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Join us for our third annual Seniorpalooza and experience local organizations dedicated to maintaining and improving health, wellness, fitness and lifestyles of our adult and senior populations.

The Seniorpalooza includes:

• FREE FOOD
• PRESENTATIONS
• VENDORS
• ENTERTAINMENT
• DEMONSTRATIONS
• GOODS FOR SALE
• INTERACTIVE HEALTH SCREENING


 

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JOIN THE JUNE CAMPAIGN TO FIX OUR HOUSE!

NSYMCA is raising funds to meet 4 immediate needs: replacing our pothole-filled entrance/exit driveway, patched pool filter, and aged Wellness Center HVAC unit, and adding a handicapped-accessible van.  We have a good start on funding the first three, but every additional contribution will help no matter how small.

Donations are accepted in four convenient ways:

 

Thank you!  

 


 

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DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM (DPP)
AT THE NSYMCA!

 

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.


Change is tough—we can help
Let’s face it, if change were easy, we’d all do it. You’ve spent years developing habits that you can’t expect to change overnight. It’s tough.
We can help.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

 

We are proud and respectful of the trust parents have put into the North Suburban YMCA.  Safety is our top priority, and when combined with exceptional youth programming, we believe that we can help all children develop their potential.

Child Abuse is an ever-growing concern, however, the NSYMCA believes that it is one that can be prevented. We have taken the following steps in all of our programming to ensure that we keep children safe:

  •        Partnered with a leading national organization in Child Abuse Prevention to create comprehensive Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Procedures that are consistently reviewed and up to industry best practices
  •        Ensure that a thorough pre-employment screening process assesses potential employees for the potential for abuse
  •        Conduct extensive background checks and sex-offender registry checks on all employees
  •         All staff complete an extensive Child Abuse Prevention Training annually 
  •        All staff are trained as Mandated Reporters for the State of Illinois and are required to report any suspected child abuse
  •        Staff are prohibited from working with youth enrolled in our programs outside of Y programming (i.e. babysitting or contacting via social media)
  •        Upper management has received extensive training in how to keep our Y safe for children
  •        Parents are encouraged to contact management with any concerns they see in programming 

When our staff and families work together, we can prevent child abuse to help our kids grow!

For more information about our Child Abuse Prevention practices, please contact Shannon Mundorf, Senior Director of Arts and Risk Management at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



INFORMATION ABOUT ABUSE

We want all children to be safe. Unfortunately, child abuse does exist, taking on many forms.

Emotional: Threatening a child or using words that can hurt a child’s feelings and self-esteem, withholding love and support from a child.

Physical: Causing injuries to a child on purpose, such as bruises, burns, scars, broken bones, etc.

Sexual: Having sexual contact in any form with a child, including exposing, fondling, intercourse, pornography, or internet solicitation.

Neglect: Not providing children with enough food, clothing, shelter, medical care, hygiene, supervision, etc.


9 WARNING SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE:

  • Unkempt or malnourished appearance
  • Unexplained bruises, welts, or burns
  • Disturbed sleeping or eating patterns
  • Abrupt changes in behavior, anxiety, clinging, aggressiveness, or withdrawal
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
  • Discomfort with physical contact
  • Fear of a certain person or place
  • Fearfulness or depression
  • Abuse of other children

 

 WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT ABUSE?

  • TALK regularly to your child about his or her experiences in YMCA programs, school, sports, and other activities.
  • DROP IN on your child’s programs.
  • TRUST your instincts. Don’t wait to tell us if something seems ‘strange.’ Speak up.
  • Learn to recognize and WATCH for warning signs of abuse.
  • LISTEN & WATCH for signs of your child receiving special attention that other children or teens are not receiving.
  • Periodically ASK your child these questions:
    • Is anyone scaring or threatening you?
    • Is anyone asking you to keep secrets?
    • Has anyone said anything to make you feel bad?
    • Is anyone touching you in a way you do not like?
  • EDUCATE your child about self-protection, including information about strangers and good and bad touches. 
  • LEARN to control the stress level of yourself and family members.
  • COMMUNICATE with your child and really listen to their concerns.
  • RECOGNIZE the fact that most abuse happens by people that children know and trust.
  • BECOME AWARE of your community resources.
  • KNOW where your children are and who their friends are.
  • TEACH your children it’s not okay to keep secrets from you; that they can always tell you the truth.

Other Community Resources

 

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
24/7 Illinois DCFS hotline to report child abuse or neglect

Between Friends: 1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)
24/7 domestic violence crisis line

Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services (CCBYS)887-870-2663
24-hour information and referral line for runaway, homeless and at-risk minors ages 11 – 17

Not in crisis, but need someone to talk to?

Illinois Warm Line (866) 359-7953
Peer and family mental health support by phone, weekdays M - F 9 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

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Individual Tickets

$150

 

VIP "High Roller" Table Package

$1500

10 Ticket VIP Package PLUS
VIP entrance reserved high boy gathering table, 
VIP area during cocktail hour, $10 personalized chip
per person and other surprises. 

- Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

- All-Night Dining Experience and Open Bar

- Presentation

- Casino

- Celebrity Blackjack Dealers

- High-End Auction

- Special Raffle

- Live Entertainment

- Music & Games

 


  • DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE?   

    Did you know that your local YMCA offers scholarship to deserving families in your communities?

    Today 1 out of 5 participants at the North Suburban YMCA receive financial assistance. That financial assistance comes directly from people like you who believe in giving back and helping others. With the help of scholarship donations, our Y provides after-school care, special needs programming, youth sports, life-saving swim lessons, camp and other services to EVERYONE regardless of their ability to pay. We have helped more than 2800 famlies in 2018 alone and you can help us again in 2019.

    This year our Y is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and we will be hosting a special 13th Annual Ken & Alta Thiel Strong Kids Fundrasing Event on April 12, 2019 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. We are expecting over 500 guests where our mission is to raise $250,000 in scholarship funds so that NO ONE gets turned away at our Y, today or in the future.

    $25,000 - allows the Y to expand the 2 Seconds 2 Long Swim Safety Program into 20 more elementary schools, educating more than 6000 children through water safety assemblies and providing 2nd graders an opportunity to receive free swim lessons at the NSYMCA.

    $10,000 - helps provide handicapped, accessible transportation for youth, adults, seniors and individuals with disabilities.

    $5,000 - helps the Y expand our Diabetes Prevention Program, educating people in our community about diabetes prevention lifestyle.

    $500 - gives 20 children an opportunity to participate in our S.T.E.A.M. Class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).

    $1,000 - provides 10 children after school care for 2 weeks. NORTH SUBURBAN YMCA

  • HOW CAN YOU HELP?

    We would be grateful if you would consider supporting our efforts by offering a sponsorship donation. With that donation, your business would be visable through social media, sponsorship signage at event, AD in event programs and much more.

    The effects of the Y are far-reaching, but it begins with people like you who believe in what we do for our communities. Your consideration of a sponsorship donation would mean the world to us and it would help keep our communities strong!

    For more information, contact Kim Nyren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • DOUBLE YOUR BET!

    In this 50th anniversary year the Y is expanding programs and now needs to ensure that our facility is as good as the programs we run. You can help us by “doubling your donation” and here’s how…

    • Turn your Strong Kids donation into a multiple year pledge
    • Challenge a friend or colleague to match your pledge
    • Provide an in-kind gift or service
    • Inquire if your company matches charitable donations
  • Texas Hold Em'

    Are you interested in participating in an exclusive tournament?

    Suggested Buy-In at $200

    Contact Kim Nyren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to participate. Please write your name and how many players you are bringing. If you are interested in having your own table of 9, please write that in the email.

  • Event Chairs

    Event Chairs: Elyse & David Hochberg. Host of Home Sweet Home Chicago on 890 WLS AM Radio.

    Event Committee

    Kathy Fielding

    Cathy Gregory

    Kim Gruemmer

    Geoff Horwitz

    Debbie Madeley

    Angie Schab

    Matt Settler

    Caryn Shulman

    Laurie Shults

    Joanna Szewczuk

    Jim Tuchler

    Sandy Veith

    Event Managers

    Kanda McMullen

    Kim Nyren