Group of four GERAS Dance members.

The GERAS Centre for Aging Research at Hamilton Health Sciences has partnered with the YMCA. This fun 12 week dance program is designed for older adults who may have early cognitive or mobility impairments

For more information contact the YMCA location nearest you:

Laurier Brantford YMCA
100 Water Street, Brantford
P: 519-512-4891BURLINGTON
Ron Edwards Family YMCA
500 Drury Lane, Burlington
P: 905-632-5000

Flamborough Family YMCA
207 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
P: 905-690-3555

Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA
79 James Street South, Hamilton
P: 905-529-7102

Les Chater Family YMCA
356 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
P: 905-667-1515

YMCA of Oakville
410 Rebecca Street, Oakville
P: 905-845-5597

E. J. Freeland YMCA
1555 Garrison Road, Fort Erie
P: 905-871-9622Niagara Centre YMCA
310 Woodlawn Road, Welland
P: 905-735-9622

Niagara Falls YMCA
7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls
P: 905-358-9622

Niagara West YMCA
325 Main Street East, Grimsby
P: 905-309-9622

Port Colborne YMCA
550 Elizabeth Street, Port Colborne
P: 905-835-9622

Walker Family YMCA
25 YMCA Drive, St. Catharines
P: 905-934-9622

​What happens during a class?

Each class consists of:

  • Warm-up and cool-down
  • 30 minutes of dance (both seated and standing)
  • Time for socialization

Who should attend?

The class is geared towards older adults who may have early cognitive or mobility impairments (e.g. difficulty climbing stairs, walking around the block).Individuals may have a mobility aid but should be able to walk 10 meters and be able to get out of a chair (using arms is okay) unassisted.

Program dates and times vary by location. Please see the YMCA membership desk for more information. The cost is included in a YMCA membership or for a program fee. Financial assistance is available.

What Patients Tell Us

I finally gathered enough courage to ask for your help regarding memory loss. I am 75 years old and have been noticing memory loss for the past year. I have an older brother who has Alzheimer’s and I would like to get help before I reach that stage.

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