With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, we ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive. Anchored in this community since 1914, we have a long-standing relationship and physical presence, not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

We desire to keep our community members safe. We offer programs that will help you provide assistance in times of crisis to those in need until the medical professional arrives.  When you are trained in these areas, it gives the injured person the best opportunity for a positive outcome – and gives you the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better!

DSC02188*An emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing,  *Wikipedia
Our Registered Nurse directs you in basic life support and AED on infants, children and adults.  Classes are held monthly.  This course is American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) approved.
*The first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.  *Wikipedia
Our Registered Nurse guides participants in preparing to help, assessing the situation and caring for a variety of injuries and illnesses.

We offer CPR Certification and First Aid as stand-alone classes or as a COMBO TRAINING. (call for pricing)

First Tuesday of each Month
9:00am or 5:00pm
Call to pre-register and pay.

If you or your group needs training or a re-certification and can’t attend our monthly class, please call and schedule a special class with our nurse.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION – (due to staffing shortages, we are unable to have this course at this time)

Our Aquatics Director will instruct you in the skills and knowledge in becoming an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class, and must pass the pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking the lifeguarding course including:
Being able to swim 300 yards using a front crawl or breaststroke, being able to tread water for 2 minutes using only legs (arms are straight up or tucked under the armpits), and being able to complete a timed brick recovery test within the allotted time.
During the course of the certification, you also receive other basic skills such as CPR, First Aid, and AED.
Participants MUST complete all phases of the lifeguard training in order to be certified.

NEXT COURSE:   TBA     $205 for Y members  $265 for non-members

Because of a partnership between the Greater Carbondale YMCA and the American Lung Association, we are able to provide our DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM to residents of Lackawanna & Susquehanna Counties for free (a $500 value)! (Participants get a free YMCA membership while in the program)

A little encouragement goes a long way when you’re making big changes. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you’ll spend a year surrounded by a group of supportive colleagues who care about our well-being. And, you will all be pursing the same goal of improved health and lowered risk for developing diabetes.
You and your fellow participants will enjoy:
     * A safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing and learning in private.
     * Making new friends. You will support each other as you all trade old habits for healthier new ones.
     * Working as a group. You don’t have to figure this out alone.
     * The new energy and confidence that comes with losing weight and reducing your risk for diabetes.

To participate in the program, you must be:
     * 18 years or older.
     * Overweight (BMI>25)
     * Diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.
If you don’t have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score.

For more information, call Dee Sabia, R,N. at the Y, 570-282-2210 ext. 110.

Darkness to Light:
Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children®” uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off the foundation of The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™. You’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You’ll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves. The YMCA’s Authorized Facilitator can provide this training for you and/or your organization at the YMCA or on site at your location. For more information, contact Jason Mackie.



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