Active Older Adult (AOA) Community Cafés bring together those who are 55+ to build health in spirit, mind, and body so that we thrive with greater purpose, connection, and well-being. 

Each café is an hour-long Zoom call starting with a large group time of welcome. The next 15 minutes is spent with an expert talking about the designated subject for the day, followed by a 20-minute reflective dialogue in small groups about the subject. Everyone is invited to listen and contribute as they feel comfortable. The large group gathers back the last 5 minutes for a note of encouragement.


All Community Cafés are hosted on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom and would like some assistance getting started, please note that on your registration form.



Jan. 4: Tai Chi Qigong

Enjoy some quality self-care and start of the new year right by practicing some Qigong with Geoff from the YMCA of the Inland Northwest

January 4:  1:00-2:00pm

Jan. 11: Talking with Your Doctor

Taking an Active Role in Your Healthcare: 

Hear from Dr. Cindy Cilyo about ways to take a more active role in talking with your health care provider for your best health.

January 11:  1:00-2:00pm

Jan. 18: COVID-19 Update: Just the Facts

Join us as Steven D. Smith, D.O., an active physician in Family Practice for over 40 years, gives us an overview of how far we've come, where we are now, and where we're heading in the pandemic. We're all in this together. Let's improve our understanding of the facts.

January 18:  1:00-2:00pm

Jan. 25: A Review of Medical Documents

Preparing for the End of Life

“Thinking about death is frightening but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days.” ~ Judy MacDonald Johnston. We will discuss how to have The Conversation about what you want at the end of your life with your family and health care providers. We’ll also talk about how to document those wishes.

January 25:  1:00-2:00pm

Feb. 1: Preparing for Medical Emergency Visits

Making a Grab and Go File and Understanding What Happens When You Call 911

How do you improve your chances of getting the care you want if, for example, you (or a loved one) are rushed to the hospital in an ambulance? Do you know what happens when you call 911? What happens in the case of an unexpected death? The Community Café is a safe place to educate ourselves on those topics that “no one talks about.”

February 1:  1:00-2:00pm