August - 2018   
 
BIG CHANGES IN CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
Barbara Aspelin Stepping Down as Chair 
We want to extend our immense gratitude to Barbara Aspelin for her outstanding leadership for over three and half years as our chapter chair.  Barbara Aspelin's involvement and commitment of her time and expertise has benefitted our chapter greatly. Among many of her accomplishments, she has guided the development of our monthly meetings with a series of exceptional speakers, coordinated the Adventuristas programs and worked behind the scenes with our National leadership to ensure the chapter's well-being.  She plans to continue as our Financial Coordinator and will still be active in our chapter activities.  We are so grateful for all she has done.  Thanks for everything, Barbara!


Steering Committee Reorganization
With Barbara Aspelin stepping down as chair, the Steering Committee has decided to reorganize to better share responsibilities and to ensure continued support for our programs and activities. As of July, 2018, the leadership of our chapter will be split into three major areas of responsibility: 

National Liaison Coordinator - Dianne McCutcheon
Program Planning Coordinator - Gail Benton Shoemaker
Special Interest Groups and Membership Coordinator - Janice Wallace

If you have any interest in helping out in any of these areas, feel free to contact any of the coordinators. 


UP-COMING TTN EVENTS

Film showing of Toni Erdmann                             August 17                               San Francisco
Legacy Film Festival                                            September 14 - 16                  San Francisco
Village Movement                                                September 17                         San Francisco
 
                                                                  
See details below     

STAY AT HOME WHILE CREATING COMMUNITY
September's Monthly Meeting

Come to the September Bay Area TTN meeting, meet friends and learn about the California Village Movement.  

Charlotte Dickson, Executive Director of the California Village Movement, will explain how villages work and how you can create community while staying home.

Village Movement California is a coalition of organizations called villages. Together with partners, they seek to revolutionize the experience of aging. The 50 villages in California are communities led by older adults who share their skills, support and expertise with each other to navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging.


  Charlotte Dickson, MSW has devoted her career to building organizations and movements to create equitable,
healthy communities for
people of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to joining Village Movement California, she served as the founding director of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Cities Campaign, a nationally recognized movement of 400 cities in 5 states that promotes policies, programs and practices to support residents' and employees' health.

When:  September 17th;  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  50 California, San Francisco    
                 10th floor
To attend, please register below:


(We strongly encourage you to register so we may plan accordingly.  Thank You.)

Transportation:  One block from Embarcadero BART.  Parking at the Embarcadero Center buildings is $3.00 an hour after 5:00 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
8th ANNUAL LEGACY FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!
September 14 - September 16
legacy film festival
Three days of films from around the world showcasing the fullness of growing older-- a process both profound, and challenging. 


This year's shorts, documentaries, and narrative stories are presented in 8 separate programs, many of them with intergenerational themes. Q&A sessions between filmmakers or key persons and audiences follow screenings.


WHEN:  Friday, September 14 - 
              Sunday, September 16, 2018
WHERE:  New People Cinema, 
  1746 Post St., San Francisco 94115
COST:   Per program: $10  (+  $1.34 service fee) online,
              or $12 ($1.41 service fee) at door.

ALL-FEST PASS: $50 for all 8 programs online 
                                      ($2.74 service fee);    
                              $55 for 8 programs at door 
                                      (+ $2.92 service fee). 

Advance tickets recommended, as some programs are expected to sell out.

Janice Wallace to host a 
TTN gathering at the Festival

Join TTN members and guests at The Legacy Film Festival screening of selected short films on
Saturday, September 15 at noon.  Click HERE to see the films being shown.   RSVP to Janice Wallace at  Janicewallace2016@gmail.com  


The Legacy Film Festival on Aging aims to educate, entertain, and inspire intergenerational audiences about the challenges and triumphs of aging. Our films feature people facing their challenges with creativity, courage, humor, and grace. 
For More Information about the Festival click HERE.

Media Contact:  Sheila Malkind, Founder & Executive Director, 415-515-2708

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Preview to the Film Festival
Toni Erdmann


Want a sneak preview of the Legacy Film Festival?  TTNer, Janice Wallace, wants us to know about a free showing of the film Toni Erdmann at the Goerte Institute in San Francisco on August 17th at 6:00 pm.   To learn more about the movie and to register, click HERE.

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Seeking Art Supplies to Make a Difference

TTNer, Lynn Richards, is seeking art supplies for  weekly art sessions she provides to women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in Oakland.  In addition to the weekly art materials we supply for our groups, we give each woman a gift tote bag full of gently used art supplies upon their graduation from the six-month program.  Our hope is that if they can continue to access their creativity on their own, their chances of staying sober will increase.   For a complete list of art supplies needed, click HERE.  For more information, contact 
Lynn Richards
510.845.7732

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 From TTN Member, Bunnie Quint:


THE READERS' CORNER


Many of you have shared interesting articles and videos that have been appreciated by our readership.  We'd like to encourage this sharing; to this end, we have created a monthly column called Readers' Corner.  Submit  your articles to   Nancy Ware at   nanwebware@sbcglobal.net


You Should Travel Solo:
Here's Why

"The start of a solo sojourn can be difficult. . . Embarking on a solo vacation requires confidence and bravery. Without a friend or partner, you must be ready to take charge."  So begins Stacey Gawronsky's article in Escape. 

She ends her  piece by saying,  ".... for those who see travel as an opportunity to try new things and take risks, going solo also gives you the freedom to be whoever you want."  To read the full article click HERE.

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Free E-Books

 
TTNer Edith Kaplan  just discovered a site called Project gutenberg that provides free e-books, etc.  She thought this might be of interest to many of our members.  
You can check it out HERE.

IN THIS ISSUE
HELP OUT WITH TTN'S
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS

Starting in September TTN will hold general meetings on the Third Monday of the month at 50 California (one block from the Embarcadero BART Station).  We are busy lining up speakers for these meetings and could use your assistance.  

Do you have an idea for a presentation that aligns with the mission of TTN?  Do you know of a speaker that would engage our members?  Can you help out by hosting one of the monthly meetings? (Hosting basically means coming @ 5:30 and bringing the snacks and drinks.  TTN reimburses for the costs.)   

If you can help or have ideas to share,  please contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at  gailbentshoe@igc.org

Thanks!

PEER GROUP UPDATES

A special benefit of being a TTN member is getting involved in members-only peer groups. 
  
Participate in peer and special interest groups that range from discussions about transition issues and business networking to activities such as cultural events, gourmet dining, and book clubs. There is no limit to the groups that can be created because they all originate with the members!

Here are our Current Openings:

San Francisco 
All queries about San Francisco peer groups should go to Janice Wallace

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East Bay   
All queries about East Bay peer groups should go to Toby Stewart.

EAST BAY CARING COLLABORATIVE

All TTN members in the East Bay may join the Caring Collaborative, a group of women who volunteer to support each other in times of illness, injury, or other personal needs. Our goal is to create a supportive safety net to preserve and promote healthy independence. 
 
Sample services include rides to and attendance at medical appointments, providing meals, and assistance with household chores such as grocery shopping. For more information or to join, contact  Janet Mandelstam, Collaborative lead at  jmand99@earthlink.net

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

      New SIGs Forming

Game Night (or weekend afternoon): Anyone interested in starting a game group? Please contact Hope Levy at  hopelevy0@gmail.com.
   
Craft Ladies: Are you interested in starting a monthly craft group to do a different craft activity once per month? If so please contact Hope Levy at  hopelevy0@gmail.com

What's your passion?   

Any member can start a special interest group. If you have an interest that is not represented by a new or existing group, contact  Janice Wallace at
janicewallace2016@gmail.com  to create a group description and recruit other members to join you.

For more information about other new groups as well as information about existing groups, see the    Special Interest Page on our website



STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Barbara Aspelin  
Financial Coordinator
 
Aleen Colitz
  Events
 

Dianne McCutcheon  
National Liaison Coordinator

Bunnie Quint
Event Planning

Gail Benton Shoemaker
 Program Planning Coordinator

Joan Varrone
Event Planning

Janice Wallace
Special Interest Groups 
and Membership Coordinator

ADJUNCT COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Arlene Reiff
TTN-HOME East Bay
Exploring Housing Options 
 
Mona Kreaden
TTN-HOME SF
Exploring Housing Options

  Janet Mandelstam
 East Bay Caring Collaborative     

Nancy Ware
Newsletter Editor   
   
Janet Mandelstam
Arlene Reiff  
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter

NOT A TTN MEMBER YET
OR WANT TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP? 
  
Click  HERE to join or renew

When you break down the membership dues it comes to $8.00/month or $2.00/week...  less than the cost of a latte!!!  What a bargain! 

IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD OR ARE LOGGING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER 16TH, 2016, CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

For further information on our Chapter please email SanFranciscoChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org

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Visit the National webpage HERE 
The Photograph used in the heading is "Two Bridges and the Low Fog" provided by  Brocken InaGlory