Christein Young, who attends the John R. Grubb YMCA on a daily basis, says it's "a place where you can go for physical fitness, education in the community, social and outreach events. The Grubb Y "caters to the mind, body and spirit."
"The staff is there to greet everyone with a kind word and a smile," Christein says. They "treat you more like family and friends. I have never felt unwelcome. I have always felt safe."
As a member of the Grubb Y, "you meet all types of people," she reflects. "We have differences and come from different walks of life, but when we are there, it is one community and we share and help each other. This is a place I look forward to coming each day."
More reasons she keeps coming back? "Because of a friendly smile, a cup of coffee and good conversation."