Healthy Living Center Welcomes 1000th Member

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Registration Skyrockets at Supermarket-based Wellness Center

From left: Hannaford store manager Dave Farrell, Healthy Living Center 1000th member Christine Bunt, and YMCA Director of Healthy Living Nancy Gildersleeve.

I was looking to move forward with my life and the first step was getting back in shape. The Healthy Living Center afforded me the opportunity.

Six months after opening its doors to the public, the Healthy Living Center welcomed its 1000th member. Free and open to the public, the Center offers a variety of classes, programs and workshops led by certified instructors, registered dieticians, and pharmacists from the YMCA, CDPHP, and Hannaford Supermarkets.

Christine Bunt of Albany was greeted with balloons and a wellness bag when she registered as the Center’s 1000th member.

“I was looking to move forward with my life and the first step was getting back in shape,” said Bunt. “The Healthy Living Center afforded me the opportunity.”

The Healthy Living Center opened in October 2013 and is a partnership between the YMCA, CDPHP and Hannaford Supermarkets to address the health and wellness needs of the Capital Region. The Center is open six days a week and offers instruction on variety of topics including, fitness, nutrition, senior health, medication safety, disease management and much more.

Visitors can also meet face-to-face with a CDPHP customer service representative, order new ID cards, ask questions about their benefits, find a doctor, schedule an appointment, and purchase health care coverage.

The Healthy Living Center is located inside the Hannaford store at 900 Central Ave in Albany and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, including class schedules and registration, visit or contact via email at info(at)healthyalbany(dot)org or by phone at (518) 729-4732.

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