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.

Les Chater Family YMCA

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 medications in 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 with a prescribed program. Education is delivered by a health professional on a monthly basis. The education sessions are Eating Well with Diabetes and Living Well with Diabetes. A doctor’s referral is required. 


Les Chater Family YMCA

View Larger Map 356 Rymal Road East
Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2
Phone: 905.667.1515
Fax: 905.667.5879
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  • Swim Times
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