Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center.

Left to right: Kevin Kilian Chief Organizational Development Officer, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Lauren Kennedy, COO Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Daytona Beach Zone 6 City Commissioner Paula Reed; Teresa Rogers President/CEO Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Dean O’Brien YMCA board member and president/CEO of Browning Communications; Marylou Blackmer, YMCA board member and director of National Service Operations for Cigna; and Rebecca Zimmerman, director of Health Promotions, Volusia Flagler YMCA.(DUANE FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Left to right: Kevin Kilian Chief Organizational Development Officer, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Lauren Kennedy, COO Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Daytona Beach Zone 6 City Commissioner Paula Reed; Teresa Rogers President/CEO Volusia Flagler Family YMCA; Dean O’Brien YMCA board member and president/CEO of Browning Communications; Marylou Blackmer, YMCA board member and director of National Service Operations for Cigna; and Rebecca Zimmerman, director of Health Promotions, Volusia Flagler YMCA.
(DUANE FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might be a good fit for the Midtown Area.

There are currently three classes offered targeting seniors that include Balance in Motion, an evidence- based healthy aging program developed specifically to address falls. The program covers topics such as managing fear of falling, managing chronic health conditions, improving physical activity and managing symptoms of depression.

Moving for Better Balance, a Tai Chi program, is specifically designed to prevent falls in older adults, which includes seated or seated to standing transition option.

Water Aerobics is ideal for individuals working on strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance, water aerobics offers all three in a weightless setting.

Summer schedule
• Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Balance in Motion
• Fridays: 9 to 10 a.m., Moving for Better Balance
• Mondays and Fridays: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Water Aerobics
• Wednesdays: 10 to 11 a.m., Healthy Living Lecture and Focus Groups

YMCA President and CEO Teresa Rogers said that the YMCA also will schedule feedback sessions.

“We are planning to hold some town hall-type meetings to gauge the needs of local residents. Their input will be essential as we move forward with what we are sure will be a successful health and wellness initiative in the community,” Rogers said.

For more information, contact Kevin Kilian of the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA at -386-405-2844 or kkilian@vfymca.org.

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