July - 2021
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Friendship Circle Meet & Greet
SOLO Aging Study Group
Fall Picnic
Every Saturday
Thursday, July 15
September 15
Saturday, September 15th
How does a day of sun and fun with TTN friends old and new sound?
Our Fall season of events kicks off with a picnic on Saturday, September 18.
The plan is to picnic in the East Bay. Carpools and BART pick-ups will be offered.
Mark your calendars and save the date. More details to follow in upcoming newsletters.
To find out more about this global movement and to be a part of this grassroots effort, go HERE.
The following announcement was delivered by OLLI to their members. We, at TTN, thought it might appeal to our members as well.

Although our world leaders are pledging to donate vaccines to the world's poorest countries, it is not enough. Get1 Give1 Worldwide is the only people-to-people grassroots effort enabling us, as global citizens, to do what we can to get vaccines into the arms of all who need and want them.

The volunteers at Get1Give1 Worldwide, are inviting everyone who has been vaccinated to show their gratitude by “passing on the protection” to those who are still waiting for vaccines.
Coming Again this Fall
This very popular and meaningful workshop has been modeled after the very successful program at Tufts University and was first offered to TTN members this year. The purpose of the workshop is to enable participants to understand and explore white privilege in a non-judgmental environment. The workshop consists of 7 weeks with meetings held weekly for two hours. Each week explores a different topic. There are 2-3 hours of preparatory materials weekly delivered through a variety of mixed media including articles, podcasts, and you-tubes. While that may sound like a great deal of material, the information is varied and compelling.

All participants to date have found the workshop extremely impactful and are frequently astonished by all they did not know. Members have taken a huge step in increasing their understanding and awareness of racial justice issues.

Bay Area TTNer, Susan Kahn, attended this workshop and found it very worthwhile. It will be offered again in the Fall. For more information about the origin and content of this workshop, click HERE. Stay tuned for specific dates and times.

Thanks to the preparation and professionalism of Hope Levy and Arete Nichols we had a wonderful three-part Wellness Wednesdays series. Presenting the series via Zoom, we had TTN members from across the country, join to boost their wellness IQs about sleep, fall prevention, and stroke.
Blooming in Winter:
The Story of a Remarkable 20th-Century Woman
TTNer, Pam Valois is proud to announce that she has recently published a book titled Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman and it will be in bookstores starting in July.
It’s a biography as well as a memoir about Jacomena Maybeck, daughter-in-law of the architect, Bernard Maybeck. Pam knew Jacomena when she was in her late seventies and as she thrived into the very old age of 95. She now lives in Jacomena's home and wanted to know more about her early life - how had she lived, and what had supported her in her winter years? 
For more information about the book as well as Pam Valois, the author, click HERE.
Meet and Greet

Hiking vacations, living in Paris, online shopping frustrations, discovering previously unknown connections, renewing TTN friendships are just some of what is happening on our Friendship Circle/Meet & Greet ZOOM calls.

The Meet & Greet is held Saturdays at 11 AM
A reminder email with a link to the ZOOM meeting will be sent out every Friday. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and check-in.
In-Person Meeting Suggestions

It's an exciting and complicated time as our cities and state open up from Covid restrictions. Our special interest groups are starting to return to in-person meetings. The Steering Committee is providing some suggestions for how meetings should move forward.

All meetings must conform to local government Covid rules and regulations about gathering sizes, locations, and bringing individuals together from other households. 

We encourage groups to discuss and agree on safety guidelines for their meetings. If you have included members who are attending from a distance, please make technology available so they can still participate if they wish to continue attending. 

The hosts’ requirements take precedence over those of participants. Hosts can establish rules such as all attendees must be masked or vaccinated or that meetings will take place outside. Any requirements should be announced prior to the meeting. 


Solo Aging Study Group

As the saying goes, getting old is not for sissies, and aging without close family to rely on is even more challenging. The Solo Aging Study Group meets on the third Thursday of every month and discusses a different topic based on the book Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Old by Joy Loverde. The topic for the July meeting is Bringing Livability Home. This group is still meeting on ZOOM for now.

 If you are interested in the study group or want more information, send an email to janicewallace2016@gmail.com

Groups With Openings
  • SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae King Go at mkgo@earthlink.ne
  • East Bay Non-Fiction Book Club - if interested in joining this group please contact Sandi Blair at sandrablairsf@cs.com
  • Travel Partners - if interested in joining this group please contact JaniceWallace at  janicewallace2016@gmail.com. Group meets in locations all over the Bay Area
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
And Other Media
Many of you have shared interesting articles and videos that have been appreciated by our readership. To encourage this sharing, we have created a monthly column called Readers' Corner. Submit your articles to Nancy Ware at nanwebware@sbcglobal.net

As we are all hunkering down, and there is time to explore new things, we invite all our members to share how they are coping. 

Stay healthy.
Janey Cutler Inspires
on Britain's Got Talent

For those lucky enough to have enjoyed the wonderful selections of films at the Legacy Film Festival last month, we have seen so many older people that have been inspirational examples of what older people can be and do. This short clip of an audition to Britain's Got Talent will bring a smile to your face and touch your heart. To access the clip, click HERE.
Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You Age

This article was sent in by TTNer Linda Brown.

Now that restrictions are lifting and we're starting to get out again, this article will inspire you to reconnect with those close friends that you cherish.

Scientists from the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Cent at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine studied older men and women with exceptional memories and found that "social relationships are really important to this group and might play a significant role in preserving their cognition."

To read the entire article, click HERE.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers Mini-Courses to the public. You don't have to be an OLLI member to participate. The following Mini-courses are being offered in JULY.

 For more details on these and other offerings click  HERE.

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