YMCA Healthy Aging Community Cafés bring together those who are 55+ to build health in spirit, mind, and body so that we thrive with greater purpose, connection, and well-being. 

Each café is an hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. The next 15 minutes is spent with an expert talking about the designated subject for the day, followed by a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.

 

All YMCA Healthy Aging 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.

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November 22 - January 10

December 6: Acknowledging Grief and Managing Expectations

Grief comes in many forms, compromised health, a loss of a loved one, or a significant move. Come identify your personal needs and expectations as well as those of others and consider the power of planning as you step towards effectively walking through this holiday season.

 

December 6:  1:00-2:00pm

Register for December 6th YMCA Healthy Aging Community Café

December 13: Honoring your Grief and Ushering in the New

Acknowledging grief and giving it space actually opens up oneself to experience and accept the “something” new that brings life and hope during this holiday season.  

 

December 13:  1:00-2:00pm

Register for December 13th YMCA Healthy Aging Community Café

December 20: Holiday Party

Enjoy a time of connection, laughter, and fun! Yes – through the zoom screen. It is possible! Bring a picture of a memory, an artifact / decoration of meaning, a gift you received or wear a fun hat or sweater. Serve yourself a favorite beverage or snack and pull up a chair.

 

December 20:  1:00-2:00pm

Register for December 20th YMCA Healthy Aging Community Café

January 10: Consider Elderhood Ceremony

Celebrating a new season of growth and development is common for the youth and young adults. It is a healthy option for us entering into our third era of our lives. Come share in some ideas of how to acknowledge and usher in the next season of life. How does one envision and celebrate in this season of life? What is there to celebrate anyway??!! 

 

January 10:  1:00-2:00pm

Register for January 10th YMCA Healthy Aging Community Café