Health & Wellness


Piedmont Athens Regional and Athens YMCA have joined together to promote a healthier community. Our shared goal is to provide preventative health education services that will reduce risk factors associated with chronic diseases.

We work together to increase awareness and knowledge of chronic diseases due to unhealthy behaviors through health education classes and programs designed to improve both attitudes and behaviors that can lead to a healthier life.

We will observe National Health Awareness Days each month and we will provide information to YMCA members about the physicians in the Piedmont Athens Regional Health System. April Dorsett, RN, BSN is on site at the Athens YMCA every Tuesday and Wednesday to offer information about health and wellness including: individual health consults (diabetes prevention, wellness, blood pressure screenings, health referrals), nutritional counseling services, Diabetes Prevention Programs and Cancer Wellness Programs. Services available upon request: hands only CPR / AED training.

April is a Wellness Coach certified through the Cooper Institute.

Together we are committed to empowering the YMCA members to improve and maintain their health.

To set up an appointment with April, please email her at or call her office: (706) 475 - 5631.