Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

HIGHWAY TO HEALTH

Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby, working in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "Gone are the days of just signing up for health insurance and hoping you don’t have to use it.”

In a story published Monday, April 2, Appleby writes that more and more employers are using the carrot and stick approach to cutting health care costs. Blood tests and exercise areas are becoming more and more common. The results of the tests become the basis for the employee’s health insurance premium.

The trend is expected to continue, as the incentives and penalties allowed by law are scheduled to increase in 2014, from 20% to 30% of the cost of the insurance plan.

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TAKE A LEAP TOWARD HEALTHY LIVING

Load up the kids and head over to the Y for a Spring Break Staycation! We've got a great line up of activities April 2-6. Developing new physical skills encourages kids’ self-awareness and self-confidence. Our Lessons also boost learning and enhance strength and endurance; in turn improving wellness and helping your children build social skills. Oh, and they'll have fun too. Choose from our SPLASH, FLIP, KICKS and Spring Adventure Day Camp and don't forget about our Friday Family Fun Day in the pool!

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BUILT TO LEAD

Conventional wisdom is that we should work on improving our weaknesses.

But then conventional is not necessarily the path taken by innovators. Famous innovators and entrepreneurs found success another way: they played to their strengths.

At the Y, we are strengthening the foundations of our community with innovative programs that help kids stay in school, get excited about math, science and technology while building the leadership skills necessary for a secure future.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.