As originally broadcast June 28, 2023, on Blue Ridge PBS …
The Y is known as a great place for a workout. From its wellness centers, pools, and fitness classes, the nonprofit offers all ages and abilities the means to exercise the body. But the body is just one side of a triangle that also features “mind” and “spirit.”
At the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge, that means a focus on monthly luncheons for older adults, multicultural gardening experiences, free water safety classes for school children, and fun after-school activities for kids seeking a safe space from gang and gun violence.
Helping fund these programs is the annual Keith Willis Society Reception, which gets a boost from BUZZ’s own video marketing.
This 33rd episode of BUZZ is sponsored by Freedom First Credit Union, where people bank for good.