The building is in the
best shape it could possibly be short of construction
work/renovation. The floors were stripped and waxed;
painting has also been done in order to make things brighter
and more inviting. (The secret weapon was my wife
Victoria.) She made the building look like it looks
today. A new rubberized floor has been installed and three
new state of the art pieces of Matrix equipment have been
Due to COVID-19, we are
following all of the State of Ohio requirements as it
relates to disinfecting the building on a daily basis,
wearing masks and social distancing in order to keep
members, program participants and guests safe.
Members are beginning to
return slowly but surely and are very pleased with the
overall upgrades. We will be moving from a zip code based
price structure and implement a structure that will keep the
membership at close to the same rate.
Wayman Palmer YMCA and the
Ottawa Park Tennis Association collaborated in order to
bring organized tennis to the Wayman Palmer YMCA and the
central city. Kids will learn to play tennis taught by past
tennis players on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:0 0.p.m.
Kids not only get tennis instruction, they also receive
nutritious snacks during that time and a weekender snack
packs so that they can have a snack during the weekend.
Century/Schools as HUBS
Staff has been secured in
order to deliver programming and services to students and
families in the program by dropping of supplies during home
visits. In terms of the Riverside HUB, an area has been set
up so that families can get donated clothes and shoes.
During the holidays, several families took advantage of this
Seniors will return to the building on Tuesday, January 19th
for the class. The class will take place from 10:00am to
11:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the branch.
Programs and Screenings
Many Healthy Living Programs will be offered including
Diabetes Prevention, Blood Pressure Screening, and Smoking
Sensation this year.
Healthy Living Screenings well be held on January 28 at
11:00am. (See attached)
There are currently (30)
children in our childcare. Children are being assisted with
virtual learning which has been a challenge in many aspects,
yet our goal is to make certain that the children are doing
the best that they can during these times.
Turkey dinners were
distributed to the community prior to Thanksgiving and ham
dinners were also distributed prior to Christmas. The Angel
Tree Program provided many children in our program and in
the community with toys for Christmas. We were able to
supply toys to the children in our childcare program,
children in our offsite programs, children in the community
and just as importantly, we also provided gifts to the
children of ex-employees who have not yet secured
We also have a food pantry
in place for families in need. More information to come!