Throughout the year the Y offers Group Trips to explore the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The trips are another way to bring people together to build friendships and lasting memories. 

Each Y Group Trip starts with a social gathering at the Y, followed by a bus ride to the destination, lunch, and a memorable event. 

 

 

WEST SIDE STORY

WEST SIDE STORY - 5TH AVENUE THEATER

SATURDAY JUNE 22

Revel in the transcendent majesty of storytelling at its finest. The 5th Avenue Theater is calling on the full breadth and depth of its artistic resources to stage an unforgettable production of West Side Story. This contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet is musical theater as only the 5th Avenue can do it; with a cast of 40 of the finest performers to ever grace its stage, a 25-piece orchestra and the highest levels of talent and artistic dedication bar none. The dancing will bring you to the edge of your seat; the music will resonate deep in your soul; the story will lift you to the heights of passion. With a no-host lunch at  Pacific Place prior to the play. Join the Skagit Valley Family AOA as we take in this classic Broadway Musical. 

Registration begins April 1st! 

COST
Senior & Adult Members: $86*
Senior & Adult Program Only: $101*

Trip is limited to 46 participants, reserve your spot today!
CONTACT Ingrid Hinton, AOA Coordinator i.hinton@skagitymca.org or call 360.336.9622

*Financial Assistance is available.

(Article courtesy of Prevention magazine)

"Embrace Culture, Fight Depression" 

Visits to a museum or the theater may help ward off the blues. A study of about 2,000 adults over age 50 in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that making regular trips to cultural attractions- movies, museums, concerts, plays- every few months was associated with a 32% lower risk of developing depression, and doing this at least  once a month bumped  that risk reduction to 48%. These types of outings combine social interaction, creativity, mental stimulation and light physical activity, which researchers think all work together to support mental health. "Just as we have a 'five-a-day' rule for fruit and vegetable consumption, we should also plan regular cultural activities into our lives," says Daisy Fancourt, senior research fellow at University College London.