The Madison Area YMCA: Saying “Yes” to the Community Since 1873 Plans to Add Pool, Gymnasium and Expand Fitness Center
(Madison, NJ) – January 21, 2019 -Since 1873, the Madison Area YMCA has always said “yes” to the community. Through the vision, leadership and dedication of the Y’s administration, board members and employees, the Y has evolved and expanded to meet the community’s growing needs—from its beginnings on Main Street in downtown Madison to its current location on Kings Road, which underwent a major facility expansion in 2000—and has remained steadfast in its commitment to continue to say “yes” and make the community better now and into the future.
Recognizing the needs of its members and neighbors, and the challenges and limitations of its current facility, the Madison Area YMCA launched a capital campaign to embark on an ambitious, exciting $12 million expansion project at its Family Center: add an eight-lane pool and upgrade the existing pool in the aquatics center; increase the sports and recreation center to include a full-size gymnasium; and enlarge the health and fitness center to provide more workout space and equipment and additional offerings for chronic disease prevention and management. The Y plans to break ground later this year. To learn more about the project, the community is invited to visit the Y’s Family Center for a vision tour or visit www.madisonareaymca.org for a virtual tour.
As a 501(c)(3) cause-driven charitable organization serving more than 15,000 people each year the Madison Area YMCA provides opportunities for children, families and adults to experience Y membership, programming such as gymnastics, swimming, performing arts, sports, enrichment and health & wellness programs at its Family Center on Kings Road as well as child care, education and day camp at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center on East Street in Madison.
With a deep understanding of the community’s need to embrace a healthy body, spirit and mind, the Y developed a suite of programming to support individuals and their families who might be going through a life-changing chronic illness or difficult time in their lives. Programs include: LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer survivors, Diabetes Prevention Program, Community Mental Health Initiative, Delay the Disease for Parkinson’s disease, One Step for Multiple Sclerosis and Enhance®Fitness for older adults and Project Community Pride, a counseling program for children and their families. The Y is also involved with the Madison Chatham Coalition, a data-driven program that focuses on the prevention of youth substance use.
Everything the Y does is in service of making the community better. For some people, these services may not be attainable because of cost. Through fundraising campaigns, the Y makes sure that these opportunities are available to everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay. To support our cause and make a secure online tax-deductible donation, click here.