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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
lprisco@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

AWAKENING SUMMER IMAGINATION FOR LOCAL KIDS AT ANNUAL HEALTHY KIDS DAY 2019

Posted 04/08/2019

The Granite YMCA is hosting free community events to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they will accomplish this summer.

Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 YMCAs across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.

The Granite YMCA Healthy Kids Day sites include:

The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown’s Healthy Kids Day takes place on Sunday, April 14 at 116 Goffstown Back Road, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact Bob McKenney, Branch Director at bmckenney@graniteymca.org or call 603.497.4663.

The YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the 116 Goffstown Back Road Allard Center branch location on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown at 603.497.4663.

The YMCA of the Seacoast’s (Portsmouth) Healthy Kids Day takes place on Saturday, April 27 at 550 Peverly Hill Road, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact Kelli McKenna, Branch Director at kmckenna@graniteymca.org or call 603.431.2334.

The YMCA of Greater Londonderry’s Healthy Kids Day takes place on Sunday, May 5 at 206 Rockingham Road, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact Lisa Fitzgerald, Branch Director at lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org or call 603.437.9622.

The YMCA of Strafford County’s (Rochester) This year they will be hosting Healthy Living Day instead of the usual Healthy Kids Day. This event will celebrate healthy active kids and families all while raising money for their Reach Out for Youth and Families Campaign. Join us, with your family for this FREE field day inspired event. Healthy Living Day takes place on Saturday, May 18 at Camp Coney Pine, 63 Lowell Street, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more information, please contact Laura Prisco, Branch Director at lprisco@graniteymca.org or call 603.332.7334.

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits this summer that can have a lifetime effect:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Read Together – The summer is a great time to enjoy books with summer program participants—and 30 minutes a day goes a long way! Take trips to the local library or create a family reading challenge to see who can log the most minutes of reading. Encourage youth to create their own stories as well.
  • Get Moving! – Activities that require movement also help kids flex their mental muscle. Use materials in unique ways: ask youth to build models, manipulate tools or develop their own theatrical scenes.
  • Play Together – Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the community and each of our branches will have a broad range of fun and engaging activities for participants to enjoy.
 

About The Granite YMCA

As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2016, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.63 million to 19,872 individuals.  To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.

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Safeguarding Our Health
Posted 03/15/2020

Today, with the accelerating spread of the Coronavirus, we are faced with a challenge to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread which demands immediate action.

All facilities, branches, and program centers will be closed effective on Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29. The YMCA of Greater Londonderry is closed effective now.

Keeping Our YMCA Healthy
Posted 03/13/2020

We take your health and safety very seriously. With the growing concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking every precaution possible to ensure that we minimize your risk of exposure.

Please continue reading for the latest updates and safety information.

The Granite YMCA Receives $10,000 Grant for Enriching Early Childhood Development
Posted 11/26/2019
Grant provided by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation will support the development of strong social skills for children in the Manchester and Rochester communities.