November - 2017 
 

UP-COMING TTN EVENTS
 
Accordian Book Workshop                              November 1                                         Oakland
Transitions and Opportunities                         November 13th                                    San Francisco
Mix & Mingle Cookie Exchange                       December 11                                       San Francisco



 See details below and check out our Events page on our website: 
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:


November 13th   Transitions and Opportunities                                                Guest Speaker:  Luanne Mullin
December 11th    Annual Holiday Mix n Mingle
January 8th          Laughter Yoga                                                                      Guest Speaker:  Linda Shively
 
Register for this event by clicking  on this link to the   
  Chapter Events website page  or emailing SanFranciscoChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.

Members:  Free      Guests:  $5.00

DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

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 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 11, 2017  6 - 7:30pm
Where:  Robert Half meeting room
              50 California Street, 10th floor  (1;2 block from 
                                              MUNI Embarcadero Stop)

Register for this event by clicking on this link to the   Chapter Events website page    or emailing 
SanFranciscoChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org

Members:  Free      Guests:  $5.00

OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING:
Janice Litvin's workshop on Wellness, Fitness & Nutrition was enjoyed by all participants.
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

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Power of Essential Oils


Do you want more energy, clear thinking and strong bones? Let essential oils help balance, harmonize and support your health and well-being. Essential oils are distilled from plants and are highly concentrated and more potent then herbs.
You may have heard of essential oils or aromatherapy and aren't quite sure what they are or how to use them. Come taste, smell, and experience the oils and learn how you can have the oils as part of your life.

Choice of workshops:
  • Aging with Vitality and Purpose                      Nov 9, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm Anna's Home in SF (address will be provided upon registration.
  • Stress Relief for the Holidays                         Nov 20, Monday 6:00- 8:00 pm Herchurch, 678 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127
  • Stress Relief for the Holidays                         Nov 25 Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm Herchurch, 678 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127
  • Aging with Vitality and Purpose                      Dec 4, Monday 6:00-8:00 pm Herchurch, 678 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127

RSVP, as space is limited, Email for more information or to register for any of the workshops.
Anna Yang    acyang12@comcast.net

Come meet Anna and sample oils Nov 11 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at herchurch Goddess Festival. 678 Portola Drive San Francisco 94127 


Anna C.Yang, R.N. is a TTN member and is a Certified Holistic Nurse. She has been in the field of holistic health for over 30 years. She currently has a private practice dedicated to women's worth, wisdom, and well-being.

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Rewarding, very part-time opportunity

Stacey Palevsky works for Engage As You Age.   Since 2008, they have provided homebound and isolated seniors with social interaction, conversation and education in an effort to slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.

Engage is looking to hire a few good smart and compassionate people to work with several new clients in SF and the Peninsula. They have an immediate opening to work with an elderly man in Foster City.  In this instance, visits will be weekly on Tuesdays for two hours at a time, so not a huge time commitment. This makes a great match for freelancers, consultants and artists because the schedule is so flexible and fits easily among other commitments.

Engage offers a competitive hourly rate. A college degree or relevant life experience is required. Our application is found at: www.engageasyouage.com/about-us/work-for-us

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.

NOVEMBER MONTHLY 
TTN CHAPTER MEETING
EMBRACING TRANSITIONS AS OPPORTUNITIES
Do you ever get a nudge or a feeling of restlessness that urges you to change your life in some way? A longing to listen to that inner calling that you say you plan to get to sooner or later but just haven't found the time? 

Transitions can be big or small. Our lives are filled with transitions , whether it is retirement, seeking more meaningful work, divorce, losing a loved one, older age or becoming an empty nester. While some changes are painful, others can be joyous. But with each transition there is an opportunity to re-think our lives and how we want to live. If we let these opportunities slip by, then the days, weeks and years just keep going on and our dreams risk going unfulfilled. 

What would you love to do that you aren't doing now? What matters most to you?
Have you lost any momentum in moving forward? How do you feel about this time in your life? Let's talk. Sometimes it takes others to help nudge us along. Join us for a conversation on November 13

When:   Monday, November 13  6:00-7:30
Where:  50 California Street; 10th Floor, SF

Register for this event by clicking on this link to the  Chapter Events website page    or emailing 
SanFranciscoChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org

Members:  Free      Guests:  $5.00

POP-UP ART GATHERING

Making art together is a way of developing community and we hope you'll join us for this afternoon pop-up. It will also be a chance to see the new Merrill Gardens senior living residences.  

We have space for six TTN members who would enjoy making a simple accordion book form together. These are small books that could be used as journals, poetry writing,  as a gift "card", a perfect place for small collages and in a myriad of other ways.  No experience is needed and all supplies will be provided.  Merrill Gardens residents are also being invited to join in. 

Please RSVP by Nov 1  to Lujuana Treadwell at  lujuanatreadwell@gmail.com  and feel free to send questions to either Lujuana or Lynn Richards LRW7732@pacbell.net

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. 


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.

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.

PEER GROUPS...
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Peer Groups are at the core of TTN.  We'd like to use this newsletter to showcase some of the discussion topics or adventures that our many peer groups are doing each month.  Send in pictures or short updates to Nancy Ware at nanwebware@sbcglobal.net

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 

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

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