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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 1 & 2 - 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


Introduction to Reiki

MONDAYS from 1-3pm

Schedule by 30 min. appointments. Maximum of two appointments per person.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Pre-Registration Required - FREE!

September 14

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

September 21

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

October 5

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

October 12

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

October 19

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

October 26

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

November 9

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

November 16

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

November 23

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

November 30

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

December 7

1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

December 14

 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

January 4

 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

January 11

 1:00 1:30  2:00 2:30

January 18

1:00  1:30 2:00 2:30

NEW! Savvy Caregiver 

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.



NEW! Take the Vape Away

Sept. 30, from 7-8:30pm 

Uncover the real threat that vaping has on one’s health and the environment. Learn about current legislation. Presented for Parents and Teens.



NEW! Raising Healthy Teens

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. Jennifer Northridge, MD, Adolescent Medicine.



Active Older Adults Monthly Lunch and Learn 

LECTURE: 12-1pm 

Location: The Commons 

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

SEP. 15: “Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Imaging” - Lucy Safi, MD, Director of Invasive Echocardiography, HUMC

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


Pre-Registration Required.