The Transition Network

New York City Chapter

What we clicked in 2020...

(Posted January 6, 2021)

By Shawndra Card-Grant

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. Want to know a few of TTNers favorite things??? I took a look back at the newsletters of 2020, and thought you might enjoy revisiting some of our most clicked articles. 

One of my favorite things about working for TTN, is helping to produce the chapter newsletter. Our newsletter articles range from, informative, thought provoking to funny and whimsical. The most popular article of 2020 was from our January newsletter, “Lifelong Learning: Fordham's College at 60”. TTNer Debbi Honorof, writes about her experience at Fordham University and what it is like to don a backpack at 60. 

Nancy Gold pens our monthly interactive column. Each month, she poses a poignant question, then invites you to join the conversation and send in your opinion. “23 Things I Have Learned”, from the October newsletter, really caught your eye and is our 2nd most clicked article of 2020. If you have enjoyed these articles and want to see more, check out our Newsletter Archive.

Each quarter, the Caring Collaborative (CC) takes the creative wheel and produces the Caring Times in place of our chapter newsletter. Full of health and wellness themed articles, the Caring Times also shares that quarter’s discussions and topics of each CC Neighborhood group. The most clicked Caring Times article was by CC Chair Barbara Alpern.  She explores “Enjoying Life Despite the Pain” in the February 2020 newsletter.


The second most popular Caring Times article, is a current hot topic  “Would You Consider a “COVID Pod to Cope with Social Isolation This Winter?”  from the December 2020 newsletter. TTNer Barbara Stahura introduces this concept and shares a KAISER HEALTH NEWS article by Judith Graham.
When TTN transitioned to a virtual environment, we revitalized TTN-NYC’s YouTube channel.  TTN's author webinar playlist has been viewed by women all over the county. One of our first and still the most popular webinar on the playlist is “Dorothy Parker: The Softer Side of the Sharpest Wit”, with author Ellen Meister.
Last but not least is our newcomer to the scene – Inward Bound. This new initiative was developed to help our members discover interesting sites and events to enjoy from home. Since the spring of 2020 a curated listing of treasures has been delivered to your inbox, by a team of TTNers consisting of Victoria Weill-Hagai, Sally Dougan, Judy Glass, Mimi Grinker and Betty Rauch. Here are the top two Inward Bounds; Distraction by Funny Bone and Summertime Reminiscing. If you have enjoyed these Inward Bounds and want to see more, check out our Inward Bound Archive.

I hope you enjoyed this stroll down memory lane as much as I have. Want to know my favorite thing about TTN? It’s YOU, the members.  Although, I have not had the opportunity to meet many of you face to face, I have gotten to know you virtually these past few years. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to all the exciting initiatives and programming coming to TTN in 2021. 

Material from, 12:31:32 January 26, 2021.
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