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The Cheyenne Family YMCA receives 5th year of grant funding for disabled veterans.

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Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 10:43 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Family YMCA received a 5th year of grant funding for disabled veterans. Program Director Chandra Watson says the program has been steadily growing each year and is there to help every veteran in need.

“The goal if it is to increase activities for disabled veterans...and that can be disabled in any way. Whether you have an ache in your back, or you’re an amputee or you are seeking mental health services. Any form of disability, according to military, is eligible for that.”

The classes are scheduled Monday through Friday and are set to begin this Monday, October 5th. You can choose to take yoga, tai chi, strength training, water walking and high intensity training.

The VA Adaptive Sports programs are specifically designed for disabled veterans and offer in-person or virtual classes. Watson says she doesn’t want anyone to be intimidated by the program, because they have classes for every level.

“...We can take you if you want to do 200-pound squats, if that’s something you are capable of, we can work with that. If you can’t do a full squat and you want to do a squat with a chair, we can work with that. So, really the goal is building their individual strength.”

All Adaptive Sports classes are free to disabled veterans.

For more information call the YMCA at (307) 634-9622 or visit cheyenneymca.org

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