October - 2018   
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS


Thriving in Transition                                            October 15                             San Francisco    
Free Once Again                                                  November 19                         San Francisco
 
                                                                  
See details below     

THRIVING IN TRANSITION
Building and Sustaining Your Resilience
October Monthly Meeting
We have never lived this long and we are now entering a time zone of radical transition, navigating the journey of a full, well-lived life. What are the factors in thriving in transition?  What does scientific research tell us about the role resilience plays in the process? In this highly interactive and practical session, Michael Pearn, Co-founder of The Resilient Aging Lab, will suggest resources for Re-Imagining Aging.

"Aging is inevitable; 
 Living well is a skill."   

Michael will introduce resilience as something we can build, using the five Cs of  Resilience: C larity, C onfidence, C ontrol, C onncection and C ontentment.

When:  October 15, 6:00 pm
Where: 50 California 10th Floor San Francisco (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)
How:  To attend register by clicking below:


After a long career as an organizational psychologist working with clients around the world, Michael Pearn co-founded The Resilient Aging Lab LLC with a mission to build confidence, tools, and connections for people in transition, especially as older adults.  The Resilient Aging Lab offers workshops, Online Gatherings (for deeper exploration of personal issues), and Circles to help connect people in transition around common goals and interests.  For more information about the Resilient Aging Lab, click HERE.

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.


We thought we would send you this photo of the Founders, Arlene Reiff and Janet Mandelstam, and former Chairs, Luanne Mullin and Barbara Aspelin.   All of us, of the San Francisco Bay Area TTN Chapter getting together to talk about our TTN  memories, stories and good times. This is what friendship is all about. This is what TTN is all about. Without TTN, we would not be sitting here together now with the warm feelings we have for each other and the promise of connection for many years to come.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

From TTN Member, Bunnie Quint:

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

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Barbara Aspelin  
Financial Coordinator
 
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

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

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.
 


October 15               Michael Pearn           
 Thriving in Transition

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                       TBA

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

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
  • Exploring Life Over 70
  • 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


San Francisco Senior Beat

There's something for everyone in this list of Helpful Links sent in by Jan Robbins, contributor to San Francisco Senior Beat.  Whether you're looking to getting a job, or getting around town, or getting some help or learning new skills or finding a place to volunteer, you will find it HERE.

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Shining a Spotlight on Silver Hair

Many boomer women are opting to go gray and loving the results - so says Donna Trump in her review of a new book called Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine by Lorraine Massey.
According to Massey, some women insist that most clients who decide to stop dyeing their hair will be back, gray heads in hands.  Massey disagrees. "It's all in your perspective," she said. "It's about body image and 'owning it.'"  To read the full review click   HERE.

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.

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