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.

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: Supervised graduate program for individuals who have completed their hospital program and are ready to transition to the community for maintenance.

This is a registered program and all participants are required to meet with a YMCA Kinesiologist for a medical screening, tour of the facility and a review of the program schedule.

A doctor's referral note is required. An individualized program is designed that includes appropriate exercises and proper technique. Exercise selection and educational information is screened by a HHS health professional. Participants can join at any time and access multiple branches. Program is included with YMCA membership.

The Healthy Hearts program will allow participants access to,

  • Group warm-up and cooldown with individualized exercise plans on the fitness floor with access to a CHRC kinesiologist and YMCA staff.
  • Education sessions from staff at the Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation Centre (CHRC).