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New Special Interest Groups are Forming!  

Do you have an idea or interest you'd like to share with other TTN members? 


To start a new Special Interest Group (SIG), contact SIG Chairperson Ann-Marie Downing to let her know about your interest.  She will be in touch with information on an organizational meeting designed to get the new group off the ground.  At the organizational meeting, members will decide when and where the group will meet, who will be the Lead contact person and any other parameters the group decides on.

Some ideas for new Special Interest Groups may include and are not limited to: city movie group, (day or night time), walking group, travel group, day time book club, city lunch bunch, coffee group, mahjong group, writing group, Ted Talk discussion, opera group, learning to golf, over 70’s group, knitting and craft group, bridge group and other…  Ann-Marie will assist you in finding other members who are also interested.
 

Calling Lady Golfers!

Are you interested in golfing weekly with other TTN members in the Sydney Marovitz Women’s 9 Hole Golf League?  We will create foursomes and need a minimum of 8 golfers.  All levels invited, however, some experience is preferred.

When:  Tuesday mornings beginning the end of May through the beginning of September  (Tee times start between 8:30-10:30 A.M.)
*Cost: (2019 prices)  $450 per person/$355 for Seniors (62+)

Included in the cost:
   -League green fees
   -End of Season Banquet
   -Players Advantage Card (discounts on driving range, etc.)
   -Weekly prizes

This is a very popular league so we will need to register as soon as the registration opens during the first week of March.  (More details to follow!) Please email Deb Farrell by Feb. 1 if you are interested.  Feel free to call with any questions.  Email:  Fhfalcon16@gmail.com  Phone: 708-525-7206

For more information about Sydney Marovitz Golf Course, here is the link:  https://sydneymarovitz.cpdgolf.com/golf

Travel Group

Our Travel Panel event spurred interest in this group!  If you love to travel or dream of traveling, this group will share experiences and info on trips, contacts for travel arrangements and will also explore setting up some solo and group travel opportunities. The first meeting of this Special Interest Travel Group is RESCHEDULED (due to weather) to January 29.  Time: TBD  Where: The Shops at 900 North Michigan, Aster Hall—900 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL. (6th floor Food Court)

Contact Sandy Penfield or Nani Langestein for details! 

  


Solo Together Group

Our recent TTN survey of members revealed that more than 50% of Chicago members were interested in learning more about aging solo. This group includes women who are single, divorced or widowed; and those who are child-free or have limited family connections. And that’s not surprising given that an estimated 25% of all Americans will be solo agers in the years to come. This no doubt will have a major impact on the way we live, how we travel, where we live, how we have fun and how we take care of ourselves.
 
We are looking for a TTN member(s) to facilitate a Special Interest Group on aging solo. With the support of the Steering Committee and other TTN members with expertise on the topic, the facilitator(s) will be responsible for developing the special interest group, scheduling meetings, developing discussion topics and facilitating discussions. We envision topics as diverse as health, housing, finance, career, overcoming stereotypes and biases, finding purpose, travel, new friendships, staying connected and dating.  The Special Interest Group name,"Solo Together" reinforces the value and importance of friendships and connections for those aging solo.
 
If you have a passion for facilitating small groups and are a solo ager yourself, we would love to talk with you. Please contact Ann-Marie Downing downingannmarie@gmail.com for more information.
 

Mindful Practices and Mindful Living Group

Members continue to have a strong desire to participate in a Mindfulness/Meditation Group. TTN member and certified Mindfulness instructor Jaci McCarty is starting a Mindfulness SIG in February 2020 for up to 10 members.  

Dates : 2/9, 5/10, 8/9 11/8 (Sunday Afternoon)

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Place: Members’ Homes

The intention of this special interest group is to explore learn and practice ways to live more mindfully, experience more awareness, compassion, and live with more ease and peace in our minds and bodies.  The group would include discussion, practice, readings and meditations as well as accountability and support from the group in sticking with the practices. 

Can Accommodate up to 10 people. Ideally, should be committed to all four sessions

RSVP : mccartyjaci@gmail.com