Emilson Floor Renovations begins May 16 and basketball courts are unavailable at this time. Please visit Hale Family Y for indoor basketball.

The Partnership Program is an adaptive, recreational, non-clinical fitness program designed to help individuals with physical disabilities to more fully enjoy all that the Y has to offer. Training partners assist participants with exercise to improve or maintain physical conditioning, stay active in sports, recreational and everyday activities. Specialized, adaptive exercise equipment and one-to-one exercise assistance is available through the South Shore YMCA Partnership Program. The program is recreational in nature and not to be considered rehabilitation. The Partnership Program is available as a free service to South Shore YMCA members.

How it Works

The Partnership Program offers training assistance and programs designed to fit individual needs. Volunteers and training partners provide one-to-one instruction and assistance with specialized strength and cardiovascular equipment in our Health & Well-being and Aquatic Centers.

Bob Lobel South Shore YMCA Partnership Program at Quincy Y
Legendary Sportscaster and TV Anchor, Bob Lobel, works out weekly with the Partnership Program Team at the Hale Family YMCA

Health & Well-Being Center

Our Emilson YMCA and Quincy YMCA branches offer a wide range of specialized equipment available as part of our Partnership Program.

  • Equalizer Strength Equipment
  • Dip Rickshaw
  • RT300-S Ergometer FES Leg Cycle
  • EasyStand Evolv Glider
  • Easy Stand Evolv Stander
  • NuStep T5XR and TRS4000
  • MotoMed Viva 2 Arm/Leg Cycle
  • Vitaglide Arm Ergometer
  • Mat Table for Mat Exercises and Stretching
  • Keiser Functional Trainers
  • Technogym Arm Ergometer

  • Pool Access
  • Wheelchair Tennis Clinics
  • MotoMed Viva Cycle with FES
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Equipment
  • Total Access Cybex
  • Strength Equipment
  • Seated Octane Elliptical
  • TechnoGym Arm Ergometer
  • Sci Fit Stepper
  • Keiser Functional Trainer
  • Raised Platform for Mat Exercises & Stretches

Electrodes for electric stimulation equipment are provided at additional cost.

Health Fitness Plan

Aquatics Center Pools

As part of the Partnership Program, the Emilson YMCA in Hanover offers adaptive swim assistance and water safety training conducted in heated family pools or lap pools. Safety is our primary concern, and each participant is under the constant supervision of our Aquatics Team. Lifeguards are permanently stationed in all pools to ensure participants can more fully and confidently enjoy water exercise and activities.

Financial Assistance Opportunities

The Partnership Program is available to South Shore YMCA members at no additional cost. Financial assistance may be available for those who cannot afford the cost of membership. Pick up an application at the Welcome Desk. This program is funded through generous donations from members, staff, friends, and businesses to our South Shore YMCA Annual Campaign.



Please contact us for eligibility and registration information.

Hale Family YMCA (Quincy)

Katelyn Szafir, (857)403-4708 | kszafir@ssymca.org

Emilson YMCA (Hanover)

Stephanie Costa, (781) 829-8585 ext. 8228 | scosta@ssymca.org

My son was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed. The Partnership Program gave him the ability to do something he enjoys. The Y has given us hope and lifelong friends!
Your Partnership Program is an amazing program, helping disabled people to improve or to just keep moving. I know it helped to extend my husband’s life. JUDITH C., Hale Family YMCA (Quincy) MEMBER

Volunteer for the Partnership Program

Our Partnership Program is free to members and exists thanks to the support of our donors and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to assist someone with physical disabilities to access and enjoy our health and wellness centers and facilities, please contact us!

Contact Jennifer Bustin jbustin@ssymca.org or Stephanie Costa scosta@ssymca.org to get started.


The South Shore YMCA is a charity. Because you give, we can give back. The Partnership Program is a free service made possible by the generosity of our friends, donors and volunteers. Help support those with physical disabilities to enjoy all that the Y has to offer.