Providing accessible, personalized, evidence-based community wellness programming across Nova Scotia
YMCA LiveWell is a group exercise program that focuses on improving the physical and health of Nova Scotians with chronic conditions.*
Check out this video of what to expect in the Active for Life class.
YMCA LiveWell programs:
- Create smooth transitions for patients between hospital care and community health.
- Deliver care in the most appropriate setting for promoting and sustaining health and wellness.
- Improve health outcomes of individuals with a focus on secondary prevention and chronic disease self-management.
- Reduce health disparities through the elimination of both real and perceived barriers to participation.
YMCA LiveWell supports both physician and self-referrals and offers a comprehensive intake process, supervision, and progression within a socially supportive environment. It embraces a person-centric approach that focuses on secondary prevention and chronic disease self-management. LiveWell encourages participants to take control of their own health.
*Chronic conditions are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention, or limit activities of daily living or both.
YMCA LiveWell Programs
Active for Life
Joy Chiekwe, MSc (she/her)
CSEP-Clinical Exercise Physiologist
LiveWell Provincial Lead
Email: [email protected]
Exercise Professional Referral Form
This form serves as a referral for healthcare providers to enroll their patients in the program.