The St. Louis Monsanto YMCA has the largest population of participating African-American seniors out of any YMCA in the country. Walk into the gym and a 92-year-old African-American woman is leading a chair-aerobics class to a high-energy rhythm. She doesn’t skip a beat. Read the full story in the St. Louis American.
Volunteers Needed as YMCA Bookfair Rapidly Approaches
Thousands of St. Louis area residents have been finding new friends in old books at the YMCA Bookfair for 33 years, and that tradition continues August 16-21, 2013 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex. Read more.
Go to YMCA Bookfair Web page.
The Y Takes on Diabetes
A new health program being rolled out at YMCAs across the country shows the potential for a community-based organization to deliver a nationwide health-care intervention, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read full article.
YMCA Recognizes Essay Winners at MLK Breakfast
The Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Breakfast is a time of celebration and tribute to the life and legacy of this great leader. Read story in the St. Louis American