A Community of 45 Million Strong Shines on the South Shore

Posted: Sep. 07, 2018 Join Now

When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships.

In the US alone, the YMCA engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year and worldwide, and the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries around the globe. By becoming involved with the South Shore YMCA, individuals have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being while connecting with the community, both locally and beyond, all while participating in their favorite program or activities.

“The South Shore Y is so much more than a gym,” said Cristina Curreri, Membership Director, South Shore YMCA, Emilson Branch. “It’s a cause. The Y provides a supportive environment that helps you become a better version of yourself, and where our community members can come together to grow stronger together.”

The South Shore YMCA offers a variety of programs to help achieve greater health and well-being, nurture youth and inspire individuals to give back to better their community. With indoor and outdoor pools, free babysitting and activities for kids while their family members work out, access to indoor running and walking tracks, and over 100 group fitness classes for adults, kids and seniors – the Y truly has something for everyone this fall.

Danielle Bello and her family are just one example of the many people that rely on the Y to help them get fit, stay motivated and find the encouragement they need to succeed. Danielle got healthy while pregnant at the South Shore Y. She returned to the Y after having her daughter, Quinn, to get healthy and stay active. And Quinn even took her first swim at the Y.

“I used to belong to gyms, now I belong to a community,” said Bello. “I truly am my best self because of the Quincy YMCA.”

Committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Financial Assistance is available to all families in need, applicable to all Y programs and services.

To learn more about the South Shore YMCA, contact visit for more information or to schedule a tour of our state-of-the-art YMCA branches in Hanover and Quincy, or check out ZoneWellness, in Norwell’s Assinippi Park.


About the South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a charity serving the communities of Quincy, Randolph, Holbrook, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hanover and beyond. Financial Assistance is a Y community benefit available to all families in need, applicable to all Y programs and services. To learn more about the South Shore YMCA, visit