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Latest News & Updates

The Gateway Region YMCA to Celebrate 170th Anniversary

WHO: The Gateway Region YMCA WHAT: Celebrating 170 years of history in St. Louis! Each branch of the Gateway Region YMCA will host a small celebration. Members and staff will enjoy cake and light refreshments on its foundation day (October 13).  WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2023             11 am              All 24 branches of the Gateway Region YMCA
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Affinia & YMCA to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Site in Ferguson, MO

WHAT: Affinia Healthcare will celebrate the addition of its new $7.5 million location in Ferguson, MO with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new facility, built adjacent to the Emerson YMCA, is approximately 15,000 square feet in size, and includes 23 medical exam rooms, four dental operatories, two behavioral health exam rooms and two Medication Assisted Treatment exam rooms.
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