We're always curious why people come to work and stay with the Kaimuki YMCA. Earlier in the year we asked a few of our current staff why they find themselves at our branch and we came up with this great compilation of words to inspire us: Why I work at the Kaimuki YMCA (Part 1).
This time, we got to speak to one of our Summer Day Camp Group Leaders, Kaluhi Kaapana and we asked her a different question - What is she learning so far?
Our Summer staff are sometimes with us just for the summer and in such a short time, what do they get out of it? Read more on what Kaluhi has to say.
If you'd like to join the Summer staff, you're still welcome! Visit our jobs page here.
To the men who carried us in their arms, held our hands, and worked their butts off to take care of us... Happy Father's Day from the Kaimuki YMCA ??? ????
Father’s Day is a Reminder of the Important Role Dads Play in Children’s Lives
Over 100 years ago, while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd wondered why there was no similar holiday for fathers. One of six children, Dodd’s father was a single father and she felt he and others deserved to be honored. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to fruition with the first Father's Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Many years passed before the day became a national holiday, but today we use the day to honor the fathers and father figures in our lives.
On Sunday, June 18, the Kaimuki YMCA joins the nation in celebrating Father’s Day and recognizing the influence fathers and adult male role models have in children’s lives. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million—or one in three—children live without their biological fathers. Societal factors such as unemployment, work-life balance or a lack of resources can affect a father’s ability to seek support in strengthening his parenting skills and becoming more engaged in the lives of his children. The Y, a leading nonprofit in fostering positive youth development, is dedicated to providing both resources and opportunities for fathers to further involve themselves in the well-being and development of their children.
Studies show that children with close relationships with their fathers and other adult male role models have more self-confidence and exhibit less depression, perform better academically and engage in significantly less drug and alcohol use.
In communities across the country, the Y is committed to ensuring that the 9 million children and teens in YMCA programs reach their full potential by helping them grow—physically, mentally and socially—from young children into active, engaged members of their communities.
Over 1.6 million people across the United States visit the ER every year due to fall-related injuries. If you or someone else you know has fallen, you are not alone -- more than one in three adults over the age of 65 fall each year.
Fortunately, falls can be prevented through exercise training and other precautionary measures.
Join us for an educational seminar where we’ll demonstrate exercises to improve balance and discuss other steps you can take to ensure that your life is free of the fear of falling.
If you're joining, please register at our Welcome Center by calling 808 737 5544.
If you'd like to read more on falls, click Read More.
We've got a new way to keep you informed, and it's called One Call Now :)
One Call Now is our new system to keep you informed and up-to-date of what's going on at the Kaimuki YMCA - with everything from cancelled classes, branch and pool updates, seminars you might be interested in, and all the other information you need to know.
Through One Call Now, you will receive messages from us initially via voicemail. To sign up, please fill up this form.
To know more about how One Call will work, click Read More.
Hundreds of seniors celebrated National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with the YMCA of Honolulu and Generations Hawaii Magazine at the Kahala Mall Shopping Center!
“With Movement…There’s Improvement” was the theme of this year’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, which on Oahu, was celebrated with a free Senior fair hosted by YMCA of Honolulu and Generations Hawaii Magazine at the Kahala Mall Shopping Center.
On this day, seniors across the country participated in thousands of events as part of the nation’s largest health event to encourage physical fitness, nutrition, and preventative care.
At the Kahala Mall, the YMCA and Generations Hawaii gathered more than 40 healthy aging resource organizations offering information on everything fromBalance Exercises & Training, Medicare, ID Theft Prevention and Solutions, Long Term Care and Nutrition to Decluttering, Downsizing & Organizational Tips.
Seniors also enjoyed free exercise classes (Tai Chi, Country Line Dancing, Zumba Gold), health screenings, entertainment, healthy cooking demonstrations and even a presentation on decluttering your home as well as prizes.
Each attendee received a Passport to Health to help them navigate throughout the air-conditioned shopping mall to visit all of the resource organization tables.
All attendees this year received a free 3-day pass to try any of the YMCA of Honolulu health and fitness facilities located throughout Oahu.
“The event was a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness,” said Michael Broderick, President and CEO of the YMCA of Honolulu. “More than 30% of our Y members are seniors and we have special programs and activities tailored to meet their specific needs.”
For more information the Y's programs for seniors, visit www.ymcahonolulu.org
Watch a little bit of what happened in the video below :)
Here's a collection of information, insights and, inspiration from us to you 🌺