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Artist Delma Tayer; Founding member
YSNN is actively monitoring the current COVID-19 situation in our area and developing new resources, policies and activities.

Members and volunteers please read and keep the new Service Requests Policy and Procedure for your records. If you need a copy mailed to you call the office at 509-853-1917. Click here to view YSNN Service Request Policy and Procedure  Thank you!


CDC:Who is Eligible for a Covid Booster 

Yakima County Covid Booster Information

MEMBERS CALL -509-853-1917

W
e are happy to help with transportation and other ways to connect!


Phone calls to say hello and check in

Ride to appointments


Light gardening- move the hoses

Change high up light bulbs

Help with making the bed

Grocery deliveries

Pick-up prescriptions

Restaurant food pickup

Walking buddy

Help with smart phones and computers


WE ARE A LOCAL
volunteer-based, non-profit founded to empower members of our community over 50 years old to continue living in our homes, where we want to be as we age.



WE EMBRACE
a wide range of opportunities to connect with one another, care about one another, and make choices in how we live, give back and spend our time. 

WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE
to lead vibrant and healthy lives while living in our own homes and being engaged in our neighborhoods and community
.

join us pic  VOLUNTEER

YSNN volunteers are 
generous people of all ages w
ho are willing to use their passions and skills to help members remain independently in their home as they age!

Do you have a true passion to help others and want to become a YSNN VOLUNTEER?


Download/print and complete the YSNN Volunteer application and call 509-853-1917

*You will be asked to provide information for a criminal background check.

Print and Keep Volunteer Handbook for orientation.
Volunteer Handbook

What do volunteers do?

Phone calls to say hello and check in

Ride to appointments


Light gardening- move the hoses

Change high up light bulbs

Help with making the bed

Grocery deliveries

Pick-up prescriptions

Restaurant food pickup

Walking buddy

Help with smart phones and computers
 
Help YSNN with events and potlucks.
 
Help with outreach for YSNN

Call to schedule NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 509-853-1917

CLICK ON LINKS TO VIEW OUR NEWSLETTERS:


Spring 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter

 

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

YSNN Social Events (open to all)
We invite all to join us in interesting Zoom Talk Presentations and workshops, weekly walking group, seasonal events like Music in Franklin Park, Downtown Farmers’ Market, picnics, potlucks and more. This is our chance engage with the community.

 Upcoming YSNN Zoom Talks Wednesdays 4pm
John Baule and Jo Miles, Yakima's Gilded Age 1885-1914
Wednesday October 20th at 4:00pm

We will send out emails with the zoom link on the day of the program.

Simply Living:  4pm-5pm via Zoom 

Thursday October 21

Deborah Ann and Mary Lou Rozdilsky will host the last of three sessions on ZOOM to share ideas on how to simplify our lives and not get overloaded with “stuff.” 

Session Three:  Bogged Down in Paper – files, bills, taxes, upcoming events,  important documents— and Judy Kjellman will also share ideas about what to do with family history and family photos. Watch for email w/ zoom invitation October 21 and we recommend printing handout before session starts.Go to our website for past session videos and links to handouts. Simply Living Videos and links 


WALKING GROUP at KISSEL PARK-Fridays at 9AM

Friday morning finds many members, volunteers and friends meeting to walk. Although our walking speeds vary, we all share an appreciation for exercising outdoors. As well as improving our fitness levels, friendships have formed and a strong sense of community surrounds this group.  The walking path is hard-surfaced and mostly flat with opportunity for short or longer circuits. We welcome new-comers. Meet the group at the north end of the parking area. One of us will connect you with a walking partner– Barb Heinzen, member and volunteer.


ADDRESS: 3000 W. Mead
In between 24th and 32nd on W. Mead

For directions or questions call: 509-853-1917
Hope to see you there!

YSNN member and volunteer Interest Groups

Groups are organized and led by members and volunteers who have special interest in an activity or topic. Participants gather together usually on a weekly or monthly basis and will receive an email invite the day of or day before. To find out more call 509-853-1917 or www.yesneighbors.org

Click link to JOIN  DONATE  VOLUNTEER

Coffee and Conversation 9am Tuesday mornings via Zoom

This is an informal discussion group where topics can range from gardening to art and everything in between. There is no set agenda, just a chance to share various topics and ideas with others. The discussions tend to be lively, open and nonjudgmental. In addition, you get to know people from various backgrounds and lifestyles along with some great conversations. Try it! You'll like it!-Toby Hastie (Member)

Attendees will receive an email Monday with the zoom link

StoryShare Mondays (monthly)- 2:30-4:00 pm via zoom: Freely sharing, writing, adlibbing stories with a small group. Call to join 509-853-1917
YSNN Balance Class via Zoom Mondays at 9am:
Click on image for video
*Basic level balance class. Must be pre-approved by instructor. Call 509-853-1917 for more information.

YSNN Balance Class: Lead by Barb Heinzen retired physical therapist and member, this class offers a practical and fun approach to building our balance stamina. While we go at our own pace, and gradually build up to the repetitions that help us improve our balance, pushing ourselves to gain strength, but respecting our limits.  This class is not recommended for anyone who depends on a walker or a cane for balance, or is experiencing vertigo or dizziness. All

No sessions: November 22nd and December 20th and 27th.

PAST WORKSHOPS 2021


Emergency Planning 101 Sessions via ZOOM:
We are done for the season, check back this fall!
 

If you have thought about but not acted on Emergency Preparedness, this series is for you! 

Past Videos- Click Here


TECH TIPS TUESDAYS VIA ZOOM

Sessions are done for the season.
Our goal is to make challenges with your devices more simple, less frustrating.
Come tell us what you want from Tech Tips. Come prepared after going over the questions.

PAST

 Tech Tips Videos - Click Here


Tip-offs to Rip-offs: How to spot a con before they spot you

You can view the full program online.  We hope you enjoy the presentation. 

To help consumers fight back, AARP has joined forces with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, BECU and Nomorobo on "Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs" - an effort aimed at helping Washington consumers stay a step ahead of the scammers.

Recent Articles
Recent Articles



Photo collage YSNN gatherings.

Slideshow
Member and Volunteer Appreciation Event
Slideshow
Larson Gallery Potluck 2019
Slideshow
Potluck and Ponder

Thank you to our business sponsors










The Y

Thank you to all of the donors and supporters who believe in us. 

The Yakima and Selah Neighbors’ Network received a $5000 award  from the Legends Casino Charitable Donation Committee (Yakama Cares) to be used for marketing that will raise our profile in the community.  

We would like acknowledge the grant of $5000 from Yakima Valley Resilience and Response Fund.  This grant is the result of a funding partnership with United Way of Central Washington, the Latino Community Fund, and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. 

 

                     Yakima ValleyCommunity Foundation, www.yakimavalleycf.org.Yakima Valley Community Foundation has awarded grants since in the Yakima Valley since 2004. The Yakima Valley Community Foundation’s mission is to connect people, resources and ideas so people and communities thrive. Contact Info: grants@yakimavalleycf.org, 509-457-7616




 www.latinocommunityfund.org.The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Contact Info: info@latinocommunityfund.org,(509) 901-2798





www.uwcw.org. United Way of Central Washington gathers together people, ideas and resources to strengthen communities and improve lives. United Way of Central Washington is a local non-profit 501 (c) 3 orga
nization, serving Yakima &Kittitas counties. Contact Info info@uwcw.org,(509) 248-1557

YAKIMA AND SELAH NEIGHBORS’ NETWORK  
PO BOX 11691 YAKIMA, WA 98909 
WEB: YESNEIGHBORS.ORG
EMAIL: 
YSNN.WA@GMAIL.COM  
OFFICE MESSAGE PHONE:  (509) 853-1917


YAKIMA & SELAH NEIGHBORS’ NETWORK IS A PART OF THE NATIONAL VILLAGE MOVEMENT | YSNN IS RECOGNIZED AS TAX-EXEMPT UNDER SECTION 501 © (3) OF THE US INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. VILLAGES ARE NOT PLACES BUT CAREFULLY PLANNED NETWORKS | TO LEARN MORE VISIT THE VILLAGE-TO-VILLAGE NETWORK WEBSITE: WWW.VTVNETWORK.ORG

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