The ACAF Helps the New YMCA in Allegany County

WELLSVILLE, N.Y., — 12/19/2013  The Allegany County Area Foundation has awarded a grant of $1,200.00 to the Wellsville Y.M.C.A. to help support technology needs for their new facility in the Riverwalk Plaza in Wellsville. The new facility serves youth, adults and families, including a dedicated partnership with the Office of the Aging to provide space for older adults to participate in activities with each other and get lunch from Meals on Wheels.

Traci Johnson, Executive Director of the Wellsville YMCA, said, “The grant money will help the YMCA purchase a flat screen television and computers for the senior activity room, the child care center, and one for their office.” The television screen will be used for interactive programs that involve tennis and other sports simulations which will help keep them active. The computers will benefit the seniors by giving them access to the internet so they can communicate with others, look employment, and stay connected with current events around the world. The computers in the office will be used for record keeping and scheduling. The children in the child care center will be able to make use of a compuer as a learning tool under the supervision of YMCA staff and volunteers.

The new YMCA facility in Wellsville includes: a wellness center (cardio & strength equipment), a group exercise/dance studio, a child watch area, a community room, and locker rooms. It was opened to the community on December 9th. For more information on the Wellsville YMCA please call 585-593-3246 or e-mail: tracij@yourymca.org.

The Allegany County Area Foundation awards grants like this one for sustainable projects that meet a community need and further the well-being of people in Allegany County. The Allegany Fund of the Foundation supports discretionary projects as determined by the Board of Trustees. For more information about the Foundation please call 585-808-8444 or e-mail: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org. The Foundation’s web site address is: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org or you can find us on Facebook.