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5/23 - The pool in Chandler Hall (Newtown branch) is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Teen Invited to “Go Global” for service and adventure in Peru

BperuR6ucks County teens are invited to join Central and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs to “Go Global” on a trip to Peru for service and adventure this August.

Teens 13 years old and older have the opportunity to expand their world experience and earn service hours in Lima, Peru from August 8-13. Teens will earn twenty-seven YMCA verified service hours by working on a project at a local orphanage, as well as projects around the YMCA Peru. The trip will also include fun excursions and the chance to experience local culture.

“This trip is such a wonderful opportunity for teenagers to get out and explore the world and do some good in the process,” said Go Global leader Valerie Tanner. “We hope teens from all over Bucks County will consider joining us on this incredible adventure.”

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Lower and Central Bucks Family YMCAs present “Why don’t you behave?” free for educators, coaches and caregivers

behaviorLBRThe community is invited to attend a hands-on workshop presented by Central and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs to learn how to handle negative behavior in children alongside Y staff. Educator, author and Emmy Award winner Michael Brandwein offers a skill-packed session on handling undesired behavior with calmness, confidence and consistency.

Brandwein will share his “Key System,” a proven, warm, respectful and consistent set of specific techniques to immediately teach young people how to make better choices while guiding them away from undesired behavior. Topics include:

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Swim Team Celebrates National Success

davidcurtissRLower Bucks Family YMCA’s swim team is celebrating their great success at the 2018 YMCA National Short Course Championships. The Lower Bucks team, known as Tri-Hampton YMCA Swim Team (THY), saw a stand-out performance by 15-year-old David Curtiss who placed first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 19.75 seconds. “David is an amazing athlete and we’re so proud of his accomplishments. He is a humble team leader who encourages his teammates to push themselves by demonstrating what can be achieved through hard work,” said head coach Tim Ryan.

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Central and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs Kick Off Community Campaign with Y Giving Week

shirt SMCentral and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs invite the community to take part in Y Giving Week, a weeklong celebration of the Y’s impact, from April 28-May 5. The Y is asking for the community’s support to help ensure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, connect with others and contribute to a better community.

VIEW ALL GIVING WEEK EVENTS here

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Lower, Central Bucks Family YMCAs celebrate the Week of the Young Child

zane readsRCentral and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs celebrated the The Week of the Young Child™ with a reading tour of all four of its Youth Education Centers in Bucks County.

Zane Moore, President/CEO visited the centers in Morrisville, Fairless Hills, Newtown and New Britain on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 to share a story and quality time with the young children enrolled in the program. Moore brought along two special friends, Cinderella and a friendly lion, much to the children’s delight.

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IMPORTANT: Changes to Fairless Hills Building Access

emergency exit RDear Lower Bucks Family YMCA Member:

I hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for your continued efforts in serving our mission. Through our words, values and actions; each of us represents the Y. Let us continue to make positive moments of impact – together.  The purpose of this letter is to announce an important safety shift in operations:

Effective Monday, April 16, the doors leading into the “Downstairs Lobby” and Youth Education Center will be locked; no longer serving as a second point of access for membership. All members, staff and guests, not connected to the Youth Education Program, are to access the Y through our main lobby entrance.

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Healthy Kids Day is April 21

HKDlbRCentral and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs are hosting Healthy Kids Day® on April 21st from 10AM to 1PM at the Doylestown and Fairless Hills branches, as well as Holland Outdoor Center. Healthy Kids Day is a nationwide initiative to ensure families have the tools they need to help kids stay active and engaged all summer long. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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New Machines Arrive in Fairless Hills Fitness Center

lb fitness equipment R 1Lower Bucks Family YMCA is thrilled to announce that the Fairless Hills fitness center was recently updated with over 20 pieces of new equipment. On March 28, the fitness center was closed while older models were remove and new cardio equipment installed. See photos on our Facebook HERE. New equipment includes:

  • 13 new Treadmills with 15' LCD interactive touchscreens to replace Cybex Treadmills
  • 2 new ARC trainers to replace the outdated ARC trainers
  • 2 Climbmill machines to replace Stairclimbers
  • Five new Elllipticals (Octane XR600 and Octane XT One models)

Not sure how to use a machine? Have questions? Ask one of our helpful fitness center representatives today!

 

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