Atmore Area YMCA

Silver Sneakers, Child Watch, other Y programs will continue
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The November 30 closing of Atmore Area YMCA won’t mean that all the programs formerly offered by the local nonprofit will come to an end. An official of Health Actions Physical Therapy — which already operates facilities in Jackson, Dothan, Troy and Daphne — said during a Monday, December 3, public announcement that in January the company would formally add Atmore to its list…
YMCA’s doors closed
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A 23-years-plus era of service came to an end last Friday, November 30, when Atmore Area YMCA’s doors were locked to the public for the final time. The embattled nonprofit had twice been on the verge of closure in the past four years, most recently six months ago, when dwindling membership and the inherent decline in revenues provided a wall too high for the…
YMCA’s final day is Friday
News Staff Report Atmore Area YMCA, which has been a part of the community for the past 23 years, will cease operations at 5 p.m. this Friday, November 30. The local nonprofit, which was established in June 1995, was once the hub for many community activities and provided numerous activities for young and old during the two-plus decades it was open. A downward revenue spiral and mounting expenses, especially maintenance…
YMCA closing
November 30 is last day By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Area YMCA has served Atmore and the surrounding communities for more than 23 years. But it won’t make it to 24. Citing dwindling membership numbers and revenues, as well as the expense of maintaining an aging building and its inherent structural problems, officials of the local organization announced this week that it would close its doors in less…
Healthy Kids Day April 21 at Y
A morning of fun activities for local youngsters is in store from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 21, as Atmore Area YMCA hosts its annual Healthy Kids Day. Although several activities, such as arts and crafts tables, will be held inside, the main thrust of the national observance is to promote healthy fun for kids. To that end, the day will actually start at 7:45 a.m., when runners,…