Aviation Structural Mechanic Chief Petty Officer Fran “Mac” McNeil was in the Military for 22 years; in 2003 he was injured badly in an accident while on the flight deck of the U.S.S... Read More


When the Ayoub family moved to Needham in 1984, one of the first things they did was join the Charles River YMCA.  Mom (Gretchen) considered YMCA programs to be integral to... Read More


“I want to thank the YMCA for offering the END Diabetes program. The information I was given was comprehensive and easy to follow and I found the group discussions to be very helpful... Read More

I retired in 1994, at that time I started developing trouble with my legs and knees and was having difficulty walking.  So in 1995 I joined the Dorchester YMCA.  My Doctor told me that... Read More


“The renovations to the Charlestown YMCA have been great. The new equipment is great too, and staff is very supportive and friendly. I usually use the circuit equipment, but I’m... Read More