YMCA of Southern Nevada

COVID-19 Updates

March 16th | YMCA Locations Will Serve as Three Square Open Meal Sites During Closure

The Y has confirmed that our Three Square Open Meal sites at our Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y and SkyView Y will remain open during the closure, starting Tuesday, March 17th. These sites are open to the public (you do not have to be a member.) Ages 18 and under are welcome to a free meal. These sites will be open Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 6 PM and Saturday-Sunday, 11 AM – 1 PM. This will be a “grab-and-go” method – Y staff will meet you at each facility’s front door. Each location’s information is listed below:

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129

SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081


March 16th | Cox Announces Plans to Support Residential Customers in Need During Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out this press release regarding Cox Communication’s efforts to increase residential internet speed and the Connect2Compete program, a low-cost internet product for families with school-aged children who are enrolled in low-income assistance programs. To ensure digital equity for students without internet at home, these changes intend to help families with online learning at home. For a limited time, first month of free service has also been introduced for new Connect2Compete customers.

CLICK HERE for more info.


March 16th | Resource on Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus

We realize that these are unsettling times in our community. Here at the Y, our plan is to remain transparent and open with our communication, offer essential community services in response to need and offer resources to help keep everyone active, healthy and connected! We will be sharing additional activities and resources throughout the coming weeks, but for today, we found an article on speaking with your children about the coronavirus, because we are sure they have plenty of questions! We hope you find this helpful, please stay tuned for more resources – we will get through this, together!

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March 15th | All Y Facilities Closed & Programs on Pause Until Further Notice

To our members, staff, program participants and volunteers,

Your health and safety are our first priority.

Out of an abundance of caution, the YMCA of Southern Nevada has made the difficult decision to shut down all four of our Las Vegas facilities. There was no confirmed exposure of COVID-19 in our branches, but we intend to take this time to do a deep cleaning of all facilities. We are currently working with community leaders on how the Y can best serve our community during this time. We will keep everyone informed on when we plan to reopen, and what types of community services we will offer.

Our branches will be closed starting Monday, March 16th. More information will be shared in the coming days on when we plan to reopen.

In addition, our branches will pause all classes and programs. This includes preschool, Kids’ Gym, group exercise classes, youth sports, swim lessons, group activities and more. The YMCA will reevaluate the situation and will keep all members, staff, program participants and volunteers up to date on the status of these programs.

What if I purchased a program in March?

If you have already purchased a full month of a program, you will be given a system credit to continue the program once the Y reopens. In addition, you will receive the remainder of that month at no cost.

What if I want to pause or cancel my membership?

We can completely understand. We recognize this is an ambiguous time and at the Y we always want you to feel safe. As a community benefit non-profit, membership dues are the foundation of our work. Regardless of COVID-19, there are kids and families we are still trying to serve. The community is counting on the Y and we are working hard through this crisis to be there as the community needs us. We are doing everything possible to keep our doors open and we need members like you – good humans – to help us continue to put good out there. That’s the Y difference. We understand your concerns but ask that you continue to be a part of our movement at a critical time like this. It’s easy to forget that membership means more to a Y during this time. Please help us be a part of the solution and keep your membership active. Keeping your membership active can help ensure the future of our continued community impact. Thank YOU for helping us make our community a better place.

Any membership options can be discussed by reaching out to your local branch’s Membership Team:

Can my children still take part in the Three Square Open Meal Site?

The Y has confirmed that our Three Square Open Meal sites at our Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y and SkyView Y will remain open during the closure, starting Tuesday, March 17th. These sites are open to the public (you do not have to be a member.) Ages 18 and under are welcome to a free meal. These sites will be open Monday – Saturday, approximately 4 PM – 6 PM. This will be a “grab-and-go” method – Y staff will meet you at each facility’s front door. Each location’s information is listed below:

Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA | 4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Durango Hills YMCA | 3521 N Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129

SkyView YMCA | 3050 E Centennial Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89081

If I’m a military member, what happens if you’re closed and I do not get my required amount of scans this month?

We love our military members & families! We will place all Department of Defense memberships on hold, and will work with the Armed Services Y to reinstate this program once operations return to normal.

How can I keep up with my workout routine at home?

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The Y fully supports your decision to stay active while at home – kudos to you! We have a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try, at no extra charge to you! Please see below for a few different formats for all skill and ability levels. We hope you’ll find a new class you love!

Quick note on MOSSA Move: Upon following the link, it will prompt you to input your information, including payment info. You will be getting this program for FREE for 60 days. MOSSA Move will be reaching out to each customer around the 55 day mark, to let them know that their free trial is expiring.

Y360

Les Mills On Demand

MOSSA Move

SilverSneakers

YTRAAK


How can I keep my kids engaged and entertained at home?

We have compiled some amazing resources for you to help keep your little ones active, stimulated and learning! From virtual museum tours to fun DIY STEM activities, we hope the following helps keep boredom at bay.

28 Days of DIY STEM Activities

Scholastic Learn at Home

Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live

Virtual Tour of 12 Museums

Thank you for being part of our YMCA family. We appreciate your patience during this unsettling time, and we hope to be back to normal operations very soon.

Stay Healthy,

YMCA of Southern Nevada


March 14th | All AOA Group Exercise Classes Cancelled & Kim Reed Center Closed

We have been in touch with you over the past couple of days to keep you informed about the steps we are taking to try to decrease the spread of the virus, along with the empowering actions everyone can take to minimize the potential for exposure and infection.

While facing this unprecedented circumstance and knowing that our older adult population is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking the following actions for programs and activities that directly involve close contact with either program/class participants and/or instructors.

As of today, all AOA Group Exercise classes at all 4 Y locations will be cancelled until further notice.

In addition, our Kim Reed Center at the Heinrich YMCA is also closed until further notice. Staff will be using this time to clean and sanitize the space, and will not allow access until it is cleared to be re-opened.

We want to take this opportunity for all active older adults to continue focusing on their health & wellness at home! Our partner, SilverSneakers, offers a wide variety of FREE workouts on their Facebook page. You can view those by following THIS LINK. You’ll find everything on the “videos” tab. Please let us know if you find a new favorite exercise! (A special shout-out to Ellen, one of our fabulous members, for recommending this!)

In addition, we urge all members who are affected by these cancellations to continue to remain connected to your friends and family. FaceTime is a wonderful tool to connect with loved ones from a distance. Maybe there is a new book you’ve been meaning to read, or a puzzle you have been wanting to finish. If that’s the case, there’s no better time than now! (And if you have any good book suggestions, please feel free to share them here – we’re looking for new reads too!)

We will get through this together. The Y truly appreciates all of our members’ patience at this time, and we hope to see you back in our facilities very soon!


March 13th | Free At-Home Workouts!

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. While we would love to see you at the Y, we honor and respect each individual’s choice with regard to your health. If you are practicing social distancing, we support this decision and have a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try with the announcement of our new line of virtual classes, called Y360!

Now, free to all members for a limited time, you can take group exercise classes right in your own home! You can now find some of your favorite classes on YouTube. With several classes available ranging from eight to thirty minutes, we know you’ll find a class you love.

FIND VIDEOS HERE!


March 13th |  Cancellation Notice

Knowing that our older adult population is more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, we have taken precautionary measures to postpone large group activities with our seniors. The following events have been cancelled until further notice:

  • 3/14 – Shake Your Shamrocks (Heinrich YMCA)
  • 3/16 – Memory Loss Seminar (Durango Hills YMCA)
  • Upcoming Lunch & Learns (All Y locations)
  • Upcoming AOA Field Trips (All Y locations)

The YMCA is a community-focused organization committed to Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. It is our goal to provide as much reasonable protection for our members, staff and community as possible. We realize these changes are a disruption to routines and the communities within our walls. We want to reassure you that as a group, the Y is doing everything we can to continually assess the situation and make decisions based on the greatest potential for positive outcomes.

It is because of all of you that we can say that we are an amazing place. We couldn’t be US without YOU. We wish you and your families all the best in health. Any questions you may have can be shared with your branch leadership teams or program director. We will do our very best to continue to keep you informed.

 

March 12th | Message from Y CEO, Mike Lubbe

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