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YMCA starts “My Y is Every Y” program

June 1, 2011

WESTERLY – The Y stands for healthy living and to make sure all members continue to be involved wherever they may travel, YMCAs across New England have joined together to offer reciprocal membership through their “My Y is Every Y” program.

The program, which began June 1st, allows Y members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to access all YMCAs in these states at no charge when they present a valid Y ID card.

“Our members count on their local Y here in Southwest Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut for their health and wellness needs. Now they’ll be able to take advantage of what Ys across New England have to offer. We’re very excited to be able to bring this added benefit to members,” said Maureen Fitzgerald, Ocean Community YMCA CEO. “We look forward to welcoming members from other Ys as we all stand together to strengthen our communities.”

Through “My Y is Every Y”, full facility/full privilege members will have access rights to all YMCAs in New England. Members should bring their YMCA ID card and a photo ID card to check into a partner Y. Some restrictions may apply depending on the YMCA, so members are encouraged to check with the Y they plan to visit ahead of time to learn the specifics.

YMCAs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island began “My Y is Every Y” in 2010 and with its success, the program expanded to all six states.

“The program was very successful in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, so we’re pleased to be able to expand these benefits to members New England wide,” said Lisa Drouin, Resource Director for YMCA of the USA. “No matter where our members travel in these states, they’ll be able to stay connected to the local community and improve their health and well-being.”

For more information about the “My Y is Every Y” program, contact Scott McLeod at the Ocean Community YMCA: 401-539-2306 or

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