About half of all adults – 117 million people - have one or more chronic conditions, such as arthritis, kidney disease or diabetes.
Chronic conditions account for $3 out of every $4 spent on healthcare, which is why we offer health management and disease prevention programs. To help more people transition from medical treatment to sustained health and wellness, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine's Prescribe the Y program offers nutrition and exercise programs designed to bridge the gap between clinical care and community care. Through evidence-based Prescribe the Y programs and the support of our strong Y community, individuals can take control of their health and well-being to maintain long-term health benefits
Individuals can self refer to our programs or can talk to their doctor! The YMCA of Greater Brandywine partners with physicians and health care providers to refer patients through a confidential referral process.
For more information on these classes, contact our Community Health Coordinator at 610-431-9622, ext. 2162.