McMaster Aging Portal

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

As part of our LiveWell partnership, McMaster has set up a link specific for the YMCA to view the Optimal Aging Portal. This fantastic site is filled with evidence based information on health and aging.

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Dealing with health challenges can be difficult. YMCA LiveWell are supervised exercise and information programs delivered in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. LiveWell can help you enhance your health while managing specific chronic health conditions.

Please note that some programs require a physician referral.

 

Balance+ - LiveWell

This free, 12-week community exercise program consists of two group exercise sessions each week to help build strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and reduce the risk of falls. The YMCA has partnered with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide this program at our five YMCA locations in Hamilton, Burlington, FLamborough and Brantford. Space...

CanWell - LiveWell

This 12-week supervised exercise and education program is for people with an type of cancer at any stage. Whether you've been recently diagnosed, are in the middle of treatment or in remission, this 12-week exercise and education program can help. CanWell is offered through a partnership between the YMCA, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. You will be supported by...

Fit For Function - LiveWell

If you've had a stroke, this 12-week program can help you in your recovery with exercises aimed at improving your mobility, strength, balance, gait and coordination. There are also educational sessions based on the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Living with Stroke program. The program is included with YMCA membership. Doctor's permission is required. LiveWell programming is offered...

Gentle Fit - LiveWell

A gentle exercise class that incorporates both standing balance movements and chair exercises that may require resistance bands and small hand weights. Appropriate for those with chronic conditions and or limited mobility.

Healthy Hearts - LiveWell

This cardiac care program offers patients three streams of supervised exercise and education based on their stage of rehabilitation. Stream 1: Supervised walking program for individuals waiting to participate in cardiac rehabilitation. Stream 2: Supervised cardiovascular and strength program for individuals that have been identified as appropriate by Cardiac Rehabilitation team at HHS. Stream 3:...

Hydrotherapy - LiveWell

Rehabilitative exercises at your own pace, using a variety of equipment like water weights or floatation belts. Ideal for those with hip, knee, bone & joint issues or other medical conditions. Everyone is welcome.

InMotion - LiveWell

This program is designed for people with chronic bone and joint health problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis. It is also appropriate for those wanting to improve their health before and after having hip or knee replacement surgery. All participants will meet with a YMCA staff for an intake interview to discuss medical history. You may join the program at anytime and education sessions occur...

LiveWell with Diabetes

This program is designed for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, as well as those at risk for developing diabetes. Learn strategies to help manage nutrition, blood sugar, weight and medicationsin this exercise and education program.Informed self-management will help you enhance your health and live well with diabetes. Participants will learn how to use exercise equipment and how to exercise safely...

Live Well with Diabetes - LiveWell

Delivered in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Joseph Brant Hospital and Halton Healthcare. This program is designed for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, as well as those at risk for developing diabetes. Learn strategies to help manage nutrition, blood sugar, weight and medicationsin this exercise and education program.Informed self-management will help you enhance...

Mobility+ - LiveWell

Specially-designed for individuals with a spinal cord injury or mobility impairment, this program improves fitness levels and meet the specific needs of each individual. This program is appropriate for those with non-progressive conditions (spinal cord injury, spina bifida, stroke, amputees, cerebral palsy) whose condition is self-managed. Participants will have access to a physiotherapist from...

Pilates - LiveWell

Build your strength, flexibility, and develop control through the use of stabilization, alignment and breathing techniques. May include the use of equipment to accelerate the development of core strength and proper body alignment. Suitable for all levels.

Walk Fit

A gentle, low-impact workout that uses Activator walking poles. Working with walking poles reduces impact on your joints and can improve the strength and coordination of your upper body. A doctor's referral is required.

Y Fit 4 U

Y Fit 4 U offers Children's Developmental Rehabilitation Program (CDRP) clients over the age of 10 the opportunity to work on fitness goals alongside a CDRP physiotherapist, YMCA staff and volunteer. The program offers support from a Recreation Therapist and Social Worker to encourage children to workout and have fun with peers in a healthy environment. Y Fit 4 U clients must be able to...

YMCA Fitness Coaching

Need some advice on where to start? YMCA Fitness Coaching will give you three complimentary visits with a YMCA Fitness Coach. Your Coach will walk (or run) you through some basic fitness activities to help you feel comfortable at the YMCA and get your active lifestyle off to a successful start. Session 1 - Cardio Your Coach will demonstrate the proper use of various pieces of cardio equipment and...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our LiveWell partnership, McMaster has set up a link specific for the YMCA to view the Optimal Again Portal. This fantastic site is filled with evidence based information on health and aging. If you are interested in what this website has to offer, click here.

 

As part of our LiveWell partnership, McMaster has set up a link specific for the YMCA to view the Optimal Aging Portal. This fantastic site is filled with evidence based information on health and aging. - See more at: https://ymcahbb.ca/cms/getdoc/99984732-3cd8-4609-818d-0cc62af1abae/Health-Management.aspx?viewmode=3&showpanel=1&lang=en-CA&langobjectlifetime=request#sthash.U0H2TDON.dpuf
As part of our LiveWell partnership, McMaster has set up a link specific for the YMCA to view the Optimal Aging Portal. This fantastic site is filled with evidence based information on health and aging. - See more at: https://ymcahbb.ca/cms/getdoc/99984732-3cd8-4609-818d-0cc62af1abae/Health-Management.aspx?viewmode=3&showpanel=1&lang=en-CA&langobjectlifetime=request#sthash.U0H2TDON.dpuf