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Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1
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on Jun 24, 2014
The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth Jordan said Tuesday.
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posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 2:53 PM
Posted by Single Parent Family
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm
Dear Anon, Steph, One, Brian, CD, 35, TS3, Thank You, Tony, 3000, Margaret, Taft, Rogue, Out, Member,RRY, Pat, Shawna, Sylvia, Boscoli, 25, User, Wolf, Carl, De, Rball, Y, Julie, Dennis, Sad, Chris, Ken, Dave, Dad, Em, Four, Mark, PM, RD, ROSS ROAD MEMBER:
I have been reading your comments and decided to post in response to Ross Road Member.
There are really two outcomes:
Like RRM suggested, PM members need "to get organized." YMCA and Page Mill supported us for over 3 decades because the organization believed in us as individuals. The Y believed in our daily wellness and also in our potential to improve our lives and those of others. The Y believed in our power.
I feel this "individual power" is being lost on us. We have forgotten or do not realize that we could organize and change the October 1 2014 outcome.
RRM had great ideas to get us started. If one idea or attempt fails, then try another, and another, and...
All our effort and intention will keep PM open. I believe that.
But posting here is only one of the first steps. We have a few more to go in order to reach our goal - just... a few more. No one is asking us to run a marathon here. Everything RRM suggested are ideas that only take a few minutes of our time. It is an opportunity to see our true spirit and capability.
This online page will continue to collect members lamenting the PM closure until PA online "closes off" more comments. Several whole months will pass and finally on October 1 2014, Page Mill YMCA will be "no more."
We will be dispersed to other gyms where we will make new friends, relationships, and habits. Some of us won't be able to afford membership and will find other alternatives like taking walks outside or watching more TV.
We will try our best to be grateful for the 35 years PM gave us.
It's true - and I agree - that we should have been given a chance to communicate our thoughts, feelings, and ideas before the decision to close PM. However, this isn't a decision where PM will close at the end of July. We have been given plenty of time to create a different outcome. Every day we do not organize; every day we do not take the simple actions RRM suggested - we are nearing the Oct 1 deadline.
Organize. Take Action. Try everything. Don't give up. Stop wasting time.
You are powerful. Together, we can make a change.
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