YMCA Community Café

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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, July 23 | 1 – 2pm

What do I do with My Stuff?

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is a well-thought-out plan for your stuff. Join us as we explore how to best leave a legacy for your family, friends, and the community by re-gifting, donating, selling, etc. the items you’ve accumulated over your lifetime.

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Tuesday, July 30 | 1 – 2pm

Family Dynamics in the Senior Move

Are your loved ones on board with your decision to move? Learn how to best tackle conversations with them regarding where and how to move you.

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Tuesday, August 6 | 1 – 2pm

Camp Café: Frolic in the Forest

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of trail with some virtual hikes. We’ll also talk about the health benefits of time in nature, whether you are deep in the woods or on a bench in a park.

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Tuesday, August 13 | 1 – 2pm

Procrastination and What to do About It

Do you put off what you really need to do and keep busy while you don’t do it? Come find out some reasons we procrastinate, plus some ways to break the habit.

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Tuesday, August 20 | 1 – 2pm

Tour of YMCA360

Many YMCA associations provide YMCA360 as a membership benefit. We’ll take a thorough tour of what you can access in this on-demand video library and portal chuck full of exercise classes, pickle ball tutorials, cooking classes, toddler story times, Parkinson’s support, and computer literacy and more. You may be surprised!

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Tuesday, August 27 | 1 – 2pm

Mindfulness and Breath –Soothing Your Nervous System

Mindfulness is a tool that can be used any place, any time. Mindfulness is a tool that can be used any place, any time, to help calm and soothe the nervous system. Focusing on our breath is one of the easiest ways to practice daily mindfulness. We’ll discuss the what, why, and how of mindfulness and breath, and practice several techniques together.

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Tuesday, September 3 | 1 – 2pm

No Café


Tuesday, September 10 | 1 – 2pm

Discovering your Post-Retirement Passion

Many retirees often get stuck looking for their retirement passion, where meaning and happiness are found. We have some practical strategies to guide you.

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Tuesday, September 17 | 1 – 2pm

Developing and Maintaining Friendships

The dynamics of mid-life friendships can be challenging. Come share and listen to ideas that maintain rich and rewarding relationships with old and new friends.

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Tuesday, September 24 | 1 – 2pm

Fall Prevention Resources in YMCA360

The first week of fall reminds us to think about preventing falls. Try some exercises that increase balance and decrease fall risk, available through YMCA360.

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