Staying active at any age is a core mission of the YWCA. From children to senior citizens, all generations can lead an active lifestyle by using the resources of this organization. Group fitness, aquatics, and access to cardio machines are included in membership fees. And, the Silver Sneakers program allows senior citizens to have a membership funded by their insurance in order to promote healthy physical activity.
Instead of a traditional childcare room, the YWCA has created an active drop-in area for kids ages 6 to 12. For the entirety of the time that the child is there, he or she is not allowed to sit down. Activities such as hula-hooping, using the Wii device, and stationary biking are all available for their use in order to keep them active and to discourage an overly sedentary lifestyle.
The Kohl's Family Collaborative couples the YWCA and Brenner's Children's Hospital in an effort to prevent childhood obesity in the Winston-Salem community. Operating out of the YWCA, this collaborative uses an interactive, family-centered approach to address this issue. The cooking class program, for example, is taught weekly at the YWCA by Brenner FIT staff and focuses on constructing balanced meals.
The Foodways & Roadways exhibit featured oral histories of local older adults, photo essays by middle school students and archival images of Winston-Salem as it reflects on the local food environment, past and present.Read More
In alignment with the Maya Angelou Women's Health and Wellness Center, Novant hosted a forum online to share ideas for solutions to a specific issue. Sara Quandt, an Associate Director of the Program in Community Engagement shared her ideas for creating equity in access to healthy foods.Read More
On Thursday, May 9th, the Winston-Salem Centennial Festivities will have its kick-off event. There are several events celebrating Winston-Salem's one hundred years planned for the four-day celebration, May 9-12, 2013.Read More
On March 18, 2013, a community workshop on clinical research was held at Goodwill Industries. The goal was to share knowledge on clinical research and clinical trials.Read More