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2014 Campaign
 
 
 
 
17th Annual Day of Caring
 

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Campaign Spotlight: YMCA
 

When most people imagine what their retirement will be like, they picture leisurely time spent playing golf, planting flowers, and winning bingo. Many senior citizens of Mifflin and Juniata counties, however, may surprise you with their favorite retirement activity—pool volleyball. These seniors are faithful patrons of the Juniata Valley YMCA, which offers an exercise program to those who are 60 and older. The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata helps to fund this service for our seniors. Active Older Adults can participate in a Land Fitness Class or the extremely popular Aquatics Program.

John McCullough, Executive Director of the Juniata Valley YMCA, speaks highly of the seniors who enjoy swimming and playing pool volleyball. The group is mainly composed of individuals in their seventies, all dedicated to their regular time slot on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:30-3:30. McCullough says many attendees have expressed the undeniable impact of fitness, stating they “would have been in nursing homes years earlier if not for this class.” One of the program’s longstanding members confirmed the success of aquatic recreation. Nancy Winn, a participant for six years, attributes her speedy recovery from a knee revision surgery to her time in the pool. She affirms that the benefits extend beyond health, stating that her favorite part is the fellowship and that the group is “just like family.”

Seniors who register for these classes enjoy the program year-round. The YMCA has been serving Active Older Adults for the last 14 years. The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata looks forward to a continued partnership with the YMCA’s Senior Program as the 2014 campaign is currently underway. In addition to supporting the Active Older Adults, The United Way also supplies funding to the Y’s Community Life Connections, Open Door Policy, and Positive Coaching Alliance. 
 

 

 

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The United Way of Mifflin Juniata is dedicated to fulfilling our
mission: Improving people's lives by mobilizing the caring
power of the community.

                    
                                                                          
 
Mifflin County Playgrounds Schedule for Summer 2014
 

Armagh
Opens the week of  6/16. Will be available 6 hours/day, 4 days a week.
Tentatively planning to run for at least 4 weeks total, for more information contact the township office at (717) 667-6260.    

Belleville*
Sports Camp is scheduled for the week of 6/23-6/27 from 9 am-12 pm, $10 for participation w/ limited scholarships available.
Day Camp will be on Tuesdays in July (7/8-7/29) from 9 am-12 pm, free to public.    

Burnham
Opens the week of 6/5, from 8 am-3 pm daily.    

Longfellow
Opens the week of 6/9, closed the week of 6/30, resumes 7/7 until 7/25.
Hours are as follows: Monday and Wednesday are 9 am-3 pm, Tuesday and Thursday are 9 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm.    

Reedsville
Opens the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 am-12 pm & 5 pm-8 pm; Friday is 9 am-3 pm.    

South End
Opening the week of 6/16.
Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday is 9 am-12 pm; Fri is 9 am-2 pm (swimming at Rec Park from 12 pm-2 pm).    

For any additional questions, please direct calls to the United Way office at (717) 248-9636.

*In the event of rain, a threatening storm, or inclement weather of any kind MEGA SPORTS CAMP scheduled to be held at the Belleville Playground June 23-June 27, will be held at Belleville Mennonite School and Locust Grove Mennonite Church at Belleville.  The alternative location for soccer camp will be the gym at Locust Grove Church, 3358 W. Main Street, Belleville, PA. while the alternative location for flag football and cheerleading will be Belleville Mennonite School, 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, PA. Please call 717-935-2164 or 717-935-0121 with any questions.  Any change in location will be posted at www.locustgrovemc.org.

 
Thank you! Our 2014 Campaign raised $540,017 because of your generosity!
 
 
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