March  - 2017 


TED talk kick off meeting        Wednesday, March 15                           Alameda
Quilt Show                              Saturday, March 25                               San Francisco
Monet Exhibit                          Wednesday, April 5                               San Francisco

See details below

Dianne McCutcheon, TTN member and local quilter, invites you on a tour of the QUILTS San Francisco 2017 show. This will be a spectacular, color-filled exhibit of over 400 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 antique quilts, modern "Gee's Bend" inspired quilts and quilts based on fairy tales. Refreshments and handmade gift items will be available for purchase. 

Date:        Saturday, March 25, 11:00 am.

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

Public Transportation: SF Muni #38 Geary
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 or $10 in advance
Visit The SF Quilters Guild website for more information on passes.           

For further information, please contact Dianne McCutcheon at .


Have I Lived My Life 
to the Fullest? 

Now that many of us are in our seventies and eighties, TTNer Lyn Richards  is interested in exploring with other TTN members  how this question personally affects them, as well as how you are addressing this issue.  

I'm envisioning a leaderless small group, taking place in the East Bay, for as much time as participants want to delve into the topic. I see this as a small discussion group, closed to new members once we start going. It would take place on a weeknight evening, in rotating participants' homes.  

Please respond to Lynn Richards, by  March 15, if you are interested, and let her know what you think of the whole idea.

Ted Talk Discussion Group Forming

Are you interested in joining a TED Talk discussion group? 

I'm  Terry Arzt and I would like to invite you to my home in Alameda on March 15th at 6:30 for a kick off meeting for TTN TED Talk discussion group.  

I would like to hear about those things that are of interest and importance to you.  This group will run pretty much like a book discussion group.  We can watch one or two recordings of the TED Talk conference together and then discuss them. For a link to some of the most popular TED Talks click  HERE.

I am open to ideas and suggestions.  Please let me know if you are interested in joining us on March 15th.  RSVP to me at 

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  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. 


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.

Barbara Aspelin  
Chair -The SF Bay Area Chapter 
Dianne McCutcheon  
Publicity  Coordinator
Charlotte Myers

Joan Varrone
Event Planning

Bunnie Quint
Event Planning

Janice Wallace
Special Interest Groups Coordinator 

Hilda Hernandez-Gravelle
Special Projects

Nancy Hawes
Peninsula/South Bay Coordinator


Arlene Reiff
Exploring Housing Options 
Mona Kreaden
Exploring Housing Options

  Janet Mandelstam
 East Bay Caring Collaborative     

Nancy Ware
Newsletter Editor   
Janet Mandelstam
Arlene Reiff  
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter

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! 


Monet:  The Early Years
Legion of Honor, 
San Francisco

Wednesday, April 5th, 11:30 am

Join us for a tour of Monet:  The Early Years exhibit at the Legion of Honor.  Please purchase/reserve your ticket for an 11:30 am showing.  We will meet at the entrance to the exhibit at 11:15 am.  

Following our tour of the exhibit, join us for lunch/mix n mingle at the Legion CafĂ©.  

RSVP March 31st,  to Barbara Aspelin at



What's Next?
sf LuanneMullin TTNer Luanne Mullin is happy to announce that the March 2017 (What's Next?) Sunday Salons will be meeting on March 5, 12, and 19 from 2pm-4pm in Corte Madera. 

This is a chance to take inventory of where you are in your life and whether there may be any gaps in realizing fulfillment and meaning in this second half of our lives. As a group we discuss what matters most to us, how we want to be and feel and whether we are on track to accomplish our goals and dreams. If not now, when?

It is always great to have returning Salon participants join us for another round. So, you are very welcome. 

For a full description of the Salons and a link to sign up click HERE. 



The only three-day film fest on aging, once again we will  present independent and innovative global cinema that advances our
mission: to educate, entertain, inspire intergenerational and diverse
audiences about the issues of aging.

We are seeking new board members who meet several of the
following requirements:

Love of film; interest in researching and reviewing potential films;
comfortable with issues of aging; available to meet once a month in San Francisco for board meetings, plus 3-4 hours' extra work during the month.
Experience or interest in fundraising and/or publicity a plus;
experience with social media (Constant Contact also helpful). Flexibility and  sense of humor.

If not board member, would you like to help out 3 hours per week
organizing 'stuff' (myriad fest details)?

For the full announcement, click HERE or contact   Sheila Malkind, Executive Director,

2016 LFFOA Board members, l to r: Koko Kawasaki, Sheila Malkind (Executive Director); Arlene Reiff; Howard Bloomberg, and Maxine Berzok.Not in photo:  Zel Anders, Amy Hittner, and Alan Klaum.


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 Barbara Aspelin

East Bay   
All queries about East Bay peer groups should go to Toby Stewart.
Peninsula/South Bay
We have a new coordinator for the Peninsula/South Bay region.  For information about Special Interest Groups and Peer groups, contact Nancy Hawes.


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

More Women in their 60's and 70-'s 
Are Having Way Too Much Fun

Women have become significantly more likely to work into their 60s and even 70s, often full time... And many of these women report that they do it because they enjoy it.  To Read the full NY Times article sent in by TTNer Joan Varrone, click HERE.
The Best Tool to Fight Ageism

Are you returning to the workforce after years away or making a mid-to-late career transition?   Then I'm guessing ageism is a b ig concern. Of all the tools available to beat ageism, there is none more powerful than subject matter expertise. I consider it the antidote to ageism. When you're a subject matter expert, your  expertise  is the focus, not your  age.   Read the full  article by Carol Fishman Cohen from Next Avenue HERE.

What are you doing?  We'd love to hear from you and share some ideas and stories.  Send us pictures too! Send your updates of your adventures and discussions to Nancy Ware at

For further information on our Chapter please email

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