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.


Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes is a 24/7 disease and that means making important management decisions anytime, anywhere. If you have been diagnosed with type II diabetes or pre-diabetes, join our support group on Tuesdays at 3:00pm at the Sweet Community House.

Working with a diabetes care and education specialist or other healthcare professional is key, but so is connecting with others who have the disease. Together, we’ll identify strategies, share ideas, support each other through setbacks, and cheer each other through personal victories.

The program is facilitated by a by a certified nutritionist who has extensive experience working with chronic disease and diabetes prevention.

For more information, contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at (508) 409-0767 or cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org.

Now underway! Join us at any time.

TUE 3:00 PM
Sweet Community House, 44 Peck Street, Attleboro

Open and free to all members of the community.
To sign up, you may register online or call (508) 222-7422.


Delay the Disease

The Attleboro YMCA offers a life-changing fitness and mobility program expressly designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Led by certified instructors, 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.

For more information, please contact Lisa Vecchioli or lvecchioli@attleboroymca.org.

Delay the Disease Program Schedule

Tuesdays at 11:00 am – Delay the Disease at the Downtown Branch in the Fuller Gym
Wednesdays at 11:00 am – Stretch & Mobility at the Downtown Branch in the Fuller Gym and via Zoom:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85753938636
Thursdays at 11:00 am – Delay the Disease at the Downtown Branch in the Carpenter Gym

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a cycling program that aims to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The Attleboro Norton YMCA offers this program because regular exercise is one of the key components in treating the many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and it has been proven that pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute. 

Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference in many who try it.

MON & FRI at 11:00 am
Downtown Branch – Augat Gym

Pedaling for Parkinson’s Mission

The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:

  • To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers
  • To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis
  • To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Program Requirements

  • Be over age 30
  • Be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological condition
  • Complete and submit consent and medical clearance form
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress
  • Not have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled mellitus, oncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions for which exercise poses a risk.

Questions?

For questions, or additional information, contact Nicole Szeliga at nszeliga@attleboroymca.org or (508) 222-7422.

Download Pedaling for Parkinson’s program flyer

 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG

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. Includes 12-week YMCA membership. No cost for cancer survivors.

AUG 30-NOV 22
TUE & THU, 9:30-11:00 AM
DOWNTOWN BRANCH

Living Stronger

This program offers previous LIVESTRONG participants the opportunity to continue meeting, supporting each other, and engaging in fun activities together once they have completed the initial 12-week program. The Living Stronger group, led by a survivor, meets monthly to participate in community events, walks, craft groups, special events, and more.

Strong

This program is for our LIVESTRONG graduates who wish to maintain the group support and continue to exercise together. The group workouts are led by a trained LIVESTRONG trainer. No cost to Y Members

ONGOING, STARTING SEP 2
FRI, 10:00 AM
DOWNTOWN BRANCH, Carpenter Gym

For more information or to register, contact Meg Benharris at mbenharris@attleboroymca.org.

 


Healthy Nutrition Counseling

As part of our cause for healthy living, the Y offers 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 Nutritionist Lauren Ruoff will walk you through the basics of nutrition and help you design a plan customized specifically for you and your lifestyle.

Nutrition Consultation Packages

1 60-minute session: $50 for Y Members, $75 for Non-Members
3 60-minute sessions: $135 for Y Members, $203 for Non-Members
6 60-minute sessions: $240 for Y Members, $360 for Non-Members

To schedule an appointment, email Lauren at lruoff@attleboroymca.org. To purchase your package, sign up online or by calling the Y at (508) 222-7422.