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.

Please note that between December 1 - 8 YMCA branches will each have an early closure to give all our YMCA teams an opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Thank you for your understanding.​ Click here to see the dates and times.

Les Chater Family YMCA

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.
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Les Chater Family YMCA

View Larger Map 356 Rymal Road East
Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2
Phone: 905.667.1515
Fax: 905.667.5879
  • Aquatic Certifications
  • Aquatic Fitness
  • Aquatic Specialty
  • Aquatics
  • Child Care
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health Management
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Times
  • YThrive