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Prevention & Wellness Programs

Building a healthy community - Promoting a healthy you

Your Y is focused on developing and promoting activities that address and prevent health conditions. We provide programs that improve health by providing services that complement and support traditional healthcare delivery.

See below to learn more about how our programs will help you to advance and enhance you life. 

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps overweight adults (age 18+) at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Led by a Lifestyle coach, participants learn small, measurable, changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. This program runs for a year and is offered at no cost to members. The next class will start in January 2022.

Members FREE | Non-Members FREE


YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM)

This program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars, and personalized support. A Healthy Heart Ambassador will support, guide, and educate each participant in this simple, evidence-based program. Participants will receive a free blood pressure cuff and attend free monthly nutrition webinars over the course of the four-month program. These sessions can be virtual or in-person. This program is offered on a rolling basis.

Members FREE | Non-Members FREE


Parkinson Program

This 12-week, drop-in program is open to anyone with a neuromuscular or cerebrocascular condition such as Parkinson’s, or Multiple Sclerosis. Each weekly class will include a variety of different exercises to help improve mobility, stability, strength, endurance, cognition, and flexibility. This program is free to members. Nonmembers will receive a three-month YMCA membership to participate. After three months they can

become members or attend with the purchase of a day pass.

Members FREE | Non-Members will receive a 3-month membership to participate

Monday and Wednesdays............................11:00 AM - 11:45 AM in Studio A at the Framingham Branch

Tuesdays.....................................................11:00 AM- 11:45 AM virtual, via Zoom



This is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that can prevent falls and help with symptoms of arthritis. The class offers simple, easy-to-learn movements and combines several key areas of fitness: cardio exercise, strength training, flexibility and balance. The goal of the program is to motivate participants to improve overall function and well-being. The group participation and social interaction are often cited by participants as important dimensions of this program. The class can be done seated or standing and the exercises are modified for individuals’ needs and abilities.

The next class starts January 3, 2022.


To register for these programs, email or call 508-879-4420 ext 232



For people who already have a diagnosis or serious risk factors for a disease

Prevention & Wellness at the MetroWest YMCA means addressing health issues in multiple ways, at any age. That is why we offer effective programs across the age span. Working together, we help you address barriers and reduce risk to your long-term health needs. 



To help people manage chronic or long-term health problems

To best promote health and wellness, at the MetroWest YMCA we believe we must address your needs holistically. Led by our Prevention & Wellness team, we offer evidence-based programs while we work with doctors, community members and businesses to ensure you or your loved one have the support to reclaim health.