Meet Up with Other Veterans in this New Program at the Y Group of people sitting and talking

The mission of Countryside YMCA is to uncover needs in our community and, when appropriate,  do all that we can to meet those needs. When we realized there was no local program for veterans that included fitness opportunities, nutrition information, mental health support and comradery with other veterans we decided to create that comprehensive program. We surveyed and interviewed local veterans to better understand what's needed and the result is Veterans Connect: a FREE 12 week program designed specifically to meet the needs of local veterans. Participants will meet twice a week at the Y and focus on:

  • age appropriate fitness programs

  • nutrition

  • mental health resources

  • team building

Any veteran over the age of 18 is welcome. This program is currently available for Countryside YMCA members only. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans Connect

Veterans Connect is a FREE 12 week program for Countryside YMCA members designed specifically to meet the needs of local veterans. You'll meet twice a week at the Y and focus on:

  • age appropriate fitness programs

  • nutrition

  • mental health resources

  • team building

Just as important, Veterans Connect provides consistent opportunities to bond with other veterans.

No. We recognize that not everyone can perform at the same fitness level, and the fitness portion of Veterans Connect can be tailored for each participant. 

All staff working with the Veterans Connect program are also veterans themselves or they are staff with one of our collaborating partners.  

The Veterans Connect program is a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of veterans. The class offers workouts, mental health support, and opportunities to connect with other veterans. 

No, Veterans Connect is free for all military veterans over the age of 18 who are members of Countryside YMCA. 

Yes, Veterans Connect is open to all veterans who are members of Countryside YMCA. 

We are thrilled to be offering our first Veterans Connect program this summer!  Classes will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning July 7 through September 24 starting at 10:00am. The classes meet twice a week for 1.5 hours and include fitness and nutrition information as well as resources for mind, body and spirit. All military veterans who are members of Countryside YMCA and are over the age of 18 are welcome. 

 

How Can I Find Out More?

Contact Zach McCollum at 513 932 1424 x174. If you'd prefer an email contact, fill out this form and one of our Veterans Connect instructors will be in touch soon.

 

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