West Cook YMCA

April 2019 CEO Message

Good News! Spring is Here.

Published 04.01.19
Dear Member,
The long, cold winter is over!  Spring is here and that is good news. It won't be long until new life is all around us.  Of course, spring is a great time to rejuvenate. Remember, the West Cook YMCA is always here for you with a variety of programs to help you stay on track to achieve your health and wellness goals.
This spring we're also happy to welcome 700 new members who joined the Y this winter.  We're delighted to have you with us! And we look forward to helping you stay healthy in spirit, mind, and body.  You can be sure that we are constantly expanding and fine-tuning our programs to better serve you.
For example, check out our new Weight Loss Program, designed to help adults seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and forming sustainable healthy habits. If you're interested in achieving your weight loss goals, contact Sierra Waller at swaller@westcookymca.org or 708-434-0208.
I'm also proud to announce that we have just added a new health partner: Cook County Hospital System for Diabetes Prevention Program.  We are working together to help people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes make changes that can reduce their risk and live happier healthier lives.
Thank you again for being a part of the West Cook YMCA. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you to make our entire neighborhood a healthier and happier place to live!
Phillip Jiménez                                   
President & CEO  




Register today for Summer Camp - a great way to give your children the BEST SUMMER EVER. Camp is perfect for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14, and parents love our extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Unique camp experiences are age-appropriate, ensuring every child can experience fun, field trips and friendships all summer long. Please contact Lisa Gacki at 773-547-5472 or lgacki@westcookymca.org for more details.


This is a great time to get your kids enrolled in swim lessons at the West Cook YMCA. Summer will be here before you know it.  Make sure your children have the skills they need to be safe in and around water. We've added new times to our spring schedule for preschool and youth swim lessons. This summer, we will be rolling out an easier way to register for classes at more convenient times. Be on the lookout for more information. Our updated Swim Lessons program features classes for all ages - from babies six months old all the way up to teens and adults. For more information, please contact Kyle Albright at 708.434.0218 or kalbright@westcookymca.org.


If you are 62+ years, you can still join our Fundamentals of Drawing class that meets on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Explore a variety of drawing techniques and materials while developing skills and confidence it takes to create your own works of art. Contact Keri Inouye at 708-434-0235 or kinouye@westcookymca.org for more details.


New in 2019! West Cook YMCA is participating in a fitness program available to Illinois residents insured under an AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance plan by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company.  Eligible participants could receive up to 50% reduction in membership prices.  Talk to a Member Engagement Representative today at the front desk or call 708-383-5200 for more details. Please click here for more details.



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