YMCA Community Café - South Sound YMCA

YMCA Community Café

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 5  | 1-2pm  | New Year Party 2021
Pop into the Café – Put some play in your day. Join us for movie trivia, word and music games within Zoom, and a preview of 2021 Café topics. No gala event here – wear your favorite PJ’s … or not!  Being together is so important as we navigate the new year together

REGISTER: Jan 5 Café

Jan 12  | 1-2pm  | Imagining our 2021: What does Re-Entry look like?
The power of vision is real. So what is it that we envision in 2021? What is it that we anticipate, are committed to, and hope for? Come explore as we listen to one another and what we are looking forward to and help the Café define what is most important to talk about in this next phase of the pandemic.

REGISTER: Jan 12 Café

Jan 19  | 1-2pm  | What About the COVID-19 Vaccine?
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.

REGISTER: Jan 19 Café

Jan 26  | 1-2pm  | Re-Entry: Factors in our Decision-Making
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?

REGISTER: Jan 26 Café

If you have any questions, please contact Meeting host: Michelle Gipson.