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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

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Open Gym
  3. Individual Workout
  4. Open Gym & Basketball
  5. Water Aerobics
  6. Pickleball
  7. Kid Zone
  8. Barre
  9. Lap Swim
  10. Family Swim (3 Lanes)
  11. SilverSneakers Splash
  12. Cycling
  13. Adult Basketball
  14. Open Gym
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Mon May 16

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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Fri 5:30am-8:30pm
  3. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  4. Sun 8:15am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16
  1. Open Gym
  2. Individual Workout
  3. Lap Swim (Lanes 2-3)
  4. Adult Open Swim (Lane 1)
  5. Open Swim
  6. TRX
  7. Lap Swim (Lanes 2-6)
  8. Kid Zone
  9. Step & Strength
  10. Lap Swim (Lanes 5-6)
  11. Deep Water Fit
  12. PiYo
  13. Zumba Gold
  14. Adult Open Swim (Lanes 1-2)
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Thu 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Fri 5:30am-8:30pm
  3. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  4. Sun 8:15am-1:00pm
Fun For Families
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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:00am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  3. Sun 9:00am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16
  1. Open Gym
  2. Lap Swim
  3. Individual Workout
  4. Cardio & Strength
  5. Cycling
  6. Lap Swim
  7. Open Gym
  8. Yoga
  9. Kid Zone
  10. Water Aerobics
  11. Pilates
  12. Strength & Core
  13. Lap Swim
  14. Leisure Swim (1 Lane)
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:00am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  3. Sun 9:00am-1:00pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Mon May 16

Just Want to Visit?

Click here for a guest pass

Program Guide

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Fun For Families

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-12:15pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16
  1. Individual Workout
  2. Kid Zone*
  3. Beginner Cycling
  4. Yoga Flow
  5. Cardio Dance
  6. Kid Zone*
  7. SilverSneakers Classic
  8. Cycle & Strength
  9. Yoga
  10. Zumba
  11. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-12:15pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Mon May 16

Just Want to Visit?

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Program Guide

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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

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Leisure Swim
  3. Individual Workout
  4. SilverSneakers Splash
  5. Balance Coach
  6. Lap Swim
  7. Kid Zone
  8. Leisure Swim
  9. Lap Swim
  10. Tabata
  11. Zumba
  12. Fit 4 Life
  13. Lap Swim
  14. Aquacise
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-8:00pm
  2. Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-12:00pm
Fun For Families
Kid Zone
Mon May 16

Just Want to Visit?

Click here for a guest pass

Program Guide

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Fun For Families

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday May 16

There are no classes scheduled for today

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Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm
Fun For Families

Learn How to Manage Your Diabetes

Posted 03/22/2022

The Granite YMCA's Diabetes Education & Support Program (DSMES) has achieved the significant milestone of accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Accreditation represents a high level of quality and service to the community, and the ability to better meet the needs of Medicare recipients and others affected by diabetes in New Hampshire. 

“DSMES is recommended for adults with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, and provides information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions,” said Cindy Lafond, Association Director of Health Interventions at The Granite YMCA. "The program covers detailed information on nutrition, exercise, monitoring, medications, community resources, and stress management. The bottom line is that people who have the information and support they need to manage their diabetes, are healthier than those who do not.”

Diabetes education services utilize a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator to receive individualized care to help them reach their health goals. Diabetes education is a covered Medicare benefit when delivered through an accredited program.

The program, located currently at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester (30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH), will be offering ongoing diabetes education sessions. Classes meet for one hour each week over the course of eight weeks. DSMES plans to expand virtually and to other branches of The Granite YMCA in Goffstown, Londonderry, Concord, Portsmouth, and Rochester in the near future.

“Evidence shows diabetes education and support is helping people with diabetes to lower their A1c’s and obtain the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their condition,” said Sacha Uelmen, Director of Accreditation at ADCES. “That is why we need programs like The Granite YMCA’s Diabetes Education & Support Program to make these services available in their community.”

ADCES is a National Accredited Organization (NAO) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accredited programs must meet the 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support; 10 standards that are revised every 5 years by a group of diabetes educators representing both ADCES and the American Diabetes Association and approved by CMS. Programs must maintain compliance with the Standards during the 4-year accreditation cycle.

For more information about The Granite YMCA’s Diabetes Education & Support Program, visit www.graniteymca.org/health-intervention-programs or contact Cindy Lafond at 603.232.8668 or email health@graniteymca.org.


About ADCES

ADCES, formerly known as the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. Learn more at www.diabeteseducator.org, or visit us on Facebook (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).

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 2020, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at just over $1 million to 5,144 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.

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