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Welcome to the TTN Long Island Chapter


                                                                                         Chapter Chair - Marlene Gerber  516 487 1979


We are women, 50 and older, from Eastern Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.  Our world and lives are changing.  What’s next?  Consider creating your future with us!
We are an organization of dynamic, inspiring women who are exploring new interests through learning, socializing, and networking. Come experience personal growth, professional development, and community enhancement by participating in our chapter events, special interest groups, discussion groups, and community volunteer opportunities.
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  Looking Ahead to Our Upcoming

Chapter-Wide Events



September 23     Connect Now

October 4            Sherwood – Jayne Farm

October 15          Hampton Jitney to Essex CT

October 22          Ageism Discussion

October 28          Are Some Long Island Mansions Haunted?

November 1        Navigating Social Security  

November 7        Canasta Tournament

November 10      Resilience Workshop

November 21      TTN/LI University Day

December 8      
 Women in Transition


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September 17, 2019
Margaret Atwood at Cinema Arts
Periodically, TTN/LI members have an opportunity to participate in a broader national, or even international, program. On September 15, 40 members of TTN/LI met at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington to hear Margaret Atwood discuss her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments. The live on-screen simulcast from London's National Theatre was broadcast to 1,300 theaters worldwide. Several actresses, including Sally Hawkins and Lily James, read excerpts from The Testaments, which is set 15 years after the end of The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood discussed her long and distinguished career and why she waited 35 years after The Handmaid's Tale to write The Testaments. Read more...

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August 23, 2019
Women Pilots in WWII
Do you know what a ‘wasp’ is?  It can be an  insect that stings. Another definition was discovered on July 25 at the Jericho Library when the group learned that WASP was  Women’s Airforce Service Pilot of WW II.  The speaker,  Bruce Kagan, provided  a fascinating and well-documented lecture, using many photos and songs about these courageous women.
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August 23, 2019
The women of TTN/LI were able to meet and greet each other while dining together  on Monday, August 19.  Approximately 55 members spent a lively two hours together while enjoying a casual dinner at “That Meetball Place” in Farmingdale. 
The Program Committee’s Gals’ Night Out provides an opportunity to gather and socialize in an informal atmosphere—no agenda, no structure, just friendship and laid-back conversation, along with some casual food and drink.

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June 14, 2019

ANNUAL LUNCHEON - June 11, 2019

Anyone attending the TTN/LI Annual Luncheon at The Mansion in Woodbury would have thought they had been transported back to the era of the Great Gatsby and the Roaring Twenties.  In fact, the only person missing may have been Jay Gatsby himself.  Many of the 300 TTN/LI members who attended the sold-out function arrived attired in that era’s fashions: there was lots of black and art deco gold and silver on display, along with more than a few feather boas and flapper headbands. The Mansion setting also contributed to the atmosphere of having travelled back to the heyday of the Gold Coast mansions. 


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June 6, 2019



How many of us would be brave enough to give up almost everything and everyone familiar and dear to us to live a life of our own choosing?


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April 21, 2019
A Manifesto Against Ageism
“You look great for your age.”  How many of us have been told that by some well-meaning friend and took this as a compliment?  But this supposed compliment is really a form of ageism because it assumes that everyone your age (except you) looks old and looking old is bad.  As speaker Ashton Applewhite told her audience of more than 100 TTN/LI women on April 16 at the Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead, “Ageism is any judgement made about people on the basis of age” and this “ism” affects women more than men.  Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks-A Manifesto Against Ageism” and a frequent and passionate speaker on the subject.  “Ageism enhances men and devalues women.  Men and women experience ageing differently because society treats them differently.”  Women buy into the societal assumption that we are not valued when we lie about our age, buy millions of dollars of anti-aging products and alter our appearance to look younger. Our age denial is expensive, futile and rooted in shame. 
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April 1, 2019
Resilient, Empowered, Survivors, Leaders: These are some of the adjectives TTN/LI members used to describe the five First Ladies with ties to Long Island after we listened to Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan’s presentation on Friday, March 29 at the Heritage Club in Bethpage.  The five who are associated with Long Island are: Julia Gardiner Tyler, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Barbara Pierce Bush. 
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March 14, 2019
The Women of Washington Square

What did Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Emma Lazarus, Emily Post and Eleanor Roosevelt have in common? Yes, they are all historic female figures we have heard of.  We also can add to the list some less recognizable names: Mabel Dodge, Anne Lynch, and Jane Heap.  It turns out all of these women are part of a group comprising “The Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square.”  More than 100 members of the TTN/LI chapter came to Molloy College on March 14 to celebrate Women’s History Month and to hear Joyce Gold describe these women, their accomplishments, and the 2.5 mile area in which they lived during at least a portion of their adult lives—the Washington Square area of Greenwich Village. 

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February 4, 2019
Contemporary Social Issues (CSI)


Run! Hide! Fight! These are the three commandments to be followed if you are in a dangerous, active shooter situation. On Monday, February 4, at the Commack Library, the Contemporary Social Issues Committee organized a timely power point lecture presented by Officer Moira Larmour of the Suffolk County Police department on “How to be Safe in Public Places.

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December 18, 2018
“Eat a Healthy Diet” Workshop
On December 7, 2018 the Health and Wellness Council of the Long Island Chapter of TTN held a workshop Entitled “Eat a Healthy Diet.” Mary Ellen Grimes MS, RD, CDN provided us with an informative and enlightened view of what it means to each of us.
Many questions were asked and answered by our knowledgeable speaker.
The 72 women that attended left the workshop well informed.
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December 2, 2018
A Day At The Mosque


How do we foster unity and understanding in “our little corner of the world”--Long Island? It’s
not an easy goal to achieve, especially in today’s turbulent times, but on Thursday, November
29, TTN’s CSI committee took a step in that direction by presenting a program entitled “A Day
at the Mosque.” The sold-out event took place at the Islamic Center of Long Island in
Westbury, and was moderated by Dr. Isma Chaudhry, formerly the Center’s first female
president, and currently its first female chairperson of the Board of Trustees. A traditional
lunch was followed by a discussion, in which Dr. Chaudhry, along with the Center’s Mufti
Mohammad Farhad, provided the rapt audience with a lesson in “Islam 1.1.”
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