JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 2, 2019 – Today, the First Coast YMCA celebrated the grand opening of its new location at Flagler Health+ Village in the Murabella community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Together, the Y and Flagler Health+ will provide area residents with one-stop access to a wide spectrum of health and wellness services for children, adults and families.
“At the Y, our cause is strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day we transform lives, but we can’t do it alone,” said Eric K. Mann, President and CEO of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. “Partnerships like this one with Flagler Health+ are critical. We know this new location will have a positive impact on the growing Northwest St. Johns County community for generations to come.”
The YMCA at Flagler Health+ Village provides fitness, prevention and education opportunities for all ages. Children can grow and build friendships in a safe environment through Youth Development programs and services that include KidZone, a Teen Center, summer camps and youth sports leagues. The Healthy Living experience includes access to an expansive wellness center for individual and group fitness for all ages and skill levels, weight loss and chronic disease prevention programs, and nutrition services. The Y will also offer Social Responsibility opportunities to help give back to its neighbors. The Y is currently collecting backpacks and school supplies for local military families.
The ceremony kicked off a week of grand opening festivities at the Y to welcome its new neighbors. These events such as class demonstrations, health screenings and fun activities for kids, are free and open to the entire community. The week culminates with a family cookout on Saturday, July 6, featuring balloon artists and a bounce house water slide. Throughout the week, new YMCA member specials are available for those interested in joining the Y family.
For more information about the First Coast YMCA, please visit fcymca.org.
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About the Y
For more than 110 years, the First Coast YMCA has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: www.fcymca.org.