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.




March 7 - April 18

March 7: Wellness in All its Dimensions

Are you interested in experiencing holistic harmony to one’s personal well-being? Just like a balanced diet is needed for healthy nutrition, balanced wellness engages the body, mind, and nurtures the spirit. Explore the importance of being attentive to your eight dimensions of wellness:  emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial.


March 7:  1:00-2:00pm

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March 14 - Impact of Creativity on Well Being

We don’t always think of creativity as a way to relieve stress or to enhance our mood and brain function, but it does play a critical role in our overall well-being. It’s important to foster as part of your total wellness.


March 14:  1:00-2:00pm

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March 21 - Fostering Your Creativity

Whether you’re lucky enough to have a constant source of creativity or you’re struggling to tap it, this café addresses how to keep our creative juices flowing, finding inspiration in the world around us. Come explore the power of a process designed to let loose your creativity.


March 21:  1:00-2:00pm

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March 28 - Time Management for Mortals

Reconfigure your to-do list around what really matters with a calmer, more meaningful approach to organizing time. The drive to get more done can be an excuse to avoid figuring out what we actually want to accomplish. Rethink your worship of efficiency, reject the cult of busyness, and plan your life around what matters.


March 28:  1:00-2:00pm

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April 4 - When Financial Management Transitions

Are your affairs in order? It is important to prepare yourself and/or someone else for the day when financial management needs to transition to someone else or defaults to you. Discover things to know, things to do, and what not to do. Be prepared.


April 4:  1:00-2:00pm

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April 11 - Humor is Medicine for the Soul

A knee slapper, a mood lifter, a shared experience – all of these results of humor and laughing provide health benefits. Laugh your way through a café that explores different aspects of humor’s positive impact.


April 11:  1:00-2:00pm

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April 18 - Introduction to Caregivers Class

Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Come learn about Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a highly effective, evidence-based, self-care educational program. In six weeks of workshops, family caregivers learn the skills they need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others.  


April 18:  1:00-2:00pm

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