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Artist: Delma Tayer-YSNN Founding Member
We are a local, volunteer-based, non-profit organization founded to empower members of our community to continue living in our homes, where we want to be as we age. Our mission is to provide services to promote the independence of older individuals in our community by creating a network with resources to keep us confident at home and connected to community.

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mike and peggy potluck

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We are available to help Members with limited essential transportation to medical appointments and are happy to help with:

*phone call check-in
*grocery deliveries
*prescription pickup
*restaurant food pickup
*walking buddy (safely distanced and masked)

Members please call with questions:

509-853-1917

We Did It! We passed our goal of 20,000 we are at 23,881!



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

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 Valley Community 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




Latino Community Fund, 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

United Way of Central Washington, 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 organization, serving Yakima and Kittitas counties.
Contact Info: info@uwcw.org, (509) 248-1557





Thank you to our business sponsor!

 

These many months have been difficult for all. We have found safe ways to provide key services to members who needed them, stayed in close touch to help each other avoid isolation, and moved our Network’s programming to zoom. We also have found that connection with others is crucial to our well being, probably more than ever before. As we start the last month of 2020 we are making plans and looking forward. At some points of this year that seemed hard to fathom, but now, there is a glimmer of light. 
 
Please consider a donation to help us continue our fine efforts.
 
We are thankful to our members, volunteers, donors and all of those that support our organization!


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Yakima & Selah Neighbors' Network


Yakima and Selah Neighbors' Network Zoom Talks
 
Wednesday's at 4:00 pm-

Wednesday January 20 at 4:00 pm : 
Sean Tait,  Arborist: 
The Intelligence of Trees

Wednesday February 3 at 4:00 pm: 
Confluence: History, Living Cultures and Ecology along the Columbia River. Colin Fogarty – Executive Director, Confluence Project.

Wednesday February 24 at 4:00pm

Heidi Shaw, Psychology Instructor, Yakima Valley College:  Chimpanzees and Sign Language: Making science accessible to all students.


Walking Group
In groups of 2 and MASKS are required when meeting!
FRIDAYS AT 11:00 AM

KISSEL PARK- 3000 W. Mead Ave, Yakima WA 98902 (30th and Mead) 
Meet directly on the right in the driveway

ADDRESS: 3000 W. Mead
In between 24th and 32nd on W. Mead
(West of Calvary Cemetery).

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

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Upcoming Events
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In Memoriam
We mourn John Putney, long-time friend and Village board member.  John died suddenly on December 10th.

John joined us as a founding board member early in our work to launch a Village in Yakima and Selah.

He and his wife, Puck, also a member, hosted numerous Village “Potluck and Ponder” meetings at Burning Tree where they lived for a number of years.   There, village members and potential joiners would bring food and wine in anticipation of an evening of fellowship and information gleaned from a variety of lectures delivered by professionals in our community.

As a member of the Educational-Cultural-Social Committee, always pleasant and with a ready smile, John initiated the Coffee and Conversation group and attended every meeting till the onset of the pandemic put an end to such gatherings.  Down the line, he thought some local field trips might be of interest for participants.

We will miss you, John, at every Board meeting and social gathering of our Village even as we will resolve to carry on in your spirit of wit and generosity.

 

Your friends and fellow board members.



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Larson Gallery Potluck 2019


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Potluck and Ponder



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About Us:

A volunteer-based, non-profit organization founded to empower 
members of our community to continue living in our homes, 
where we want to be as we age.

Contact Us
Our group came together because we want to stay in our own
homes as we get older, and we want others in Yakima and Selah 
to have the option to stay in their homes and thrive.  
We are creating a network to make that possible.


 


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Member Services:

member application

We offer with membership and through the help of volunteers;
 11/16/2020 Statewide restrictions limit our volunteers to essential transportation to medical appointments. 
Please call 509-853-1917 with question on member services. 

  • Rides to and from appointments, social activities, church, shopping. Transportation by screened volunteers in response to member needs.
  • Help in the home- changing a light bulb, occasional light housekeeping, flipping your mattress.
  • Meal preparation -  Did you break your arm and are finding this too difficult for a couple weeks? Maybe just need some meals ready in the freezer (food cost will be up to the member).
  • Sewing - Hems, tears, etc. 
  • Temporary yard work - for emergencies, or occasionally. Not for regular maintenance. 
  • Technology Assistance -   Cell phone questions, programming an answering machine, printer problems, or questions about a new gadget that has you stumped!
  • Educational, personal enrichment and social activities within our network and in the community in response to member interests.

Please note: 
Yakima and Selah Neighbors’ Network is not an emergency service, healthcare provider, or residential facilit
y.





 

New Volunteer Orientation:

   YSNN volunteer application Jan 2020

Every 3rd Monday of each month 1:00-2:00 pm
* postponed until further notice.
Volunteers are generous people of all ages who are willing to use their passions and skills to help members remain in their homes as they age.

What do YSNN volunteers do:

Provide transportation --doctor’s appointments, grocery store.

In-home assistance –minor chores, occasional meals.

Companionship—phone checks, visits, walking partner.

Gardening advice and help –watering during absences.

Light home maintenance –turn mattresses, change smoke alarm batteries.

Social events / Educational programs- transportation to or encouraging member to go.

Office support –assist with phone calls, mailings.

Technology assistance - smart phones, TV remotes, computers, etc.

Something wonderful that none of us could have imagined or anticipated.

 




Interest Groups:
Interests

Zoom presentations, distanced social gathering connect us to old and new friends,  keep us engaged, and improve our quality of life.



















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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