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How water aerobics can keep you fit as you age

Forbes recently published an article highlighting the growing popularity of water aerobics. The article quoted a longtime Y member. “The water classes are fabulous,” says Patti Bernstein. At 72 years, the Murray Hill, New York resident participates in aquatic exercise sessions year-round at Manhattan’s Vanderbilt YMCA. “I love the water. I walk out, and I feel so much better,” she said. When possible, she takes two back-to-back classes, for arthritis and then for a general workout. Read more…

Several elected officials remind residents of benefits of municipal ID cards

Three elected officials enrolled in the city’s municipal ID program last Friday, hoping it would encourage their constituents to take advantage of the benefits the IDNYC card offers. The free card provides identification for residents, including undocumented immigrants and others who have trouble getting government-issued identification such as the homeless and the formerly incarcerated, as well as providing a range of other benefits to cardholders. One of those benefits is a discounted membership to YMCAs in the city. Read more…

The Greenpoint Y introduces its newest environmentalists to the community

At a celebration at Lentol Garden last week, the students marked the end of this year’s S.Y.S.T.E.M. (Summer Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program by displaying their newly acquired environmental knowledge. S.Y.S.T.E.M. is an annual event, organized by the Greenpoint Y, in collaboration with NYU’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, ExxonMobil and Broadway Stages, in which high school students work to further their educations in environmental studies. Read more…