By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Hensel Eckman YMCA in Pulaski has adopted new membership fees that include rates for senior citizens and college student, as well as savings for using automatic bank or credit card drafts to pay membership fees.
Dan Grubb and Debbie Maxwell, the Y’s co-interim directors, announced the new fee structure Monday as a way to better “meet the needs of our community.” They encourage the community to consider improving their health, mind and body by joining and visiting the YMCA, 615 Oakhurst Ave.
One change made in the membership rate structure is to eliminate the one-time joiner fee, which can be up to $50, when new members pay their monthly, quarterly or annual memberships through an automatic bank or credit card draft. New members who pay for a full year in one draft receive a 10 percent discount.
College students (ages 19-22) now have a special rate of $30 per month, which is a $14 savings off the adult individual rate; plus, there is no joiner fee.
Senior citizens (ages 65 and older) can now join the YMCA for $40 per month for an individual or $60 for a couple (both 65 or older). There is a $30 joiner fee for individual seniors or $50 for senior couples if the monthly membership is paid with cash rather than automatic draft.
Other monthly membership rates are as follows:
•Youth, ages 12 and younger, must be part of a household membership or Adult + 1 membership to attend the Y.
•Youth, ages 13-18, $27. No joiner fee applies.
•Adult +1, $60. No joiner fee with automatic drafts, but there is a $40 joiner fee for cash membership payments.
•Household, $67. No joiner fee with automatic drafts, but there is a $50 joiner fee for cash membership payments.
•Cardiac Rehab Membership, $35 for adult individual or $53 for household. No joiner fee applies.
For more information, stop by the YMCA or call 980-3671.