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Artist Delma Tayer; Founding member

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.

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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. 

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

From Program Manager Chrissy Schott- Member Highlight, Becky Johnson.

 Like Becky, who is the featured member in our newsletter, I too think, well, "I'm not old enough or I don't need help". Suddenly that can change. We all know that aging comes upon us at warp speed but the idea of needing help, well, that is not in our DNA, we are too independent, right?  According to Charlie Brown, yes that Charlie Brown,...“Asking for help isn’t weak, its a great example of how to take care of yourself.” – Charlie Brown
This is one of the attributes about a Network like YSNN, you have made the decision to ask for help and its empowering.
-To find Becky's story go to: Fall 2021 Newsletter
 

MEMBERS CALL
 
509-853-1917


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

*New! Check smoke alarms and batteries!

Phone calls to say hello and check in

Ride to appointments


Light gardening/ snow removal

Change high up light bulbs

Help with making the bed/flipping

Grocery deliveries

Pick-up prescriptions

Restaurant food pickup

Walking buddy

Help with smart phones and computers

YSNN is actively monitoring the current COVID-19 situation in our area and developing new resources, policies and activities. Please go to Covid updates on our website for more information. 
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Whether it is an Interest Group or Social event, won't you..

YSNN member, volunteer and donor 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. JOIN .DONATE.VOLUNTEER

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.
YSNN ZOOM TALKS via Zoom 4PM

Wednesday December 1st at 4pm via zoom.

David Lynx of Larson Gallery, The 66th Central Washington Artists' exhibition and up-coming programs in the new Larson Gallery.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89334265598?pwd=MjhFS2JLMDd3OVJYdG9vOHl1bklPUT09

Meeting ID: 893 3426 5598 and Passcode: 223153

We ask that we use mute during the presentation to avoid background noise. Thank You!

You can find all of our past YSNN Zoom Talks on our website-Zoom Talk Videos
We will send out emails with the zoom link on the day of the program.
StoryShare: Interest Group (monthly) via zoom 
Monday, December 13th, 2:30pmFreely sharing, writing, adlibbing stories with a small group. Call for more information 509-853-1917


YSNN Brown Baggers going to The Seasons Brown Bag Friday! Will you join us?

-Call YSNN at 509-853-1917 if you would like to get a ride, carpool or meet us there!

Friday December 3rd at 12-1pm (doors open at noon) 

THE SEASONS PERFORMANCE HALL

 On the first Friday of every month including December 3, 2021 at 12PM, bring a lunch (or buy one at the door) and pay $5 for an hour of outstanding music curated and presented by local treasure, Anne Schilperoort. New West Valley choral conductor, Peter Krum, will lead the Treble and Concert Choirs of West Valley High School in a Christmas Concert. The accompanist is Danene Knudsen. Also performing will be WV sophomore, Luke Kwon, playing "Gabriel's Oboe" from 'The Mission'. Come early and enjoy Christmas carols played by Anne Schilperoort's piano students prior to the concert. 

Please Note: For the safety of patrons and performers, proof of a negative COVID test or a COVID vaccination is required by The Seasons at the door of every performance.

 

101 North Naches Ave
Yakima, WA 98901

(509) 453-1888
https://theseasonsyakima.com/




YSNN Balance Class via Zoom Mondays at 9am: 
 Click on image for beginning balance class 

Click on image for intermediate balance class
 
*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. 

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

WALKING GROUP at KISSEL PARK-
3000 W. Mead
In between 24th and 32nd on W. Mead
Meet directly on the right in the driveway
 Time 11am Fridays
Call for a ride or questions call: 509-853-1917
Hope to see you there!


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.

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

PAST WORKSHOPS 2021


TECH TIPS TUESDAYS VIA ZOOM

Sessions are done for the season.
Our goal is to make challenges with your devices more simple, less frustrating.

PAST

 Tech Tips Videos - Click Here


Past Workshop:
Simply Living
Share 
ideas on how to simplify our lives and not get overloaded with “stuff.”
Go to our website for past session videos and links to handouts. Simply Living Videos and links 

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.

As part of the statewide consumer protection effort, the organizations held a free consumer information event in late September.  Participants heard about the latest scams targeting cities across the state, including a deep-dive presentation on robocalls and imposter scams which are fast becoming some of most effective and dangerous tactics in the con-artists’ playbook.

 
Recent Articles
Recent Articles



Photo collage of 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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