YMCA Corner

CLARION The YMCA is the nation's leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y helps build strong communities by investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Through the Y, all people have an opportunity to participate, connect and thrive.

Aetna Better Health

The YMCA partners with Aetna Better Health Insurance to provide memberships at no cost. The program is simple and can cover everyone in the family who has this type of insurance.

Participants sign up at the YMCA and complete the required number of visits within 60 days and a full year of membership is paid for by Aetna Better Health. For more information contact April Dinger at (814) 764-3400.

Turkey Burner Challenge

The YMCA is challenging members to burn 3,000 calories Thanksgiving week, Nov. 25 through Dec. 2 in the Turkey Burner Challenge.

Exercise at the YMCA to help #burnthebird. The challenge fee is $12 and includes a T-shirt. Members should sign up for the challenge and register at the YMCA.

Glow Zumba

A Glow Zumba party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the YMCA gym.

All participants will receive glow jewelry at registration. Ron Radacker and April Dinger will be leading the Zumba party.

Refreshments will be served at this event. The cost is a donation of $5 or more. Members and community are welcome to attend. Glow Zumba is a fundraiser for the YMCA annual campaign which helps those who cannot afford Y memberships or programs.

Swim lessons

The YMCA offers group and private swim lessons for youth and adults. Group lessons are offered week nights or on Saturdays.

Private lessons can be scheduled at your convenience. Private lessons consist of four lessons per month.

To learn more about swim lessons and levels of instruction, visit the YMCA website at http://www.clarioncountyymca.org.


The Clarion County YMCA is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The Clarion County YMCA is located at 499 Mayfield Road in Clarion.

For more information about the Clarion County YMCA and Y programs, please visit their web site at http://www.clarioncountyymca.org, or call (814) 764-3400 and follow the "Y" on Facebook.