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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.

Virtual Programs for Older Adults

January 27 - April 29
Join us for a free live series of exercise and education sessions in the comfort and safety of your home. Programs are offered in partnership with McMaster University, GERAS Centre for Aging Research at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Registration is required.

Exercise Sessions

Registration is required. Sessions run for 6 weeks in a progressive exercise format.
GERAS Dance 
Monday - May 3 - June 7
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

This fun, mind and body program emphasizes mobility, balance and strength for older adults (ages 60+) through a series of ballroom-type movements. This program provides a mixture of both seated and standing movements that help improve cognitive and mobility impairments. No background in dance is necessary to participate.
Balance + 
Tuesday - May 4 - June 8
1:00 - 2:00PM EST
This exercise program helps build strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and reduces the risk of falls. 15 minutes of education followed by 30 minutes of physical activity.
GERAS Dance - Level 2

Wednesday - May 5 - June 9
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

Get ready to take your skills to the next level! This program builds on both the seated and standing movements that were taught in the introductory GERAS Dance class. Prior completion of GEARS Dance is recommended.

GENtle Fit
Thursday - May 6 - June 10
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

A chair fitness class designed for individuals suffering from chronic joint or bone issues and to optimize health pre/post joint replacement.


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