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Crescenta-Cañada YMCA Offers Live Scan Service, Infant Massage for Caregivers

Since May 2005, the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA has offered Live Scan service. It is a quick and convenient way for individuals and organizations to perform fingerprint background checks. “I believe that this project has been a true coming together of community resources and community needs,” Chief Executive Officer Larry Hall said. “We are pleased to have partnered with the Glendale Community Foundation and the Paul A. Hughes Family Foundation in this endeavor.”

Until the purchase of the Live Scan machine, the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA relied on manual fingerprinting for its employees and volunteer staff. Where live scanning was required, applicants were forced to go to Pasadena City College or the city of Glendale as the closest Live Scan facilities. “We are very happy to be able to offer this service to the organizations in our community that need to run background checks,” added Hall. “Previously, people had to venture outside our community for these services, and now they are available right next door at the local Y.”

For more information on the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA’s fingerprinting services, or to set up a Live Scan appointment, call 790-0123.

So much contributes to stress in adults, and new research is always examining ways for adults to combat stress. But recent studies have shown that even young babies can feel stressed. The simple processes of birth and growth can create tension in the youngest of children.


The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA is now offering infant massage classes, a new way to relieve stress in infants.

Mondays, July 17 and 24, parents and caregivers can learn the benefits and techniques to help babies relax and develop. Massage can also offer relief from colic, while helping with digestion in young bodies. Finally, massage provides benefits for bonding between parent and child.

The fee is $40 for Y members and $60 for non-members.Photo by Scott KingsleyPhoto Courtesy of CC-YMCA

(LA)BONDING ? Jennifer Bose massages her daughter, two-and-a-half month-old Joslyn Sayer, Tuesday night during a infant massage class taught at St. Francis Medical Center. (LA)FINGERPRINT SERVICE ? Kelly Yruegaz, left, fingerprints Tom Miller with the Live Scan machine.