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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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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


NEW!! Emergency Planning 101 Sessions on ZOOM:
If you have thought about but not acted on Emergency Preparedness, this series is for you! Come to the first of four sessions where we will describe our plan to work together to actually be prepared for an emergency by the end of May! We’ll move together from thinking to doing basic planning.
 
March 24, 4:00pm- SESSION ONE

April 14- Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Two

April-28 - Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Three

May 12 - Emergency Planning 101 for YSNN – Session Four


A ZOOM invitation will be emailed after 12 pm on the day of the presentation. Please write down the Meeting ID and Passcode, you will need them to join the presentation.

Call 509-853-1917
 if you have questions about Zoom or the program. 

TECH TIPS ON ZOOM
Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:00 pm on ZOOM

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.
Click on March 2: Tech Tips Session 1
Click on March 9: Tech Tips Session 2
Click on March 23: Tech Tips Session 3
Sessions
April 6 at 2:30

April 20 at 2:30

May 4 at 2:30

 

Bring your questions with you and handout: A Few Basics
Click on box 

 

 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88536060651?pwd=VG0rNDhEMzhpeXZXRjRXMit3NFR2UT09

Save Meeting ID: 885 3606 0651
Save Passcode: 019513

Dial by your location(if speakers don't work on your device)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

We will be recording our sessions. If you don't want your image recorded you may 'stop video' during the recording.
Please Note:  During the class, it is possible that you could lose your zoom connection (sometimes your picture will freeze, then be fine again).  This is probably because of a momentary internet issue, and will likely resolve itself.  Should you completely lose contact, “End” the meeting, and then return to this email invitation and “Join zoom meeting.”   It is possible you will need to use the Meeting ID and Passcode, so make note of it on your invitation.   This is unlikely to happen, but if it does, we want you to have some options.
    

ZOOM TALK PROGRAMS

Wednesdays at 4:00pm* note the dates 

 

April 7 at 4:00pm

Mike Mullens on Scams; Emails, phone, sales, all of the above.

 


 

All Zoom Talks are recorded for our website. Please mute yourself during the presentation to avoid background noise.

 

You may save your questions until the end of the presentation.

 

A ZOOM invitation will be emailed after 12 pm on the day of the presentation. Please write down the Meeting ID and Passcode, you will need them to join the presentation.

 

Call 509-853-1917 if you have questions about Zoom or the program. 


Go to link for more: https://www.yvmuseum.org/divergent-voices-exhibition



Opens April 15th

YSNN member Deborah Ann & other artists in our community! 


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Divergent Voices – Common Ground is an exhibition and project that is presented in conjunction with the centennial celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for all women in the United States. The project includes an exhibition of artwork by four Central Washington artists: Deborah Ann, Cheryl H. Hahn, Carolyn Nelson, and Laura Wise and other adjunct programs and exhibits presented by the Yakima Valley Museum.

Collectively, the exhibition provides a weaving together of aesthetics, art making, discovery, determination, and perseverance.  Personal commentary relating to geographic, economic, and cultural influences are outlined in the exhibition and reflect an on-going will to make art; the balancing act that women artists have often faced to make their art is also revealed. Windows into understanding artwork made by these four women, and the freedom to make work, are rooted in events during the early 20th century.

Creating are has been the focus of my life. By the mid 60's I was working exclusively in fibers and stared making off-the-loom pieces, macramé' and large-scale crocheting. There is something special about the touch of fiber, that is a connection with the earth, you don't find in other 2-dinentional art forms.


In the early 1970s, fabric sculpture became my chosen art form while I experimented with 2-dimensional works.  While still living in Detroit, Michigan, I regularly showed my work in galleries. I have continued to push the medium and work through drawing, painting and embellishments on fabric art.

My work features images of people who are less fortunate and often overlooked in our culture, and many of these “portraits” are based on those who live in Yakima. When I traveled I captured images of Spain, Mexico, Germany and Prague to share in fabric. Portraiture is one of my greatest challenges.  I also embrace landscape as a theme in my work; I focus on areas I’ve lived in or seen.      

I was able to retire to my studio in 2010. Having more time meant I could explore more mediums and have since started working in mixed media creating tabletop size sculptures. They are very spontaneous and often quite whimsical which a nice departure from my more tedious fabric art.

In the past few years I have been asked to paint large murals, which I do with the help of a talented group of women artists.  Doing this has pushed my concept of what I am capable of doing creatively. It is exhilarating to work in collaboration with other talented people.

MEMBER SERVICES: We are happy to help with essential transportation to medical appointments.

*PHONE CALL CHECK-IN
*GROCERY DELIVERIES
*PRESCRIPTION PICKUP
*RESTAURANT FOOD PICKUP
*WALKING BUDDY (SAFELY DISTANCED AND MASKED)

Members please call for a ride:

509-853-1917

Walking Group

In groups of 2 and MASKS are required when meeting!

Fridays at 9:30



KISSEL PARK
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!

Member and Volunteer Appreciation Event 2019


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Member and Volunteer Appreciation Event

Larson Gallery Potluck 2019


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Larson Gallery Potluck 2019

Potluck and Ponder


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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:

  • 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

Call 509-853-1917 to schedule volunteer orientation.

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



Thank you to our business sponsors!






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