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Transition Peer Groups

Transition Peer Groups (TPGs) (TPGs) are small groups who meet to discuss topics from career transitions to changing family relationships to the benefits and challenges of aging. Each group selects its own topics and shares group facilitation and guidance. TTN provides resources to help these groups get started and flourish. There is always an opportunity for a formation of new peer groups in a different geographic location and/ or around specific topics. If you are interested in joining or starting a TPG, please contact Barbara O'Sullivan at Barbara.osullivan@hotmail.com.

NEW TRANSITION PEER GROUP FORMING

Informational meetings were held in September in the south and west metro areas to explore interest in starting peer groups in those areas. We are recruiting more members to join these groups. Peer groups are great opportunities to connect with other TTN members to explore and discuss the transitions we are experiencing at this point in our lives. Both groups are currently open to daytime or evening meetings depending on preferences of the majority. If you are interested in joining either of these groups or have questions, please contact Barbara O’Sullivan at Barbara.osullivan@hotmail.com.

TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Life Animated - submitted by Sylvia Moen

Five members of the peer group met in September for a discussion about grandparents led by Eleni. We looked at the role of grandparents in our lives including our relationships to our grandparents and grandchildren. Some discussion themes emerged of grandmothers providing a safe space, a place to get individual attention if you came from a large family, and learning new skills such as games, crafts, school subjects, etc. The role of grandparents today: they want to be useful to children and to be integrated into the family.

September 10. Highland Park Library, Teen Meeting Room on the ground floor. 10:15 AM-12:15 PM. Topic: Journaling/memoir writing, led by Julie. What are the benefits and purpose of journaling? Recording/saving your story and memories.

Please contact Eleni Skevas at eskevs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining this group.

TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Living with Purpose - submitted by Barbara O'Sullivan

The Living with Purpose Transition Peer Group met on September 26, after our summer hiatus, at the Maplewood Library. We welcomed two new members and shared our summer highlights with each other. We brainstormed topics for our upcoming meetings. Several members from our group plan to attend the October 10 event with Lori Palm on Passion and Purpose and/or the November follow up event. Since this topic is so closely connected to our group's focus, we plan to continue to build on what we learn, especially from the passion and purpose assessment which will be a highlight of the November 9th follow up workshop. However, attending these two events will not be essential to participate in our TPG discussions. We will incorporate some of our favorite past discussions on "hygge", prepping for winter months, and our vision boards as well as other topics as the year unfolds.

The October 24 meeting will be held at Roseville Library in the Board Room from 6:30-8:00 PM. Janet Mandelstam who is one of the founding members of the San Francisco TTN Chapter will be in town visiting that week and is interested in attending TTN events. We will invite her to our meeting. The focus of our discussion for this meeting is "How where we grew up influenced who we became and how we are now as well as where we are going". 

With upcoming holidays, our group will meet November 21 at the Shoreview Library and December 19 at a place to be determined by availability. So please mark your calendars! In January we will be back on track to meet the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM.
 
For more information or questions, please contact Barbara O'Sullivan at Barbara.osullivan@hotmail.com