UP-COMING TTN EVENTS
Friendship Circle/Meet & Greet Every Saturday ZOOM
Collage Group Friday, March 5th ZOOM
Travel Adventures Monday, March 8th ZOOM
Non-Fiction Book Club Wednesday, March 10th ZOOM
TED talks Wednesday, March 17th ZOOM
Solo Aging Group Thursday, March 18th ZOOM
Getting a Good Night's Sleep Wednesday, March 31st ZOOM
Let's stay connected.
Use ZOOM to hold your meetings, continue your book clubs, TED talks, conferences and other events.
TTN MARCH QUARTERLY MEETING
Travel: Past and Future
Is your travel bug in hibernation? Do you dream about sunsets and adventures in far away places?
If so, please join us at the Transition Network Quarterly ZOOM meeting on March 8, 2021 and 7:00PM PST. Come prepared to chat about your favorite trip. To facilitate the conversation, bring an item, wear your favorite outfit or sip a fabulous drink from your adventure. We'll share stores from our past and ideas for the future.
When: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: ZOOM - Join Zoom Meeting
Hiking vacations, living in Paris, on-line shopping frustrations, discovering previously unknown connections, renewing TTN friendships are just some of what is happening on our Friendship Circle/Meet & Greet ZOOM calls.
A reminder email with a link to the ZOOM meeting will be sent out every Monday. We hope you'll join us. We have scheduled ONE weekly on-line Meet & Greet meetings,
Saturdays at 11 AM. Meetings will be facilitated by members of the Steering Committee and other volunteer hosts. Please send a message to email@example.com if you would like to facilitate a meeting.
THE READERS' CORNER
And Other Media
|Many of you have shared interesting articles and videos that have been appreciated by our readership. To encourage this sharing, we have created a monthly column called Readers' Corner. Submit your articles to Nancy Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we are all hunkering down, and there is time to explore new things, we invite all our members to share in how you are coping.
Now That We're Vaccinated, What's Next?
Even after getting our COVID vaccinations, many of us are wondering how safe we are. Here is an article, put out by Healthline, that addresses some of those questions. For the full article, click HERE.
20 Video-Chatting Activities To Do With Your Grandchildren
We may well go down in history as the ZOOM generation! Here is a very fun and creative article about how we can connect with our grandchildren across the miles and have fun doing it. Click HERE
for the full article.
30 Creative Ways To Spend Your Free Time
It's been a year, and many of us are running out of steam. Do you feel like you're in a rut and need some new ideas on how to spice up your day. Here is a simple list of 30 ideas that may give you a new spark. Click HERE
for a possible new beginning!
Want To Feel A Little Smarter?
Do your children often roll their eyes when technology is being discussed? Have you ever wondered about what the thousands of satellites orbiting the earth are doing? This very short, animated TED TALK
about what would happen if
enlightening, and may make you sound smarter in front of your kids!
one day all of humanity's artificial satellites suddenly disappeared, is fun, interesting, and
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mae King Go
National Liaison Coordinator
Gail Benton Shoemaker
Program Planning Coordinator
Chapter Lead & Special Interest Groups
ADJUNCT COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter
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NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS:
JOIN ZOOM PROGRAMS FROM
TTN CHAPTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY
During this time of COVID, many of the TTN Chapters across the country are offering their programs to all members of TTN. Some of the programs offered for MARCH include:
- National Chapter: Sex Trafficking: A Problem of Pandemic Proportions. 3/15
- *Philadelphia Chapter: Taking Charge of Your Bone Health. 3/16
- Long Island Chapter: Equal Means Equal: the 28th Amendment. 3/16
- Boston Chapter: "She Believed She Could - So She Did," Creating a Women's Fund
- NYC Chapter: We Refuse to be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace, One Friendship at a Time 4/6
To see the list of all events available to us, click HERE.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
All Special Interest Groups in-person meetings have been cancelled due to the "Shelter-in-Place" order. We encourage you to stay connected through ZOOM to continue meeting face-to-face virtually! For questions about how to set up a Zoom meeting, email Janice Wallace at email@example.com
Boost Your Wellness IQ in 2021
Join Arete Nicholas, RN, M.A., Geriatric Care Consultant
and Hope Levy, Health Educator and Gerontologist, who will guide a group of like-minded TTN participants in a discussion to enhance their awareness about a variety of wellness topics.
Each month a different topic will be introduced followed by structured learning activities designed to help participants apply and/or think more deeply about the topic at hand. You will also have the opportunity to share your insights and interact with other group members in a supportive learning community. The group will meet monthly during the spring on the last Wednesday of the month.
Mark Your Calendars! The first ZOOM meeting will be on March 31 from 3 pm until 4:30pm and the topic will be "Getting a Good Night's Sleep."
For more information about this workshop and to register, please contact Hope Levy at
To join the ZOOM meeting click HERE.
Solo Aging Study Group Kick Off Meeting
As the saying goes, getting old is not for sissies and aging without close family to rely on is even more challenging.
The Solo Aging Study Group held its first meeting on Feb. 18. with eleven participants. The group will read and do projects from the book Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Old by Joy Loverde. For our kickoff, everyone introduced themselves and shared why they were interested in joining the group. The clear theme that came through was that members are seeking peace of mind around aging by learning and planning now. At our next meeting, we will be discussing the first two chapters of the book.
We are forming a group that would meet monthly and share a meditation session.
Do you love meditation, feel the benefit in your life and want to share it with others?
We would love to speak with you about helping us get a meditation group started. Would you be willing to help lead this group?
If you're interested in joining our group or would like to lead this group, contact Janice Wallace at:
The Special Interest Artists Group is focusing on Collage as an art form. Monthly prompts will be shared and then the group will get together over Zoom to show our collages and give each other support.
Artists will be asked to submit photos of their collages at least two days before the meeting so that a slide show can be prepared.
For future meetings, members of the group will take turns providing prompts either around themes or styles or materials.
The next collage group meeting is Friday, March 5th from 3-4 pm. This time we are focusing on a technique instead of a theme.
Groups With Openings
- Artists Group - if interested in joining this group please contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae King Go at email@example.com
East Bay Non Fiction Book Club - if interested in joining this group please contact Sandi Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Travel Partners - if interested in joining this group please
contact JaniceWallace at email@example.com.
Group meets in locations all over the Bay Area
NOTICE: Many SIGs have membership limits because they meet in private homes or have other logistical constraints. Since most SIGS are currently meeting on-line, the Steering Committee thought it would be appropriate to open up ALL SIGS to any member who would like to join. Email the contact person of any of the groups to hear more about what they are doing during the quarantine.
Groups That are Currently Filled
BUT THAT ARE OPEN TO ALL DURING THE QUARANTINE
- SF TED Talks - contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next TED talk meeting will be on Wednesday, March 17th. If you would like to join us on ZOOM for this discussion contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at the email address above.
- SF Non Fiction Book Club - contact Nancy Ware at email@example.com The non-fiction book being discussed on Wednesday, March 10th is The Buddhist on Death Row by David Sheff. If you would like to join us on ZOOM for this meeting, contact Nancy Ware at the email address above.
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
For more information about other new groups as well as information about existing groups, see the Special Interest Page on our website