YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Type 2 diabetes. Most people have heard about this serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and blindness. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes.  But many people don’t know about prediabetes, which happens before type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, prediabetes can be reversed.

Program Features

  • 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year by a trained Lifestyle Coach
  • A group that offers motivation and support
  • A ONE-YEAR adult membership to the Bloomsburg Area YMCA!!!

NOW CHANGE IS EASIER THAN EVER! For our pilot session, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA will be offering the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program AT NO COST to our participants! This $849 value is only available for our first session. 

Our program will soon be open for registration! Stop by the front desk of the Y to learn more today. 

More Information

What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Am I at Risk?

It’s possible. More than 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes and only about 9 million are aware of it. Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Take this quiz to learn if you are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risks this condition can pose to your health.

About the Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%. The reduction is even greater, 71%, among adults aged 60 years or older.

How it Works

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program. A trained Lifestyle Coach facilitates a small group of participants in a classroom setting. The supportive group works together to learn about healthier eating, physical activity, reducing stress, and other behavior changes.

The program consists of 25 sessions. The program’s supportive group environment encourages participants to stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals.

Program Goals

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

Who Can Participate?

In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value, prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy, or a qualifying risk score.

*Asian individual(s) BMI > 22

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.

Participant Testimonials

Donna N. – Ft. Wayne, IN

I don’t remember a life without diabetes and an awareness of my potential for diagnosis. I watched as my grandparents, mother, aunts, uncles and cousins struggled with the disease–and while experience was a great lesson, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program was the first education course to truly impact me.

My life has been so positively impacted that several friends want to know what I’m doing that is working so well for me. The straightforward, simple preventative approach of counting calories, decreasing fat and increasing activity is easy to follow. It is put into easy-to-understand concepts that help me to focus on achieving a goal of lifestyle balance.

I used to lay awake at night and try to figure out how to lose weight and lower my risk of getting diabetes. Thanks to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, I now know what to do, am doing it, and am experiencing success.

“Thank you” is not enough to say, but it will have to do. Thank you.

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John S. – Stone Mountain, GA

I learned I was borderline diabetic, and I knew I needed to do something about it. I was looking for a program with real interaction among other people facing the same struggle. Recently, I lost more than 50 pounds, and I accomplished this with the help of the Decatur Family Y and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

When I started the program, I was at 342 pounds. Currently, I weigh 290 pounds, a 13 percent decrease in my weight. At age 51, this program and the weight I’ve lost have made me a more confident person.

Eating smaller portions was difficult at first, because I’m a food guy. I really enjoy eating food, but this program taught me about nutrition and helped me establish a habit of eating healthier foods that I enjoy. I am more confident with meal planning and consumption, and I’m not mindlessly eating anymore.

This whole experience is having a positive effect on my family. I am able to engage more with my 16-year-old son and be a role model for him. For the first time, he’s eating and enjoying nutritious foods. He learned that healthy eating is important for everyone.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program changed my life. I am balancing my life better and am altogether healthier, happier and more confident.

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Marilyn N. – Seattle, WA

This program has made a huge difference in my life.  My blood pressure and cholesterol are back down where they are supposed to be. I have more energy. I want to do everything I can to stay on track and to keep myself motivated.

I feel good about the fact that I am taking charge of my health and am doing what I can to be healthy. This is really important to me at a time when health care is so expensive.

This program did wonders for me and I know it can help other people as well.

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Health Care Professionals

As a leading nonprofit strengthening community, in part, through healthy living, the Y knows that in order to remain healthy, patients diagnosed with prediabetes may need to make lifestyle changes. We also understand that such changes can come with challenges and that having a reliable support system can not only make behavior changes easier for your patients, but also help ensure they stay motivated.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program – based on research by the National Institutes of Health and part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – is a proven, community-based disease prevention program that can provide your patients with the support they need to adopt the behaviors you recommend to improve their health. It uses a classroom setting and peer support to introduce and emphasize the benefits of:

  • healthy eating
  • moderate physical activity
  • modest weight loss
  • staying motivated

At the Y, we believe all people deserve the opportunity to live full, healthy lives. When you refer patients to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program you can be confident they are led through this evidence-based program by trained Lifestyle Coaches. We work closely with each person to support their efforts in making lifestyle changes that we know can help delay, or even prevent, the onset of type 2 diabetes. We will provide you with updates on your patients’ progress at regular intervals using a HIPAA compliant system to protect individual’s health information.

Publications

Ackermann, Ronald, and David Marrero. “Adapting the Diabetes Prevention
Program Lifestyle Intervention for Delivery in the Community The
YMCA Model.” The Diabetes Educator. 33. no. 69 (2007): 69-78.
http://tde.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstra ct/33/1/69
(accessed October 20, 2011).

Ackermann, Ronald, Emily Finch, Edward BrizendineLast, Honghong Zhou, and
David Marrero. “Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into
the Community The DEPLOY Pilot Study.” American Journal of
Preventive Medicine. (2008).

Amundson, Helen,  Marcene Butcher, Dorothy Gohdes, Taryn Hall, Todd
Harwell, Steven Helgerson, Karl Vanderwood. “Translating the
Diabetes Prevention Program Into Practice in the General
Community: Findings From the Montana Cardiovascular Disease
and Diabetes Prevention Program.” The Diabetes Educator. 35.209
(2009): 209-223.

Berenson, Robert, John Holahan, Linda Blumberg, Randall Bovbjerg, Timothy
Waidmann, Allison Cook, and Williams Aimee. “How We Can Pay
for Health Care Reform.” Timely Analysis of Immediate Health
Policy Issues. (2009): 10-11.

Brink, Susan. “The Diabetes Prevention Program.” Health Affairs. 28. no. 1
(2009): 57-62.

Knowler, William, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Sarah Fowler, Richard Hamman,
John Lachin, Elizabeth Walker, and David Nathan.  “Reduction in the
Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or
Metformin.” The New England Journal of Medicine. 346. no. 6 (2002):
393-403.

Want to Give Back?

Give a gift to your community by donating to the YMCA!

Your donation will support Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility in the Bloomsburg Community!

 

 

The Y offers a safe and supportive environment, competitive pay, and Y staff are provided with free Y memberships as well as discounts on programs and services.

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR  

 

 

 

Job Summary:

 

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chronic Disease Prevention Program Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the wellness program delivery including community wellness programs targeted for chronic disease prevention.  This will be in accordance with YMCA of the YUSA guidelines and will be in accordance with guidelines set by grant requirement specific to the programs.  The job will oversee the Personal Training program, and Group Exercise Classes including SilverSneakers/Silver&Fit programs.  Overall the position will ensure quality programs, member satisfaction, and efficient budget control. This is a part-time position. 

 

 

 

Skills/Knowledge:

 

  • Must be able to walk into a room and enjoy the challenge of meeting new people
  • Have the reputation of being a “social butterfly” and ability to quickly build meaningful relationships with many members at a time
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills, well organized and multi-tasked oriented
  • Knowledge of general health and wellness
  • Knowledge of designing, conducting, and implementing safe and effective group exercise classes/member workout programs/fitness programs
  • Understanding and ability to teach members and train staff on techniques and proper procedures for safe and productive exercise
  • Understanding and ability to teach several different group exercise class formats and train staff on techniques and proper procedures for safe and productive classes
  • Ability to recruit and develop staff that will build relationships with members and connect members to the Y and to other members
  • Requires understanding of human development, group work process and general management and communications as well as perform the full range of supervisory duties
  • Knowledge of program fiscal management, ability to keep programs on budget and launch contingency plans when required
  • Computer literate, proficient in Work and Excel programs. Publisher, Adobe, Photoshop and Power Point preferred.  Ability to operate the CLASS software program.
  • Ability to report to work as required at all operational hours of the facility Monday – Sunday and some holidays

 

 

 

Education/Training:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field preferred
  • Certification(s) in Group Exercise preferred
  • CPR/AED, First Aide certified required
  • TB-clearance required

 

 

 

Experience:

 

  • Two (2) years minimum experience in program planning and supervising of staff and volunteers
  • Two (2) years minimum experience working in health and fitness or related human service programs and/or committees, and experience in organizing and conducting meetings and staff trainings preferred

 

 

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Meets the needs of members and the community through developing, marketing, and implementing new and existing health and fitness programs, seminars, and lectures.
  • Ensures the strategic goals of the Association/Branch are met by developing and promoting strong family and social values, leadership, healthy lifestyles, sense of community, international/intercultural relations, and an appreciation for environmental concerns.

 

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

 

  • Values - Demonstrates in words and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and displays a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
  • Relationships - Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
  • Communication - Listens and expresses self effectively and in manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of those we serve.
  • Developing Others - Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capacities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
  • Personal Growth - Demonstrates the ability to continually learn and grow as a servant leader in the YMCA movement.
  • Functional Expertise - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Emotional maturity - Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.  Maintains a positive and harmonious relationship with staff, members, volunteers, and the community.
  • Operational Effectiveness – Effectively manages and leads the Wellness Department to ensure efficient management of programs, personnel, wellness initiatives, financial targets, group exercise programs, and quality control.  Demonstrates initiative and the ability to make sound decisions and resolve conflicts in an appropriate manner.
  • Quality Results - Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

 

Y-CARE STAFF

 

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is now accepting applications for our Y-Care program. This candidate will be responsible for watching and caring for children during the Y-Care programs before and after school. Clearances, health assessment, and TB test are required for this position. Applications are available at the YMCA or online.

 

 

Contact Joe at jreinard@bloomsburgy.org
or call 570-784-0188.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL TRAINER

 

 

 

 

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is seeking part-time Personal Trainers. Responsible for promoting the facility and company, introducing clients to the joys of fitness, and maintaining a positive experience for increased member retention. Must maintain CPR & First Aid Certification and have current, nationally-recognized personal training certification. Should have a friendly, approachable, and supportive demeanor and create a rapport with clients, members, and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Max at mangle@bloomsburgy.org or call 570-784-0188.

 

Preschool Teacher / Teacher's Aide

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program  that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures, nurtures children, provides meals, crafts, and instruction, and ensures students are kept clean and safe.

 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 

 

 

  • Develop weekly lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate for all children. 
  • Provide a monthly overview calendar for parents to know what is coming up in the next month.
  • Develop activities to stimulate the children.
  • Create arts and crafts for children.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Promote literacy and early education.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Attend to children's basic needs.
  • Keep constant communication with parents regarding their child (ren).
  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol.
  • Integrate special needs children in a respectful manner.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Identify problems and convene with professionals if necessary.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Organize and label materials, and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Candidates should be prepared to present necessary clearances, 2 letters of recommendation, CPR Certification, mandated reporter, and education transcripts. This position is temporary, potentially leading to permanent. 

 

For more information, contact Ashley Miccio at amiccio@bloomsburgy.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Finance & Accounting

 

 

 

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance will oversee accounting, finance, and aspects of operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Summary:

 

 

 

  • Leads the operations and staff of Accounting/Finance departments.
  • Does all bookkeeping functions.
  • Works with Director of Operations & Membership on recording deposits and maintaining an accurate general ledger.
  • Produces accurate, timely accounting records in accordance with internal policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Oversees external financial reporting, including the annual audit and form 990.
  • Develops management reporting including statements to the Board of Directors and Committees.
  • Enter AP and reconcile accounts.
  • Assists Director of Operations and Membership in maintaining AR records and collections.
  • Prints AP checks weekly and additional bookkeeping functions.
  • Maintains internal controls throughout the Association, monitoring compliance, and implementing improvements.
  • Assists with organization and departmental budgets.
  • Works daytime shift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bachelor's or associates degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Experience in Bookkeeping a plus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Brings a positive attitude, smile, and creates a positive member and staff experience.
  • Additional duties and requests from the CEO to help the organization move forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please send resume to Joe Reinard at jreinard@bloomsburgy.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT DESK SERVICE STAFF

 

 

 

 

 

Job Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Front Desk Customer Service staff will interact with the members and uphold the member experience standards. They will be the daily point of contact for members, determining their needs and offering solutions to meet these needs. They will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to Y members, program participants and guest.

 

 

 

Scope and Responsibilities:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Greet and welcome members.
  • Actively interact and engage with members and prospects to determine needs; directing to the appropriate Director when necessary.
  • Handle member requests and questions; problem solving.
  • Gather and record member data in member profiles.
  • Provides information and assistance related to membership rates, programs, services, scholarships and other Y amenities.
  • Prepares member records and issues membership ID cards and handles all registration/enrollment transactions.
  • Greet all guests as they enter the facility and adhere to sign-in/out, guest, visitor, monitoring youth in the facility and other relevant policies and procedures. Report any suspicious behavior and violations of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Supporting the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.
  • Must be able to work a variety of hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to work a variety of hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Teacher's Aide

Summary:

Responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program  that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures, nurtures children, provides meals, crafts, and instruction, and ensures students are kept clean and safe.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop weekly lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate for all children. 
  • Provide a monthly overview calendar for parents to know what is coming up in the next month.
  • Develop activities to stimulate the children.
  • Create arts and crafts for children.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Promote literacy and early education.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Attend to children's basic needs.
  • Keep constant communication with parents regarding their child (ren).
  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol.
  • Integrate special needs children in a respectful manner.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Identify problems and convene with professionals if necessary.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Organize and label materials, and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates should be prepared to present necessary clearances, 2 letters of recommendation, CPR Certification, mandated reporter, and education transcripts. This position is temporary, potentially leading to permanent. 

For more information, contact Ashley Miccio at amiccio@bloomsburgy.org.

 

 

Employment

Bloomsburg Area YMCA Nondiscrimination Policy – Part of Personnel Policy.

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA does not discriminate against any person because of her/his race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation (which shall not include children as the sex object), age, ancestry, disability or marital status in the provision of or access to services, employment and activities.  This is in accordance with all applicable federal and state law, including but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.  The Executive Director is designated to administer compliance with the law and regulations. Amended and approved January 20, 2004.

Custodian

CUSTODIAN

We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join the Y team as a Custodian. The ideal candidate is prepared to take on a variety of challenges as the need arises. The Custodian will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, fitness rooms and equipment, bathrooms, childcare rooms, and other public areas. 

Responsibilities: 

  •  Perform general cleanup of all areas in the building as directed
  •  Manage routine upkeep of exterior areas, green space, and parking lot
  •  Complete non-routine cleaning according to specified job orders
  •  Remove garbage and recycling daily and prepare bins for weekly pickup
  •  Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep requests 

Skills:

  •  Willingness to work early mornings
  •  Ability to work well under minimal/no supervision
  •  Strong attention to detail
  •  Physically capable of moving objects up to 30 pounds as necessary
Front Desk Service Staff

Job Summary:

The Front Desk Customer Service staff will interact with the members and uphold the member experience standards. They will be the daily point of contact for members, determining their needs and offering solutions to meet these needs. They will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to Y members, program participants and guests.

Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome members.
  • Actively interact and engage with members and prospects to determine needs; directing tasks to the appropriate Director when necessary.
  • Handle member requests and questions; problem solving.
  • Gather and record member data in member profiles.
  • Provides information and assistance related to membership rates, programs, services, scholarships and other Y amenities.
  • Prepares member records and issues membership ID cards.
  • Handles all registration/enrollment transactions.
  • Greet all guests as they enter the facility and adhere to sign-in/out, guests, visitors, and monitoring youth in the facility, as well as other relevant policies and procedures. Report any suspicious behavior and violations of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Supporting the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly.
  • Strong computer skills and data entry.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to work a variety of hours.

Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.

Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.

The Y is here for our community:

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.

Give the Y a Try!

LOCATION
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

PHONE
(570) 784-0188

FAX
(570) 784-4303

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon-Thurs 5:00am-9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat (Summer): 8:00am-1:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way