YMCA OF THE FOOTHILLS | May 2022
Dear YMCA of the Foothills Family,

Hello and welcome to the first day of the month of May! This month our Y will be celebrating a focused approach to healthy living for all our members. Whether that is through one of our 10 weekly Les Mills Classes (or the 160 on-demand classes on our app), finding time to access one of our 3 cardio wellness centers, or participating in our 47th Annual Fiesta Days 5/10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run on Memorial Day, the Y has an option for you to get active this month.
Our family seeks healthy living through the great outdoors – and my favorite two wellness activities are camping/hiking trips and baseball. We recently enjoyed a quick weekend camping trip up in Joshua Tree National Park exploring the Hemmingway Buttress and Hidden Valley. I also love volunteering my time coaching baseball for Crescenta Valley Little League, especially when my daughter joins me in the dugout for our games.

The month of May also provides a meaningful reminder that healthy living and wellness is not limited to just fitness activities. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Y’s pathways to wellbeing have been, and always will be, a holistic approach to wellness by improving the lives of all people spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. For those of us that struggle to find balance in this area, the Y sees you, the Y hears you and the Y is here to help support you. If you or anyone you know is in need of support in this area, you can access our Chaplain Services Program by contacting Debbie Pile at dpile@ymcafoothills.com.
Fiesta Days Run

Our 47th Annual Fiesta Days Run, presented by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, takes place at the end of this month. All funds raised help provide scholarships for campers, program participants, and members.

This year's run will feature a 5k walk/run, a 10k run, and a special 1 mile "Family Run." There really is room for everyone at our Fiesta Days Run, so we hope to see you there!

Date: Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

Time: Races begin at 7:00am
Caregiver's Night Off

On May 5, the YMCA of the Foothills is excited to partner with Alzheimer's Los Angeles and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital to offer Caregiver's Night Off, a respite for community members caring for people with early to mid-stage dementia.

As a caregiver you will enjoy a Cinco de Mayo celebration with food, refreshments, and music as well as the ability to talk with others about your experiences/challenges and get tips on how to take care of yourself. Your person with dementia is on-site in a separate area participating in a variety of activities such as art, music, ping pong, etc. with trained staff and volunteers.

Activities: Movie and popcorn for Caregivers, plus stimulating activities for Persons with Dementia
Mental Health Workshop

Please join us for a special workshop led by Licensed Clinical Psychologist and longtime Y supporter, Annie M. Varvaryan, Psy. D. who will provide tips and tools to manage your stress and anxiety in a safe, and supportive environment.

Date: May 10

Time: 6pm - 7pm
Onward and Upward! 
Vince Iuculano
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of the Foothills
Holiday Hours: Memorial Day (May 30)

Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Crescenta Valley Family YCMA: CLOSED

Verdugo Hills Family YMCA: CLOSED
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Upcoming Events | May
May 05
Caregiver's Night Off

Caregiver's Night Off is a respite for community members caring for people with early to mid-stage dementia.



May 10
Mental Health Workshop

Join us for a special workshop for tips and tools to manage your stress and anxiety in a safe, and supportive environment.


May 16
Summer Basketball Registration Opens

Get involved with the best basketball program in the community! Learn teamwork and gain confidence while having fun and staying active.
May 07
Fiesta Days Strength Training

Time: 10am
Location: CCY

Learn how to develop strength and improve your speed and endurance for running.
May 12
May Doc Talk on Stroke Prevention and Treatment

According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Learn how to prevent strokes as well as what to do when you suspect someone has had a stroke.
May 19
Y-L.I.V.E.

Join us for Y-L.I.V.E. in-person at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA or LIVE on Instagram.

Featuring our very own Cameron Rose.
May 30
47th Annual Fiesta Days Run

Join us for an incredible run through the streets of La Cañada, presented by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Time: First Race Begins at 7:00am
Date: May 30 (Memorial Day)
Location: Races begin and end at Descanso Gardens
Summer Camp registration is still open!

There's a camp for everyone here at the Y! Whether your child is interested in honing their science skills or exploring the wilderness, we've got something for every interest!

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*Interested in Camp Bear? Hurry! There are fewer than 10 spots left!*
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