May has always been a special time for Rianda House as we celebrate Older Americans Month and our Anniversary!
We invite you to join us as we rally community support for the vital Rianda House programs that inspire, connect and support older adults in living life to the fullest!
There are Many Ways you can Rally!
Join us during May and June as the Rally4Rianda campaign helps us raise the annual funding for weekly no-cost enrichment programs.
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Let’s get this Celebration & Fund-Drive started!
Join us for the Rally4Rianda Community Drive-Thru Celebration on Sunday, May 16 in St. Helena and Calistoga.
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Why Rally for Rianda House?
We’re here for you! Rianda House is the only UpValley organization dedicated solely to serving and advocating for local seniors. Like the nations other 11,000 senior centers, Rianda House is recognized as the community focal point that serves as a gateway to the local support network for older adults. Every day the Rianda House team provides older adults and their families easy access to specialized no-cost programs and services in one place - connecting older adults to vital, and now virtual, resources that help individuals 55+ stay healthy, happy, safe and connected.
We’re grateful to the community for joining us year after year in keeping the health and happiness of older adults close in our hearts.
Your renewed support will help Rianda House expand and thrive!
Each year the Rianda House budget is fueled 100% by generous grants, donations, pledges, estate gifts and contributions from community supporters – like you.
Make a gift today!
Support Rianda House – the UpValley vital community resource that keeps older adults connected and strong!
Inspire. Connect. Flourish.
We all need strong bonds of friendship and support, active lifestyles, and a sense of purpose to get the most out of all the stages of life!
During the pandemic, Rianda House expanded beyond a physical place that welcomes UpValley older adults into an active senior center without walls open virtually Monday - Friday! Our team contacts participants by phone, virtual programs, newsletters, alerts and drive-through events to provide connections to virtual enrichment classes, discussion and support groups, lectures, exercise classes, and resource referrals – to keep older adults engaged, connected and less isolated.
As we continue to stay true to our usual program selections, virtual programing has allowed us to reach a larger audience, including individuals who are mobility and transportation challenged. As we move to reopening safety, we are excited to now have two program formats that will allow us to meet the needs of even more older adults!
Watch "From Our House to Your Home," to learn how Rianda House transformed into a senior center without walls in response to COVID-19.
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"The creative, flexible and very successful efforts you’ve made to keep people connected via Zoom, as well as print-based methods and phone calls, is so very impressive. Perhaps even more powerful is the depth of genuine caring and friendship that the Rianda House team shows."
- Susan Boeschen (Match Challenge Team donor)
2021 Community Drive-Thru Celebration
Let’s Get this Celebration & Fund-Drive Started!
We invite you to help us kick off the Rally4Rianda Celebration & Fund-drive by taking your favorite car out for a spin, decorating it, putting on a party hat, and bringing your friends and grandkids!
Join us on Sunday, May 16 in either location:
St. Helena | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1777 Main Street
Calistoga | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Community Pool, 1745 Washington Street
The first 75 participants (at each location) will receive a Celebration To-Go-Kit: treats, candle, and party bubbles! You can also drop-off your donation and pick up a Rally4Rianda lawn sign to show your support and rally your neighbors throughout May and June.
To sign up call (707) 963-8555, ext. 101 or email [email protected].
We are very grateful to Sunshine Market and CalMart for sponsoring these drive-thru events.
Rianda House is busier than ever - virtually!
Rianda House offers a diverse collection of no-cost weekly classes to promote Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies, provide Community Connections and opportunities to make Friends for Life. Staying connected is extremely important – especially now. Your gift makes programs possible that enrich the lives of older adults who are especially vulnerable as we continue to social distance due to the pandemic. Rianda House now provides virtual classes and when the time is right, will safely resume in-person programming.
Each month we publish a calendar of new classes in our newsletter The Wrinkle. Here are a few highlights of the offerings from each of these programs:
Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies
Prevention-focused, physical and mental health classes, support workshops and services.
Safety net of assistance and referral support for seniors, families, friends and caregivers.
Friends For Life
Opportunities to connect, socialize, learn, find new purpose, have fun and thrive.
We invite you to browse through the 2021 Rianda House monthly newsletters, The Wrinkle.
January 2021 | February 2021 | March 2021 | April 2021 | May 2021