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A Message from Our Directors...

For the past 3 years, the Wyckoff Family YMCA and Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), have been working together on many Family-focused Community Projects. Some of these projects include the Youth Biathlon, The Half Marathon and Wyckoff Day....all culminating in benefitting Wyckoff Y Cares and the Health and Wellness Quality for the residents of Northern New Jersey. Our shared vision to develop and enhance community education and initiate innovative health and wellness awareness is at the very heart of our new MISSION PARTNERSHIP journey. 

In the months to come, please don't miss the many community-based programs and features that will be coming your way that will be of interest, relevance, and of course, free of charge. They have been designed to be inviting, interactive, and engaging for all ages from Pre-school through Active Older Adults. It is with great anticipation and pride that we look forward to working collaboratively with this most prestigious and revered medical institution.

Session I/II - Classes, Workshops, & Events:

Ask the Nurse: Adult Health and Wellness 

Mondays 10am-12pm

YMCA: SEPT. 14 - OCT. 5 - NOV. 9 - DEC. 7 - JAN. 4

FLCC: SEPT. 21 - OCT. 26 - NOV. 30 - DEC. 14   

Get your life back on track and learn to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Program led by a registered nurse. No appointment needed. 

Program includes:

  • Blood pressure assessment
  • Body mass index measurement
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Stress management
  • Health education 
  • Community resources

FREE! Registration Required - New this year, due to the Pandemic, we are asking that you Register for your 15 minute time slot prior to visiting our facility. 


NEW! Webinar Learning

We are pleased to provide educational sessions to help our community members navigate their health and well-being. Webinar recordings of each program will be added periodically, so we encourage you to check back regularly. Register online for upcoming webinars.

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  1. Staying Connected While Social Distancing: How to Deal with Feelings of Isolation, Anxiety and Sadness
  2. How to Help Kids Cope with Coronavirus Fears
  3. Kids and COVID-19: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know (Webinar Recording)
  4. Heart Attack Or Anxiety: What Is It? (Webinar Recording)
  5. How To Sleep Better During The Coronavirus Crisis (Webinar Recording)
  6. Caring for the Caregiver During the COVID 19 Pandemic and Beyond 1 (Webinar Recording)
  7. Heart Attack vs. Anxiety (Webinar Recording)
  8. From Couch Potato to Go Getter: Staying Well at-Home During COVID-19 (Webinar Recording)
  9. Eating Healthy: Getting Back on Track (Webinar Recording)
  10. Quarantine Cooking: Easy Recipes with Ingredients from Your Pantry (Webinar Recording)
  11. REOPENING: How To Go Out & Feel Safe Against COVID-19 (Webinar Recording)
  12. Student Athletes: Returning to Training and Competition Following COVID-19 (Webinar Recording)
  13. The Rule Book on Back to School in 2020 (Webinar Recording)

NEW! Savvy Caregiver Class

Sess. I:  Mon. 1-3pm  

A class teaching families and others about the unfamiliar role they face as caregivers of a relative or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

  • A six-week workshop teaching families and others about the unfamiliar role they face as caregivers of a relative or friend with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
  • Learn  skills and knowledge for caregiving
  • Understand the diseases that cause dementia and its progressive cognitive losses
  • Gain confidence to effectively address dementia behaviors
  • Learn effective ways to increase family involvement
  • Reduce adverse impacts of caregiving.

FREE! Registration Required.



NEW! Raising Healthy Teens Workshop 

Oct. 14, from 7-8:30pm

Helping an adolescent become a caring, independent, and responsible Adult is no small task. Understand the parenting skills you need to help guide your Teen.

Presenter: Jennifer Northridge, MD, Adolescent Medicine.

  • Discussion of some of the unique  health needs of adolescents including increase cognitive effects of binge drinking, vaping, and marijuana use.
  • Unique biological and psychosocial changes occur during adolescents. Brain development is ongoing until 24yo including maturation of parts of the brain that regulate impulse control, therefore adolescents may have a propensity to high-risk behaviors and heighted response to emotionally loaded situations. This affects how the adolescent brain response to alcohol and greater untoward cognitive effects of marijuana.
  • Discussion of confidentiality for adolescents to consent for reproductive and mental health and substance use treatment

FREE! Registration Required.



Active Older Adults Monthly Lectures 

LECTURE: 12-1pm 

Learn about a myriad of Wellness Topics from the HUMC Team.

OCT. 20: “Intuitive Eating” - Susan Kraus, Registered Dietician

NOV. 17: “Alzheimer Disease and Dementia” - Manisha Parulekar, MD

DEC. 15: “Stroke Treatment and Prevention” - Martin Gizzi, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, HMH School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Director, Cerebrovascular Diseases Program, HUMC

JAN. 19: “More About Intuitive Eating” - Susan Kraus, Registered Dietician

FREE! Registration Required.