On the 22nd of November, YMCA of Greater Louisville Chairman, Brad Smith, and Mayor Greg Fisher held a community Thanksgiving breakfast. Dr. Grossfeld attended the event at the Galt House Hotel to learn more about the growth of the Louisville community. The event included a delicious buffet and a performance by America’s Got Talent finalists – Linkin’ Bridge.
At The Event
At the event, John Yarmuth gave a brief speech with a message that hits close to home this day and age. Yarmuth spoke of humanity needing “harmony across the nation” and how community development is one way to achieve peace. Mayor Greg Fisher also spoke at the breakfast event and went over the past year of development in Louisville. The numbers related to growth in jobs, businesses, and educational gains were all high.
In the last year Louisville has supplied 5,500 new jobs and opened 2,500 new businesses, as per Mayor Fisher. Additionally, 10,000 people have entered the middle class and 44.7% of citizens have a 2-4 year college degree.
While at the event, Dr. Grossfeld learned more about the YMCA of Greater Louisville and the core values they hold. The values aligned quite closely to the same values Dr. Grossfeld carries into her office – Orthopaedic Specialists. With values focusing on health, education, connecting people, accessibility, and well-rounded character and ethics, Orthopaedic Specialists gives top of the line care and commitment to patients.
The YMCA of Greater Louisville
The Y, in turn, provides the same commitment and care to the community in which it’s based. The YMCA of Greater Louisville has been open since 1853 and was the 10th YMCA to be founded in the United States of America. They assist with youth development by providing the largest before- and after-school care program in the state and have brought many other great causes to Louisville. Social responsibility also plays a large role in the mission of the Y. This is evident around all of Louisville through the Safe Place locations founded over 30 years ago. Finally, they strive to improve the health of children and adults in Louisville through their healthy living initiative.
Interested in learning more about the YMCA of Greater Louisville? Visit their website. If you are in need of child care services, Youth Development at the Y is a good place to start. If social responsibility interests you and you want to volunteer the Safe Places Services is always in need of assistance. Additionally, if you are in a crisis and need a safe place to stay, find your local Safe Place. Finally, if improving your health is high priority for the New Year, contact Dr. Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists to start your journey.