ENGAGING WITH FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
At The Greater Morristown YMCA, we believe that family and community are essential to our programs and a big part in everything we do. We offer various family or special events throughout the year. Family time at the Y is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community. The Y has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever. Whether the activities are physical like sports or exercise classes, or more recreational like swimming, we want families doing them together because you’ll live healthier and make memories for a lifetime.
Family Fun Nights
The Greater Morristown YMCA is all about families! Family nights are held next door at The Richard F. Blake Children's Center, located at 65 Horsehill Road in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Sign up for Family Events is required at least one week prior to the event. Call (973) 984-2255 to sign up. Suggested ages: 1-7 years old. Open to all GMYMCA members and Richard F. Blake Children's Center families.
PUMPKIN PAINTING & PIZZA
Friday, October 13th, 6:00-7:30PM
Bring your little goblins (and their smocks!) to our Halloween bash featuring pumpkin painting, open gym play time and a pizza party!
$2 per pumpkin; $3 per slice
Friday, December 15th, 6:00-7:30PM
The big man will visit the Blake Center for photos, snacks & fun! Bring your camera and take a family photo with Santa. Open gym play time and snacks will be provided.
FAMILY WINTER EVENT
Saturday, January 20th, 3:00-5:00PM
Cooped up for too long? This is a great time to have fun with the family at the Blake Center. Crafts and open gym.
Open Family Time
Banish cabin fever with an afternoon at the Y-Zone. Burn off energy playing in the gym with our tents, tunnels, slide and other toddler appropriate play items. Older kids will want to hang out in the game room with shuffleboard, air hockey/pool, or chess/checkers. Appropriate for children up to age 10. Sundays, September through May, 2:00PM - 4:00PM.
Fit Girls Powerful Girls (A Strong Body / Strong Mind Program)
Fit Girls is led by Sarah Sheffield De Los Santos. She has a Masters in School Counseling and experience working with children and adolescents through programs at the Greater Morristown YMCA and Therapy Resources of Morris County. This 6-week program will cover topics such as building confidence, accepting emotions, body image, self-care, teamwork, bullying and strong body/strong mind. Fit Girls will encourage girls to stay healthy, be active and feel good about themselves. The program is offered to middle school girls in 6th-8th grades.
FREE to members. Non-member fee: $20
Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:00pm, 9/19 - 10/24, at the Y-Zone Facility (25 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ).
MoleSafe: Melanoma & Skin Cancer Early Detection Program
MoleSafe is a company built on a passion for the early detection and awareness of skin cancer, primarily melanoma. Their proprietary Skin Surveillance Program (SSP) was created over the last 15 years by an international panel of leading dermatologists to detect skin cancer at its earliest possible stage. This advanced and proactive approach—the most thorough available today—was designed to overcome the shortcomings of conventional skin cancer screening practices.
Are You At Risk? Simply put, MoleSafe’s innovative SSP is for everyone who has ever been exposed to the sun, even with the generous use of sunscreen and other forms of protection. Individuals at an even higher risk* include:
• Caucasian men over the age of 50
• Survivors of melanoma as well as those with a family history
• Those who have ever tanned indoors, especially before the age of 35
• Those who have sustained five or more sunburns in their youth
• Women 49 years of age and under
Carol Armour, President and CEO of the Greater Morristown YMCA, recently took part in the MoleSafe Detection Program and endorses its cause as a “great preventative benchmark” for detecting melanoma.
As the leader in providing lifesaving diagnostic services to individuals at risk for skin cancer, MoleSafe is proud to offer their program at many area hospitals. As a member of The Greater Morristown YMCA, you will receive a $35.00 discount. Call now to make an appointment at 1-877-MOLESAFE (1-877-665-3723) or visit http://molesafe.com/
*Facts are based on statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation©