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Northeast Bank Helps YWCA of Central Maine Expand Programs for Youth and Seniors

Lewiston, ME
April 26th, 2012

Northeast Bank has partnered with the YWCA of Central Maine in an effort to introduce new services and keep its members active.  The Bank donated $3,000 to the YWCA enabling it to invest in full-body gaming systems designed to improve health and wellness efforts, specifically targeting youth and senior groups.  The donation was used to purchase Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect systems, which allow members to engage in active gaming - requiring full-body movement, not a couch or controller.  The Lewiston-based YWCA has received a positive response to the new wellness offering and has developed a schedule with timeslots, ensuring that all members have a chance to utilize the gaming systems.

“As the Bank continues to increase its charitable commitments, supporting the health and well-being of our community members is a top priority,” said Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division.  “We are pleased to be able to help the YWCA introduce new ways for its members to become more activKathy Durgin-Leighton, Executive Director, YWCA of Central Maine and Jim Delamater, President and CEO of the Northeast Community Banking Division visit with YWCA youth members.e.”

When inclement weather prevents members from being outside, the new interactive gaming experience provides indoor activity options in a climate controlled environment.  “Our goal at the YWCA is to engage with the local community by empowering individuals and promoting wellness,” said Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Executive Director, YWCA of Central Maine.  “The new Wii and Kinect fitness room donated by Northeast Bank is perfect, as it promotes physical fitness and team building, while allowing our members to be active when unable to go outdoors.”


For more information please contact Jillian Doherty of Northeast Bank at 207.786.3245 ext. 4984 or jdoherty@northeastbank.com.