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Artist Delma Tayer; Founding member

MEMBERS PLEASE CALL

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


509-853-1917

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


BECOMING A VOLUNTEER


Eligibility
Interested persons are encouraged to call the office to discuss the program with the Program Manager. Applicants will be expected to complete an application form, available from the website or can be mailed, and must be officially accepted and enrolled by the Program Manager or Board member before performing any volunteer tasks.

Interview
The Program Manager or board member will interview applicants to determine their qualifications, interests, and availability and answer any questions they may have about the program.

Orientation and training
Volunteers will attend an orientation and be trained in the field before they are asked to volunteer. Further opportunities for training and yearly trainings may be required.

Placement
Volunteers will be asked to accept assignments that coincide with their particular interests and abilities, as well as match the needs of the organization and its members. Volunteers are free to discuss a change in assignment at any time they feel a change is necessary or desirable.

Special-Case Volunteers
For special projects and activities, as deemed appropriate by the Program Manager and Board Members, YSNN may accept volunteers participating in student community-service activities, Scout projects, student intern projects, church/synagogue groups, and corporate volunteer programs. In these cases, an agreement must be made with the organization, school, or program that identifies responsibility for the care, management, and recognition of the volunteers. 

Background Checks
All YSNN staff and volunteers are required to pass an official background check. YSNN currently uses Washington State Patrol for this purpose. The reports are stored securely at the YSNN office (without Social Security numbers). All volunteers may request a copy of their own report.

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

Open to the public social connections:

Zoom presentations, walking group ,potluck picnics and more.

YSNN Summer Picnics

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Members call us to carpool or for a ride!

509-853-1917
NEXT POTLUCK PICNIC * It is a potluck, but if you don't feel comfortable sharing food,  bring your own meal. 
Tuesday August 175pm-7pm-
Franklin Park 2101 Tieton Drive. Parking near Franklin pool and YV Museum. We have the Pavilion which is directly west of the pool. 

WHAT TO BRING TO YSNN SUMMER POTLUCK
It is a potluck, but if you don't feel comfortable sharing food,  bring your own meal. 

Bring FOOD, napkins and silverware.
BBQ grill not available on site

We will provide WATER
Bring you own CUPS and DRINKS

Alcohol is NOT allowed in city parks

Bring your own CHAIRS, seating is limited

We will have games like, Cornhole and Bocce Ball and more

Bring games if you like


LOOK for our YSNN Flag

franklin park music series

Franklin Park Summer Sunset Concert Series
Friday Evenings * 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
                   
July 30*We are not going due to high temperatures, see you next week!

August 6
August 13
Join us, as we inform people about our organization and enjoy live music while we're at it! 

We will have a table, rack cards and other materials to hand out.

*BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR!

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Members call us to carpool or for a ride!

509-853-1917




WALKING GROUP at KISSEL PARK
Fridays at 8:00 am
 
KISSEL PARK
Meet directly on the right in the driveway

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!

 Come join us and enjoy local produce!
Sundays' 9am - 2pm!

May 23
June 20
July 18
August 22
September 12
October 10

Interest Groups and Workshops:
(Open to Members, volunteers and donors of YSNN)

Members, volunteers and donors will receive emails with information regarding Interest Groups.

To join us for these groups, we ask that you are a member, volunteer or donate to YSNN as a supporter of our organization.

Click link to
 JOIN  
DONATE  VOLUNTEER

Coffee and Conversation 9am Tuesday mornings via Zoom

Virtually sharing a cup of coffee and discussing a book or a movie or chatting about the world. No agenda just a chance to connect! 

 * Call to join 509-853-1917

 

 

 

Tuesdays at 9am via Zoom

YSNN Member, volunteer and donor Interest Group
StoryShare: Freely sharing, writing, adlibbing stories with a small group monthly. 
All StoryShare meetings from 2:30 to 4:00 pm * call for location and to join 509-853-1917 
August 16 
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 13  
January 17  (if Martin Luther King day is a holiday for the Y, then January 24)
February 21 (If President’s day is a holiday for the Y, then February 28)
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
YSNN Balance Class via Zoom Mondays at 9am:
July 19, 2021-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 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 participants should modify the exercises to meet their needs and abilities.

DATES via ZOOM Mondays at 9am:
July 19 Last one until September.

September 13
September 20 (In person) details will be emailed.
September 27

October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25

November 1
November 8
November 15
November 29

December 6
December 13

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.

 Click on Links to handouts: 

PAST

 Tech Tips Videos - Click Here


Recent Articles
Recent Articles



Photo collage of 2019 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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