Local Groups Help People Lose Weight

MEDFORD, Ore. — One in four Oregonians is overweight or obese. Many are also at risk of diabetes, but may not know it. Two organizations here in Southern Oregon are joining forces to help people get healthy. Jackson Care Connect and the Rogue Valley Family YMCA started a program called “12 Weeks to Healthier New … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. -This month local healthcare facilities and childcare centers are raising awareness about childhood obesity. The Rogue Valley Family YMCA serves 1,300 to 1,500 kids every year. In the next few months the organization is starting some intensive programs to help educate kids and parents about the risks of childhood obesity. The YMCA said … Continue reading »

A Closer Look at Summer Camp Safety

MEDFORD, Ore. — For many students, the next few months will include summer camps and other activities. Kids Unlimited and the Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offer summer programs and say they have strict precautions in place to make sure kids are safe. The Rogue Valley Family Y.M.C.A. offers programs at multiple locations and say security … Continue reading »

Grants Fund YMCA Child Care Programs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Rogue Valley Family YMCA has received two grants totaling $32,000 to fund child care programs at the center. The Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, as well as the Anna May Family Foundation, were the gracious contributors. Now, more children will be able to attend preschool and child … Continue reading »

Free Swim Lessons for 2nd Graders

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a lesson experts say everyone should learn, now one organization wants kids learn it the right way.  Research shows if a child does not learn to swim by second grade they will most likely never learn, and that skill could be the difference of life or death for children. The Medford YMCA offers … Continue reading »