HPP to offer YMCA fitness memberships for Medicaid/Medicare members

PHILADELPHIA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) is expanding its commitment to health care with a new partnership with YMCA of Greater Brandywine. For the first time, many Medicaid members will be eligible for fitness memberships – covered by HPP for a full calendar year from when they enroll — at one of seven YMCA locations in Chester County. Medicare and CHIP recipients will also have access...

Believe and Achieve to fund Coatesville afterschool program

Kate Magee (left) and Fred Gunter (center) of the Believe & Achieve Foundation present a check for $15,000 to Chris Wiseman, Executive Director of the Brandywine YMCA. The funds will be used for afterschool programming in the city of Coatesville. WEST CHESTER — Leaders from the Believe & Achieve Foundation recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Brandywine YMCA to fund a new after...

Local YMCAs collecting food to feed the hungry

In the United States 14.3 percent or 15.5 million households suffer from food insecurity. Locally, in Chester County, that number is over 70,000 people. The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley and YMCA of the Upper Main Line are hoping to alleviate that problem with a canned food drive.  Drop by an area YMCA anytime between now and October 26 to drop off canned goods. They will be delivered to a local...