The Transition Network

Transition Peer Groups

Currently there are three Transition Peer Groups (TPG): two daytime groups in the east and west metro area and an evening east metro group. Each group has a unique focus. Check out each group's description in this newsletter. All groups welcome new members. Peer groups focus on mutual support and encouragement in an environment of confidentiality, compassion, and respect. We continue to explore opportunities to add new peer groups either geographically or by topic.

If you are a TTN member interested in joining an existing TPG, please let the contact person for that group know. If you have ideas or questions about convening a new TPG, please contact Barbara at Barbara.osullivan@hotmail.com.

Just a friendly reminder: We always welcome new women to check out our TPGs along with our many social occasions and programs. Please remember that non-members are welcome to attend SIGs & TPGs for a maximum of two times after which, per national policy, women are required to become a member of TTN to continue SIG/TPG participation.

TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Life Animated
 
- submitted by Sylvia Mohn

Four of us met on August 12 outside at Silverwood Park. We talked a bit about summer plans, including trips we'd taken or were anticipating. One person had visited Chicago and one had gone to Northern MN. We discussed traveling during the current virus environment, driving by car vs. plane, our experiences with hotels and lodging, and what happened on the trips. We talked about places we had enjoyed visiting in the past, and sightseeing ideas. Also, we discussed the changing local COVID environment and concerns over different types of public gatherings, including the State Fair.

Next meeting is Thursday, September 9, at Silverwood Park in St Anthony at 10:00 AM. We will meet outside if it's good weather, otherwise inside at the visitor center. No topic, open discussion.

All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM-Noon.

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

Our Living with Purpose Transition Peer Group (TPG) will reconvene after our summer break. We will meet on Thursday, September 23, from 6:30-8:00 PM to brainstorm and plan for our upcoming meetings. The meeting will be on Zoom.

All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. 
 
For more information or questions, please contact Barbara O'Sullivan at Barbara.osullivan@hotmail.com

TRANSITION PEER GROUP - West Metro
 - submitted by JeNell Jacobson

On August 2, six of the eleven members met on Zoom. We engaged in a meaningful discussion about issues that continue to challenge us personally, and shared examples of helpful coping strategies. We acknowledged that continuing to learn better ways to manage our internal dialogue is essential to fostering resiliency.

Our peer group will meet at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 13, to avoid Labor Day. It will be great to get a break from Zoom at this first in-person meeting, since early 2020, at Parkers Lake Park, 15505 CR 6 E in Plymouth. Cindy and Kathleen have volunteered to bring snacks to share. We will each bring our own beverage, and a lawn chair, so we can sit in a circle. Our discussion will include thoughts about our own personal transition, and ideas for our peer group, as we move from summer to fall. If weather becomes an issue, we’ll meet on Zoom and watch Kathleen and Cindy eat all the treats! LOL!

We meet on the first Monday of every month from 1:00- 2:30 PM.

If interested in joining this group, please contact Jean Forrey at jean.4e@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list and to be notified of the ZOOM link.

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