< Press Releases February 12, 2020

YMCA of Saginaw to Host Veterans Health Open House & Expo Wednesday February 19th, 2020

The YMCA of Saginaw in collaboration with the Aleda Lutz VA Medical facility will be hosting a Veterans Open House and Health Fair on Wednesday February 19th, 2020 at the Saginaw YMCA. The day is full of activities including:
– Up to 50 vendors will be on hand promoting their Veteran centric products, services, and screenings in a health expo from 9 am – 1 pm.
– The VA Medical Facilities MOVE! Program will be hosting a 2K walk for the community starting at 11:00 am, 11:30 am and noon. All attendees who complete the 2K walk will receive a complimentary one month membership to the YMCA of Saginaw.
– A healthy non-perishable food drive for the I support the 1% food pantry is also part of the event. Drop off your donation at the door.
This is a FREE event for Veterans, Veteran families, the community and organizations that serve Veterans. Join us for camaraderie, fellowship, and take part in health screenings, visit vendor booths, attend classes, and learn about resources available to Veterans.
YMCA Membership and Marketing Director Doug Temple says, “The Y is passionate about supporting our military and the Open House effort is only one way the YMCA is showing their support. The Y’s Veterans Health Initiative provides multiple annual learning events, complimentary facility access for Veterans and their families, Veteran centric group exercise classes, camperships for youth of military families to attend YMCA Camp Timbers in West Branch, and we work in concert with the Aleda Lutz VA Medical Center to help provide access for MOVE! Classes and water rehabilitation services. The Y stands ready to assist those who serve”.
Organizations interested in participating in the health expo can reach Doug Temple at Dtemple@SaginawYMCA.org or by calling 989.753.7721 x218. Individuals looking to participate can arrive any time between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday February 19.
About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading charitable organizations committed to impacting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at ymca.net