This summer, the West Cook YMCA is kicking off its Diabetes Prevention Program– an evidence-based initiative shown to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes – one of the nation's costliest chronic diseases.
Employers in the Oak Park area are realizing the benefits of a healthier lifestyle for their employees.
A new program, Workplace Wellness, is one of the many ways the West Cook YMCA is proving to be a "Y without walls" by taking its messages and methods into workplaces to help employees and employers realize the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.
Screenings, seminars, fitness and nutrition sessions can mean a healthier life for people of all ages. That's the ultimate goal of the Healthy Communities Initiative, a new partnership of the West Cook YMCA with Westlake Hospital and the Westlake Health Foundation.
The West Cook YMCA is rolling out a new initiative aimed at moving members and the community towards a healthier future. West Cook YMCA President and CEO Phillip Jiménez says the healthy living framework goes hand in hand with the YMCA's mission.