NEW SERIES! The New Year - Preparing For What Is Next

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.



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.

Heart Health: Physically and Emotionally

It’s heart health month and together we will explore options to keep both our physical and emotional heart health working the best ways we can. Join us for discussions and strategies to keep our hearts healthy. In celebration of Heart Health Month, you are invited to wear red to our Community Café (National Wear Red Day is February 5, 2021).

February 9:  1:00-2:00pm


What is Happening at the YMCA?

The pandemic has brought many changes to our lives as well as how the YMCA's serve their communities. Come learn how your WA State Y's are adapting to serve you and meet your health needs. Discover the variety of activities available to Y members and community members alike from your local Y and our WA Alliance of Y’s.

February 16:  1:00-2:00pm


Holding Compassion

Americans are currently facing the convergence of two pandemics (COVID-19 and racism) and the collateral economic crisis. As a result, many are experiencing feelings of fear and uncertainty. We have heard from Community Café participants an interest in exploring how we can hold compassion for ourselves and others when our ideas, dreams and plans don’t necessarily align. Come explore and learn from one another how to hold and model compassion for ourselves and others in this time.

February 23:  1:00-2:00pm


Vaccine Questions?

If you missed the Community Cafe about the vaccine with Dr. Diana Yu, you can review the recording here. 

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