Doctor's Referral

Do you require permission or referral from your doctor to take part in a LiveWell program? 

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.

All YMCA before and after school programs will remain closed following the April Break due to the provincial order to close schools to in-person learning. All YMCA School Age Child Care payments will be suspended at this time, with the exception of outstanding payments.
All YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities remain temporarily closed due to the province-wide stay-at-home order. All active memberships will be placed on hold as of April 3rd and no membership payments will be collected. For complete info please read our Updates to Members.

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 through a partnership between the YMCA, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, the Brant Community Healthcare System and Niagara Health System.

The Fit For Function program will allow participants access to,

  • Group fitness classes and individualized exercise plans.
  • Access to a Hamilton Health Sciences physiotherapist.