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02

Oct
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique challenges for us all - financial hardships, educational shifts, and challenges to the physical and emotional wellness of so many in our community, state and country. Since the COVID-19 shutdown began: 76% of Americans...

06

Aug
Our Y staff has had the opportunity to provide care for many of our area's children during Summer Camp as well as Emergency Childcare during the spring. Many counselors who, in a "normal year" work 11 weeks of Summer Camp,...

03

Jun
Always moving forward, the Y pivots to serve the current needs of the community. “Over the past few months, while our world has navigated the COVID-19 crisis, the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville has inspired me again with its...

28

Feb
Every time Randy Brown comes into the Pickens YMCA to exercise, he has a picture in his mind. His “why” is crystal clear. He knows exactly what he’s working towards. “I’ve got three grandkids now – I’m a ‘Papa’ –...

03

Feb
At the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville, we are always striving to put into place the best programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all in the communities we serve. And a large part of implementing...

06

Jan
Corrie Menendez’s wellness journey started like so many others. S he was a self-confessed “out of shape” mom after the birth of her sixth child. She was a member of another gym in town, but she didn’t feel like she...

01

Nov
Before running her first half-marathon on October 26, Kathleen Gillespie had a goal in mind – finish in under four hours. When she crossed the finish line inside Fluor Field, with pride and tears in her eyes, not only had...

30

Sep
When you see Barbara Dooley on the Expresso bike at the Pickens YMCA, you’d never know the struggle it took to get to that moment. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2006, and recently coming off a second knee replacement, everyday...

27

Aug
It’s one of every parent’s worst nightmares. It was July 4, and Sarah and Brent Gregorich, and their son Connor, were spending the day celebrating at the lake with friends. Everyone was on a large float, but three-year-old Connor was...

05

Aug
For most parents, the possibility of their young child, who doesn’t know how to swim, falling into a pool or lake is a terrifying prospect. For Yanelli Popa, this fear was multiplied when it came to her son Diego, who...