Chronic Disease Management Programs

As a leader in preventative health care, the YMCA of Greater Boston offers a broad range of research-based programs that target specific health issues. All of our programs are people-centric and are designed to help each individual reach a personal best.

YMCA certified instructors are there to guide and support each participant while fostering a community where individuals are open to share with other participants.

We offer programs for participants who are battling or recovering from cancer, diabetes prevention programs, asthma management programs and more.

Current programs:

Livestrong

What is LIVESTRONG and how does the YMCA of Greater Boston help cancer survivors? 

LIVESTRONG is a national, free 12-week group exercise program designed for people affected by cancer to help them build back endurance, strength, flexibility and confidence in a supportive and safe environment. 

The LIVESTRONG program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal".  

Who can participate? 

Anyone in the community can participate.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA.  If you know someone who can benefit from this program, please let them know about it.

How much does it cost? 

The program is free to both member and non-members of the YMCA and is supported by our annual fundraising campaign. 

Where is it offered?

LIVESTRONG is offered in the following branches:  Charles River YMCA, West Roxbury YMCA, Waltham YMCA and Wang YMCA of Chinatown. More branches will come on line with the program in 2014. 

How long is the program? 

The program runs 12 weeks, and meets twice weekly for 75 minutes.

The Pink Program

What is The Pink Program and how does the YMCA of Greater Boston help Breast Cancer survivors?

This program helps women exercise safely, while enhancing their overall health, whether they’re in the midst of breast cancer treatment or years beyond it. The Pink Program helps boost energy, increase strength and restore ease in performing daily tasks. Classes are tailored for different surgeries and adapted for all fitness levels. Developed by Harvard doctor and breast cancer survivor Carolyn M. Kaelin, MD, MPH, and Master Trainers Josie Gardiner and Joy Prouty, The Pink Program is the only breast cancer recovery program approved by the American Council on Exercise.

Who can participate?

Anyone in the community can participate.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA.  If you know someone who can benefit from this program, please let them know about it.

How much does it cost?

The program is free to both members and non-members of the YMCA.

Where is it offered?

The Pink Program is offered in the following branches:  Burbank YMCA, West Roxbury YMCA, and the Lahey Clinic.

How long is the program?

The length of the program is 12 weeks.  

Diabetes Prevention PRogram

What is The Diabetes Prevention Program and how does the YMCA of Greater Boston help?

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthly lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

Who can participate?

Anyone in the community can participate.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA.  If you know someone who can benefit from this program, please let them know about it.

Where is it offered?

The YMCA Diabetes Program is currently offered in the following branches: East Boston YMCA and Roxbury YMCA

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Find a Program
Burbank YMCA(4 Items)
Program No. Name Days Offered Dates Avail. Times Avail. Action
01809/2 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - Tu,T Tuesday, Thursday Jan 6, 2015 - Feb 17, 2015 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM Signup
01809/1 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - M,W, Monday, Wednesday Jan 5, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015 07:15 PM - 08:00 PM Signup
01801/2 The Pink Program - M,W, 01:00 Monday, Wednesday Jan 5, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Signup
01801/1 The Pink Program - M,W, 11:40 Monday, Wednesday Jan 5, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015 11:40 AM - 12:55 PM Signup

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