November - 2018   
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS

 Nutritional Needs of Older Adults                         November 13                                 Berkeley
Embracing The Journey                                        November 18                                 San Francisco
Free Once Again                                                   November 19                                 San Francisco
Holiday Mix & Mingle                                            December 17                                 San Francisco
 
                                                                  
See details below     

IN THIS ISSUE
FREE ONCE AGAIN
Envisioning 
Your New Game of Life
 November Monthly Meeting
"Play is the answer to how anything new comes about." Jean Piaget

What keeps you from living the retirement of your dreams? For women, it's often duty. We've worked so hard to be the responsible wife, mother, daughter, and colleague. We're experts on duty!  Freedom to be ourselves?  Not so much.  

For our TTN November Monthly Meeting, join Janet Kodish, founder of My UnRetired Life, as she leads us through the F.R.E.E. Once Again Framework for creating the retirement of your dreams. You'll let your heart lead the way to envisioning a life that is playful, engaged, connected, and 100% you. 

When:  November 19, 6:00 pm
Where: 50 California 10th Floor San Francisco (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)

After retiring from U.C. Berkeley in 2012, Janet discovered her purpose as a certified Life and Retirement Coach. But first, she had to set herself free from a lifetime of duty to work and family responsibilities. Through small retreats and private coaching, Janet delights in helping women envision the life they've been waiting for, release old guilt that gets in the way, and play their new game of life.

For more information about Janet and her work, visit her webpage 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

EAST BAY CARING COLLABORATIVE
Meeting on Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

Join the East Bay Caring Collaborative for an informative meeting on diet and nutrition as we age. 
Our speaker is  Arinna Hollander, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator with more than 30 years of experience. 

Topics for discussion include:
  • Is butter better, the facts about saturated fat
  • Fads: bone broth, cleanses, detoxes, etc.
  • Hypertension
  • Prediabetes, preventing the progression to diabetes
  • Weight changes, when to be concerned
  • Practical guidance for food shopping, preparing meals and eating out.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The home of a Collaborative member in Berkeley (near Ashby and Telegraph). Location will be sent when rsvp is received.
RSVP: to Janet Mandelstam 

There will be time for questions and refreshments.

The meeting is open to everyone. Bring your friends.
Check out Arinna Hollander's website HERE.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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:

EMBRACING THE JOURNEY
End Of Life Resource Fair
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 Learn compassionate and dignified ways to navigate the pathways that we and our loved ones will all travel.  Hear speakers on the spiritual wisdom embodied in verious traditions concerning the end-of-life-journey.

When:  Sunday, November 18, 2018   *  9:30 - 4:30
Where: Jewish Community Center;  3200 California St, San Francisco
Cost:    FREE

For detailed information on programs and registration click  HERE.

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
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

A LO OK AHEAD TO OUR
MONDAY MONTHLY MEETINGS



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


November 19            Janet Kodish         
               Free Once Again

December 17            TTN Members       
                 Holiday Party

January 21      Jim Emerman  & Ann Colby                   Purpose in the Third Age

February 18               Sara Geber                                         Solo Aging

March 18                   Panel                                              TTN Entrepreneurs

April 15                      Financial Planner                        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.


SF legacy films 
LETTER OF GRATITUDE

Thanks to all TTN sisters and friends who attended the 8th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging, presented Sept 14-16 at the New People Cinema in Japantown.

The post-program written evaluations are 95% positive: -Inspiring! -Loved it!. -The world needs this. -Opened my eyes.-Fascinating,  Etc!  Of course, there were a few naysayers, which we welcome, and these opinions and remarks are just as valid and helpful.  We learn from all.  Wish the folks who offered negative comments would include their emails so we could talk with them.

If you have anything else you would like to share with us regarding the festival, the films, etc, we would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Sheila Malkind and Arlene Reiff

Sheila Malkind
Executive Director
Arlene Reiff
Film Curator
Legacy Film Festival on Aging
San Francisco

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

Groups With Openings
  • East Bay Non-Fiction Books
  • East Bay Artists Group
  • SF Movie Goers
  • Travel Partners
  • 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  janicewallace2016@gmail.com
  • 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


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

Identifying the Unique Challenges 
of Solo Agers

This article, written by Carol Marak and published in the Next Avenue newsletter, sites a research project done at the University of Texas that focuses on the unique challenges experienced by seniors who live alone and have little support.   The research intends to develop a stronger understanding of older adults who are aging alone and have limited support within the U.S. We know that elders aging alone are often a hidden population, so academic studies can help bring voice and understanding of the needs and challenges.  To read Carol's full article click HERE.  If you're interested in the results of the study, click HERE.

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Talk Your Way to a Free Week in Europe

Get free lodging and free meals for a week in a resort setting just for speaking English!
In Spain, the program is called Diverbo. In Eastern Europe, it's Angloville; both operate year-round. Does it sound too good to be true? Click HERE to read the full article, written by Carla Waldemar.
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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