The YMCA 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 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.
June 22 | 1-2pm | Independence in YOUR Life
There are many angles or types of independence. Discover through a powerful activity the aspects of independence most important to you. Explore your feelings and thoughts as you examine the specifics of your choices and desires associated with your own independence.
June 29 | 1-2pm | Navigating Relationships within More Dependence
In every season of life, relationships change. When more dependence is required, dynamics and roles need to flex. Come learn and dialogue around how to maintain respect, thoughtful care, and good communication, within the relationships of those becoming more dependent and those who are supporting.