YMCA Community Café

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The YMCA Healthy Aging Community Cafés bring together those who are 55+ to engage in meaningful learning and sharing around topics relevant to individuals moving toward and through their golden years. The goal is to build spirit, mind, and body health such that all may thrive with greater purpose, connection, and well-being.

What is a Healthy Aging Community Café?
There will be a brief (15-20 min) topical introduction with ideas to frame the 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.

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

Tuesday, April 2 | 1 – 2pm

African Safari Travel Slide Show

No passport needed! See the natural wonders of Africa through a safari slide show highlighting predators and prey in national parks and other locations in Tanzania.


Tuesday, April 9 | 1 – 2pm

Introduction to Blue Zones

Blue Zones are areas of the world populated by people who consistently live in a way that supports longevity. Learn the secrets to living a long, happy, and healthy life the Blue Zone way.


Tuesday, April 16 | 1 – 2pm

Social Support in Blue Zones

Residents in Blue Zones prioritize tight-knit, in-person social networks of family and/or friends. Learn how these commitments increase well-being and consider how we can create this in our communities.


Tuesday, April 23 | 1 – 2pm

Purpose in Blue Zones

Numerous studies have demonstrated that individuals who have a clear sense of purpose tend to live longer and experience better overall health. Examine this feature of Blue Zone areas and how you might increase purpose in your life.


Tuesday, April 30 | 1 – 2pm

Food in Blue Zones

Learn about your own healthy choice options through a cooking demonstration. How can we translate Blue Zone research about food into our daily meals?


Tuesday, May 7 | 1 – 2pm

Exercise in Blue Zones

What can we learn about Blue Zone citizens to increase the natural, functional movement in our lives? They don’t purposefully “exercise” as we do. What do they do


Tuesday, May 14 | 1 – 2pm

Spring Book Fling

Help us welcome back our favorite bookseller! She’ll share her excitement about new titles from a variety of genres. Come share about your favorite book choices – ready for a summer read!


Tuesday, May 21 | 1 – 2pm

Summer Plans? Spotlighting Washington State

What is there to do in Washington this summer? Explore your possibilities through the experience of Café participants and the guidance from the Washington State Board of Tourism. Highlighting interesting beautiful places and festivals.


Tuesday, May 28 |No Café


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