September - 2018   
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS


Legacy Film Festival                                            September 14 - 16                  San Francisco
Village Movement                                                September 17                         San Francisco
Thriving in Transition                                            October 15                             San Francisco           
 
                                                                  
See details below     

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
To attend, please register below:


(We strongly encourage you to register 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.

THE POWER OF TTN NETWORKING
The following was sent in by East Bay TTNer Lynn Richards


Several months ago I posted a request in our TTN chapter newsletter asking for gently used art supplies for a weekly art group that a friend and I offer with women who are in a six-month, live-in program recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. 

After the article ran the first time, I got a response from Helen Hansma, who lives in the South Bay.  She wrote me that she was quite motivated to clean out her closets looking for the items on my request list and then sent to me via the US Post Office a VERY heavy box of varied supplies including some beautiful esoteric scientific photos and magazine imagery. 

When the article ran a second month, Heather Solway, a TTN member and artist thought that her watercolor group that met weekly might have other participants who surely had these kinds of supplies they were not using. She put out the word to two watercolor groups of artists and told me that 20 women brought various gently used supplies (and some brand new supplies!) to a gathering where they sorted and boxed around 10 containers of art supplies that she and a friend delivered from SF right to my Berkeley door.  

This kind of generosity has so touched me in terms of women helping other women. The women in my art group are working very hard to fight their addictions and through art, I like to believe they will survive.   I am very grateful to those who read this newsletter and who want to make a difference in the lives of other women in our community.  

TTNers enjoying the Magritte Exhibit at SF MOMA
    
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
8th ANNUAL LEGACY FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!
September 14 - September 16
legacy film festival
Three days of films from around the world showcasing the fullness of growing older-- a process both profound, and challenging. 










This year's shorts, documentaries, and narrative stories are presented in 8 separate programs, many of them with intergenerational themes. Q&A sessions between filmmakers or key persons and audiences follow screenings.



WHEN:  Friday, September 14 - 
              Sunday, September 16, 2018
WHERE:  New People Cinema, 
  1746 Post St., San Francisco 94115
COST:   Per program: $10  (+  $1.34 service fee) online,
              or $12 ($1.41 service fee) at door.

ALL-FEST PASS:
 $50 for all 8 programs online 
                                      ($2.74 service fee);    
                              $55 for 8 programs at door 
                                      (+ $2.92 service fee). 

Advance tickets recommended, as some programs are expected to sell out.  For the full schedule and to purchase tickets click HERE

Janice Wallace to host a 
TTN gathering at the Festival

Join TTN members and guests at The Legacy Film Festival screening of selected short films on
Saturday, September 15 at noon.  Click HERE to see the films being shown.   RSVP to Janice Wallace at  Janicewallace2016@gmail.com  

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
THRIVING IN TRANSITION
Building and Sustaining Your Resilience
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.

HELP OUT WITH TTN'S
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS

Starting in September TTN will hold general meetings on the Third Monday of the month at 50 California (one block from the Embarcadero BART Station).  We are busy lining up speakers for these 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? (Hosting basically means coming @ 5:30 and bringing the snacks and drinks.  TTN reimburses for the costs.)   

If you can help or have ideas to share,  please contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at  gailbentshoe@igc.org

Thanks!

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

Groups With Openings
  • East Bay Non-Fiction Books
  • East Bay Artists Group
  • SF Movie Goers
  • Travel Partners
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


The Senior Beat
Know What's Going on 
With Seniors in SF

TTNer  Arta Zygielbaum  has discovered an interesting website where a talented group of women are reporting on the lives and experiences of San Francisco's older citizens.  

Their website states, " The Senior Beat is a new effort to amplify the voices of San Francisco's older adults. We're here to let you know who they are, what they are doing and what they have to offer the rest of the city's residents: their experiences, their opinions, their stories, and their contributions to their communities and the life of this world-famous city."  Check it out HERE.
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Charlotte's Art and Culinary Scene is the Perfect Spot for Solo Travel

As a follow-up to the August article on traveling solo, new TTN member,  Janice Nieder, sent in a link to a recent article she wrote. Janice, a gourmet travel writer, says if you're reluctant to travel alone, "Just do it once and you'll get hooked...  If you're tempted but not sure where to go, I've discovered the perfect spot for you to test the waters: Charlotte, North Carolina".  For the full article, click HERE.

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What Every Job Seeker Over 50 Needs to Know to Get Hired 
  
Jo Weech, founder of Exemplary Consultants in Washington, D.C.
shares practical tips and a little tough love to help you land the job you want.  For the full article, 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! 

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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