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Impact Story: Special Birthday Connection

Irving & Amelia, Lynn YMCA & St. Teresa’s House Made possible by Wells Fargo Once a month for the past several years, students from the Lynn Y’s Youth Center and Out-Of-School programs walk a few blocks down the road to St. Theresa’s House, an apartment complex with assisted care to seniors and the disabled, to […]

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Impact Story: Alexis & Bernie

Bernie was looking for activities for her 5 year old granddaughter, Alexis, when she discovered the YMCA of Metro North Gymnastics Center. Bernie and Alexis live in a nearby town, and she loved that the Gymnastics Center was a family friendly location close to home. In addition, the Y was willing to work with Bernie […]

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Impact Story: Camille & Ruth

Camille and Ruth rarely miss their weekly fitness class at the Saugus Family YMCA. Even surgeries can’t keep Camille, 95, and Ruth, 78, away for long. Y members for over a decade, they are part of a group of seniors who regularly attend the Y’s “Stay Fit” class, a whole body conditioning class targeted at […]

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Impact Story: Kalvin

Kalvin came to the Lynn YMCA because of a love of basketball, and it turned out to be so much more. Kalvin’s father was in jail, his mom was working around the clock and he was hanging out with the wrong crowd in his free time. At the Lynn YMCA, he learned about the Kaya […]

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Impact Story: Phil Brooks

Phil Brooks was waking up frequently in the middle of the night with trouble breathing but he didn’t think it was an indicator of anything wrong. At his wife Bernice’s urging, he finally went to the ER one night to discover that he had a weak heart that struggled to pump the needed oxygen. Further […]

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