Author Archives: Renee Sannan

Youth Dinners as we transition into Fall

Hunger does not take a day off.  One in five children suffer from child hunger. Since the start of the pandemic, Beaver County residents have donated over 16,000 meals to fight child hunger in our neighborhood.    “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa   As school starts, the Beaver County YMCA […]

We move into PHASE 3 of our Reopening Plan on Tuesday, September 8th.

While we have been opening slowly to ensure the safety of our staff and members alike, hunger doesn’t follow suit. Our Y has continued to serve meals to the less fortunate. As of the writing of this letter, we have served 170,000 free meals to those in need- 60,000 more than all of 2019! This is […]

COVID-19 has changed how people exercise.  Have you found your new normal? 

Fitness trends come and go, and with the recent pandemic it was clear we all were looking for a new way to stay safe and continue our fitness journey and small group training was the answer so many were searching for.    In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, we are able […]

The Y Feeds Kids

Governor Wolf mandated all schools be closed on March 16th 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The YMCA, along with generous community support, put our mission into practice and began to expand our outreach at-risk feeding program.  In John 6:10-12 “Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass in that place, […]

The Biggest Benefit to Exercise May Surprise You

When we think about the benefits of exercise, the first things that come to mind is losing weight, gaining strength, getting toned and increasing our cardiovascular ability. Did you know that exercise has an even bigger benefit? Exercise helps our BRAIN! Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy […]


Thank you for your patience as we navigate the daily changes and mandates associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.   As a part of our overall reopening plan, beginning Monday July 13th, we will be reopening the following areas of our YMCA:   Therapy Pool (Max capacity of 13) Water Based Group Exercise Classes Private Swimming […]

Auditing Your Diet Monthly, why is this so important to your success?

With so much information out there floating around the internet it is no surprise we are all confused about what we should or should not be consuming in our diet.  You can spend your entire year jumping from one fad diet or supplement to the next without seeing any overall progress in your health and […]

Operational Update from our President/CEO

As we close out our second week of operations, I wanted to follow up with an operational update.   Between now and July 10th we will be working with the CDC and Health Department Officials to access our next phase of reopening. We will communicate those decisions via email, social media and through our website when […]

The YMCA will Reopen on June 15th

We are so thrilled that we are able to reopen our YMCA on Monday, June 15 at 5AM! Thanks to all of you who have stayed with us and believed in the Mission of the Y. I have never been more proud of our Y by fulfilling the need of food insecurity in Beaver County by providing 88,000 […]

Summer Basketball will Tip-Off

Who’s ready to get back on the court? The Beaver County YMCA is excited to announce our Summer Youth Basketball Program. We have restructured our program to ensure safety for all youth and staff participating. For more details and to view the whole health and safety plan click the link below. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! […]