YMCA Community Café
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, December 12 | 1 – 2pm
Music as Medicine
Let’s explore the power of music as a healer of the mind. We’ll examine the benefits that music brings to us as we experience deep emotion, plus those with chronic illness and cognitive decline. You’ll get resources for music to share and YMCA programs that tap into this power for those with memory loss.
Tuesday, December 19 | 1 – 2pm
Life Lessons From an 89-Year Old Grave Digger
Find meaning through perseverance and generosity. What is the source of contentment? And what is “enough?” We’ll visit an example of how giving of oneself provides a sense of purpose.
Tuesday, December 26 | 1 – 2pm
Tuesday, January 2 | 1 – 2pm