Navigating Community Health Resources
Alfond Youth Center Program
Serving Kennebec & Somerset Counties
The Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville at the Alfond Youth Center (AYC) is thrilled to be one of ten Navigating Health Resources Grants recipients across the nation through the National YMCA organization and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As part of this grant, the AYC will provide community resources to increase health accessibility.
Over the next year, the AYC will be expanding our facility to incorporate a walking track, more wellness programs, more adult and youth exercise classes and fitness equipment. Our goal is to be the local resource for the health and well being of the entire family unit and to provide the achievement of wellness in mind, spirit and body. The AYC Board Members and Staff are very excited for our next steps.
DID YOU KNOW?
1,329,923 Population of Maine
120,953 Kennebec County Population
51,363 Somerset County Population
Data Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2012-16.
15.44% of our population (the two counties) has experienced food insecurities.
32% of this food insecure population does not qualify for food assistance
27% of those are children under age 18
Data Source: Feeding America. 2014
30.7% of adults in the two counties have
no leisure time physical activity.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2013.
Top ten most expensive chronic diseases across the US:
Smoking related health diseases
Alcohol related diseases
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The Alfond Youth Center (AYC) is proud to offer a wide variety of memberships and wellness programs that can benefit the entire family. In the coming year, the AYC will undergo major construction and we are elated to be able to provide our community with more enriching, and engaging facilities and programming that will increase the entire family’s well-being through mind, body and spirit.