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WDEL News: Brandywine YMCA unveils fruits of $5M renovation

By: Kevin Hayes January 13, 2019 Just over a year-and-a-half and $5.5 million later, there is more to be excited about, just off Concord Pike. “We’re celebrating the completion of our expansion project. We’ve added 19,000 sq. ft. on top of a building that was built in 1966, so this is going to allow us…

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YMCA OF DELAWARE NOW OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIP TO SEVENTH-GRADERS

The YMCA of Delaware is starting the New Year by offering free youth memberships to students in the seventh grade who live or attend a school in the state of Delaware. To register, students need to bring a school ID, class roster, or recent report card along with a parent or guardian to a local…

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The YMCA of Delaware And Nemours Children’s Health System Collaborate to Enhance the Health of Children and Families Across the State

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nemours Children’s Health System. For the next three years, Nemours will provide a variety of value-added services for Y of Delaware members and the community. Some of these services include literacy assessments for children, trainings on sports injury prevention, workshops for new parents, and…

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WITN TV: In Focus – YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

IN Focus with Yesenia Taveras went live with YMCA of Delaware to discuss Diabetes Awareness Month and how the organization’s Diabetes Prevention Program is serving approximately 2,000 participants, in all three of Delaware’s counties, with an 82% retention rate. Watch


Cape Gazette: YMCA Offers Diabetes Prevention Program To Medicare Patients

The YMCA of Delaware is expanding availability of its Diabetes Prevention Program to eligible Medicare participants as a covered benefit. The YMCA’s DPP is a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58 percent overall…

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WCAU NBC 10: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA of Delaware becomes one of the first organizations in America to offer a diabetes prevention program that is free to all medicare recipients. Click link to watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df3kZUnNL6E&feature=youtu.be


WITN TV 22: YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

By Yesenia Taveras November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the YMCA of Delaware is expanding the availability of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to eligible Medicare participants. The YMCA becomes one of the first organizations nationwide certified to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit. Click link to watch story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJN_LYHdq5M&feature=youtu.be.


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