YMCA Community Café

YMCA Community Café

Happy New Year

The YMCA Community Cafés bring together those who are 55+ to build health in spirit, mind, and body so that no one is stuck and alone during this pandemic season, but rather thriving 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.


  • Jan 19  | 1-2pm  |  What about the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    REGISTER: Jan 19 Café
    Come hear from Diana Yu, MD MSPH about the science of the vaccine and how it will be rolled out. Bring your questions and anticipation to dialogue with Diana and your peers. Diana was asked to come out of retirement to assist in Thurston County to support during the pandemic. Finally, in July 2020 she retired for the 3rd time but still keeps in the loop with public health as a volunteer. Diana worked as a local health officer for multiple counties in her public health career. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Public Health.


  • Jan 26  | 1-2pm  |  Re-entry: Factors in our decision-making
    REGISTER: Jan 26 Café
    Explore with others in the Café what factors they are considering as we all embark on our new season of re-entry and recovery as a community. What have we learned? What are the opportunities ahead?


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