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West Roxbury YMCA Healthy Kids Day
West Roxbury, MA– On April
28, the West Roxbury Y is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community
event for kids and families. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking
part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning
throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids.
Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being
of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will
help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. Research shows
that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body, kids are
more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.
“At the West Roxbury YMCA,
we know that when the school year ends, many kids lose exposure to activities
that keep them moving and learning. Healthy Kids Day will help parents to begin
thinking early about what their kids need to stay physically and intellectually
active in the summer,” said Elizabeth Grace, Business Manager at the West
Roxbury YMCA. “Summer is just around the corner and is an ideal time for kids
to get out and grow so they are healthier and sharper when the next school year
Healthy Kids Day activities
at the West Roxbury Y will include activities, demo classes and more. Visit ymcaboston.org/healthy-kids-day
for more information.
A leading nonprofit committed
to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits and
inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play. As part of this
initiative, the Y – along with hundreds of thousands of parents and kids
nationwide – is taking on summer by addressing critical gaps in health and
education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity and suffer summer
In addition, the West
Roxbury YMCA is proud to host representatives from Whole Foods, Play it Again
Sports and Walgreens. Nationally, Healthy Kids Day is supported by the Dodge
For more information,
contact the West Roxbury YMCA at 617-323-3200 or visit ymcaboston.org/healthy-kids-day.
The West Roxbury YMCA is dedicated
to improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families
in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes,
faiths, and cultures.
|Where||West Roxbury YMCA 15 Bellevue St, West Roxbury, MA 02132|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–1:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About West Roxbury YMCA
The West Roxbury YMCA is continually expanding by adding more facilities and programs for members of all ages. The Y also takes advantage of the adjacent Billings Field, which camps use for its athletic fields and tennis and basketball courts. While it is visible from Centre Street, visitors must go down Quinn Way to access the free lot in front of the Y. There is a also second building at 1980 Centre Street.