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.




July 18th - September 19th (no cafe 9/5)

Aug 1: Cafe Summer Camp-Yoga Retreat

We’ll offer exercises you can do from a chair, then opportunities to share recipes, stories and photos about past vacations and pets. Show and Tell isn’t just for kids!

Aug 1:  1:00-2:00pm

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Aug 8: Evaluating Retirement Living Options

We will take a close look at the pros and cons of retirement living, assisted living, adult family homes and more.  Presenter will highlight some of the overlooked considerations when researching your next home. Learn how to choose the best fit for your situation, and when it may be the right time to move.

Aug 8:  1:00-2:00pm

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Aug 15: Should I Stay of Should I Go: Navigating the Complexity of Big Decisions

Knowing whether to remain in your home or transition into a retirement community is one of the biggest decisions you will make post-retirement. These decisions are not for the faint of heart! Join us as we dive into common barriers that hold us back from acting and a discussion around the emotional aspects of transitions.

Aug 15:  1:00-2:00pm


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Aug 22: Planning for Financing Long-Term Care

The process to plan for future long-term care needs is becoming more complicated. Our presenter, with more than 35 years of experience in this field, will offer practical steps necessary to outline a financing plan for housing/care options for you and/or those you care about.

Aug 22:  1:00-2:00pm

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Aug 29: About Senior Moves from Seniors who Moved

To round out our series about the process involved in moving from one’s home to a retirement community, we’ll hear from café participants and friends who have recently made such moves. What has gone well, what was difficult, what’s been the best part so far? You’ll come away better prepared for your own potential move.

Aug 29:  1:00-2:00pm

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Sept 12: A Review of Medical Documents to Prepare for End of Life

“Thinking about death is frightening but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days.” ~ Judy MacDonald Johnston.  We will discuss how to have The Conversation about what you want at the end of your life with your family and health care providers and how to document those wishes. You will be introduced to a 2-part workshop to help you complete your documents that will meet separately from the Café.

Sept 12:  1:00-2:00pm

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Sept 19: Preparing for Medical Emergency and Hospital Visits

How do you improve your chances of getting the care you want if, for example, you (or a loved one) are rushed to the hospital in an ambulance? Do you know what happens when you call 911? The Community Café is a safe place to educate ourselves on those topics that “no one talks about.” 

Sept 19:  1:00-2:00pm

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