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.



Nov 17  | 1-2pm  |  Stay Connected Using Virtual Tools
We will explore using technology to stay connected, what to do in a virtual space, and safe ways to gather in person during COVID.

REGISTER: Nov 17 Café


Nov 24  | 1-2pm  |  Share Our Values through the Art of Storytelling
We will explore elements of a good story and how to share defining moments in our lives.

REGISTER: Nov 24 Café


Dec 1  | 1-2pm  |  Build Community by Discovering Our Gifts
Our gifts lie in what we know, what we are passionate about, and the skills and experiences we have. This session will help us identify how we give to others.

REGISTER: Dec 1 Café


Dec 8  | 1-2pm  |  Grow Empathy with Emotional Awareness and Expression
In this session, we will explore our relationship with emotions and identify tools of emotional awareness and expression.

REGISTER: Dec 8 Café


Dec 15  | 1-2pm  |  Spread Love Through Acts of Kindness
We will share stories of times we have received or shared love through being served or serving others. We will also brainstorm ideas for future acts of kindness.

REGISTER: Dec 15 Café