June - 2021
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UP-COMING TTN EVENTS
Friendship Circle Meet & Greet
Non-Fiction Book Club
Collage Group
TED Talks
SOLO Aging Study Group
Every Saturday
Wednesday, June 9th
Friday, June 11th
Wednesday, June 16th
Thursday, June 17
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  Let's stay connected. 
      Use ZOOM to hold your meetings, continue your book clubs, TED talks, conferences, and other events. 
QUARTERLY MONDAY MEETING FOR JUNE
What a year and a half, it's been! As life slowly approaches our new normal, let's share what we learned this past year. What do we want to take forward into 2021 and beyond?
It may be a new habit, a new recipe for food or drink, or even a new way of thinking. With all our personal and collective challenges, how has your experience changed you for the better? Join us for a lively ZOOM discussion.
When: Monday, June 14
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: ZOOM Click HERE to join the meeting.
THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
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.
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 has advanced to discussing the challenging topic of aging and money in their May meeting. Up next on Thursday, June 17, Aging in Place Alone - What You Need to Know.

 If you are interested in the study group or want more information, send an email to janicewallace2016@gmail.com
The Special Interest Artists Group is focusing on Collage as an art form. Monthly prompts will be shared and then the group will get together over Zoom to show our collages and give each other support. 

Artists will be asked to submit photos of their collages at least two days before the meeting so that a slide show can be prepared. 

For future meetings, members of the group will take turns providing prompts either around themes or styles, or materials.

 The Collage group meets on the second Friday of the month at 3:00. The next ZOOM meeting is Friday, June 11th. The theme for the June collage will be layers.
Collage by Dorothy Tarrant

If you are interested in joining this group, email Gail Benton Shoemaker at  gailbentshoe@igc.org for further details. 
Groups With Openings
  • Artists Group - if interested in joining this group please contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at  gailbentshoe@igc.org 
  • SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae King Go at mkgo@earthlink.ne
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  • 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


Groups That are Currently Filled 
BUT THAT ARE OPEN TO ALL DURING THE QUARANTINE
  • SF TED Talks - contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at gailbentshoe@igc.org. The next TED talk meeting will be on Wednesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to join us on ZOOM for this discussion contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at the email address above.
  • SF Non-Fiction Book Club - contact Nancy Ware at nanwebware@sbcglobal.net   The non-fiction book being discussed on Wednesday, June 9th is The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration and Resistance in WWll America, by Bradford Pearson.  If you would like to join us on ZOOM for this meeting, contact Nancy Ware at the email address above.

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NOTICE: Many SIGs have membership limits because they meet in private homes or have other logistical constraints. Since most SIGS are currently meeting on-line, the Steering Committee thought it would be appropriate to open up ALL SIGS to any member who would like to join. Email the contact person of any of the groups to hear more about what they are doing during the quarantine. 
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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
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All Special Interest Groups in-person meetings have been canceled due to the "Shelter-in-Place" order. We encourage you to stay connected through ZOOM to continue meeting face-to-face virtually!  For questions about how to set up a Zoom meeting, email Janice Wallace at janicewallace2016@gmail.com
NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS
Join ZOOM Meetings from TTN Chapters Across the Country
During this time of COVID, many of the TTN Chapters across the country are offering their programs to all members of TTN. Some of the programs offered for JUNE include:

  • Philadelphia Chapter: How What you Eat Can Influence How You Feel - 6/2
  • Boston Chapter: Why Reparations? The Racial Wealth Gap - 6/4
  • Long Island Chapter: The Lifetime Achievements of Denzel Washington - 6/17

To see the list of all events available to us, click HERE.
THE READERS' CORNER
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.
Just One Tree
In this wonderful and inspirational article written by Jan Robbins of The San Francisco Beat, we learn of the remarkable life journey of San Franciscan, Isabel Wade. "Just One Tree" is the brainchild of Wade and her nonprofit, Urban Resource Systems, and at 72 she is encouraging San Franciscans to plant a lemon tree. To read the full article, click HERE.


QUIZ: Which Woman in History Would Have Been Your BFF?

TTNer, Linda Brown thought many of our members would find this quiz interesting. By answering several questions, you will find out which historical woman you might have been good friends with. To take the quiz, click HERE.
70 Over 70 - a New Podcast
Because 30 under 30 lists are overrated... Meet 70 over 70, a new podcast which is quite literally the wholesome feel-good opposite of that. If you've explored the world of podcasts, here's one you might like to try. A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. Listen HERE on Apple Podcasts.
OLLIE SF OFFERS ON-LINE COURSES
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers a complimentary Speaker series over ZOOM. The following courses are being offered in JUNE & JULY.

  • Rovers, Helicopters and Ancient Martians: Why We Explore Mars Wednesday, June 16, 1:00 - 2:00
  • The Backstory to Society's Rebirth, Connecting The Renaissance to Today - Wednesday, July 21, 1:oo - 2:00

 For more details on these and other offerings click  HERE.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Meena Bhatia
Special Projects

Linda Brown
Event Planning 

Mae King Go 
Event Planning

Rita Herndon
Social Media

Bunnie Quint
Membership


Gail Benton Shoemaker
 Program Planning Coordinator

Joan Varrone
Finance

Janice Wallace
Chapter Lead & Special Interest Groups

ADJUNCT COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Janet Mandelstam
Arlene Reiff  
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter

Nancy Ware
Newsletter Editor  


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