The Austin YMCA announced last week the closing of its member center and transfer of its members to the McCormick Tribune YMCA about four miles away, 1834 N. Lawndale Ave.

A spokeswoman for the YMCA said the Austin location will officially close its doors Oct 1. Residential housing will continue at the Austin Y, located at 501 N. Central Ave., and extensive Y programming and services remain for Austin youth and families at May Elementary Community Academy, 512 South Lavergne Ave., according to a press release.

In 2010, Austin Weekly News reported the closure of the Austin YMCA’s residential program for the mentally ill.