SSM Health awards grant to Shawnee Family YMCA

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SSM Health in Shawnee has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Shawnee Family YMCA.

Shawnee — SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee recently awarded the Shawnee Family YMCA a $20,000 grant for two new programs, the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Livestrong at the YMCA.

“Shawnee Family YMCA has always been an incredible partner in our community for educating and promoting healthy living,” says Angi Mohr, President, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Shawnee. “These two programs can make a measurable impact towards meaningful change in a person’s overall health.”

The Diabetes Prevention Program will focus on education, fitness, healthy eating, and social support for anyone diagnosed with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Participants will engage in 25 free sessions that will emphasis small, measurable lifestyle goals. 

The Livestrong at the YMCA promotes the importance of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. The free 12-week program allows survivors to participate in customized exercise regimens catered to their individual needs from certified fitness instructors.  This program is designed for cancer survivors who are living with or beyond cancer.

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