Rye YMCA Blog


Mamaroneck Health Fair Provides Screenings, Exhibits and Fun

 (August 28, 2017) Nearly 300 residents of Mamaroneck and other Sound Shore communities participated in a day of health awareness at the 4th Annual Access to Care Health Fair, held Saturday, August 12 in Mamaroneck. Adults took advantage of free health screenings and informational exhibits while children and their families enjoyed Zumba demonstrations, music by D.J. Theo Philip, a bounce castle, and healthy snacks.

The fair was organized by the Healthier Mamaroneck committee, a community coalition that brings together local leaders, health and social service providers, and residents to respond to the needs to low-income families and individuals living in Mamaroneck. For the first time, the event took place outside, on Sheldrake Place, which was closed for the day. Several health screenings were also offered at Open Door Family Medical Centers’ new facility, located at 689 Mamaroneck Avenue.

Residents who stopped by the fair found representatives of more than 20 health and social service agencies, many with bilingual staff ready to conduct screenings and answer questions. By mid-afternoon when the fair ended, over 300 screenings and exams were conducted; the most popular were blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and dental assessments. In addition to services offered on the street and in Open Door’s facility, participants visited Open Door’s dental van and Planned Parenthood’s medical van for rapid HIV testing. New York Life provided child identification cards for all children. People who were found to have health concerns or risks were referred for follow-up care.

Major sponsors of the Health Fair included: the Rye YMCA, Community Resource Center, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Montefiore/New Rochelle, Affinity Health Plan, and Greenwich Hospital.

Nearly 300 residents of Mamaroneck and other Sound Shore communities participated in a day of health awareness at the 4th Annual Access to Care Health Fair, held Saturday, August 12 in Mamaroneck. Adults took advantage of free health screenings and informational exhibits while children and their families enjoyed Zumba demonstrations, music by D.J. Theo Philip, a bounce castle, and healthy snacks.

The fair was organized by the Healthier Mamaroneck committee, a community coalition that brings together local leaders, health and social service providers, and residents to respond to the needs to low-income families and individuals living in Mamaroneck. For the first time, the event took place outside, on Sheldrake Place, which was closed for the day. Several health screenings were also offered at Open Door Family Medical Centers’ new facility, located at 689 Mamaroneck Avenue.

Residents who stopped by the fair found representatives of more than 20 health and social service agencies, many with bilingual staff ready to conduct screenings and answer questions. By mid-afternoon when the fair ended, over 300 screenings and exams were conducted; the most popular were blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and dental assessments. In addition to services offered on the street and in Open Door’s facility, participants visited Open Door’s dental van and Planned Parenthood’s medical van for rapid HIV testing. New York Life provided child identification cards for all children. People who were found to have health concerns or risks were referred for follow-up care.

Major sponsors of the Health Fair included: the Rye YMCA, Community Resource Center, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Montefiore/New Rochelle, Affinity Health Plan, and Greenwich Hospital.


Rye Y Leadership Clubs for High School students

The Rye Y Leaders Club is an amazing opportunity for high school students, grades 9-12,  who wish to make a positive impact in their community as well as develop leadership skills.

Meetings are held weekly.  A Rye YMCA membership is not necessary to join.

Click here to view 2018/19 school year meetings.

One of the best ways to get those volunteer hours some schools require for high school graduation! Our Leaders  Clubs meet once a week and are run by a group of elected teens with supervision from a Y Teen Advisor. This small group of teens serves as ambassadors of the Rye Y while promoting ideals of social responsibility, leadership and service to others. Leaders participate in weekly meetings, community events and fundraising efforts. This club is free.

If interested, please email: melissa@ryeymca.org