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YMCA of Bucks County Engages Community with Free Motivational Wellness Program


rise web header ocean2YMCA of Bucks County is launching a free, 6-week motivational wellness program called RISE. Individuals ages 13+ and families who live or work in Bucks County are invited to participate in the program that will foster feeling happier, healthier and strong and rising above social isolation, negative thinking and poor health habits.

The 6-week program will include weekly themes with activities in three areas: positivity and mental health support, health and wellness activities, and connection with others. The wide variety of activities includes daily affirmations, nutrition and healthy recipes, individual challenges, weekly book club, yoga/mindfulness and connection with staff and others participating in the program through Zoom.

A RISE community Facebook group will allow participants to engage directly with and ask questions of YMCA staff, nutritionists and other participants of the group.

“Now more than ever, we need to pull together as a community,” said Trish Feinthel, chief operations officer at the Y. “Encouraging your friends and family to stay active and connected is important to the physical and mental health of every person.”

The program begins on November 30, 2020 and runs through January 10, 2021. Details can be found on the Ys website at ymcabucks.org/rise.  Quick and easy registration is available by texting RISE to 877.409.9622. 

YMCA of Bucks County is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Annually, the Y serves nearly 60,600 members and participants at its five member branches, six youth education centers, and eight camp locations across Bucks County. YMCA of Bucks County provides $5 million of community impact annually in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more. To learn more visit ymcabucks.org.