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A quarterly publication of the Henderson Family YMCA and The Daily Dispatch

Sunday, October 10, 2010 • 4th Quarter

‘Halloween at the Y’ promises to be bigger and better Forget everything you ever knew or thought you knew about the Y and its annual celebration of All Hallows Eve! For the 10th consecutive year, the Henderson Family YMCA staff is lying in wait to thrust one and all into a psychic frenzy behind its closed doors, come Oct. 26. Think you know what lurks among the shadows and the dark? Are those voices you hear coming from within or without? Is your mind really intact or is it leading you down the

“Hall of Terror” by a thread that cannot be traced? Or, could it be that you have taken a wrong turn and stumbled headlong into the smoky abyss of the “Haunted River?” Don’t let the grip of fear prevent you from experiencing all that the Y is providing this year at its annual “Halloween at the Y” celebration. From 6-8:30 p.m., come enjoy not only the scary stuff

but also carnival games, trick-or-treating, an inflatable slide, a fortune teller, the cupcake walk and corn hole games. As always, delicious concessions will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. For only $5 per child (children under two years can participate free), come and let us treat you to an evening of fun and entertainment that includes

participation in all games and one admission each to the Hall of Terror and the Haunted River. For adults and each additional child, the admission is $1 for the Hall of Terror and $1 for the Haunted River. As if that were not enough, special Halloween T-shirts will also be on sale for just $5 each. So, if you’re in the mood for good food and good times, mark Oct. 26 on your calendar for “Halloween at the Y!” You won’t be sorry you did, but you might be sorry if you don’t!

WoW! Coalition working on wellness in Vance and Granville counties What, or who, exactly is the WoW! Coalition? WoW stands for Working on Wellness, and is a partnership of various organizations from both counties that work to create opportunities for residents to “eat smart and move more,” and lead a healthier life. Led by the Granville-Vance District Health Department, WoW partners include the Henderson Family YMCA, the Vance and Granville counties’ cooperation extension and senior centers, the Henderson-Vance and Oxford parks and recreation departments, Maria Parham Medical Center, the American Red Cross, Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church,

the chambers of commerce, the Vance County United Way, and residents at large. In addition to providing mini-grants the last two years for organizations that support healthy behaviors, WoW is committed to promoting “Eat Smart Move More NC” and its activities and health messages. With that in mind, WoW asks you to prepare for the holidays by getting ready for the fifth annual Eat Smart, Move More … Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge! Sign-ups will begin soon at www.MyEatS- This year’s challenge will run from Nov. 22 through Dec. 31. The six-week challenge provides participants with tools, tips and ideas to help them maintain their weight throughout the holiday season. Each week, participants will receive free weekly e-mailed newsletters containing tips to manage holiday stress, ideas for fitting in physical activity during the busy season, and resources for cooking quick and easy meals when time is in short supply. A calorie counter, food log and activity log are

also available for download to help people track their progress. In the past, over 5,400 people from all 100 North Carolina counties and 47 other states have taken part in the challenge. At the end of the program, 79 percent reported maintaining their weight. If you have questions about the challenge or the WoW! Coalition, please contact Jackie Sergent at the Granville-Vance District Health Department at (919) 693-2141 or 492-7915, or; or Julia Langston with the Henderson Family YMCA at 438-2144 or





We have many things to be proud of! I like to talk about the YMCA because I am proud of it. Not necessarily because I work here, but because the Henderson Family YMCA is an example of something really good in our community. So please allow me to say a few words. The YMCA is celebrating 30 years of serving our community, and the facility on Ruin Creek Road is celebrating 20 years. You know, there were some really smart, forward-thinking people around 30 years ago who had the vision to have a YMCA in this community. Since joining the YMCA movement as an employee, I have come to realize that this Y is kind of special. There are not many communities our size that have a “full service” YMCA – wellness centers, gyms, pool, aerobics center, racquetball and squash courts, athletic fields. Most communities that have a full service YMCA are much larger and “loaded with dough” – if you know what I mean – for support. We should all be proud that these people 30 years ago felt it was important and kept working until the YMCA vision was fulfilled and now have passed their vision on to more people who have seen to it that the YMCA continues to be successful. But being proud of the YMCA should be only a piece of the pride in our community. We have so much to be proud of here. Since moving to the area in 1982, I have always been amazed at the things that get done. How many communities our size have some of the resources and facilities that we have? We have a wonderful modern hospital, an outstanding community college, a recreation

department that offers a full-service gym and swim complex with supporting athletic fields and programs, and a new, beautiful modern library. There is an on-going effort to revitalize the downtown area with investments in buildings and facilities like the new police center, the courthouse, the senior center, and the chamber of commerce, not to mention the private business WOODY investments in commercial buildings and residential living. How about the many CAUDLE community groups that are working to EXECUTIVE make our area a better place to live? Relay DIRECTOR/CEO for Life, the new Boys and Girls Club, the Vance County United Way, all the area civic clubs, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts — all very active in our community. We also have the community watch groups; ACTS, Life Line and other homeless and protection shelters; improvements in education by both public and private efforts; the Safe Kids Coalition; improvements in the health of our community through the many programs offered by the health department; and the many local churches who do so much to improve our community – all groups we should be mighty proud of and thankful for. Yes, as in all communities, we have our challenges — but there are people and organizations working hard to overcome these obstacles. Look at the efforts to bring new industry and

Weights, Wellness and Fitness classes for kids 11 to 14 years Are you tired of your children sitting around playing video games and surfing the Internet? Get them up and off the couch, and exercising right along with you! How is that possible? Register them for WWF (Weights, Wellness and Fitness) classes at the Y! What are WWF classes exactly? A WWF class teaches your child how to use the cardiovascular and resistance equipment in the Wellness Center. This means he or she will effectively learn to use the ellipticals, bikes, treadmills, steppers, lower body weights, upper body weights, and abdominal equipment as well. The class provides a great way for them to get a head start on a healthier lifestyle or to improve at a sport!

After successfully completing the WWF class, participants will be able to use the wellness center anytime when accompanied by an adult. To register for a class, a youth must be a Y member, have a current doctor’s note or physical (must be within a year of class for which you are registering), and pay the $10 fee due at the time of registration. On the day of class, remind your child to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers because they will get a good workout. Participants are also encouraged to bring bottled water, in addition to a positive attitude and a smile! For more information on the program, contact Tiffany A. Richardson, wellness coordinator at 438-2144.

commerce, which mean new jobs, into the area through all the economic development activities. How about the efforts and the recruitment of businesses to position us as a “retail center” for surrounding areas; Vance County tourism and its promotions bringing in visitors to the area; and the many efforts to reduce and eliminate crime? We must capitalize on our strengths like Kerr Lake and the source of drinking water it provides plus the many recreational opportunities it provides; the rail system and its potential; our local airport; and our general location with the highways that make it so easy to go north or south to the surrounding areas like the RDU International Airport, the Research Triangle, the many universities and the southern Virginia area. When you think about it and consider all we have to offer, we actually have so many more strengths than weaknesses. We need to be “boasting loudly” about all we have to offer and “quietly working” hard to solve our challenges. We can all be proud of our community because we do have a lot to offer. Yes, I am proud of the Henderson Family YMCA. The YMCA members, the board of directors, and the staff are all working hard to keep this Y as a community resource that the community can be proud of — and I am proud the Henderson Family YMCA is a part of this wonderful community. Now, can’t you agree? We do have many things to be proud of and I encourage you to get involved, like those YMCA people did 30 years ago, and help make this community a better place to call home.

YMCA membership can keep away the holiday bulge Don’t let the temptations of the holidays stick with you! Make the most of your membership by coming in for a workout, joining one of our many classes, taking a swim or just enjoying good fellowship with friends. The Y has something to offer members of all ages! Families can take advantage of our drop-in nursery that is open for children under five years Monday-Saturday from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and Monday-Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Kids’ Zone is also a service that offers the opportunity for children 5-12 years to play while their parents workout. Activities include movie night, swimming, board games, sports and more!

Member Spotlight — Sam Phillips Sam Phillips found his way back to the Y after taking some time off for health issues. At 59, he returned in November 2009 weighing 306 pounds. In the past, Phillips had always responded well to exercise, and Phillips this time it was no different. After easing his way back in, he approached our fitness staff for guidance on how to really “kick up his workout.” Ten months later, Phillips is 77 pounds lighter and a daily participant at the Y. “The outstanding thing about Sam is his willingness to follow any and all instruction; he has a great workout ethic and never gives up,” staff members said. “His efforts have definitely paid off with over 20 inches lost! Sam you are an inspiration to us all and we are so proud of you!”





Girls on the Run Afternoon delight These girls stopped to pose for a picture as they enjoy after-school camp at the YMCA.


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Volleyball under way, but basketball is coming Volleyball for boys and girls was introduced at the YMCA in September. Volleyball clinics will finish up in October. In the two-hour clinics, staff have been focusing on the fundamental skills and proper techniques for serving, passing, setting and blocking/hitting, in addition to reviewing game rules. Participants, ranging in age from 6-10 years, have shown a great deal of interest and enthusiasm. Upcoming sports include boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball. Registration is open for ages 4 to 12 years. The season begins on Nov. 6 and ends Jan. 15, 2011. Games are played on Saturday mornings. The coaches meeting will be Nov. 2 at

6:30 p.m. at the YMCA. Basketball evaluations will be held at the YMCA on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for 8-12 year-olds. The deadline to register is Oct. 30. Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball registration for ages 4-12 years will open on Dec. 1. The Henderson Family YMCA wants to better meet the needs of the community by providing a variety of sports for youth that focus on the basic fundamental skills. By emphasizing the fundamental skills it provides a solid foundation for children to build on and gain confidence. For more information, call 4382144 or drop by the Y on Ruin Creek Road.

Sponsors needed for youth programs Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to be a YMCA youth programs sponsor! The youth programs currently being offered at the YMCA are boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball, girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball, soccer, t-ball, and volleyball for boys and girls. Due to the cost of running these valuable programs and the YMCA staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to keep registration costs down, the YMCA is asking area businesses to sponsor the youth programs by making a $300 donation. Businesses that participate in the sponsorship program will have a sign featuring the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and/or logo and â&#x20AC;&#x153;YMCA Youth Programs Sponsorâ&#x20AC;? placed on the fence at the YMCA walking track, where it will remain for one year. At that time, sponsors have the option to renew sponsorship for a fee of $250. These sponsorships are a win-win for all

involved. The monies provided by these sponsorships enable the Henderson Family YMCA to continue to provide quality youth programs for area children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the sponsoring business gets some great advertisement. The walking track, which is open year round to the general public, is used daily by more than 150 people, who walk both during the day and evening. The youth that participate in the YMCA programs are the future leaders for this area, and sponsorship provides an opportunity to give to the youth of the community and, at the same time, receive a tax deduction for your business. If you are interested in becoming a youth programs sponsor, or if you just want more information, please call Kim Davis, youth programs director, at 438-2144.

Adult sports: YMCA wants input

Jimmy P. Twisdale

Caught in a rut? Feeling stuck on the treadmill of life or just wishing to add a little variety to your exercise routine? In an effort to provide more sporting opportunities for adult members, the YMCA staff would like your input on how to better adults through organized sporting events. From basketball to racquetball, from soccer to volleyball and beyond, feel free to contact Heath Haithcock, night and adult sports director, with suggestions.

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Jones/Jeff Perry, The Daily Dispatch, LLC Vanceworks and Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping. r&BHMF$POUSJCVUPST The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Marion D. Lark, Little River Corporation, J. M. White Funeral Home, John Metzger, Michael Shriver for N.C. Senate, Prim Development, Rose Gin & Supply

Co. Inc., Sunset Gardens Inc., Mark Hicks, Mack Choplin and Emilee Johnson. r1BS$POUSJCVUPST Eddie Ferguson, and Terry and Deborah Hicks. r#JSEJF$POUSJCVUPSTDavis-Royster Funeral Home and an anonymous contributor. r(JGU#BH%POBUJPOT The Peanut

Roaster and Charles Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC. A special thank you to Comfort Zone Designers Inc., Durham Coca-Cola, Harris Incorporated of Henderson and the Henderson Country Club â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and to Charles Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC for sponsoring our Hole-In-One Contest!

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Make A Splash to promote water safety Starting in 2011, the Henderson Family YMCA is joining forces with USA Swimming Foundation in order to promote water safety through Make A Splash Program. Launched in 2007, Make A Splash works with national organizations that have existing learn-to-swim programs in an effort to save lives and educate families on the importance of swimming from a safety and health standpoint. This will open opportunities to allow economically disadvantaged youth to take swimming lessons free or at a reduced cost on a case-by-case basis. In 2008, Make A Splash participated in a study that released the following statistics: r/JOFQFPQMFESPXOFBDIEBZJOUIF64 r*OFUIOJDBMMZEJWFSTFDPNNVOJUJFT UIF youth drowning rate is two to three times higher than the national average. r5XPLFZCBSSJFSTQSFWFOUJOHDIJMESFOGSPN learning to swim are fear of injury or drowning and lack of parental encouragement. r$IJMESFOGSPNOPOTXJNNJOHIPVTFIPMET are eight times more likely to be at risk of drowning. The Henderson Family YMCA is challenging the community to come together and promote water safety, particularly because of Kerr Lake and the numerous pools located in and around the surrounding areas. We are asking for donations of any size in order to continue to allow children to be safe, learn to swim and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make A Splashâ&#x20AC;? in Henderson! For more information, contact Julia Langston at the YMCA at 438-2144 or More information is also available at




SilverSneakers offers blend of activities The Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program features a unique blend of physical activity, preventive health information and socially oriented programming that enables older adults to take greater control of their health. Participants in the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program must be enrolled in certain managed care programs such as AARP, Unicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina, Aracadian or Humana. Please check with your provider to see if you are eligible to join. SilverSneakers members receive: r"GSFFCBTJDNFNCFSTIJQBUUIF Henderson Family YMCA with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, the pool, sauna and other amenities that accompany the basic membership. r"DDFTTUPBOZ:.$"BDSPTTUIF nation when traveling.

Kicking and spinning The Y will be offering â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turbo Kickâ&#x20AC;? classes starting Nov. 1 on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. This highenergy calorie burning, fat loss class will be give members the opportunity to â&#x20AC;&#x153;kick their wayâ&#x20AC;? into the holiday season. Also, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss two upcoming midnight spin classes on Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a family in need during the holiday season.


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and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Classes are 45 minutes to an hour and are held in the Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gym. r4JMWFS4OFBLFST**$BSEJP$JSDVJU â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Exercises are combined with fitness to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Classes are 45 minutes to an hour and are held in the Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gym. As YMCA members, SilverSneakers participants are also encouraged to take full advantage of the Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other programs including aerobics, water aerobics, yoga, pilates, swimming, spinning, kickboxing, Zumba and much more! All SilverSneakers members are welcomed to make an appointment with the Wellness Staff to learn to use the fitness equipment as well.

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Henderson Family YMCA 2010 Fall Water Aerobics Schedule Monday: 8:45-9:45 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friendship Club is all about making new friends Make new friends by joining the Henderson Family YMCA Friendship Club. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month from September through May. The Friendship Club welcomes all women 55 years old and above. The cost to attend is $1 per person per meeting. The club activities vary from month to month and may include guest speakers, bingo, line dancing or even an outing. (Above) The club took a trip to the Granville Athletic Park for a nature walk and enjoyed a healthy lunch provided by Subway on Andrews Avenue. For more information about the club, please contact Brenda at 438-2144.

Tuesday: 8:15-9:15 a.m. Water Dynamics 9:30-10:15 a.m. Vance County Seniors 10:30-11:15 a.m. Vance County Seniors 12:30-1:30 p.m. Granville County Seniors Wednesday: 10-11 a.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:15-9:15 a.m. 9:30-10:15 a.m. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m.

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Includes trick-or-treating, fortune teller, inďŹ&#x201A;atable, all games, 1 trip through our mysterious â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hall of Terrorâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153; Howling Haunted Riverâ&#x20AC;? Adults: $1.00 each for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hall of Terrorâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haunted Riverâ&#x20AC;? Children under 2 admitted free *Concessions and t-shirts sold separately* Additional trips into the Hall of Terror and Haunted River $1.00/person Concessions will be served from 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201D;8:00 PM and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haunted River â&#x20AC;&#x153; will be 7:30-8:30 PM

Y Way to Wellness, The Daily Dispatch, Oct. 10, 2010  

Special section featuring the Henderson Family YMCA

Y Way to Wellness, The Daily Dispatch, Oct. 10, 2010  

Special section featuring the Henderson Family YMCA