News and Notes

Renovations will begin inside the Wellness Center in the coming weeks. In anticipation of construction, a portion of the Y’s strength and cardio equipment was moved out of the Wellness Center on Thursday, November 16. As a reminder, the Wellness Center will remain open during construction.

We appreciate your continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience. For more information on our Wellness Center expansion, please visit our online headquarters.

All Greater Joliet Area YMCA locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

An Evening With Santa

santaFriday, December 8
6:30-8 p.m.

Christmastime is the most wonderful time of the year, and there’s no better place than the Y to get into the Christmas Spirit! Join us for ‘An Evening with Santa’ and enjoy games, holiday crafts and quality time with Father Christmas himself.

The Y will be collecting warm weather accessories to benefit those in need this winter season. Donate a new winter hat, a scarf or a pair of gloves and you will be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes!

Free and open to all.

Phase 2 of Expansion Now Underway

Phase 2 of the C.W. Avery Family YMCA renovation project, which includes the expansion of the Wellness Center, is now underway. In addition to significantly increasing the square-footage of the Wellness Center, the Y will be adding new group exercise space and increasing the number of cardio and strength machines available to members. This new space will provide health seekers with limitless opportunities to train smarter and more effectively.

In anticipation of this work, construction fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the building beginning on Monday, October 2. This phase of the expansion project will also necessitate the closure of spaces in the old section of the parking lot. These spaces will be unavailable beginning on Sunday, October 1 and will be enclosed within construction fencing by mid-week. To ensure members can easily access the building, a temporary walkway will also be installed and clearly marked early in the week.

To ensure the safety of all members and guests, we ask that you please slow down and use caution when entering the parking lot. As a reminder, overflow parking will be available at Ira Jones Middle School when school is not in session.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during our renovation period.

Related: Expansion Headquarters

Fab 50 Adventure: Walnut Room and Water Tower Place

Tuesday, November 14

For our next Fab 50 Adventure, we’re spending an afternoon in Downtown Chicago to shop at two of the most iconic holiday shopping locations around. First, we will stop for lunch at the Walnut Room. Located within Macy’s, the Walnut Room is the first restaurant to open in a department store. After shopping at Macy’s, we will head to Water Tower Place, a one-of-a-kind mall on the Magnificent Mile with more than 100 stores.

Rate (includes lunch, gratuity and transportation)
$65 per person

Registration Deadline
Monday, November 3

Register Now

Try The Y’s New Swim Lesson Selector

To accompany its new swim lesson curriculum, the Y is happy to introduce it’s Swim Lesson Selector. Available online today, this tool is a must-try for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in YMCA swimming lessons.

By answering short “yes-or-no” questions—and in some cases, by watching a short video—the Swim Lesson Selector can help you quickly identify which swim stage is right for your child.

Try It Now

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