YMCA of Youngstown





Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs

Livestrong at the YMCA


The YMCA of Youngstown is a provider of the nationally recognized LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program thanks to an implementation grant from YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the Y’s national resource office, in partnership with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation. The 12-week physical activity and well-being initiative helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals. Additionally, programs like LIVESTRONG at the YMCA are part of the Y’s overall commitment to help cancer survivors recover in a safe and supportive environment.

We offer the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at NO COST to participants. You can also send an email to Meri Fetkovich at mfetkovich@youngstownymca.org or call 330-742-4788. Want to donate to the cause? Donate now!

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blood pressure self monitoring YMCA

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half (46%) of adults have high blood pressure in this country. High blood pressure is a key, modifiable, risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Contact Meri Fetkovich at mfetkovich@youngstownymca.org or call 330-742-4788 for more information.

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Total Parkinson’s

Helping Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients manage their symptoms and maintain a quality of life is one of the many reasons we offer Total HealthWorks: Total Parkinson’s. This specialized fitness program is designed to empower people with PD to take control of the disease with daily exercise.

The empowering results of our Total Parkinson’s exercise program can help participants:

  • Move about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Get out of bed or rise from a chair independently
  • Improve handwriting; Dress independently
  • Diminish worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious
  • Regain a sense of moving with normality.

Contact Kathy Hevener at khevener@youngstownymca.org or call 330-480-5656 ext 236 for more information.