Yerington Animal Protection Society (YAPS) was the happy recipient of $250 for their spay/neuter program in the Mason and Smith Valleys of our community. Gift certificates, food and advice are given out so pet owners remain responsible by spaying and nurturing their pets.
The Older Americans of Lyon County (OLAC), affectionately called Yerington Senior Center, (Food, Fun & Fellowship), offers congregate & homebound meals as well as in-town and out-of-town transportation. They also provide a shopping trip out of town once a month. Exercise classes are offered three times a week along with bingo on Tuesdays at 1pm and card games, including Canasta, bridge, pinochle and cribbage. OALC also provides senior advocates, veteran’s advocate and Nevada legal services by appointment. Yerington Local 1245 Retirees held their meetings in 2015 on the premises along with purchasing the tasty meals to support OLAC. Yerington Retirees paid it forward by presenting Program Manager Jeannie Howard with a check for $250.00. Jeannie expressed that Yerington Local 1245 Retirees Club is one of the few organizations that supports OALC.
Healthy Smiles, a nonprofit dental office, was gifted $700.00 which was divided between a single mother with twins and a senior who were all in great need of relief from their many dental issues. The money was not enough to cover all the work needed for one of the beneficiaries, but with the ability to make small payments, Healthy Smiles made it work and what seemed like not enough has given many their Healthy Smiles back, including the dedicated staff. It doesn’t get any better than that!
— Tom “T” Bird, Yerington Retirees Club