can help participants:

  • Move about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Get out of bed or rise from a chair independently
  • Improve handwriting
  • Dress independently
  • Diminish worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious
  • Regain a sense of moving with normality.

The class meets twice a week for 12 weeks. Participants may choose to continue the program beyond the initial 12 weeks.

Schedule:
TUE & THU 11:30 a.m.

Location:
Attleboro YMCA Pleasant Street Branch
537 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, MA

Fees:
No cost for Y Members.
$35 per 12-week session for Non-Members.

Contact:
For more information, please contact Renee Maxwell at 508-409-0752 or rmaxwell@attleboroymca.org.


Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know that 1 in 3 adult Americans is at high risk for diabetes? That’s 86 million people! 

Are you at risk? Take this quiz to find out.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s year-long Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and work with you to reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.

To learn more, contact Renee Maxwell at 508-409-0752 or rmaxwell@attleboroymca.org.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program that connects cancer survivors within the community.  It provides a place where cancer survivors can come together, along with specially trained Attleboro YMCA staff, to safely work toward maintaining or regaining their independence, everyday fitness, and overall health & wellness.  It is held in a small group environment that incorporates one-on-one attention to the individual needs of each participant.

Morning and evening sessions available. Please allow 14 days for the intake process.

For more information or to register, contact Renee Maxwell at 508-409-0752 or rmaxwell@attleboroymca.org.

Free for cancer survivors.


MS Wellness

MS Strong is a session-based exercise program that connects individuals dealing with the effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

Supported through the MS Clinic and doctors at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, trained YMCA staff will safely guide participants through exercise that can help improve gait, balance, muscle strengthening and relaxing techniques. Specific exercises to help reduce spasticity will also be covered.

Contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at 508-409-0767 or cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org.

Free for Attleboro Y Members


My Life, My Health

Take control over your health. If you or a loved one experiences a chronic health condition, such as hypertension, arthritis, stroke, lung disease, or diabetes, this program provides the support, motivation, and tools you need to manage chronic health problems. The program’s goal is to enable participants to build confidence to assume an active role in maintaining their health. The workshop is conducted over six weekly sessions. Contact Martha Machnik at 508-409-0741 or mmachnik@attleboroymca.org for more information.


Healthy Nutrition Counseling

As part of our cause for healthy living, we’re excited to introduce our new Healthy Nutrition Program and Services to help you meet all of your wellness goals from the inside out.

Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier to fuel your activities, or reduce your risk of chronic disease, our Nutrition Director Joy Tetreault will help you design a plan customized specifically for you and your lifestyle.

Joy is a Registered Dietician who offers counseling for many conditions and lifestyle changes, including mindful eating, weight loss, diabetes education, cardiovascular disease management, obesity, pediatric disorders, and many more.

Initial 1-hour consult: $75
30-minute follow-up session: $38

To schedule an appointment, call (508) 409-0752 or email Joy at jtetreault@attleboroymca.org.


Diabetes Self-Management

Designed for people who have diabetes, this 6-week program will help you better manage the disease. At each informational session, the Y’s trained Lifestyle Coaches will provide support, education, tools, and strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, reducing the impact of diabetes on your life, and improving your overall well-being. Call 508-409-0767 for more information.

$15 for the 6-week program