West Park Wellness: The Gift of Wellness

By Jerry Masek

This holiday season, consider giving the gift of wellness.
One size fits all. The gift is affordable, and whoever receives it will reap healthy benefits for the next 12 months.
It has been reported that the average person spends five hours a day in front of some type of screen. If that trend continues, it could lead to a shorter lifespan.
One gift to consider — an individual or family membership to the West Park-Fairview Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Rd., (216) 941-5410.
More than 1,500 members of all ages use this YMCA branch.
Pre-schoolers as young as age four can learn to swim.
Adults hit the workout room at 5:30 a.m. to maintain their health before the workday begins.
Parents use child watch services and care before and after school.
Senior citizens stay young by participating in chair yoga, Silver Sneaker exercise class, and open swims.
“Our programs are designed to be accessible to everyone,” says Wellness Coordinator Delinda Hupka. “We want to be relevant to all ages., and offer a welcoming atmosphere with a personal touch.”
Memberships range from $17.50 a month for youths to $61 a month for families. Financial assistance is available.

For details, go to www.clevelandymca.org, and select West Park.

Jerry Masek, a certified hypnotist in West Park, is active in local holistic groups. If you have a topic for a future column, send it to westparktimes@gmail.com.

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