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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
jriley@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
jriley@graniteymca.org

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

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

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 4:45am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-4:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-1:00pm
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Kid Zone
Mon Dec 5

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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-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-6:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-4:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday December 5
  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. Step & Strength
  9. Kid Zone
  10. Lap Swim (Lanes 5-6)
  11. Deep Water Fit
  12. PiYo
  13. Zumba Gold
  14. Adult Open Swim (Lane 1)
  15. See all classes

Hours

  1. Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:00pm
  2. Sat 7:00am-6:00pm
  3. Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
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-Thu 5:00am-9:00pm
  2. Fri 5:00am-8:00pm
  3. Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  4. Sun 9:00am-1:00pm

Upcoming Classes

Monday December 5
  1. Open Gym
  2. Lap Swim
  3. Play Zone
  4. Individual Workout
  5. Stay-Fit Cardio Core & Strength
  6. Cycling
  7. Open Gym
  8. Lap Swim
  9. Yoga
  10. Kid Zone
  11. Water Aerobics
  12. Pilates
  13. Strength & Core
  14. Lap Swim
  15. See all classes

Hours

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

Just Want to Visit?

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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 December 5
  1. Individual Workout
  2. Kid Zone*
  3. Cycling
  4. Yoga Flow
  5. Zumba
  6. Kid Zone*
  7. SilverSneakers Classic
  8. Cycle & Strength
  9. Cardio Tone
  10. Yoga
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Hours

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

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Program Guide

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
agillis@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
agillis@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 December 5
  1. Lap Swim
  2. Leisure Swim
  3. Individual Workout
  4. Every Body's Mat Pilates
  5. SilverSneakers Splash
  6. Lap Swim
  7. Kid Zone
  8. Lap Swim
  9. Leisure Swim
  10. Tabata
  11. Zumba
  12. S.E.A.T. & Strength
  13. Lap Swim
  14. Family Swim (2 Lanes)
  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 Dec 5

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 December 5

There are no classes scheduled for today

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Hours

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

The Granite YMCA Sets the Standard Nationally for Community Based Diabetes Education

Posted 11/02/2022

Manchester, NH: In January 2022, The Granite YMCA became the first community-based YMCA in the nation to be accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) as a Diabetes Educator. In addition, and for the second consecutive year, The Granite YMCA is recognized as a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Provider (MDPP) by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For Granite Staters, this means they can access and participate in in the YMCA’s “gold standard” diabetes education and prevention programs and have it paid for by insurance.

“The Granite YMCA is leading the nation in how we impact the health of our community by being a supplier for DPP/MDPP and recently accredited for DMES. This is vital work within NH as the YMCA can connect people to programs, resources, activities, lifestyle, and behavior changes. This type of work is a model for how YMCAs across the country can become an extension of the healthcare system and has the ability to improve the health of our communities in significant ways,” said Dr. Gloria Winters, Chief Medical Officer, YMCA Managed Service Organization.

According to the 2020 New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, 8.8% (or 100,000) of New Hampshire adults aged 18 and older have been told by a health professional that they had diabetes. New Hampshire BRFSS statistics also show adults diagnosed with prediabetes is also on the rise, up from 6.0% in 2011 to 10.3% in 2020. “In New Hampshire, among adults 18-44 years of age, the prevalence of diabetes is increasing by 4.4% each year,” explained Mike Laviolette, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist. The CDC estimates that one-third of adults have prediabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

“We know that hospitals and healthcare systems are doing great work in this area, but there is more work to be done, so partnering as a community source for diabetes education and prevention has been among our highest priorities, explained Michele Sheppard, President & CEO, The Granite YMCA. “Cindy Lafond, our Executive Director of Health Interventions and her team have been focused on access, programming, measurable goals, and outcomes, and their dedication over many years has led to us now being a national example to all YMCAs as to how to achieve the highest standards in diabetes education and prevention for the benefit of the community we serve,” added Sheppard.

The process for being recognized as a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Provider and then being accredited by the ADA started in 2020. “We initiated our program by adopting the curriculum developed by the CDC. As we achieved success with our participants, we added new strategies and goals. One of those was removing the cost barrier by being recognized by Medicare for reimbursement. When we achieved that goal last year, we knew we had to strive for accreditation so that the people of New Hampshire could rest-assured that they have the very best in diabetes education. It is extremely rewarding to have been asked to present our work and model at the ADA conference last July as the first accredited YMCA in the nation,” said, Cindy Lafond, Executive Director of Health Interventions.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with the Granite YMCA on diabetes & heart disease prevention and management efforts. As the first YMCA in the nation to offer an accredited diabetes education program, we couldn’t be prouder. The Granite YMCA is increasing access to evidence-based programs for populations that need them the most, said Whitney Hammond, MSW, MPH, Chronic Disease Director, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services. Participating in The Granite YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program has been proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58-71%. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and 3 sessions every other week during the first 6 months followed by monthly sessions in the second 6 months.

The Granite YMCA offers in-person programs in Goffstown, Manchester, Portsmouth, Rochester, Londonderry, Concord and Exeter, as well as a virtual option to all New Hampshire residents who cannot make it to an in-person location either due to distance or preference. A YMCA membership is not required to participate.


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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Posted 09/20/2022
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Michele Sheppard Named First Female President & CEO of The Granite YMCA
Posted 07/20/2022
The Board of Trustees of The Granite YMCA unanimously appointed Michele Sheppard to the position of President & CEO.