Membership benefits for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
We are proud of and thankful for our veterans and active duty military personnel. We offer all Veterans and active duty military personnel discounted memberships, waived joining fees, half-price day passes as well as other benefits. You can find out more about all of the membership benefits here or call 573-761-9504.
Taking Charge of My Life & Health
We have partnered with Truman VA’s Whole Health Program to provide Veterans Group Health Coaching services which includes free membership when participating in this program. These groups, known as TAKING CHARGE OF MY LIFE & HEALTH, challenge Veterans and their support persons to look at their health in a different way by aiding them in developing skills to improve health and well-being in a supportive group setting.
Veterans participating in these 8-week, 90min sessions are also eligible for 8 weeks of FREE YMCA family membership. While group sessions are held at the Firley YMCA, participants are provided access to all YMCAs in the Jefferson City area.
The YMCA provides free childcare, enhancing the ability of Veterans with children to participate in Whole Health and YMCA services. The groups begin at 6pm, allowing Veterans and their spouses who work during normal business hours to attend.
Veterans participating in these services have demonstrated enhanced health and well-being. Some examples include:
- Increased intake of fruits, vegetables, and water
- Enhanced ability to manage anger and stress through the use of mindfulness
- More physical activity, with most Veterans and their families utilizing YMCA services at least twice/week during the 8-week free membership.
- Ability to achieve desired health goals due to group support and accountability
Additionally, all Veterans and their support persons have access to a safe, fun environment for physical activity.
Contact the Whole Health team at 573-814-6000 ext. 52275 or add Mary Beth Brunk as an additional signer to your clinic note.