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.
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. The way you participate is always up to you. 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.
We continue part 3 of our series on Community Building. Part 1 explored the concept of the Personal Safety Net. Part 2 focused on Meaningful Communication when communication is hard. Part 3 leans into the topic of bridge building and what it means to Cultivate Healthy Community.
Do you ever feel caught in a "divide," concerned about this polarized society? Let's learn together how to bridge divide by intentionally cultivating authentic, restorative, healthy relationships with friends, family and neighbors who potentially hold different views. Mutual belonging is the key to moving forward together.
This week’s café is titled: WAYS TO BRING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TOGETHER. We’ve been learning about the benefits of a connected, supportive community. Learn to build connections between neighbors. We’ll share practical ways to build bridges.