Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention

Community-Based Programing

In communities across the nation, the YMCA (Y) is a leading voice on health and well-being. For over 15 years, the Y has driven innovation in prevention and control of chronic disease to improve quality of life, save lives, and reduce healthcare spending. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Y delivers tangible results in scientific evidence-based chronic disease prevention and control. Across America, Ys are increasing opportunities and policies promoting physical activity, expanding health and wellness initiatives, and offering health care solutions and education outside the traditional healthcare model.

The Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is proud to offer a wide-variety of chronic disease prevention and control programs and meeting the expanding needs of our region. In 2019, Cambria County ranked among the lowest counties in Pennsylvania in health outcomes. Taking a community-based approach to health care, our team is able to deliver medical care and education in a community setting at low or no cost as part of our mission to combat chronic diseases in our region.

Our Current Programs

Diabetes Prevention Program

LIVESTRONG®AT THE Y

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Weight Loss

Cardiac Rehab

Community-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 4)

All Locations
3/1/21 - 4/1/21
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Fact:

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States of America has a heart attack.

Our Goal:

Reduce an individuals risk of experiencing a cardiac event by providing positive guidance for healthy living and the appropriate level of physical activity.

What is Community-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Community-based cardiac rehabilitation (Phase 4) provides people with known coronary heart diseases the opportunity to benefit from weekly supervised exercise sessions. People who are eligible include those who have participated in Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes and those who meet certain medical criteria and have been assessed by a physician.

What to Expect

  • Two exercise session each week for one month
  • Exercise monitored by a certified exercise physiologist or personal trainer.
  • Designed to reduce the risk of another cardiac event and help to prevent existing conditions from worsening.
  • Risk factor modification.
  • Emotional support.
  • A physicians note is required for this program.
Provide a note from doctor

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/27/20 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 40.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
3/1/21 4/1/21 Register  
Closes
04/01/2021

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA (Cancer Survivors)

All Locations
6/7/21 - 10/14/21
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In 2008, the YMCA of the USA partnered with LIVESTRONG to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person, not the disease. The 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Also learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

How Does the Program Work?

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease.

The FREE, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help them maintain a healthy weight. They’ll focus on:

  • Building muscle mass and strength
  • Increasing flexibility and endurance
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended

Just as important, this program encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for survivors to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients – we follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. Our LIVESTRONG staff members are exercise experts who can understand their unique concerns and help address them safely.

Medical Clearance Form, LIVESTRONG Intake Form, PROMIS-29 Form

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/25/20 8/26/21 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
6/7/21 8/26/21 Register  
8/30/21 10/14/21 Register  

Weight Loss

All Locations
1/18/21 - 10/7/21
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Our YMCA’s Weight Loss Program is the perfect way to learn how to eat healthier, be more active, lose fat, and gain muscle! Losing fat weight isn’t always easy, but we are here to help. By giving you the tools you need to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle, we empower you to find what works best for you when it comes to achieving your wellness goals.

We won’t push any gimmicks on you or prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. We will educate you and challenge you to become the best version of your self.

The program will provide helpful tips and strategies to incorporate nutrition, mindfullness, and physical activity into your lifestyle. We will also discuss motivation, goal setting, and how to take on obstacles when the arise.

This 6-week-long, group-based program meets for one-hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and provides a supportive network of others working on similar goals to help when the going gets tough and to celebrate successes along the way.

We will talk about:

  1. Goal Setting
  2. Strength Training
  3. Nutrition for Fat Loss
  4. Aerobic Conditioning
  5. Self-Image & Other Barriers
  6. Flexibility & Mindfullness

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/25/20 1/17/21 Online / Front Desk $ 120.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
1/18/21 2/25/21 Registration
Closed
3/15/21 4/22/21 Registration
Closed
8/30/21 10/7/21 Registration
Closed