YMCA of Greater Hartford Hosts Healthy Kids Day – Free Family Event
The YMCA of Greater Hartford is proud to present Healthy Kids Day, a free community event dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of kids and families. The highly anticipated yearly event brings community members together for a fun-filled, family centered day dedicated to youth at the Y. The event inspires youth and families to make health, wellness, and safety a priority in their lives. Healthy Kids Day is one of the many ways the Greater Hartford Y provides kids and families the tools and resources to grow and thrive.
At the Indian Valley Family YMCA located at 11 Pinney Street in Ellington, State Representative Jamie Foster will be on hand to share nutritional tips on healthy eating for families. State Senator Said Anwar, who is a medical doctor, will lead wellness activities including blood pressure checks. They will also address food insecurity with the distribution of food buckets containing all you need to grow your own vegetables courtesy of Levo International.
YMCA of Greater Hartford has seven Healthy Kids Day locations that will engage in a variety of activities dedicated to youth/family interaction and healthy living in their communities. Activities and times vary** by location as listed below:
- Downtown Hartford YMCA / East Hartford YMCA – 70A Canterbury St, E. Hartford
- Farmington Valley YMCA – 97 Salmon Brook St, Granby
- Glastonbury Family YMCA / Tri-Town YMCA – 95 Oakwood Dr, Glastonbury
- Hale YMCA – 9 Technology Park Dr, Putnam
- Indian Valley YMCA – 11 Pinney St, Ellington
- Wilson-Gray YMCA – 444 Albany Ave, Hartford
- Wheeler Family Y / West Hartford YMCA – 149 Farmington Ave, Plainville
**For Healthy Kids Day information, times, and activities, visit ghymca.org
Proceeds from this event will support child and youth development programs across the YMCA of Greater Hartford, including leadership development, before- and after-school, pre-school, and youth sports programs.
About the Greater Hartford YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Hartford has been building stronger communities for 170 years. The non-profit is committed to providing resources in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity for all citizens of all ages. In 2021, the association served 56,000 community members and provided over $750,000 in financial assistance toward valuable resources that provided access to life changing programs. As our communities begins to recover from the pandemic, we will continue to offer foundational programs in education to mitigate lost learning; to fight food insecurity; to support seniors, children and families; as well as swim lessons, childcare, summer camp, LIVESTRONG, and so much more. Join us at ghymca.org and Belong to Something Greater.