March - 2019
 


UP-COMING TTN EVENTS


 Hiking Club Outing                                               March 17                                       East Bay
Well Being & Purpose in Later Life                       March 18                                       San Francisco
SF Quilters' Guild Show                                        March 23                                      San Francisco
Women in Transition Workshop                            March 30                                      San Francisco  
Financial Planning for Women                              April 15                                         San Francisco
 
See details below
IN THIS ISSUE
 
WELL BEING AND PURPOSE 
IN LATER LIFE

March 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, March 18;  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.

We had a full house for the February Chapter Meeting on Solo Aging as members and guests listened to our speaker, Sara Zeff Geber
WOMEN IN TRANSITION
A half-day workshop for women 50+ exploring what's next for them
We are pleased to introduce The Transition Network's Signature Program, Women in Transition, being offered for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The purpose of this highly experiential TTN workshop is for participants to:
  • Enhance skills for successfully navigating change
  • Expand possibilities and options 
  • Know how to create a meaningful life 
  • Create a "next steps" action plan.
  • Engage and connect with other women 50+ in transition
If you are exploring new possibilities, rethinking your life and/or work, contemplating changes in your lifestyle or want to expand your networks, this informative workshop will you a guiding framework to understand the process of transition, with structured conversations for personal reflection and interactive learning.

What sets this Workshop apart is the opportunity to become part of a vibrant community of women, and to make connections that can continue to enrich your life and support your journey over the next several years.  

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Chrissa Merron, from the Philadelphia Chapter of TTN and one of the original designers of the program, Luanne Mullin and Linda Brown,  active members of the SF Bay Area Chapter.

When:  Saturday, March 30
Time:    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:  Ft. Mason in San 
                    Francisco
Cost:      Members - $40.00;  Non-Members- $55.00
Registration:   Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT!

For more information and background about the workshop, see the article below.


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

Groups With Openings
  • 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 King 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 
  • Hiking Group:  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. Next scheduled hikes: Sunday, March 17 and Saturday, April 20. Contact Toby Stewart (tobyetc@yahoo.com) or 510-717-8137 if interested! 

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 
  • East Bay Non Fiction Book Club  
  • 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

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 NEED HELP WITH YOUR LOG-IN, CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

A LO OK AHEAD TO OUR
MONDAY MONTHLY MEETINGS



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

           

             March 18           
                     Anne Colby and  Jim  Emerman
                   Well Being & Purpose in Later Life

            April 15              Christopher Welton                                        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.

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN IN THE THIRD AGE
WITH CHRISTOPHER WELTON
April Chapter Meeting
Come join us for an interesting discussion about financial planning and how that relates specifically to women.  

Chris Welton is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, specializing in wealth accumulation and retirement distribution. He works closely with medical and legal professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business owners to help them prepare for financial success and keep an eye on the "what if's" in life.

Prior to his insurance and investments career, Chris founded a number of companies.  
 Chris began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York in investment banking and principal investments. He earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Massachusetts and an MBA, Strategy and Finance with Honors from the University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management.  He earned his Certification in Long Term Care  (CLTC) from the Corporation for Long Term Care. 

When:  Monday, April 15;  6:00 PM
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.

THE MODERN ELDER 
AND THE  INTERGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE
Chip Conley's Seminar The Modern Elder and the Intergenerational Workplace  will be held  on Wednesday March 13,   at 7:30pm at the SFJAZZ Center. 

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, founding boutique hotel brand Joie de Vivre Hospitality at 26 and running it as CEO for 24 years. He then served as Airbnb's Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for 4 years, and remains involved as a strategic advisor. He is author of 5 books including his most recent, Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder .

Conley looks to liberate the term "elder" from the stigma of "elderly", to treat age as any other type of diversity and to consider the cultivation of wisdom as a lifetime pursuit.

The seminar is sponsored by The Long Now.  For more information, and to reserve seats, click HERE.

TOUR OF THE SF QUILTERS GUILD
QUILT SAN FRANCISCO 2019 SHOW

Dianne McCutcheon, TTN member and local quilter, invites you on a tour of the QUILT San Francisco 2019 show. This will be a spectacular, color-filled exhibit of over 300 quilts and wearable art by the SF Quilters Guild members.   As our docent, Dianne will highlight a number of the most spectacular works at the show and share her expertise in how the quilts are designed and executed.  

There will also be special exhibits of quilts inspired by San Francisco, hand-quilted works as well as an activity corner for all ages. Refreshments and handmade gift items will be available for purchase. 

Date:        Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am.

Location:  The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral
                      1111 Gough St., San Francisco 

Public Transportation: SF Muni #38 Geary bus
Parking Options: St. Mary's Cathedral Lot. 
                            Enter at 1111 Gough St.  
Japan Center Parking - Main Garage 1610 Geary Blvd. 
Japan Center Parking - Fillmore St. Annex 
                                      1650 Fillmore St.

Admission: $15 at the door  

Please rsvp to Dianne McCutcheon at  dianne07@aol.com 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cozy Rental Cottage in Noe Valley

Rent is $1750.00 per month, separate entrance, 1 person only, close to transportation, 300 square feet, new paint, new mini blinds, storage, no pets, no smoking.  If interested contact TTNer  
Heather Solway,  hsla46@gmail.com



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My signature programs include:
  • How to Provide an Age-Friendly Environment for Your Customers
  • User's Guide to Lifelong Learning
  • Telling Your Story
  • Choosing Optimism for Success
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Oakland Museum's Women's Board Gears Up for the  Fantastic White Elephant Sale

TTN member, Josephine Withers wants everyone to know that the annual WHITE ELEPHANT SALE returns to the San Francisco Bay Area for the 60th time on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019.  

All proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum; and of  course,  in addition to shopping, they accept a wide variety of  donations,  and have a truck that can pick up large items. If folks bring in donations during the month of February, they'll get two free passes to SHOP at that time. There's a calendar giving days and hours on the website.
Check out their website  HERE.
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"Where Do I Go From Here?"
Understanding and Embracing Transitions
 
If you are in the process of exploring new possibilities and rethinking your life and work, or just taking an inventory of where you are, let's have a conversation.  Using a structured focus, practical strategies and step-by-step proven methods, we will develop your action plan.  To learn more about Transitions and Opportunities in Life's Second Half go to Luanne's website:  www.LuanneMullin.com
 
30 Minute Free Phone Consultation.   Appointments for new clients are now available in Corte Madera, CA. Contact Luanne for more information and to book your first session.
 
415-419-9811
 
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From TTN Member, Bunnie Quint: 


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

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