The Treasure Valley YMCA's goal, to identify and address the community's health needs, is getting a boost. Their new "Healthy Living Center" in downtown Boise is ready for its debut.
Employees were busy mid-week preparing for Thursday's open house.
The center is located inside the old Nelson School Supply building.
Some of the programs offered through the center are geared toward cancer survivors, Parkinson's patients and on preventing type two diabetes.
"We're working to deal with that diagnosis and working on reclaiming our health, and it's important to have support along the way. It's very hard sometimes to regain your health by yourself," says Mary Biddle, director of the "Y's" Healthy Living Center. "So, to have resources like our medical community but also something like the Y's Healthy Living Center can really help an individual to be successful."
The open house will be held in conjunction with "First Thursday" on March 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. The public is also invited for a sneak peak following the ribbon cutting, also on Thursday, that starts at 11 a.m.
YMCA programs are not offered free of charge but financial assistance options are available.