November 1, 2022

Cedar and RJ have found community, family and wellness at the Y, which provides them with financial assistance for their membership. Activity keeps an auto immune disorder from flaring up for Cedar and keeps RJ's lower back healthy.

They represent one of the many reasons why the Y offers financial support: to ensure everyone has access to fitness activities that serve as early preventative care to prevent disease, illness and ailments.

When the Y is one of your charitable giving priorities, you help create opportunities for ALL in our community to learn, grow and thrive. Please consider the Y during your end-of-year giving. Thank you!
Other ways to support OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL:
  • Make a monthly recurring donation online.
  • Consider us when you choose your charities for Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29.
  • As you start your holiday shopping, designate the Y as your charity on Amazon Smile and a percentage of qualified Amazon purchases will be automatically donated to the Y. Learn more HERE.
  • Donate appreciated stock

Contact Chief Development Officer Danielle Uhlhorn at [email protected] for more information.
Cosmic Tennis Night promises Fluorescent Fun & Energy!
Your Y's Tennis Center will be aglow Friday, Nov. 18, for the Y's first-ever Cosmic Tennis Night.

Kids of all ages are invited to a glow-in-the-dark tennis party with fun tennis games and activities. Children in grades 1-8 are invited from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and high schoolers are invited from 7 to 9 p.m.

Advanced registration is required.

Cost: $10 Y members / $15 community members.

Note: Some previous tennis experience is necessary to provide a safe environment.
Learn to Play Pickleball is BACK!
Want to join the fastest growing sport in America?

Learn how to play pickleball on Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. A Y instructor will show you the basics and you'll be ready to play games in no time!

Register on GroupEx Pro on our Website or the Y App!
Tri with the Y Triathlon
"I love that the Y has given me the opportunity to participate in a triathlon. I never have before because I am neither a runner nor fast in my exercise choices. I am very pleased that the Y offers conversions so that my water aerobics class counts for laps and my power walking counts for running. Of course, giving me 3 months to complete my chosen level of competition gives me a challenge to work toward and a feeling of strength. I like being part of a community that values being healthy through exercise—at any age." —Clare

Join Clare and others finishing their year with STRENGTH and PURPOSE!
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, who make this event possible: Run Hub Northwest, Team Eugene Aquatics, Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Klink Cycles & Eugene Magazine!
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
Looking to control your blood pressure? Join YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. Our four-month program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.

Cost: Y Members: $80 or $20 a month
Community Members: $100 or $25 a month
$35 for a blood pressure monitor, or you can provide your own. Check with your insurance if they will provide you with a Monitor at no cost.

To get started, email [email protected]
Yoga for Compassion Fatigue on Nov. 6
Join registered yoga teacher Anders Wennerstrom on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Beck Center, to learn how simple yoga exercises and breathing techniques can counter compassion fatigue. You’ll leave with the skills to intentionally regulate the nervous system in stressful environments. Space is limited, pre-registration is required!

Cost: $10 members / $15 community members
Our Body Composition Analysis can help your fitness journey!
You can take some of the guesswork out of setting your fitness goals when you meet with a Wellness Coach to get a Body Composition Analysis using our new InBody 270. We can quickly measure fat mass, muscle mass, body water weight and get an accurate basal metabolic rate. Appointments take about 30 minutes, so you have time to go over your printed results with our staff.

Analysis Appointments are $10 for members and $15 for community members. Sign up at the Welcome Center.
Halloween at the Y was SPOOK-tacular!
Don't miss the photo gallery from last night's Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party! Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Halloween Party since 2019!
Winter Basketball Registration is OPEN!
Sign up between now and Nov. 30 for Basketball League (K-5), Basketball Clinics (K-1) or Itty Bitty Basketball (ages 3-5). Fill your child's free hours with safe, fun activities in which they build skills around caring adults at the YMCA. Cost varies depending on program.
Share your love of the game!
Your Y is hiring referees, basketball clinic staff and gym supervisors for our winter basketball season! If you have youth or sports experience, apply now!
Middle School Madness is BACK on Nov. 18!
Mark your calendars for the first Middle School Madness night of the 2022-23 school year on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. (while the Y is closed to members)! On the third Friday of every month from Nov. to May, youth in grades 6-8 can have fun, hang out and make friends at the Y!

Cost: $10 members / $25 community members.
Pre-registration is required.
From the ground up: New Y Construction Update
The new YMCA has now been under construction for roughly four and a half months. Over the past few weeks, the concrete slabs for much of the first floor have been poured, including the critical pour of the slab for the gymnasium. In this image the area in yellow is where the locker rooms will be located. This concrete will be poured the first week of November. Throughout November the community will really start to see progress on the YMCA as the walls start rising up. We are about 13 months away from opening the new YMCA!

For more construction updates, click the button and check out the construction footage camera on our website!
Best. Job. Ever!!!
Your Y is hiring talented child care providers for our afterschool programs! Afterschool program staff provide child care, homework support, enrichment & physical activities, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. Would you or someone you know be a great fit for our amazing team? Click the link below to view open positions!
Check If Your Insurance Pays for Your Y Membership!
If your insurance covers Y members, remember that you need to update your details every January, and workout at the Y regularly/monthly. As a reminder, the insurance providers contracted for 2022 and 20223 membership benefits are:

If you have questions, email us at [email protected] or call 541.686.9622
Friendly Parking Reminder
Stop by the Y Welcome Center if you still need your blue parking sticker!
Payment Options Available
Due to the rising cost of credit card transaction fees, we ask you to consider switching your monthly payment from your credit card to your back account. All we need is your routing and account numbers. If you are able to make this switch, stop by the Welcome Center and receive a free Y guest pass as a THANK YOU!
Full bellies, full heart
This November, your Y is holding a canned food drive for members of our community who are in need of nourishing food this fall and winter. Bring 3 non-perishable canned food items to the Welcome Center and receive a free guest pass in return!
Thank you for helping us feed our neighbors.

Note: One guest pass per person per day.
Make a SPLASH with Y Swim Lessons!
We are excited to announce that group swim lessons are BACK! Swimming builds self-confidence, develops self-esteem and makes the water a safe, fun environment for a lifetime. Registration for session 2 of fall swim lessons opens on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. Session 2 runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15. (3 weeks, 6 classes) Click the button below for class descriptions, time, cost and registration.
Scrub a dub dub: Pool Closure in December!
The pool will be closed for annual maintenance from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2.

This is necessary to ensure that pool equipment continues to function effectively, and pool-user areas are clean. We are sorry for the inconvenience!
Art for All Wall
Retired psychologist and skilled watercolor painter, Margie Templeton, will display her work on the Y’s Art for All Wall from Nov. 1 to Jan. 1. Margie’s work as a therapist and the time she’s spent living abroad have deeply influenced the way she interprets imagery and the way she works with color, texture and form. Stop by the Art for All Wall before the end of the year to admire her paintings! Margie is committed to making art affordable for everyone. All of her pieces are for sale and 20% of sales will be donated to the Y.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
If you haven’t already, check out the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. In it, you’ll find exciting updates on the New Y project, stories of impact from members and families, and so much more. Paper copies are available around our facility. 
We are thrilled to win the “Best Place to Get Fit” award in Eugene Weekly’s “Best Of Eugene” competition. THANK YOU for voting for your Y! 
KVAL News attended our Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party to find out about this fun, family-friendly event!
Read about the Y's Healthy Living Programs in Lane County Medical Society's Medical Matters Magazine. Scroll to page 10!