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May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Greater New Orleans offers the following tips to encourage older adults in the Greater New Orleans community live healthier lives.

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The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program was studied nationwide years ago and with LSUHSC doctors in New Orleans and  Pennington in Baton Rouge. Its success rate is proven.

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YMCA Day at the Capital

April 12, 2017

Louisiana alliance has an impactful “Y Day” at Capitol: Y Advocates in the Louisiana alliance had multiple successes at what both Louisiana State House and Senate formally proclaimed as "Y-Day in Louisiana" on April 12th. The two legislative bodies read the proclamations aloud, commending YMCA volunteers, members and staff for their dedication to families throughout the state.

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Thirty Chinese National students from the University of Pennsylvania visited our YMCA on March 7.

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When Austin Badon, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and new director of the East Jefferson YMCA in Metairie, enters the Y's building on Riverside Drive in Metairie in the morning to begin a day's work, he is greeted enthusiastically by a group of senior adults who are gathered at tables sipping coffee. That's just one segment of the

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“It’s not always easy for autistic children to find a place where they are comfortable. But John found his place in this class.” Read more about East Jefferson YMCA’s Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond art program on nola.com.

We are pleased to announce that Austin Badon is joining our YMCA team as the Executive Director of our East Jefferson YMCA beginning on Monday, August 29th. Austin brings to the Y a deep commitment to our Greater New Orleans community and an extensive background in public service, youth development, education, and workforce development. Austin received

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The YMCA of Greater New Orleans has taught over 1,000 kids how to swim this summer. With the help of a grant, the WST St. Tammany YMCA gave free swimming lessons to 60 children on the North Shore. The Advocate covers the Y swim program here!