YMCAs across Washington are partnering to provide opportunities for seniors to learn, connect and ponder over the interesting times we are living through. We call this opportunity a Community Café, held on Zoom with a facilitator who shares on a pertinent topic and some time to break into smaller groups for facilitated discussion with others in your local community.

 

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAFE?

There will be a brief (15-20 min) topical introduction with ideas to frame discussion and consider things in new ways. This will be followed by small group facilitated discussions where you will have the opportunity to share experiences and perspectives or simply listen to your peers as you feel comfortable. Following the small group discussions, we will come back together for an empowering full group wrap up with relevant resource sharing and a look ahead to the next café.

 

Community Cafés are provided at no-cost and available to everyone 55+. You do not need to be a Y Member to participate.

 

All Community Cafés are hosted on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom and would like some assistance getting started, please note that on your registration form.

The Third Third: Living and Shaping Our Legacy 

COVID has caused many of us to reflect on how our life plans may have changed and what the trajectory of our lives will look like. Consider the discussion of the third third as an opportunity to explore what's next.

Who do you intend to be in your third act of your life? How could you think about the numerous transitions, challenges and opportunities in this season of life? Discover and envision your legacy. Come encourage others and be encouraged by one another, as we all learn to live into and leave behind our legacy for the generations to come. 

In this nine-week series you will:

  • Uncover and define values within your story
     
  • Identify the legacy you desire to live into and leave behind
     
  • Learn to transition intentionally and gracefully 
     
  • Invest in the next generations 
     
  • Foster a community of interdependence

May 4, 1-2pm

Fostering a Community of Interdependence

Some primary concerns or fears of living in our third third is loneliness and lack of significance. Discover key elements of building a community where you can give and receive with peers and all generations.

May 4:  1:00-2:00pm

May 11, 1-2pm

Celebrating What Lies Ahead

We will celebrate what we’ve learned through the 10 weeks of this series on the joys and challenges of the third third of our lives. Learn about our upcoming café topics.

May 11:  1:00-2:00pm