YMCA Community Café

Your Y at Home Active Older Adults

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.


Nov 30  |  1 – 2pm  |  Books as Gifts (recommendations and ideas from a book seller)

For ideas about books to give as holiday gifts and recommended books to read if you’re interested in trying out a new genre, join us for insight from Allie Pontrello, book seller at Third Place Books.


Dec 7  |  1 – 2pm  |  Boosting Your Immunity with Food

Join us for an introduction to foods that play an important role in your immune system. YMCA of Greater Seattle cooking instructor Katrina Gangsaas will talk about key nutrients, where to find them in food, and demonstrate how to make a tasty meal to support your immune system.


Dec 14  |  1 – 2pm  |  Nourishing Spirit, Mind and Body Through Dance

Join us for a fun-inducing, stress reducing, Cafe with Pam Kuntz. Pam is a Senior Dance Instructor at WWU. She also started Bellingham Repertory Dance and has taught a community class for people with Parkinson’s or other neurological disorders. Pam is pure joy embodied, and uses great music, encouragement & simple (but fun!) patterns to get you moving.


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