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February 22 - YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities will be reopening on March 1st. For more information about pre-booking your workouts and other important changes, please read our Reopening Information.

Virtual Programs for Older Adults

January 27 - March 12
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.

Education Sessions

Registration is required.
Everything You Want to Know About Healthy Aging but May be Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, February 17 - 12:00 - 12:30pm EST

Guest Speaker: Angelica Rivas, BHSc
2nd Year Medical Student
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
 
Six Secrets to improve your sleep
Wednesday, February 24 - 12:00 - 12:30PM EST


Guest Speaker: Dr. Olivia Geen, BScH, MD
Geriatric Medicine Resident
Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Caring for the Caregiver: Thoughts & Resources
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 - 12:00 - 12:30 PM EST

Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Perrella,BHSc, MD
Internal Medicine Resident, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

LEARNING TO SELF-MANAGE YOUR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN: PACING YOURSELF,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - 12:00 - 12:30PM 
EST
Guest Speaker: Luciana Macedo, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, McMaster University

There is a high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in older adults. Self-management is often recommended for persons with persisting musculoskeletal pain. In this presentation we will discuss and teach you simple evidence-based strategies and skills to empower you to manage your own pain.
 
Eating healthy - You are what you eat
Wednesday, March 17 - 12:00 - 12:30pm EST
Guest Speaker: Jenn Zhu, BHSc
2nd Year Medical Student, McMaster University

Can you prevent dementia? 6 ways you can reduce your risk
Thursday, March 25 - 1:30 - 2:30pm EST
Guest Speakers: Dr. Anthony Levinson and Dr. Richard Sztramko
 
Join Drs. Anthony Levinson and Richard Sztramko as they discuss how lifestyle choices, blood vessel health, other health conditions and drug side effects can impact your cognition. Discover how to enhance or extend your physical mobility and social activity in the future by actively promoting brain health and reducing your risk of developing dementia. Join us for a 40 minute discussion followed by 20 minutes of Q & A.
Exercise Sessions
Registration is required. Sessions run for 6 weeks in a progressive exercise format.
GERAS Dance (REGistration is now closed)
Monday & Wednesday - February 1 - March 10
1:00 - 1:45pm EST

This fun, mind and body program emphsizes 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 + (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)
Tuesday & Thursday - February 2 - March 11
1:00 - 1:45pm 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.
GentleFit
Friday - February 12 - March 23
1:00 - 1:30pm EST

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

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