New Pottstown YMCA Director Looks To Add On To Existing Programs, Use Wellness Center

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN — Dan Albert was wearing a light blue button down shirt with the YMCA logo embroidered on the left pocket while he walked around the N. Adams Street building on Thursday.

Albert, who has been employed with the national organization for almost 15 years, started working as the new Executive Director for the Pottstown YMCA on Dec. 2.

And he already has big ideas for the future of the local club.

“I think the beauty of the Y, with having over 800 associations throughout the country, is that we all beg, borrow and steal from each other,” Albert said. “I think what you are going to see, moving forward, is we are really going to be driving change.”

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Clarion To Suspend Programs, Cut Jobs To Close $8 Million Deficit

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clarion County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Monday announced it will suspend two degree programs, eliminate 42.75 positions and launch several new programs in an effort to plug an $8 million budget deficit that could balloon to $12 million by 2015.

University President Karen Whitney said the moves are designed to position the state-owned university for the future following several years of sharp declines in enrollment and state subsidies.

“At the forefront of this plan is for our students to graduate and succeed in their professional careers, thanks to the marketable skills they learn at Clarion,” Whitney said.

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Sheetz Health Facility Opens

Sheetz located in Frostburg, Maryland

Sheetz located in Frostburg, Maryland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  I think this is pretty amazing that a convenience store chain would build a wellness center for their employees.

CLAYSBURG – Sheetz employees now have a greater opportunity to improve their health with Wednesday’s opening of the $4 million Sheetz Center for Shwellness beside the Sheetz Distribution Center in the Walter Business Park near here.

“This is a state-of-the-art health and wellness center.  This creates an environment for our employees to be actively involved and more responsible for their health and wellness,” said Bill Young, director of compensation, benefits and risk.

Sheetz, along with its partner Marathon Health, will use medical staff to provide individual health and wellness coaching to employees and their eligible dependents.  The Shwellness Center is intended to help Sheetz employees improve their overall health by creating awareness of their own health conditions, while allowing them to better manage their medical care costs.  All services are offered to eligible employees and dependents free of charge.

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5K Run – 3K Walk On MCCC Main Campus, Blue Bell

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Women’s Center of Montgomery County Run or Walk to End Domestic Violence.

All proceeds benefit the

Domestic Violence Program

Sunday, September 30, 2012

In person registration starts at 8:00 am, Run/Walk starts at 9:00am

Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Campus – Rte 202 & DeKalb Pike

Registration: $20 registration online at, Children under 12 Free

Camp Wanna-Be Fit: Outdoor Summer Camp

Camp Wanna-Be Fit

Outdoor Summer Camp Fun!

Youth Ages 7 to 10

June 20 through August 26, 2011

9 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday

Fernbrook Access Park in North Coventry

 Children may be dropped off at the YWCA between 6:30 and 8:15 AM. 

At 8:30 AM, a bus will transport the staff and children to the park for the day, returning to the YWCA at 3:45 PM. 

Children can be picked up anytime from 4 PM to 6 PM.

Rate:  $155 weekly

Subsidized Families Welcome!

Call YWCA at 610-323-1888 to Register