This week's theme is RECONNECT.

"Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface."

- Susan C. Young
Today's Advice
RESET is not a solo journey. To go far, we go together.
Virtual accountability groups have formed to connect RESET participants with others seeking support. Click below to register or visit the
with Stacy Sims, CEO of The Well
"When we have reconnected with our bodies, we are able to be deeply connected with others."

Meditation is self-care, giving us more energy to care for those whom we love.
Learn from our team!
5 ways to reconnect with others
by Allie Christison,
Member Services Representative,
York Branch YMCA

It's hard to stay connected with people, even in the age of technology. COVID made staying connected even harder. I know I found myself feeling very disconnected from not only my family, but my friends as well, as the pandemic restricted my ability to see those I care about. But my friends and family and I found a way to make sure we were still able to talk frequently. I found myself looking forward to the weekly movie dates my sisters and I would have from our respective homes via Zoom. 

Staying connected with those your care about is possible, it's even possible to reconnect with those you don't talk to frequently. I reconnected with a friend I hadn't spoken to in nearly 3 years via Twitter and now we talk almost daily! Here are 5 ways to reconnect with others.
  • Do themed Zoom calls and play games with each theme.
  • Take 20 minutes to call (or text) a person you haven't talked to in a few months to catch up.
  • Organize a hike on a local hiking trail or even a walk around the neighborhood.
  • Have a movie date over Zoom via screen-sharing.
  • Send a postcard to a friend who lives far away.
Workout with Us!
Daily at 5:30 pm

Check out our Premieres on YouTube! Each evening at 5:30 pm, a new video is released. Can't make it at 5:30? No problem! These videos are saved to our playlists and you can access them at your convenience.

Regular exercise helps you live well.
Daily physical activity improves physical, mental and social health. Benefits include:

  • Strength and endurance to complete daily living tasks
  • Balance to decrease risk of falls
  • Stronger bones to prevent osteoporosis
  • Efficient body systems that decrease risk of disease
  • Injury prevention
  • Confidence and independence
  • Positive outlook
  • Improved sleep
Try a chair-based workout with Jamie, by clicking her photo below.

Or choose from over 100 chair-based classes in the following playlist:

Music to Motivate!

by The W. Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA Wellness Director, Tara Neff.

Use this music while doing your own chair-based workout at home, while walking on the treadmill or through your neighborhood, or while lifting weights in the Wellness Center.

Around the Community!
Last week, you saw the outside of the vans used in our EduCare program, an enhanced version of our childcare. This week, you get to see the insides with some very special guests!
Thank you again to everyone who banded together to make this amazing program possible so that all kiddos can keep learning, no matter what!
The Rearview Mirror is Small for A Reason
by Darla Wilhelm, Wellness Coordinator,
The Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA

Isaiah 61:7

“Instead of my former shame I shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach I shall rejoice in my portion.”

Every one of us has monkeys on our back and skeletons in the closet. We all have things we have done in the past that we are truly ashamed of and embarrassed by. I am no exception. In fact, over 10 years ago I was in a very dangerous and dark place with death literally knocking on my front door.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to Stewart Companies for being a sponsor and making our community as healthy as possible!