Healthier Living Centre

For Independent, Older Adults Aged 55+

What is the Healthier Living Centre (HLC)?

The HLC is for independent, older adults aged 55+ who wish to:

  • Be physically active
  • Meet new friends
  • Engage in recreation activities and special events
  • Attend outings and/or day trips

An HLC membership gives individuals access to a large variety of weekly fitness, social and recreational programming.

HLC Brochure

Program Details


Days of the Week:

Monday to Friday

Hours of Operation:

9 am to 3:30 pm

  • Virutal
  • Northwood Community Centre
  • Humber Summit Library
  • Toronto Community Housing Buildings


HLC Services and Events
In-Person and Virtual Exercise Classes

What are In-Person and Virtual Exercise Classes?

Lumacare offers free exercise classes for community members aged 64+ at 6 sites and online.

We recognize that it is challenging for older adults to be homebound and unable to meet their friends in our different programs in the community.

To give our Healthier Living Centre clients company through this pandemic, Lumacare is offering daily virtual classes for older adults to connect!

Virtual classes range from gentle fitness, line dancing, stretching and strength exercises, chair yoga, chair fitness, cardio, bingo, to social conversations.

If you are unable to join the virtual classes, we’ve got you covered as well! Every week, Lumacare will upload a recorded video for you to watch and enjoy as many times as you’d like.

Program Highlights

  • Low-impact exercise classes designed to improve balance, coordination, and flexibility
  • Moderate- to high-impact exercise classes designed to increase strength and endurance
  • Hand-held weights, elastic bands, and balls are used in some in-person classes
Group Fitness Classes
  • Chair Fitness
  • Gentle Fitness
  • Chair Yoga
  • Cardiofit
  • Zumba Gold
Inquire today
about the In-Person and Virtual Exercise Classes opportunity
HLC Outings and Special Events

What are HLC Outings and Special Events?

As part of Lumacare’s Healthier Living Centre, HLC members get exclusive access to attend special events and outings.

  • We plan all the details of the event and send out invitations to all HLC members
  • Members can choose to sign up and participate based on availability
  • Some events are free to attend, some are at a small cost

Please note: in order to participate in these activities, older adults must hold an active HLC membership (fee is $40/year). 

Inquire today
about the HLC Outings and Special Events opportunity

How to Participate

Prior to participating in any of our Healthier Living Centre programs, all participants must register as an HLC member by filing out the registration form and waiver below.

Participants must be deemed eligible to receive Lumacare services including meeting the minimum age of 55, managing their personal care independently, and not requiring mobility assistance.


“I have been attending classes at Northwood Comunity Centre for over ten years. I started the program to meet people and stay active. The classes have helped me by developing new friendships, staying healthy and positive.”

A photo of a Lumacare senior bowling