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

November is a time to focus on being thankful for all the blessings we have received over the course of the year, some big and some small. As I look back on this year, I have so much I am thankful for — I’m thankful for our members and how they show up everyday in support of our Y — I’m thankful for our Board of Directors, whose leadership and guidance helped to chart an exciting future for our Y — I’m thankful for our talented and compassionate staff, who always put the needs of our members ahead of their own — I’m thankful for my amazing wife and our two beautiful children — I’m thankful for the Lord providing shelter, sustenance and the pouring out of grace and love on a daily basis for my family.

November is an exciting time of year for our Y. With our Youth & Government and P.I.L.O.T’S programs in full swing, as well as our extensive youth sports programs now open for registration, there’s so much to share.
Caregiver's Night Off — November 3rd

We’re so happy to once again offer Caregiver’s Night Off, a respite for caregivers of people with dementia.

Come and enjoy a special Thanksgiving Harvest & Therapeutic Sound Bath!

As a Caregiver you will connect with others about your experiences/challenges, enjoy a thanksgiving themed harvest and get tips on how to take care of yourself. Together, you and your person with dementia will participate in a Sound Bath — a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body. Caregivers are invited after the sound bath for a time to talk together.
Tree Lot Opens November 26!

You can buy a tree anywhere, but the only place that you can buy an ultra-premium tree, help kids thrive, and support the leaders of tomorrow is at the YMCA of the Foothills.

​Our Christmas Tree Lot has been around since 1965 and is dedicated to helping local youth and benefiting the community. A group of 75 high school students in our Youth in Business program in partnership with our 300 high school Youth and Government delegates is dedicated to learning the skills of running a business and raising funds for our youth development programs. Help support our mission by buying a tree with us.
As we all gather safely with family, friends, and neighbors, I hope this month brings good health, lots of laughs and the enjoyment of your favorite treats.

Onward and Upward! 
Vince Iuculano
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of the Foothills
Fall Camp Registration Open
Registration is now open for Fall Camp! Camp is a great way to keep kids intellectually stimulated and socially active when they're not in school!

Dates:
November 21 - November 23

Prices:
Family Membership: $160
Child Program Participant: $180
 
Location:  
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA 
​6840 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042
 
Time:
7:30am-6pm
 
Grades:
K through 6th
We're looking for some great people to join our team! We're looking for LIFEGUARDS who want to make a difference, PARENT/CHILD SPORTS INSTRUCTORS who want to help young kids learn, and SEASONAL TREE LOT EMPLOYEES who want to do good in the community and go home smelling great.

Interested? Visit our website to see all of our open positions!
Upcoming Events | November
Nov. 3

Caregiver's Night Off

Join us once again for Caregiver's Night Off, a respite for those caring for people with dementia.

This month, enjoy a Thanksgiving Harvest & A Therapeutic Sound Bath!
Nov. 11

Veterans Day/Day Camp

There will be no youth programs on November 11.

Sign up for Day Camp and stay active when school isn't in session!


Nov. 17

Doc Talk

Join us for a talk about Depression and MentalHealth.

Dr. Elizabeth Kostrey specializes in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry and is the Medical Director of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital's Stepping Stones Outpatient Program.
Nov. 17

Y-L.I.V.E.

Y-L.I.V.E with Cameron Rose

Join us for a 15-minute sermon from YMCA Chaplain Cameron Rose, streamed live on Instagram!



Nov. 21-26

NO YOUTH PROGRAMS

There will be no programs the week of Thanksgiving.

We appreciate your understanding.


Nov. 26

Tree Lot Opens

It's that time of year — time to pick up your Christmas tree and support our youth programs!

Click the button below to learn more!
Nov. 29

Giving Tuesday

Donate to your favorite community nonprofit this Giving Tuesday.

Visit our website to learn how you can make a difference in your community.
Nov. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Give the gift of life. Join us for our monthly Red Cross Blood Drive at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA.



REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS IS OPEN!

It's time to register for the last session of the season! Don't miss our on all our awesome programs — click the button below to register!
Give to the YMCA of the Foothills by Shopping on Amazon!

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So what are you waiting for? Register today!
Looking for a more direct way to donate? Visit our website to learn about our organization and what a tax-deductible donation can do to benefit your community.
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