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YMCA’s Online Programming and Services Keep Community Together – Patch.com

Although closed to the public, the North Suburban YMCA has been busy bringing the community together through a variety of online initiatives to help its neighbors stay connected, healthy, and engaged during the shelter at home order. A variety of virtual programming is currently available on nsymca.org, and more options for April programming will be available soon. The Y's current online initiatives include:

NSYMCA VIRTUAL FITNESS The features local instructors as well as national YMCA videos to keep the community healthy. Facebook live classes are also offered for an interactive experience. The classes now available on the website include Cardio & HIIT, Cardio & Strength, Strength, Barre, Bootcamp, Mind & Body (Yoga), Adult, Tai Chi & Youth, with more to come.

NSYMCA Community Boards Community members can interact, get ideas, ask for help, have virtual fun, or ask questions. The Y's Boards include:

NSYMCA Community Ask membership or specific Y questionsSubscribe Adult Programming Includes Brain games, the NSYMCA social club, Caregivers support group and other senior programming Senior Activities -* Brain games Tuesdays at 1pm & Fridays at 9:15am* NSYMCA Social Club The Community can join for camaraderie and a meal if participants want to eat along with the meeting. For more information, contact Karen Brownlee, kbrownlee@nsymca.org* Caregivers Support Group Fridays at 10:30am* Adult Education Seminars contact Karen Brownlee at kbrownlee@nsymca.org. Health & Wellness Tips, workouts, questions answered Performing Arts Keeps the kids dancing with fee-based virtual classes Visual Arts Check in for art plans, fee-based virtual classes and artist ideas for everyone Special Olympics Stay in touch with the Special Olympics team Youth Development Offers activities, questions, websites, and fun for kids Smartlab S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maintenance) fee-based programming for kids Camp Summer Camp updatesFor more information visit nsymca.org or contact Kim Nyren at knyren@nsymca.org .About the North Suburban YMCAThe North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at NSYMCA.org

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5 WhatsApp games to beat lockdown boredom – IOL

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Johannesburg - Boredom. Its something that most of us are becoming very acquainted with during the lockdown. Passing the time has become a real challenge. So, why not have a little fun on your Whatsapp groups? This way you keep in contact with family and friends, and have a little fun too.

My list:

1. Once upon a time

You start off with Once upon a time ... and the other members of the group can join in and add lines to make it an interesting storyline. Each member gets 15 seconds.

2.Guess the title

You can choose either movie titles or songs. Your members would have to guess a movie or song through clues using a selection of emojis. You can go all out on this one and make it as quirky as possible.

2. In Character

In this game, all you have to do is pretend to be someone else until someone guesses who you are pretending to be. Or you can troll your mum or bestie in the chat, and change your profile picture and start acting like them.

4. Riddle me this

If you and your mates are into brain games and IQ tests, then riddles are a perfect fit. You can add suspense by using voice notes.

5. Would you rather ?

This game requires you to ask your friend a simple two choice question like Would you rather sleep in the jungle or swim with sharks. Each question leads to another question, which is deeper and darker.

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Why this couple added artificial turf to their yard for their four dogs – Omaha World-Herald

It was hard to keep grass growing and paws clean with four dogs, so Michael and Jodi Aaronson added artificial turf to two areas of their yard.

Mike and Jackie Roach, founders of Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue, told them it was the best thing they ever did and now the Aaronsons agree.

Friends want to come see it and wish they had it, Jodi says. Its made life so much easier.

The Gretna family of six boards Loki, Fiona, Sadie and Milo at Katies Kennel, which also has turf, so it wasnt a big adjustment for the dogs.

Jodi found a turf product at Costco, and the couple installed 1,800 square feet of it themselves. They had to remove some sod around the house, grade and then add a base layer of limestone.

Two sprinkler heads were retained to help wash down the turf and cool it off in the summer. Cleanup is no different than grass.

Now, when it snows or rains there are no worries about letting out their dogs or others they foster. But if trapped inside by the weather, the Aaronsons have lots of doggy brain games.

A favorite is a licking mat laced with peanut butter, processed cheese slices or yogurt.

We use that when we brush the dogs or do nail trimming, Jodi says. It keeps them occupied.

Christine Cruwe leads Packer through Lauritzen Gardens on Monday during Leashes at Lauritzen, an event in which the 100 acres and miles of trails at the gardens are opened to canines and their humans.

Joey, a Coton de Tularowned by Laurie Owen, is ready for Leashes at Lauritzen. Water and treats were available at stations throughout the garden.

Teresa Eske and Barry Leesley walk their dogs, from left, Bella, Mae and Bear at Lauritzen Gardens on Monday during Leashes at Lauritzen.The event is offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first two Mondays of each month through October.

Shannon Casson and her golden retriever Harrison explore Lauritzen Gardens on Monday.

Limairy Baskin, left, and Andre Baskin walk Odis, a French bulldog, during Leashes at Lauritzen on Monday.

Laurie Owen gives Joey a drink during their walk through Lauritzen Gardens on Monday.

Jamie Hserwahhei, left, and Mario Pelico get the their Siberian husky, Thor, some water during Leashes at Lauritzen on Monday.

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STAYING AT HOME FOR A WHILE? CONSIDER THESE ALTERNATIVES TO BINGING ON TELEVISION – Island Echo

We are all in this together, although very much apart. One of the greatest threats to UK society, perhaps since the Second World War, and the best way to combat it and, eventually defeat it, is by staying at home.

Most of us are putting a brave face on it, and some might even relish the chance to work from home, spend more time with family and, perhaps, catch up on some television box-sets. Indulging in too much of the latter, however, is probably not going to help with your emotional well-being in the long-run.

Below we are going to look at some alternative ideas to keep you sane during the lockdown. Some of these are a little leftfield, so keep an open mind.

Sophisticated Jigsaw Puzzles

One bit of advice that continued to crop up from those health workers who have already been through periods of quarantine was to set activities with long-term goals. A complicated jigsaw puzzle is perfect in that respect, as you can do a bit each day. Moreover, jigsaws can help your cognitive functions as they are, essentially, memory games.

Speed Dating

Obviously, something for the singletons and not if you are home with your significant other. Speeddater.co.uk is pushing out its Virtual Speed Dating platform during the coronavirus outbreak. In short, you have quick speed dates online with people in your area. Perhaps you can find some ready-made romance for when we can all go outside again. The cost? 5.

TikTok Challenges

We are suggesting TikTok here, but it could be any social media or video-sharing platform, such as YouTube or Instagram. Everyone, including celebrities and sports stars, is taking part in challenges from toilet roll keepy-uppies to impersonating Gloria Gaynor with I Will Survive renditions. Join in its a lot of fun.

Online Games

One to be careful with, as overplaying video games can be a lot like binge-watching television. However, there are lots of options online, including problem-solving games sites like Brain Games and in-depth quiz sites like Sporcle. Because bookmakers are shut, some punters might opt for casino games. There is a lot of variety and creativity there too, as you can see in this Britains Got Talent games review. However, be aware of your budget and keep in mind that you can usually play casino games for free in demo versions.

Grow Your Own

We really do not know how long all of this will last, nor if it will be a gradual return to normality or an abrupt one. In light of that, why not start growing some of your own food? Even if you dont have a large garden, some vegetables like lettuce, chillies, tomatoes and spinach can be grown from a small balcony and windowsills. Its a good one to get the kids involved, too.

Go to The Museum

Not literally, but virtually. Many of the worlds top museums now have virtual tours; so you can experience artistic and historical wonders from the comfort of your own home. As with physical museums in the UK, the cost is often free, but you can leave a donation to help support the institution.

Read a True Classic

You know, there is a long list of books that people claim to have read but never actually finished. Now is the time to actually do it. War and Peace usually tops the charts among Brits, but, be warned its heavy going. If you want something for the whole family to read together, Alice in Wonderland fits the bracket as a story we all know but a book rarely completed.

Have a Zoom Party

Video conferencing apps are usually reserved for connecting businesses remotely, but they have now been incorporated by people wanting to connect with friends and family over a drink. Apps like Zoom and House Party have seen a huge surge in subscriptions (some basic versions are free) as people have virtual parties to get over isolation. Remember that you can get kids involved too, as they might be missing school friends. Moreover, dont forget that video calls might help retain connections with older family members.

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Apps and Technology that Can Help With Quarantine Blues – The Bates Student

During this time of stress anduncertainty, it does a person well to know the innovations and resourcesavailable to them to help them through. Although technology does not fullyreplace human-to-human interaction, there are many resources available to helpmake this time of social distancing, quarantining and self-isolation lesslonely, less boring, and less mentally taxing. Here I have provided for you alist of apps, plug-ins and machines that have helped many people across theworld overcome these feelings.

The first tool I would like to put forward is the app Headspace. Headspace was actually started as a meditation events company in 2010, but many of the attendees wanted to continue Headspaces teachings in their day-to-day life. Fast forward a few years and now Headspace is a major meditation app that guides people through meditation practices that fit your lifestyle. Whether you only have a few moments during the day or a whole afternoon of free time, this app has a wide range of different guided meditations to offer for all levels of meditation experience. The app is also incredibly user friendly with a great interface that is both aesthetically pleasing and inviting to use. This app can be found on the app store or at Headspace.com.

Happy Not Perfect is the second app I would like to recommend for people who are searching for a mental health-related app to add to their routine. This mindfulness app was developed with the help of neuroscientists, psychologists, performance and breathing coaches, wellness innovators, and buddhist monks and offers lots of guided meditations, breathing exercises, brain games, and an interactive journaling feature. Happy Not Perfect bills itself as a your go to place for everything you need to look after your mind in a new fun way and is available at the App Store and Google Play.

Feeling connected to other people during this time has been a continual challenge. Facetime and Zoom calls cannot fully make up for in-person connection, especially when one of the joys of being with other people is being able to do things with them, rather than staring at one another on a screen. In comes Netflix party. Although again, not a perfect substitute for times together, Netflix party is a great way to share the enjoyment of watching a movie with someone who is not physically with you. Netflix Party is a Google Plug-in that synchronizes your Netflix movie or TV show with friends and adds a group chat feature along the side so you can have movie nights or TV binges with your friends no matter where you or they are in the world. This is available at Netflixparty.com.

If you are unable to spend time outside, a therapy light may be the best option for combatting the inside blues. Whether it is because the weather is bad or you are in an area where being outside is not something that is feasible, being unable to spend time outside and give your body enough sunlight can severely alter your energy levels and mood. Light therapy is a great way to combat Seasonal Depression Disorder (SAD) or other conditions brought about by artificial light, says the Mayo Clinic. Sitting in front of a therapy light while doing work has been proven to help boost morale and aid in combating sleeping disorders. Thankfully buying a therapy light is incredibly easy and decently inexpensive, as major online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target all have a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your life and space.

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Walk for Health at the Island Free Library – Block Island Times

The Island Free Library is in the second year of our Walk for Health program. You may have even heard of the Walking Program at the library, or know one of our participants. The program, while not exactly static, takes place daily in the lower level program rooms. Walk for Health is akin to low to medium impact aerobics and brings together islanders of all ages, men and women alike.

Why Walk for Health? Many begin our walking program at the encouragement of their medical professional or other participants. Research has shown that walking for 2.5 hours a week or at least 21 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30 percent. This free program and activity can meet you where you are at, whether that is a daily walk workout of 1-2 miles or several miles! Walking as exercise reduces the risk of diabetes and cancer, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, aids memory, improves balance and coordination and boosts your mood! According to Harvard Health online, Even a quick one-minute jaunt pays off. A University of Utah study in 2014 found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%.

Our Walk for Health began as weekly program after library director Kristin Baumann had an opportunity to attend a walking class at the Senior Center in South Kingstown. Around the same time our Circulation Clerk Judy Mitchell was gifted the DVD, Walking Down Your Blood Sugar, for the library through her Diabetes Workshop Trainingthe workshops of which have been going strong for the last four years. Both knew this DVD program would work in the space we have at the library and we are refreshingly surprised at the continued growing popularity. From one class per week, the program has grown to multiple classes every day we are open! You may wonder, what is Walk for Health? The program itself can run anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more and is a low-medium impact cardio-vascular workout.

The class works out to instructed DVD programs in our downstairs meeting rooms A and B. If you come for a morning class, feel free to park in our lot and enter through our side gray door and head downstairs. Room A is designated as our two-mile low impact room and Room B is for 4-plus miles and generally higher intensity longer workouts.

We walk inside and somewhat in place as we work out in concert with the videos instructor and each other. The accountability of a daily workout class keeps many happy and motivated. Baumann adds, Its totally empowering for me to offer patrons a free possibility which assists them in their desire to take care of their health and well-being. Our library has dozens of different workouts with various instructors adding variety and challenge as well as a Zumba dance workout at 8:30 a.m. every Friday.

Walk for Health takes place at the Island Free Library Tuesday to Saturday at 8:30 a.m. We also offer an afternoon walking session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. A new addition to this program is our KidZone run by our Youth Services Librarian, Morgan Walsh every Wednesday afternoon, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kidzone offers a place for kids to engage with various physical activities as well as brain games while their parent or guardian walks for health in the adjoining room.

The Walking Program gets new walkers daily so please feel free to come, step in and join us at any time.

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My day in self-isolation during COVID-19 pandemic – UW Badger Herald

8:45 A.M. My morning alarm goes off, meaning I am just 45 minutes away from my 9:30 journalism class. Instead of getting up and jumping in the shower like I would have done just two weeks ago, I sit on my phone scrolling through Instagram, where I see the latest stupid trends, this time featuring the Just tomorrow caption challenge. Annoyed, I switch to Twitter where I scroll for about 10 minutes. Before I know it, its already 9:15. Time to get up and get on the beloved BBCollaborate.

9:20 A.M. I pour myself a bowl of Lucky Charms and hop onto the living room couch, checking into the BBCollaborate lecture room. I notice Im the first one in the lecture with our professor and quickly exit to avoid the awkward conversation.

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9:28 A.M. I re-enter the lecture room with most of the other 20 people in my class already in the room, as well as our three guest lecturers.

9:45 A.M. 15 minutes into class, I find myself losing focus. I check my email and play some brain games on my phone while zoning in-and-out of the lecture.

10:30 A.M. The guest lecturers are finished. Our professor asks how everyone is coping with the pandemic, to which he gets about five people responding with some variation of meh. He then proceeds to explain what we have due in the coming weeks and how we will make the final project work. Class ends a little early at 11:15.

11:20 A.M. I jump into the shower to clean up from a hard day of self-isolation. After I get out, I decide to do a face-mask because I can.

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12:00 P.M. After about 20 minutes of sitting around, mindlessly scrolling through social media, I decide to instead mindlessly play video games while eating a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

1:00 P.M. I get bored of video games so I move on to write a movie review for my geography class. Instead of taking about 40 minutes like it normally does, it takes me close to two hours because my dad plays horrible rock n roll music from the 1980s, making it incredibly difficult to focus no matter how many times I tell him to turn that shit down.

3:15 P.M. I head outside to play basketball for my one hour of allotted exercise in quarantine. Here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is only about 45 degrees outside and it begins to rain after about 25 minutes. Time to head back inside.

3:45 P.M. More mindless social media scrolling.

4:30 P.M. Time to edit some articles for The Badger Herald.

5:30 P.M. Dinner. Barbeque chicken and baked potatoes. Yum.

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6:00 P.M. I decide I need some more exercise so I set up my Nerf basketball hoop from middle school on my bedroom door. I shoot the ball for about 45 minutes before I realize I just burned through another 45 minutes. Sports!

6:45 P.M. I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson for a little over an hour. It makes me realize I truly do not give a fuck.

8:00 P.M. Another 30 minutes of mindless scrolling. I now realize how much time I spend on mindless scrolling, with or without quarantine.

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8:30 P.M. Approaching isolation bedtime. I sit in bed, watching TV and playing video games for another hour and a half.

10:00 P.M. More lounging around and mindless scrolling, followed by 30 minutes of reading.

11:00 P.M. Lights out and another 30 minutes of social media.

11:30 P.M. Time for bed. I set my alarm for 8:45 again in preparation of another day of remote learning. God, do I love the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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CogniFit Offers 300 Million Students Free Access to Its Premium Brain Training Program to Help Students Stimulate Their Mind While Schools Are Closed…

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --As schools close due to the spread of coronavirus, there is an unprecedented need for supporting children with brain-challenging activities. CogniFit's brain training programs are free for families through its CogniFit Stay At Home program. This initiative helps families manage their time at home and encourages them to make the most of this time to stimulate their minds with fun games.

To learn more and to access CogniFit Stay At Home, visit:

https://www.cognifit.com/stayathome

"As most K-12 students around the world have had school canceled for several weeks because of the coronavirus, parents worry about their children's education and want to keep them mentally challenged," says CogniFit CEO, Tommy Sagroun. "We at CogniFit want to address this concern because we understand how important it is for children to have continuity in their cognitive development and for adults to not be cognitively affected by lack of stimulation or anxiety and cope better with these isolated circumstances. To that end, we are making all of our brain training programs free for students for one month."

CogniFit Stay At Home seeks to help parents provide their children with fun and engaging challenging activities. This family-friendly platform is designed to help students and family members spend their time at home exercising their brain with more than 60 brain games.

CogniFit's cognitive training programs are designed for all ages from seven years old and above, to teenagers, to adults, to seniors. Using advanced algorithms, CogniFit's patented technology automatically adapts and adjusts the training regimen to each user's needs.

CogniFit's platform trains key cognitive skills, such as attention, memory, reasoning, which are critical when studying. This scientific platform exercises more than 20 cognitive skills that we use in our daily lives. CogniFit's advanced technology has been developed to measure user's performance consistently and adjusts the level and type of brain games to be performed automatically.

With this one-month free initiative, CogniFit seeks to help families and students manage their time at home and have an activity that is not only beneficial to the mind but also entertaining.

For further inquiries and media interviews, please contact Thomas Mann at [emailprotected].

About CogniFit

CogniFit is a global leader in developing online programs to assess and train core cognitive areas such as attention, memory, coordination, perception, and reasoning. As a digital health company, CogniFit specializes in scientifically validated cognitive tests and brain training programs.

As a major vendor in the cognitive assessment and training market, CogniFit offers its programs to individuals and companies in various verticals, such as healthcare, education, research, health and wellness, driving and human resources.

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Brain Games: How Well Do You Know Cars? – Car and Driver

Being stuck at home can drive a person into the dark corners of the brain. Did I just hear my hair growing? Was that the toaster-oven chime telling me the pizza rolls are done, or did I forget to even do that, and the sound I just imagined was a reminder to do something with my life? Bro, don't burn your brainor your mouthduring idle times. Break up the boredom with a game that dates back to the dawn of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor: What car do these headlights belong to?

Two Doors Four Seats

Sports Saloon

Bavarian Bakery

American Luxury

Not Bagheera

Isolation making you twitchy? Maybe a little afraid of the dark? Sorry about that. Lights on, zoom in. Farther. Farther. Stop! Don't scratch the paint. Can you guess what cars these photos are of? Some might be easier than others. Click through to see if you chose correctly.

Electro Stu

Muddy Kart

503 and 505

G-Unit

Air Freshener

Super Dirty

All Gelnde

Hot Hatch

Not A Monster Truck

Under 3000

Some See A Letter

Vape Naysh Ya'll

If you're into this type of stuff, you'll love what's going on from our friends at R&T Crew.

Tell us what you think. Write to: boredombusters@caranddriver.com or join Backfires.caranddriver.com

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North Suburban YMCA Partners with Covenant Living to Reduce Isolation for Seniors – Chicago Daily Herald

The North Suburban YMCA has joined forces with long time community partner Covenant Living to launch the "Brighten Someone's Day" outreach program, designed to bring joy to senior residents struggling with isolation. During the shelter-in-place order, residents have been unable to visit with their families as well as other residents, and are now restricted to their apartments.

The "Brighten Someone's Day" program is open to anyone in the community who would like to share an uplifting picture, card, story, or video with Covenant Living residents. The Y has worked to make sure these messages will be delivered virtually to Covenant Living. For residents ordering groceries through Sunset Foods, delivery staff will place a "Brighten Someone's Day" note, drawing, or message directly inside the resident's grocery bag.

"We feel very fortunate that we have had a long partnership with the North Suburban YMCA," commented Hilde Sager, Executive Director of Covenant Living. "Knowing we have support from them and the community is a great source of connection during these challenging times for our residents."

Both Meadowbrook Elementary School in Northbrook and the Field School in Wheeling are actively participating in the program by asking children, their parents, and anyone interested to contribute to "Brighten Someone's Day" program.

To ensure the process is completely contact-free, all artwork and messages will be uploaded to the Y's website. To participate in this Community Outreach program, visit nsymca.org and click on the "Brighten Someone's Day" link. Participants will be linked to a form where they can upload their messages or artwork.

"Even though the Y is physically closed, we feel it is important to continue to spread joy and connections, one inspirational message at a time," stated Kim Nyren, Director of Community Investment at the NSYMCA. "We also hope these efforts will encourage other people in the community to get involved so we can reach even more seniors and other isolated residents in our community."

The NSYMCA recommends four unique ways the community can participate in the "Brighten Someone's Day" program.

Write a letter or a poem of encouragement or joy.

Paint or draw a colorful uplifting picture

Record a 30-45 second video to say hello, tell a joke, or show off a particular talent.

Paint or draw a colorful picture on poster board. They will be mounted, staked, and placed in front of the residence windows.

The NSYMCA is also is bringing the community together through a variety of virtual programming for Covenant Living and the community at large. These initiative include:

NSYMCA VIRTUAL FITNESS -- The Y has local instructors as well as national YMCA videos to keep the members healthy. Facebook live classes are also offered for an interactive experience. The classes currently available are - Cardio & HIIT, Cardio & Strength, Strength, Barre, Bootcamp, Mind & Body (Yoga), Adult, Tai Chi & Youth. Members are encouraged to check the website for daily updates.

NSYMCA Community Boards --Community members can interact, get ideas, ask for help, have virtual fun or ask a question: Current Boards are:

oBrighten Someone's Day -- A forum to ask for help, and a place to share ideas to stay connected

oNSYMCA Community -- Membership or specific Y questions

oAdult Programming --Includes Brain games, the NSYMCA social club, Caregivers support group and other senior programming

oHealth & Wellness -- Tips, workouts, questions answered

oPerforming Arts -- Keeps the kids dancing

oVisual Arts -- Check in for art plans, virtual classes and artist ideas for everyone

oSpecial Olympics -- Stay in touch with the Special Olympics team

oYouth Development -- Offers activities, questions, websites and fun for kids

oSmartlab -- S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maintenance) programming

oCamp -- Summer Camp updates

oCEO- YMCA updates from the CEO

Senior Activities

oBrain games -- Tuesdays at 1pm & Fridays at 9:15am

oNSYMCA Social Club -- The Community can join for camaraderie and a meal if participants want to eat along with the meeting;Lunch Thursday 3/19 at 11:45am; Dinner Monday 3/30 at 5:30pm

oCaregivers Support Group -- Fridays at 10:30am

oAdult Education Seminars

Community Check-In form -- Residents can sign up to receive a call or make a call to someone who is feeling isolated.

Sunset Foods Delivery Messages- The Y is working with Sunset Foods to include inspirational notes & art made by Y families and local schools to include in their deliveries.

NSYMCA - Community Fitness Challenges -- Encourages members to work out to reach 30,000 minutes of exercise. People can track through the Y app, Facebook, email or the Wellness Community boards.

To be a part of Brighten Someone's Day. For more information visit nsymca.org or contact Kim Nyren at knyren@nsymca.org.

About the North Suburban YMCA

The North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community. Learn more at NSYMCA.org.

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