March- 2018   
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS
 
     Sacred Space in Your Garden                      March 12                                 San Francisco
    Ancestry and Geneology                               April 12                                   San Francisco

*MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS




Monthly Chapter meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at 50 California Street, San Francisco.
 
Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming  meetings:


March 12th      Your Garden's Sacred Space with   
                            Guest Speaker:   Arete Nicholas
April 12th **     Geneology with Guest Speaker:
                             Bev Scott**
**  Note Change of Date

 
Register for these events by  emailing SanFranciscoChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.

Members:  Free      Guests:  $5.00

THE STORY WAS TRUE
Come Delve into Geneology 
at our February  Chapter Meeting
with Bev Scott

SFBEV Scott
NOTE:  Due to scheduling constraints, Bev Scott's presentation has been moved to Monday, April 12.

Have you thought about tracing your family lineage?  Do you want to find out about your missing ancestors?  Would you like to learn about the mysteries or secrets in your family?  

I began my genealogy journey to search for the truth of the whispered story about my mysterious grandfather who fought in the Civil War.  My grandmother never mentioned him and avoided answering any direct questions.  But once I began to read the forms and letters, yellow with age housed in the National Archives that documented my grandfather's lengthy pursuit of Veterans' Benefits, I was hooked.  

Learn about my journey through cemeteries, libraries, County Court Houses, Historical Museums and the US Census.  I searched on-line, on genealogy sites and I requested documents from government agencies.  My quest took me to five states in the mid-west.  I had thought I would write a short story about my grandparents for our family.  But there were too many missing pieces.  Instead, I wrote a novel based on the facts I knew and took the opportunity to create the missing pieces.    

I am excited to share my own story, what I learned and offer tips and suggestions to begin your own genealogy search.  

When:  Monday, April 12;  6:00-7:30
Where:  50 California Street;  10th floor

Register for this event by emailing  

After winding down her organization consulting career, Bev Scott began genealogical research to confirm a whispered family secret. Concluding the story needed to be fiction, Sarah's Secret: A Western Tale of Betrayal and Forgiveness became her first novel. Her previous writing focused on non-fiction. She blogs at "The Writing Life" on www.bevscott.com.


IT'S ABOUT HOW YOU L.I.V.E.!
ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE PLANNING WORKSHOP
This is a great workshop that many members of the Solo Aging group took about two years ago.  Very informative.
Please join Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA and Gwen Harris, MA, FT of JFCS' Seniors At Home-JFCS for a two-part Advance Health Care Directive planning workshop! 

At the end of the two-part workshop, you will leave with a personalized and notarized Advance Health Care Directive. 

When:    Mondays, March 5th and 19th, 2018 .  
Time:     3:00pm to 5:00pm. 
Where:  Jewish Family and Children's Services
              2150 Post St.  
              San Francisco, CA  94115
Cost:     $50 Registration Fee

Please register here:  www.seniorsathome.org/LIVE 

For more information, feel free to call our intake department at  415-449-3777 or email atinfo@seniorsathome.org 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 59th time on March 3 and 4, 2018.  The Preview Sale will be held on January 28, 2018.

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.

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

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

CREATING SACRED SPACE 
IN YOUR GARDEN
March Chapter Meeting
Come join fellow TTNer Arete Nicholas, Master Gardener for our March Chapter Meeting as she shares design ideas and inspirational images on how to create a sacred space in your garden. 

Arete will show us some of her garden design approaches to honoring the sacred in our everyday lives and how to make your protected space deeply personal and significant to you. 


When:   Monday, March 12,   6:00-7:30
Where:  50 California Street; 10th Floor, SF


Arete was certified  by UCCE As a Master Gardener in 2014.  She served as Vice President of San Mateo and San Francisco Master Gardeners from 2015 through 2017 and also served during this time Speaker Series Coordinator.  Arete gives Garden talks throughout the SF Bay Area.

Arete is available for Garden consultations and offers a discount to TTN members for a 2 hour package

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

      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. 


Attention East Bay Non-Fiction Fans

Planning to read and learn more in the New Year? Start working on your resolution by joining a book group. The East Bay Non-Fiction book group is seeking new members and meets every other month in the evening.  To learn more contact Marj Wolf at    marjswolf@aol.com  .

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Let's Go To The Movies

TTN Movie Group started up on October 1 by seeing the new movie, Victoria & Abdul.  We had a great time learning about and discussing this previously unknown friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk.  Plus we got to view the great actress Judi Dench portraying the Queen!  If you are interested in joining us at our monthly viewings in San Francisco, please email Mae at mkgo@earthlink.net.

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East Bay TED Talk Discussion Group

TNN East Bay TED Talks Discussion Group had it's first meeting.  It was a great time for everyone with a lively discussion. If you are interested in joining the group, please email me at terry@polarisone.com  and I'll keep you posted when future meetings will take place.

The Travel Special interest group took a day trip 
to the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park.

PEER GROUP UPDATES

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

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East Bay   
All queries about East Bay peer groups should go to Toby Stewart.

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 Submit your articles to Nancy Ware at   nanwebware@sbcglobal.net


This Year, Make an Investment in Your Friendships

"There is a sense of connection that comes from sharing one another's burdens that is impossible to replicate with a "like" or a tweet. Deep friendship requires an investment of time and energy, and that seems harder now that there are so many shallow, counterfeit versions of friendship that give us the false sense of being connected but lack any depth."  To read more of this NYTimes article, click HERE.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Barbara Aspelin  
Chair -The SF Bay Area Chapter 
 
Aleen Colitz
  Events

Hilda Hernandez-Gravelle
Special Projects

Dianne McCutcheon  
Publicity  Coordinator

Bunnie Quint
Event Planning

Gail Benton Shoemaker
  Event Activities

Joan Varrone
Event Planning

Janice Wallace
Special Interest Groups Coordinator 

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 ARE LOGGING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER 16TH, 2016, 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