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Upcoming Events

Age By Design: Vision as We Age

Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m.

As we age one thing that is often affected is our vision. When you or someone you love are faced with the knowledge that nothing can be done to improve vision, learn what steps you can take to continue to stay independent and safe. Specialists from the Maine Division for the Blind and the Visually Impaired and The Iris Network will be at the YWCA MDI on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. to talk about your vision as you age. This talk is part of Age By Design, a series of programs co-sponsored by the YWCA, the Mount Desert Island YMCA, Island Connections and the Jesup Memorial Library.

Andrea Treadwell, an Independent Living Case Manager, and Sharisse Roberts, an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, both from the Division for the Blind and the Visually Impaired, and Susan Summers, a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, from The Iris Network, are the vision rehabilitations specialists who serve the MDI-area. They will be on hand to talk about eye health, common changes in vision that happen when you age and what can be done to help those effected by these changes to remain as independent and safe as possible.

Each presenter will speak about the role they play for clients. For many Treadwell is the first point of contact and depending on what a person needs she will recommend them to Roberts or Summers.  Roberts covers all aspects of safe travel, like using a white cane and accessing transportation as well as how to assist someone who has experienced vision loss. Summers teaches individuals how to adapt their everyday skills so they can remain safe and independent in their own home.

For more information on the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired visit and for more information on The Iris Network visit For more information on this event, contact the YWCA MDI at 288-5008.


The 18th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria
Saturday, August 10th – 7pm to 9:30 pm

Luminaria PosterThe 18th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria will be held Saturday, August 10th from 7pm to 9:30 pm on the Bar Harbor Village Green.  (Rain date: 11th).  Live music will be provided by Ivey Menzietti.  Chris Popper will be the emcee for the event.

The public is invited to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their lives to cancer by purchasing a luminaria which will line the walkways on the Village Green that evening. The luminaria cost $10 each and can be purchased in honor or memory of a person.  Order Luminaria here. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.  For more information contact Abby at the YWCA Bar Harbor at 207-288-5008 or

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Ongoing Activities

YPie! – Weekly Pie Sale

YPie! Weekly pie saleDelicious home-made pies to benefit a great cause! Come ‘n git yer pie! Every Tuesday from 10 am ’til gone.




Strong YWomen

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-10am

Sherri Kean Dance Class

Mondays 10:15-11:15 Suggested donation of $5 to YWCA

Yoga4Cancer Classes

Susan Sassaman, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am.