December - 2018 
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UP-COMING TTN EVENTS

Holiday Mix & Mingle                                            December 17                                 San Francisco
Purpose in the Third Age                                      January 21                                    San Francisco

 
                                                                  
See details below     

IN THIS ISSUE
A LO OK AHEAD TO OUR
MONDAY MONTHLY MEETINGS





Mark your calendars for these wonderful and engaging Monthly Meetings in the coming months.




                  December 17     TTN Members   -   Holiday Party
                                    
                  January 21         Jim Emerman  & Ann Colby                                                                       Purpose in the Third Age
 
                  February 18        Sara Zeff Geber  -  Solo Aging
                 
                  March 18             Bunnie Quint, Joan Varrone, Anna Yang                                                 TTN Entrepreneurs

                  April 15                Financial Planner  - TBA                                                                          Financial Planning for Women                                                                          
                  May 20                Sara Hart -   Sign of Enough

                  June 17               Anna Gatmon                                                                                            Spiritual Life in a Material World
                                                                

All meetings are held at 6:00  at 50 California Street- 10th floor.  
Easy access from BART and SF MUNI. Reduced rates in Embarcadero parking garage.


WELL BEING AND PURPOSE 
IN LATER LIFE

January Monthly Meeting
Anne Colby, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and Jim Emerman, vice president at Encore.org, will talk about their research on well-being and life purpose among women and men over the age of 50. This study is a collaboration between Colby's research team at Stanford and the San Francisco non-profit, Encore.org, whose mission involves fostering "second acts for the greater good." 

Colby and Emerman will discuss the meaning of purpose beyond the self and their findings on the relationship of purpose to health, well-being, and the wider array of meaningful life goals that are important to older adults. The study's findings indicate that purpose beyond the self is associated with many positive outcomes and is available to people across all demographic groups. These purposeful engagements focus on a wide variety of issues and usually emerge from individuals' own experience, interests, and concerns. 


Anne Colby is Consulting Professor at Stanford University. Previously, she was director of the Murray Research Center at Harvard University and Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  She is the author of nine books, including, most recently The Power of Ideals with William Damon. Her contributions to the field of moral psychology were recognized by the Association for Moral Education's Kuhmerker Award.

Jim Emerman
is a vice president at Encore.org, a nonprofit dedicated to transform the aging of society into a force for social good. At Encore, he holds responsibility for the organization's research, oversees the development of the Encore Fellowships program, and supervises the Gen2Gen Encore Prize, a social innovation competition for ideas to bring generations together. Prior to coming to Encore.org in 2005, Emerman was the chief operating officer of the American Society on Aging.  
Both Colby and Emerman have been recognized by Next Avenue as Influencers in Aging.

Dont' miss this rare opportunity that will inspire you to find new purpose for the years ahead.

When:  Monday, January 21;  6:00
Where: 50 California 10th Floor San Francisco (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)
Cost:  Free
To register, click HERE.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Member;  New Book
Standing at the Edge of the Pool

We welcome new member, Cathy Fiorello, who is  the author of a new book titled:  STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE POOL.  

"Standing at the Edge of the Pool is stunning. Beautifully written, the stories take us on the author's journey from her Italian immigrant upbringing in Brooklyn, to starting over in San Francisco much later in life. She lets the reader into her world; we share her insights, her self-awareness. Every woman hesitating to take a risk, should read this memoir." 
                                         Barbara Rose Brooker, -  Author of "The Viagra Diaries" 

There is a story in this  book that is appropriate for the membership of TTN.  The title is "In-Sync," and it describes Cathy's finding  a new beginning, in a new town, at a new job -- after being retired. To read this excerpt click HERE.

For more information about Cathy and her writing click HERE for a link to Amazon.


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From TTNer, Marilyn Straka


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Step Into Your New Year 
With Purpose And Passion
  • Get clear on next steps
  • Create the year of your dreams
  • Feel supported in a circle of wise women
Join TTNer  Anna Yang at the annual 
Create-the-Year-of-Your- Dreams-Retreat-Day  

When:  January 19, 2019  -   9:30-3:00 pm 
Where: San Francisco
Cost:   Early Bird Registration $127 ends Jan 7 
                                               $157 as of Jan 8

Walk the labyrinth~ Collage your 2019 Vision Board~ Deepen into your wisdom

For registration or questions contact Anna 415-846-6972 or fy6@earthlink.net

TTN member Anna C. Yang, R.N. specializes in holistic health and well-being. She has been a guide and way shower through the labyrinth since 1998.

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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


Neighbors Giving Back

Jan Robbins from SF Senior Beat writes about a number of seniors who are giving back to the community.  Featured in this article is TTNer Arete NicholasSenior Beat is a new effort to amplify the voices and share the lives and experiences of our city's older adults.
To read this inspiring article, click HERE.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AND COOKIE EXCHANGE
  
December Monthly Meeting
What a perfect way to get in to the Holiday spirit! 

Bring two dozen of your favorite cookies and the recipe to share.  Don't worry, no one will care if your recipe calls for stopping at your local bakery to pick up cookies. We will sample some cookies and will have ziplock bags to carry cookies back home.

This gathering will have plenty of time for getting to know each other and having fun conversations. And of course, plenty of cookies.
When:  Monday, December 17, 2018    6:00-7:30
Where: 50 California 10th Floor San Francisco (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)

To Register click HERE

SEASON OF GIVING
Looking for a way to give back this season?    During the Social Knitwork season, St. Anthony's distributes hand knit hats and scarves to homeless, low-income and vulnerable neighbors in the Bay area.  these handmade items as powerful symbols of love, sources of comfort and proof that connection and care are interwoven and can come in the form of a warm, hand-knitted gift sent from afar.  
For more details, click HERE.

One of the most-requested items in the St. Anthony's free clothing program are socks.  Their goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of socks for distribution.  To find out how you can help, click HERE.
 
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

Groups With Openings
  • East Bay Non-Fiction Books - if interested in joining this group please contact Marjorie Wolf at marjswolf@aol.com
  • Artists Group - if interested in joining this group please contact Dianne McCutcheon at dianne07@aol.com
  • SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae Kin Go at  mkgo@earthlink.net
  • Travel Partners - if interested in joining this group please contact Janice Wallace at janicewallace2016@gmail.com 
  • Exploring Life Over 70 - if interested in joining this group please contact Shelley Friedman at shelleydit@gmail.com
Groups in Formation 
  • Hiking Group is forming to take weekend hikes/walks in the East Bay regional parks.   Each month, we'll go to one of ten parks, all with maintained trails, only moderate inclines, rest stops,  and places to have a picnic lunch we've brought.  We can choose hikes (usually loops) from 2 to 6 miles in length,  and we'll always adjust our pace to accommodate everyone.  Full directions will be sent out before each hike.   I'm ready to go -- are you?  Contact Toby Stewart (tobyetc@yahoo.com ) or 510-717-8137 if interested!
     
  • 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

Groups That are Currently Filled 

 If you are interested in starting a new group with the same interest, contact Janice Wallace at
  • East Bay Dining Out
  • SF Non-Fiction Books
  • SF TED Talks   

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
Linda Brown
Event Planning

Aleen Colitz
  Event Planning

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

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OR WANT TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP? 
  
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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! 

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