Update-YSNN postponed/cancelled events through May and membership extension.
We decided to cancel social gathering events through May. We will Stay Home and Stay Healthy. Meetings and interest group meetings may be offered through Zoom or phone conferencing, stay tuned! We are offering our members whose membership is due a three month extension at this time. Members will be receiving an email or letter soon with details regarding their membership.
We are remaining positive at this time and will do our best to continue to serve our members’ requests. Volunteers have been calling our members to offer support, We are generating ideas as a network for ways to best serve each other and our community. We see this as an opportunity to strengthen our Network!
The best way to know up to date information about YSNN is our website. You may call our office line with questions and leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible at 509-853-1917.
We are so grateful for our members and volunteers and our first
commitment is to keep you and the community safe.
YSNN staff and board members
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Member and Volunteer Survey:
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.
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.
We offer with membership and through the help of volunteers;
- Rides to and from appointments, social activities, church, shopping.
- Help 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!
- Help with practical concerns like household challenges, technology, transportation by screened volunteers in response to member needs.
- 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 facility.
New Volunteer Orientation:
YSNN volunteer application Jan 2020
Every 3rd Monday of each month 1:00-2:00 pm
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.
Potluck and Ponder and other workshops and events connect us to old and new friends, keep us engaged, and improve our quality of life.
yakima and selah neighbors’ network
po box 11691 yakima, wa 98909 | web: yesneighbors.org | email: email@example.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