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New YMCA in Pittsford features new services, ‘amenities for all’

Officials cut the ribbon Monday on the new Schottland Family Branch YMCA in Pittsford.

Several years in the making, the 140,000-square-foot facility is the result of a combination of private and public dollars.

President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester, George Romell said that along with a vast array of programs and services, the new Y also offers two UR Medicine practices inside the branch.

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YMCA says the staff at the Schottland branch are focused on offering members a haven to enhance their physical and social health

“I believe that in the future there shouldn't be a Y that isn't connected to some kind of health organization that can help bring community health to a higher level," he said.

Dorellis Osborne of Rochester said the health care component is a huge benefit.

“The health care, that is big, big,” Osborne said. “We need that, wellness. Again, it was a well-planned facility.”

More than $18 million was raised through donors, including a $3.5 million capital donation from Peter and Susan Schottland of Pittsford.

State Senator Rich Funke helped secure over $1 million in state capital funding for the project.

“It’s a community center with a wide radius, where all ages can come to participate in programs and services that ultimately are going to make our community better, and healthier, thanks to the U of R and Strong," he said.

Funke said the branch could serve as a model for other YMCA facilities in the nation.

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