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Husband and wife both diagnosed with cancer learn to ‘Livestong at the YMCA’

After Gerard and Maureen Herr found were both diagnosed with cancer, they found support in the Livestrong at the YMCA. The three-month program for cancer patients and survivors provides a personal trainer to show people the ropes in the gym and shift the focus from fighting cancer to regaining strength and confidence and improving their well-being. People need not be a YMCA member to join. A grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation helps the YMCA provide it at no cost to as many people as possible. Read more…

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: 6 basic tips for reducing ‘high sugar’ risk factors

Diabetes is a chronic condition with serious complications, including heart disease, blindness, stroke and kidney failure. However, managing and even avoiding diabetes is something that can be done in a straightforward manner. Through its Diabetes Prevention Program, the YMCA is doing something to help people who are prediabetic prevent the progression to diabetes and the lifelong problems, even death, it causes. Read more…

Another candidate seeks School Committee seat

Ward 7 resident Carl Walker, the youth and family director for the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, recently announced his interest in the vacant position on the Ward 6 School Committee. His experience in the field of education and his strong desire for quality education motivated Walker, 45, a former Boston Public Schools teacher and Bridgewater State University professor, to add his name. Read more…