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Ashland, OR 97520
Contact: Ashland Family YMCA
Ashland Family YMCA, Ashland, Oregon 97520 / ALERTS / News
STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY
During this time of uncertainty, the Ashland Family YMCA is here for you. We take our role in social responsibility and healthy living seriously. The Y will continue to be your support for health and wellbeing, even when a stay at home order is in place. We have compiled a list of resources and videos for you to get up-to-date information to keep you healthy while you stay home.
7 Steps to Maintain Resilience During Pandemic
Ashland local, Allen Weisbard, LCSW shares some tips on 'Social Distancing Without Isolating' with us during these challenging times we are in. click here
Grab and Go Meals
During the Ashland School District Closure, all children ages 0-18 and transition students 18-21 can stop by the Ashland Family YMCA Soccer Pavilion weekdays between 11am-1pm and grab a breakfast and a lunch. There are other locations listed, for more information click here.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Right now, the American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations as uncertainties remain during this coronavirus pandemic. Blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming rate and patients need a sufficient blood supply throughout the many weeks of this crisis and beyond. Healthy individuals are needed to schedule an appointment to give in the days and weeks ahead to help patients counting on lifesaving blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma.
The Ashland Family Y is doing our part to help save lives by hosting two much needed blood drives at our YMCA. Wednesday, April 1 from 8-1 and Tuesday, April 14 from 9-2. For more information or to register for a Blood Drive near you, click here. Use sponsor code AshlandYMCA if you are wanting to donate on April 1 or 14 here at the Y.
Y-Members Staying Home & Staying Healthy
Ashland Family YMCA Member and Staff Stories: Loving the Y and still working out – apart, yet together! We have been getting updates from our Ashland Family YMCA members and staff on what they are doing to stay healthy while staying home and social distancing.
To check out our growing album on Facebook – click here
Do you have a photo you want to share?
Send it to us at email@example.com or tag us on Facebook and Instagram. #ashlandfamilyymca
Wellness Wednesday from 3.18.20 - Now available online - click here
How to Prevent & Treat Coronavirus - Natural Therapies to Boost Your Immune System
by Ross Pelton, R.Ph.,Ph.D.,CCN
"I want to state and emphasize that taking the
natural measures to boost your immune system might not prevent people from getting infected, but it will likely greatly reduce the length, severity and symptoms they experience."
Ross Pelton, the Natural Pharmacist
Safe Grocery Shopping
We came across this PSA video (click here to view) on how to safely handle groceries and take out food you are bringing into your home. Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen is the Medical Director at Heartland Hospice in Grand Rapids, MI and offers very simple and clear directions to follow.
Keep Yourself Educated
The best way to learn about COVID-19 and precautions you need to take is to go straight to the source.
The US Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has up-to-date information and all you need to know about the virus and protecting yourself. Click here for the website.
The State of Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has up-to-date information and all you need to know about the virus and protecting yourself in the state of Oregon. Click here for the website.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – We are all in this together and the Jackson County Human & Health Services has some local information available to help us get through this. Click here for the website.
Supporting our Members and Supporting our Community
For Online Workout Videos – Click Here
For Emergency Childcare Options – Click Here
Thank you for supporting the Y as we support the community. The Ashland Family YMCA is providing Emergency Childcare but, has suspended operations, fitness, aquatics and sports programs at our facility. We intend to reopen as soon as possible, depending on the current situation and maintaining the recommended precautions.
We are offering live streaming and recorded fitness classes, making numerous repairs and improvements to the facility and assisting with community service work to help those who need it most. The Y is also continuing to employ our staff and directing them to work from home when possible. With the support of our members, the Y will continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community during this challenging time.