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YMCA of Central Florida Announces Karen Brown as New Chair of Metropolitan Board of Directors

(Orlando, Florida) – The YMCA of Central Florida, a leading non-profit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, recently elected Karen Brown to a two-year term as Board Chair at its annual meeting. Karen first became involved with the YMCA when she joined the Downtown Orlando Y as a teenager. In 2015, she volunteered to serve on the Downtown Orlando YMCA’s Board of Directors which...

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Healthy Living

For All

At the YMCA, our mission is to help build strong communities. One dimension of having a strong community is for each of us to take the time to learn from,...

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Healthy Living

Men, Get Yourself to the Doctor

Men: let’s talk for a minute. It’s June, and it’s Men’s Health Month. Do you know what that means? It means that, if you have not yet been in to...

Healthy Living

Introducing YMCA360

The YMCA of Central Florida is excited to launch YMCA360, an innovative new benefit for members that is designed to help them stay active and feel connected to the Y...

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Healthy Living

Breaking the Silent Stigma

In 2019, CDC analyzed data from more than 144,000 adults in 25 states and found that 61% experienced at least one adverse childhood experience. Adding in the numerous traumas of...