Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT New Milford, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in New Milford, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference recently completed a Highlands Council-funded project to enhance signage and mapping along the New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail, Carole Ann Dicton, NJ Highlands Council manager of communications reported.In 2019 the Highlands Council awarded a $29,000 grant to the Trail Conference to create one consistent Highlands Trail map from end to end and to enhance signage along the route to make it easier for visitors to find and use the trail. Previously, to navigate the trail, users historica...
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference recently completed a Highlands Council-funded project to enhance signage and mapping along the New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail, Carole Ann Dicton, NJ Highlands Council manager of communications reported.
In 2019 the Highlands Council awarded a $29,000 grant to the Trail Conference to create one consistent Highlands Trail map from end to end and to enhance signage along the route to make it easier for visitors to find and use the trail. Previously, to navigate the trail, users historically had to reference several different maps and written descriptions.
As part of the project, 500 blazes (trail markers) and 88 signs were created and are currently being installed along 130 miles of the New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail, which runs from the Riegelsville Bridge in Pohatcong to the New York border in West Milford.
“One of the best ways to experience all the Highlands has to offer is to get out on a trail,” Carl Richko, former mayor of West Milford who now chairs the Highlands Council, said. “The Highlands Act, first and foremost, directs us to protect the region because of the critical water resources here. But it also clearly acknowledges the importance of protecting the region for our enjoyment and ensuring its long-term viability. The Highlands Trail presents a perfect opportunity to promote tourism that will contribute to economic stability in the Highlands.”
The complete long-distance Highlands Trail runs 180 miles from the Delaware River to the Hudson River, with additional miles maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pennsylvania. There are also plans to extend north into Connecticut. The selected route traverses the Highlands via established trails through existing parks and preserved open spaces with some road walking to provide connections. The trail route is designed to highlight the abundant natural and built resources in the Highlands and emphasize its critical importance to the region.
“The New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail travels right through the heart of the region, showcasing the diversity and beauty of our landscapes and communities,” explained Lisa Plevin, Highlands Council executive director. “The trail represents an untapped opportunity to connect trail users with local businesses, such as restaurants and stores, and expand tourism in the region. This signage and mapping project is the first critical step in that process.”
Dicton said the new signage includes trail and spur blazes that augment existing painted turquoise blazes and help clarify the route, trailhead signs in parking areas to help direct users to trailheads along the route, long-distance signs showing distances to prominent features along the trail, and directional signs placed in areas where roadside pull-offs are used to access the trail.
Dicton said a free of charge overview map will also be available at kiosks at 10 state park offices and several other distribution points along the route. Overview maps are also available at the Highlands Council office in Chester. The free of charge Avenza Maps app version of the end-to-end map is available now, and the installation of signage is expected to be completed before the end of summer.
Additional information is available at TheHighlandsTrail.org, including details about accessing the Avenza Maps app. Those who already have the free app can download the map now by searching “Highland Trail.” Dicton advised people to be sure to select the free “Highlands Trail in New Jersey” map from the New Jersey Trail Conference.
She said anyone familiar with the Trail Conference’s popular trail maps will recognize the quality and detail of the map available in Avenza, with the additional benefit of being able to pinpoint their location on a map, without cell or WiFi connectivity, using built-in GPS features.
Users can also orient themselves with a built-in-compass; add place markers to mark a specific location for future reference using custom symbols, names, and/or geo-tagged photos; and track or navigate live using GPS.
The fourth day of Little League Softball World Series Regional action is set to commence on Tuesday, with a couple of teams putting themselves one win away from heading to Greenville.CENTRALAppleton (WI) vs. Beardstown (IL)Appleton was the lone team in the Central Region to have a day off on Monday, but they got a good look at Beardstown’s ace Khloe Kearns. The pitcher for Illinois was dominant against Omaha, giving up just one hit, striking out 11 in the complete game effort. Beardstown’s lon...
The fourth day of Little League Softball World Series Regional action is set to commence on Tuesday, with a couple of teams putting themselves one win away from heading to Greenville.
Appleton (WI) vs. Beardstown (IL)
Appleton was the lone team in the Central Region to have a day off on Monday, but they got a good look at Beardstown’s ace Khloe Kearns. The pitcher for Illinois was dominant against Omaha, giving up just one hit, striking out 11 in the complete game effort. Beardstown’s lone run came when Mia McCombs bunting in Ola Quigley, which proved to be just enough in their 1-0 victory.
Floyds Knob (IN) vs. Omaha (NE)
Omaha is going to look for some more offense on Tuesday, after registering just one hit in the tournament opener on Monday against Beardstown (IL). Despite threatening to the tie the game in the sixth, the squad from Nebraska were not able to get on the board in a 1-0 loss.
Indiana lost their first game of the tournament in heartbreaking fashion. On Monday against Polk City (IA), Floyrds Knob led 2-0 going into the bottom-half of the sixth, but Iowa came back with three runs to win in walk-off fashion. This comes after Aubrey Duckworth pitched a great game heading into the final inning, striking out eight batters in the loss.
Salisbury (NC) vs. Niceville (FL)
The team from North Carolina went down to the wire against their neighbors to the south on Monday to stay alive in the regionals. Salisbury was able to jump out to a 5-0 lead in the first couple of innings, but Florence (SC) attempted to stage a rally in the sixth by shrinking the gap to two. Yet, North Carolina’s Reese Poole shut the door, striking out Caroline Lynch to give Salisbury the 5-3 win. Poole ended up with 11 strikeouts in the complete game performance.
Niceville came out with an offensively dominant performance with their tournament on the line on Monday. Florida’s Audri Applewhite started the game off with a home run, kickstarting a four-run first inning. A couple innings, late Niceville added four more to their total. They kept piling it on from there on the way to a 15-3 victory. Applewhite ended the game going 4-5 with five runs batted-in, a four runs scored.
Chesterfield (VA) vs. Dudley (GA)
In their first game of the tournament on Sunday, Chesterfield was able to take advantage of Niceville’s (FL) mistakes. After going 2-0 by the second inning, the Virginia squad was able to score six more over the third and fourth innings to win 8-0. Kaylee Hodges went 2-3, while Jordan Morey drove in a pair of runs.
Dudley stayed undefeated thanks to some early scoring against Salisbury (NC) on Sunday. The team from Georgia were up 3-0 by the end of the second, and carried a four-run lead into the fifth. Despite North Carolina making things interesting with a couple of runs, Dudley was able to hang on for a 4-2 win. Ava Collins went 2-2 with a run scored for the Georgia squad.
Winner of this one will get an automatic spot into the Regional Final on Wednesday.
Salisbury (NC)/Niceville (FL) vs. Dudley (GA)/Chesterfield (VA)
The loser of the Chesterfield and Dudley matchup will meet with the winner of the first game to see who also makes it into the championship game on Wednesday.
Georgetown (DE) vs. Massapequa (NY)
Georgetown kept their season alive on Monday with a huge 24-0 win over Capitol City (DC), scoring 12 runs in each of their first two innings on their way to the mercy rule victory. Caroline Holston had three hits in the game, driving in five runs, scoring twice herself.
Delmar (MD) vs. Toms River (NJ)
A big fifth inning helped push Maryland’s champs past Massapequa (NY) on Sunday. Delmar put up a four-spot in the frame, on just two hits. Though the New York squad made things interesting the bottom of the sixth, Maryland was able to win their second game of the regionals by a final score of 4-2. Macy Rickards was sensational in the circle, striking out 10 in the complete game effort.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the top of the sixth in their first game of the regionals on Sunday, Toms River was able to reel off five runs, and were able to hang on to defeat Georgetown (DE) 6-2. Emma Eisman and Maya Ballaccomo each had a pair of RBIs for the New Jersey side.
Buxton (ME) vs. Milford (CT)
In the lone game on the schedule for the New England Region on Tuesday, two teams look to stay unbeaten.
After beating Tiverton (RI) on Saturday, Milford capitalized on a couple of mistakes against Colchester (VT) on Sunday. The Connecticut squad put three up on the scoreboard in the first inning, and though Vermont got on the board late, Milford hung on for a 4-1 win. Lily Stankevich ended the game going 2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Buxton’s first game was a wild one against Canton (MA) on Saturday. After falling behind 5-0 in the third inning, they scored once in the bottom-half of the frame, putting up a seven-spot in the fifth to help send them to an 8-5 win.
Needville (TX-East) vs. Albuquerque (NM)
The team from Eastern Texas will need a win to say alive in the tournament. They are coming off a tough loss to Kenner (LA) on Monday, where Needville ended up making nine errors in the 10-2 loss. Despite the defeat, Maddie Gibbs shined, going 2-3, driving in both of her team’s runs.
New Mexico had a great time in their second game of their regional on Monday. Taking on Colorado Springs in an elimination game, Albuquerque took the lead in the second inning when they scored eight runs. They put up a seven-spot in the fourth inning sending them to Tuesday with a 17-4 mercy rule victory. Olivia Coca went 2-4 in the win with a pair of runs scored, and four RBIs.
Hewitt (TX-West) vs. Kenner (LA)
Hewitt was able to start off on the right foot with a mercy-rule victory over Colorado Springs on Sunday. After scoring seven runs in the first inning, the team from Texas West added a pair in the second, before seven more in the third, ending the game with a 16-1 victory. Despite the team obtaining just eight hits, Kaitlyn Lowe had herself a big game, going 2-2, scoring three times and driving in a pair herself.
Kenner was able to use a huge third inning to knock off Needville (TX-West) on Monday. Despite putting up just eight hits in the game, three runs in the third for the Louisiana squad and six more in the third helped them a comfortable lead, a lead they would hold onto for a 10-2 victory. Mya Thompson and Charlotte Strassel each had two hits in the win, both scoring twice as well for Kenner.
The winner of this one gets an automatic bid into the Regional Championship on Wednesday.
Hewitt (TX-West)/Kenner (LA) vs. Needville (TX-East)/Albuquerque (NM)
The loser of the Hewitt and Kenner game will meet with the winner of the first game with a chance to move onto the championship game on Wednesday.
Cave Creek (AZ) vs. Chico (N-CA)
Arizona was able to stay alive with a solid offensive performance on their own against Cedar City (UT) on Monday. After going up 1-0 after the first inning, Cave Creek put up a five-spot in the second inning, scoring five more over the next two, grabbing a mercy rule win over Utah by a final score of 11-1. Molly Brown, Avery Williams and Noe Romo each had two hits in the game, with Romo driving in two runs as well.
Chico was able to have a big game when facing elimination on Monday against Hawaii. After scoring three runs in the first inning, they put up 11 in the third to come away with a 14-3 mercy rule win. Isabella Cummings was the highlight on the Northern California roster, going 3-3 with a trio of RBIs, scoring twice herself.
Billings (MT) vs. Palmer (AK)
Montana’s team took advantage of a series of Lewiston (ID) mistakes in their elimination game on Monday. Billings opened things up with five runs in the first inning, before scoring 12 in the second inning to win via mercy rule, 17-0. Soraya Shirley had three hits in the win with a home run, five RBIs and three runs scored.
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NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Bergen County homeowners and officials are demanding answers from a water company after major flooding last week in New Milford.Some say the company could do more to mitigate flooding in the area, CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reported Monday.Andrew Tinker is fed up. His basement was underwater and his family was one o...
NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Bergen County homeowners and officials are demanding answers from a water company after major flooding last week in New Milford.
Some say the company could do more to mitigate flooding in the area, CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reported Monday.
Andrew Tinker is fed up. His basement was underwater and his family was one of many who had to be rescued. He said it was the fifth time in 20 years that his home flooded.
"It's extremely inconvenient because I have a lot of stuff going on. I got no hot water now, no heat. So that's a challenge," Tinker said. "I'm frustrated, angry. What am I still doing here?"
Streets were submerged in waist-deep water and first responders used boats to reach people who were trapped in their homes.
Heavy rain that started Thursday night overwhelmed the Oradell Reservoir. The run-off swamped the Hackensack River, which crested Friday.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said the water company that controls the reservoir, Suez, did not inform local officials in time that flooding was possible so they, in turn, could urge residents to prepare.
"They know what's going to happen, right? They know what they're gonna do," Tedesco said. "Well why not tell us?"
Tedesco wants the company to commit to helping local officials mitigate flooding in the Hackensack River watershed area.
Suez executives said they're happy to meet, but they claim the company did notify local officials.
"We notified within probably a two-week timeframe that our reservoirs were full, so that any possibility of a storm of the magnitude that hit Thursday certainly could have caused that kind of flooding," said Rich Henning, a Suez spokesperson.
According to Suez, one solution to the area's flooding problem is a state program that purchases homes in the flood-prone area and knocks them down. But homeowners like Tinker say giving up their properties shouldn't be the only option.
"Somebody's gotta do something," Tinker said. "They should do it in a way where everybody can be saved."
Tinker wants officials to create a plan to help residents now, so he can stay in the home he loves and doesn't have to worry every time it rains.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection sent the following statement:
The Oradell Reservoir serves as a water supply reservoir. The dam was not built for flood control purposes. The dam functioned as designed during the storm that dropped up to 3.5 inches of rain April 6-7 across a watershed encompassing some 113 square miles. During the recent storm, Veolia Water operated the spillway and associated spillway gates in accordance with an operations plan designed to ensure the dam's safe operation.
NEW MILFORD, NJ — The Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center is inviting the community to celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of this new location along with the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30, from 12-3 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 1 p.m. with Mayor Michael Putrino and borough officials.The new Y facility, located in the former Ascension Church School at 1092 Carnation Dr., opened to the public on April 4 with youth sports and group fitness classes. The child care center is a...
NEW MILFORD, NJ — The Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center is inviting the community to celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of this new location along with the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30, from 12-3 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 1 p.m. with Mayor Michael Putrino and borough officials.
The new Y facility, located in the former Ascension Church School at 1092 Carnation Dr., opened to the public on April 4 with youth sports and group fitness classes. The child care center is anticipated to open in early May to preschool age children and day camps will run from June to August. The Greater Bergen County Y continues to operate its School Age Child Care programs in Hackensack schools.
“We’re thrilled to expand the Y’s mission to the New Milford community. Our staff team has worked hard to transform empty space into a place where individuals and families can improve their health and well-being, and children can come to learn, play, and grow in child care, make memories at summer camp, develop skills in a sport they love, and realize their full potential,” said Glenn MacAfee, Executive Director of the Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center. “We’re grateful for the Church of the Ascension and the Newark Archdiocese for their support and being champions for our success, and we look forward to being partners in service to the larger community.”
“The YMCA being right next door is a win-win for all,” said the Rev. James T. Brown, Pastor at the Church of the Ascension. “Our parish members and local residents will be able to enjoy the Y’s activities and programs, and more people will realize the church is here in town. The Y will greatly enhance New Milford’s appeal to families outside of the immediate area as well."
“Just like the YMCA, New Milford values health and wellness and opportunities for children to thrive. The Y will be an asset to our community, and I look forward to seeing the smiles on the faces of children who will benefit from Y programs like child care, sports and camp, and this positive partnership between the borough and the Y going forward," said Mayor Putrino.
The child care center would immediately be open to ages 2-and-a-half to 5, and anticipates opening to younger children in early 2023. In addition to child care classrooms, the new building’s rooms and amenities include a gymnasium and basketball court, and outdoor recreation field. The Y will not offer traditional memberships but adults and families can purchase packages of group fitness classes or sign up for “drop-in” classes like Family Zumba?, SMILE for seniors, Yoga, and Tai Chi.
Registration is open for fitness classes, youth sports programs, and summer camps. To learn more about Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center, visit www.metroymcas.org/newmilfordcenter or call 973-758-9039.
Healthy Kids Day
Along with its Grand Opening, the Y will celebrate Health Kids Day on April 30. Healthy Kids Day encourages families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored nationally by Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, the day-long event will feature activities such as games, youth sports and fitness class demonstrations, STEAM activities, inflatables, a DJ and music, chances to win prizes, local vendors, snacks and giveaways, and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.
“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said MacAfee. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active physically and mentally throughout the summer.”
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom.
Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Berkeley College, NY Life Insurance, and North Jersey Entertainment. For more information and to RSVP to attend, contact the Y at 973-758-9039 or visit metroymcas.org/hkd.
ABOUT THE Y
Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.
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Hackensack will no longer have its own YMCA, the local branch announced on Thursday.The Greater Bergen County YMCA, located at 360 Main St. in the city, will close next month after monetary losses forced the branch to sell to a developer. A new facility is expected to open April 1 a few miles away in New Milford, the YMCA said in a statement.The Hackensack facility, which is part of the ...
Hackensack will no longer have its own YMCA, the local branch announced on Thursday.
The Greater Bergen County YMCA, located at 360 Main St. in the city, will close next month after monetary losses forced the branch to sell to a developer. A new facility is expected to open April 1 a few miles away in New Milford, the YMCA said in a statement.
The Hackensack facility, which is part of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, had been unable to keep up with maintenance costs for more than 10 years, the statement said.
“The current building has been declining for over a decade and the branch’s operational deficits have prohibited the capital investment needed for ongoing use,” the statement said, noting that the facility has served local residents for more than 90 years.
The Y announced in October 2019 that it was working with a local real estate firm, NAI Hanson, to sell the building and identify a new location for a full-facility YMCA. The statement said the buyer is expected to contribute to the redevelopment of the city.
The Y said it was exploring opportunities to collaborate with local organizations so that some of its daily operations can remain in the Hackensack community.
In New Milford, plans are underway to convert the 26,000 square-foot former Ascension Church school building at 1092 Carnation Drive into a state-of-the-art licensed child care center for toddlers to preschoolers. The childcare center would open April 18, the Y said.
The additional space would be used for a variety of enrichment, sports, and wellness programming for youth and adults of all ages, to start April 1, the Y announced.
“This building gives us the needed indoor and outdoor space to offer our high-quality exercise, athletics, and educational programs to more families,” Glenn MacAfee, executive director of the Greater Bergen Y, said in a statement.
“We are excited to be a part of the New Milford community and soon welcome residents to come and enjoy the Y,” MacAfee said.
MacAfee did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment. NorthJersey.com reported the new Y won’t have a swimming pool but that the organization is looking for a facility nearby where swim lessons may continue.