July - 2018   
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS

Mix N Mingle:                                             
      SFMOMA Magritte Exhibit and Lunch           July 24th                                San Francisco
Village Movement                                                September 17                        San Francisco
 
                                                                  
See details below     

HELP OUT WITH TTN'S
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS

TTN is taking a break in the summer and will resume monthly meetings in the Fall.  

These general TTN meetings will be held on the Third Monday of the month at 50 California (one block from the Embarcadero BART Station).  We are very grateful to Robert Half for continuing to host our meetings in their lovely office.  The meetings start with socializing at 6:00 and then a presentation at 6:30.  

Some of our past meetings have included:
  • Laughter Yoga workshop
  • Genealogy
  • Sacred Gardening
  • Healing Through Movement
  • Financial Transitions
We are busy lining up speakers for future 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?  If so, please contac t Gail Benton Shoemaker at  gailbentshoe@igc.org

Thanks!

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
RSVP:   Chapter Events Web Page  (We strongly encourage you to RSVP 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.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
July Summer Salons Are Now Forming

Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Clients, 

Have you been feeling a nudge to pause, take a breath and get your bearings? Are you drifting away from last year's goals and dreams and wish you could re-set your focus? Or do you simply want to put new energy into your aspirations? If so, we'd love to have you join us in exploring "What's Next". These Sunday Salons can help you to align your motivations and energies around your true priorities. 

July Summer Salons are now forming. We will meet twice in July, 8 and 15, and you can sign up for both sessions or just one. Think of these salons as an opportunity to have a mid-summer check-in along with others about what's going on in your life and where you feel gaps in your life plan that you would like to fill. 

A primary theme for this July will be resilience. Are you resilient? How do you acquire resilience?  What does it mean to be resilient? How do you bounce back from adversity? Our lives are always evolving and one day we are all going to need personal resilience to persevere. We will be expressing our thoughts and understanding of this vital concept. 

The groups are small. Your ideas are important. Together we will share and grow. Please see the attached flyer and contact me with any questions and to reserve your spot. In addition to the Sunday Salons, private counseling sessions are available by appointment. 

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Thanks, 
Luanne 


Luanne Mullin
Project Coordination & Consulting
Luanne.Mullin@comcast.net
415-383-8208 (h)
415-419-9811 (c)
www.LuanneMullin.com

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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:

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Senior Community Service Employment Program is a federally funded job-readiness program that helps older adults transition from on-the-job training back into the work force.

Eligibility Requirements are:
  • 55 years or older
  • Resident of San Francisco
  • Unemployed
  • Low Income   
For more information, or to apply to this program, click HERE


SCSEP is also seeking to hire an Employment Faciitator Trainee for a 25 hour/week position.  If you are interested in this position and would like to know the requirements and duties, click HERE

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Barbara Aspelin  
Chair -The SF Bay Area Chapter 
 
Aleen Colitz
  Events

Hilda Hernandez-Gravelle
Special Projects

Dianne McCutcheon  
Publicity  Coordinator

Bunnie Quint
Event Planning

Gail Benton Shoemaker
  Event Activities

Joan Varrone
Event Planning

Janice Wallace
Special Interest Groups Coordinator 

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.

IN THIS ISSUE
  MIX N MINGLE
SFMOMA Magritte Exhibit and Lunch
Please join us for a tour of the SFMOMA exhibit Rene Magritte:  The Fifth Season.  TTN member Josephine Withers will be our Docent and brief us on the exhibit as we take a look at Magritte's late career, with works from the 1940s through the 1960s.
 
When:  Tuesday, July 24th, 10:30am
Where:  SF MOMA - 151 Third Street 
 Meet on the 2nd Floor, at the Member ticket line
 
Following the exhibit, we hope that you will join us for a Mix N Mingle lunch at a local restaurant.
 
Please purchase your ticket online or at the ticket office prior to our 10:30am meeting time.
 
RSVP:  Email Barbara Aspelin at bjkaspelin@outlook.com

Members of the Travel Partners 
special interest group enjoy the 
Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek.
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.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

      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. 


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


"Silver is the New Blonde"
The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

This article was sent in by Joan Varrone who says it reminds her of the wonderful movie, Fashionistas. It's a great tribute to older women who are living fully and with style.  As one woman says,  "Weʼre the Germaine Greer generation, and weʼre not going to go quietly.  Iʼm still fighting the fight I was fighting when I was 14."  To read the full NY Times article, click HERE.
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

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

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

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