The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA will offer a free, 12-week LIVESTRONG wellness program to cancer survivors from May 17 to Aug. 4. 

The program is geared toward adult cancer survivors and focuses on treating the whole person, not just the disease. Such an approach helps participants move beyond cancer in mind, body and spirit, according to a program spokeswoman.

Trained wellness coaches will work with each participant as they transition from cancer treatment to regaining their physical and emotional strength.

Participants will receive a three-month membership and will participate in a two-day-per-week, instructor-led class.

For more information, contact Kathryn Thompson, regional wellness director, at 805-686-2037, or email

Santa Ynez Valley News