Winter 2023 Recreation Guide

Chaverim* (18+)

A collaborative and engaging social program for adults, Chaverim encourages participants to develop their communication, decision-making and conflict resolution skills. Each week participants gather with their peers to engage in group discussion, improve on life skills, enjoy games and leisure activities within the Y. Participants are encouraged to access their creativity and will collaborate with each other on group projects.

Wednesdays 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
October 26, 2022 – December 14, 2022
$223 Members • $265 Non-Members

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REACH Fitness (18+)

A fun and adapted exercise program taught by a certified fitness instructor. Each class incorporates elements of strength, flexibility, mobility and cardio. All movements can be modified to suit individual needs and abilities and seated versions are always provided. This program is targeted for adults and young adults with diverse abilities! We want to REACH our goals, feeling READY, welcoming EVERYONE, so we are all ABLE to CHALLENGE ourselves and improve our HEALTH.

Wednesdays 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
October 26, 2022 – December 14, 2022
$88 Members • $104 Non-Members

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Koulanu Yachad* (All ages)

Our mission at the Y is to provide a welcoming, engaging and inclusive Jewish environment where all members can participate. Koulanu Yachad is a program that seeks to embody our mission by providing help to those who need it in order to safely and effectively use our facilities. Due to the nature of this program, dates and times are flexible and based on participant needs. If you or someone you know requires assistance due to their disability in order to fully benefit from our facilities, contact our Inclusion Services Coordinator (dlittle@ymywha.com or 514-737-6551 ext. 235).

Note: Please contact our Inclusion Services Coordinator (dlittle@ymywha.com or 514-737-6551 ext. 235) before purchasing online.
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Sunday Art Friends Group (18+)

A community group for families and friends where everyone can choose and create art projects. Every week participants are encouraged to access their creativity while developing friendships and learning new skills. This group is intended for neurodiverse adults, but all ages and abilities are welcome.

Note: Program participants are eligible for the Inclusion Membership. Please contact our Inclusion Services Coordinator (dlittle@ymywha.com or 514-737-6551 ext. 235) in order to join this group.

Sundays 2:00 PM – 4:00PM
Free

THRIVE (6 – 12  years old)

In a supportive and developmentally appropriate environment, children are able to practice their gross-motor and movement skills. The first hour takes place in our basketball gym, where the children participate in cooperative games and activities, followed by one hour of fun in the pool.  Participants are encouraged to make new friends and develop their physical and cognitive skills while being supported by experienced facilitators.

Sundays 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
October 23, 2022 – December 4, 2022
$168 Members • $196 Non-Members

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United Explorers (14+)

A social and recreational program designed for young adults with developmental disabilities, United Explorers takes place every Saturday from 10am-3pm. Program organizers Ebohon and Dolores bring over 25 years of skill and experience working with the neurodiverse community.  Participants use the Y facilities to practice sports and movement, go swimming and engage in sensory integration activities. Every few weeks an organized activity is incorporated into the schedule, such as visiting the library or watching a movie.

Note: Contact Ebohon Idonije at 514 692 9923 or d.e.united.explorers@gmail.com to register *Registered participants must purchase an inclusion membership for full access to the Y facilities*
 

Saturdays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
$100 per day

* Please note that registration with any Inclusion program will automatically add an Inclusion membership to your cart. An inclusion membership costs $72 annually, allows members to bring a companion with them, provides early access to inclusion programs and full access to our fitness facilities, pool, and basketball gymnasium. If you do not wish to purchase an Inclusion membership at this time, please instead complete your program registration by emailing your request (name of participant, activity and session information) to contact@ymywha.com or calling (514) 737-6551 for assistance.

If you have questions about any of our programs please contact our Coordinator of Inclusion Services, Deanna Little at dlittle@ymwywha.com