The Transition Network

Boston Chapter Events


“Share the Love” clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons

“Share the Love” clothing drive for Cradles to CrayonsWednesday, January 20, 2021 through Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time:
Anytime
Location: Drop offs in Newtonville and Arlington, MA

What to Donate for this Drive
New and gently used items that are high-quality (not ripped, stained, broken or missing pieces).

Click on More Info to learn about what is needed most and where to drop items off. 

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Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - A Peek into Prisons in America

Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - A Peek into Prisons in AmericaFriday, January 29, 2021, 5‑6pm EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: $5

What we don't know and would never imagine about prison conditions in Massachusetts. (A Peek into Prisons in America)

Learn more about this important issue and what you might do

This is a pivotal time for criminal justice reform in MA because the US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently completed an investigation into conditions in MA prisons and found many ways in which MA violates prisoners' constitutional protections - to such an extent the Boston Globe described the abuses as “tales of neglect and deprivation and human callousness so disturbing as to be unconscionable in a modern prison setting.” (November 27) 

Per the Globe, the DOJ findings could lead to a consent decree overseen by a federal monitor, as recently happened in Virginia, which would be an important hard won reform.



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NYC Chapter Event: CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS with Lucia McBee

NYC Chapter Event: CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS with Lucia McBeeMonday, February 1, 2021, 10‑11am EST
Location: Zoom - details will be sent 72 hours before the meeting
Members: $5, Guest: $10


Start the New Year with a new perspective!

Mindfulness provides powerful skills for coping with stress and for personal growth.

Learn about the benefits of mindfulness practices on physical health, cognition, and general well-being, and experience for yourself a sampling of short mindfulness exercises! 

Every one of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it.
Thich Nhat Hanh


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Long Island Chapter: "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow"

Long Island Chapter: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time:
4 to 5:00PM
Location: Zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021
Members: $8, Guests: $12
In honor of Black History Month, let's learn together how African Americans struggled under the racism of Jim Crow.
 

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ELLEN MEISTER, author of LOVE SOLD SEPARATELY, in conversation with author SARALEE ROSENBERG

ELLEN MEISTER, author of LOVE SOLD SEPARATELY, in conversation with author SARALEE ROSENBERGTuesday, February 2, 2021
Time:
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Restricted to members only
Members: FREE

TTN-NYC welcomes back author Ellen Meister (who delivered an acclaimed presentation about the life of Dorothy Parker back in May) and now has a fun and delightful new mystery out: Love Sold Separately. Ellen will be interviewed by author Saralee Rosenberg.

Posted by the NYC Chapter

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Chicago Chapter Series: Explore Your Inner World through Mindfulness Practices with Jaci McCarty

Chicago Chapter Series: Explore Your Inner World through Mindfulness Practices with Jaci McCartyTuesday, February 2, 2021 through Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom link provided with registration – Please save to your calendar!
Restricted to members and their guests
Members: $20, Guests: $40
Mindfulness is credited with benefits that include stress reduction, improved focus and a boost in working memory. In this four week series, you will learn through experience to be aware and conscious of your Mind-Body-Heart-Breath. Discover how to reach a state of inner balance, clarity of mind, calming of body, and experiencing the effects of your breath on your inner state.

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Philadelphia Chapter Event: An Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

Philadelphia Chapter Event: An Update on COVID-19 VaccinesWednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:30‑8:30pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Members: $5, Guest: $10



We all are seeking more information, details and practical advice about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here is an opportunity to get some of our questions answered as we view the recording of a panel discussion (originally given 1/21/21) sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House featuring renowned experts Katalin Karikó (Senior Vice President of BioNTech, the company that created the first COVID-19 vaccine), Paul Offit (Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Drew Weissman (Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine).

Registrants will recieve a confirmation email with the ZOOM link prior to the event.

 

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WOMEN IN TRANSITION Workshop

WOMEN IN TRANSITION WorkshopThursday, February 4, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021
Time:
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Location: Online Workshop - Zoom ID sent 72 hours prior to event
Members: $50, Guest: $70
Has your personal or professional life been disrupted by COVID19? The Transition Network can help!
During this COVID19 isolation period, we are offering a Virtual WOMEN IN TRANSITION Workshop!

WOMEN IN TRANSITION Workshop - a TTN Signature Program

A highly interactive virtual workshop on two consecutive afternoons, designed by TTN for women exploring new possibilities, or anticipating or experiencing changes in life or work.

This program will be especially geared towards transitions during the pandemic that is throwing new chaos and anxiety into our everyday lives. 


Posted by the NYC Chapter
 

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Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour: From Mary Pickford to Meryl Streep - Hollywood's Star System and How it Works

Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour: From Mary Pickford to Meryl Streep - Hollywood's Star System and How it WorksFriday, February 5, 2021, 10‑11am EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: $5

This presentation will look at the history of movie stardom - how originally film actors weren't even identified by name, how Mary Pickford became "America's Sweeheart" and the first real film star, how the Hollywood studios manufactured stars like Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and Lana Turner during its Golden Age, how the star system changed once television came on the scene, and how actors like Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington ushered in a new definition of stardom during the last few decades.

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Santa Fe Event: Women in Transition Virtual Workshop in Two Parts

Santa Fe Event: Women in Transition Virtual Workshop in Two PartsSaturday, February 6, 2021 through Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2‑4pm MST
Location: Online via Zoom
Members: $20, Guest: $25
A workshop for women 50+ who wish to navigate change successfully and create a meaningful life!
 
Newly adapted virtual format with same content as in-person
 
We are always in transition. Sometimes it’s big and sometimes small.
We often struggle with how can I make this change work better for me?
What we know is that it is affecting how we are living our life now.
 
“Very validating and energizing and finding out I’m not alone.”
 
The Women in Transition (WIT) Workshop takes you through the three
Stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood
and embraced.  It helps you reinvent yourself and change things that  
aren’t working for you.  
 
Questions?  Contact JeanPalmer790@gmail.com.


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Long Island Chapter:The Underground Railroad on Long Island

Long Island Chapter:The Underground Railroad on Long IslandTuesday, February 9, 2021
Time:
11:00 am to 12 pm
Location: Zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021
Members: $8, Guests: $12
We are pleased to have Dr. Kathleen Velsor author of “The Underground Railroad on Long Island Friends in Freedom” discuss her work with us on the underground railroad.
 
 

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Washington DC Event: The Power of Vision

Washington DC Event: The Power of VisionWednesday, February 10, 2021, 7‑8:30pm EST
Location: online
Restricted to members and their guests
Members and Guests: FREE
NOTE: Due to technical difficulties some experienced in accessing this event previously, Rajika Mahan is offering the same program again in February.  
 
The Power of Vision
 
2020 brought us unusual challenges that triggered doubt, fear, and worries about the future for a great many of us.
 
Instead of another year of uncertainty, wouldn't you love to:
  • Head into 2021 with confidence, clarity, and create different results!!
  • Make 2021 your best year ever!!
  • Create a life that allows you to live each day to the fullest!!
 Join me, Rajika Mahan, for this powerful workshop where you will:
Discover your dreams
  • Gain the confidence and the clarity you need to move forward with ease
  • Learn how to shield yourself from fear, doubt, and worries that can sabotage your dreams
  • Learn how to stay motivated to realize your dream
Please register by Noon, Tuesday, February 9. Zoom link will be sent 24 hours in advance to all who register.
 

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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Climate Reality- Science, Status & Solutions

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Climate Reality- Science, Status & SolutionsThursday, February 11, 2021, 3‑4:15pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Members: $5, Guest: $10

Are you in interested to hear an update on the latest information regarding climate from an expert?  Dr. Margherita Abe will provide an update focused on the science of climate change, its current status and ongoing solutions. 

This program is part of our "contempory social issues" focus to bring pertinent topics to our intellectually curious TTN members and friends. 

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LONG ISLAND CHAPTER EVENT: TAKE VALENTINE’S DAY TO HEART!

LONG ISLAND CHAPTER EVENT: TAKE VALENTINE’S DAY TO HEART!Friday, February 12, 2021
Time:
2:30 to 3:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Restricted to members and their guests
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Members and Guests: FREE
Women’s Heart Health 2021 – All You Need To Know
Sponsored by Northwell Health

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Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - Happy for no Reason at Happy Hour

Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - Happy for no Reason at Happy HourFriday, February 12, 2021, 5‑6pm EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE

Happy for No Reason is an inner sense of peace and well being that doesn’t depend on your circumstances. Given the times and all that we’re going through, wouldn’t it be great to be able to face the future with hope and possibility?

In this presentation you’ll learn 4 concepts that, if practiced, will help you understand your relationship to happiness and improve your experience of being Happy for No Reason. 



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NYC Chapter Event: Solo Aging – Plan for Your Future

NYC Chapter Event: Solo Aging – Plan for Your FutureWednesday, February 17, 2021
Time:
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Members: $5, Guest: $10

  
Do you have a plan to ensure you’ll have help when you’re no longer able to do everything for yourself?  

If you live alone, or simply wish to make things easier for family members with busy lives, now is the best time to determine how to arrange for your future medical care and financial wishes.

Join our experts, Rebecca Eddy, MBA, CDMM and Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC to learn how to plan for your future now while you can, including what questions you should be asking and the resources available to help you answer them.


 

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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Global Guide Tour of Penn Museum's Africa Galleries

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Global Guide Tour of Penn Museum's Africa GalleriesThursday, February 18, 2021, 3‑4pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021
Members: $10, Guest: $15

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Penn Museum offers virtual tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin. This interesting virtual tour takes place in the Africa Galleries.               

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NYC Chapter Event: Tracing Your Roots: How to Research Your Family History From Home

NYC Chapter Event: Tracing Your Roots: How to Research Your Family History From HomeThursday, February 18, 2021
Time:
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Members: $5, Guest: $10
 
Curious about your Family History?
 
Looking for a meaningful project to occupy your time, and your mind, while you are staying home this winter? 

You can find a wealth of information about the lives of your ancestors and the places in which they lived from your own computer. 
 
In an interactive online presentation, the Center for Jewish History’s genealogy librarian will show you tips and resources for getting started with your online family history research and answer your questions. 
 


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Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - How To Manage Climate Change Anxiety

Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - How To Manage Climate Change AnxietyFriday, February 19, 2021, 10‑11am EST
Location: Online
All Attendees: FREE

We are all in this together!

  • Do you have climate concerns?
  • Want a place to ask questions?
  • Looking for some hope?

Come listen to TTN member WIN FLINT.  Win is a member of 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future, a local climate change activism group. She will share with us paths forward and how to team up with others to solve this crisis.



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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Global Guide Tour of Penn Museum's Asia Galleries featuring China

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Global Guide Tour of Penn Museum's Asia Galleries featuring ChinaThursday, February 25, 2021, 11am EST‑12pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021
Members: $10, Guest: $12

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Penn Museum offers virtual tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin. This interesting virtual tour takes place in the Asia Galleries and will feature China.

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Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - LGBTQIA: What do those Initials Mean?

Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - LGBTQIA: What do those Initials Mean?Friday, February 26, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM
Location: Online
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021
All Attendees: $5

Learn from the LGBTQIA Community

SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truth of our lives.  This organization has grown and evolved over its 45 year history and is focused on education and awareness.



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NYC CARING COLLABORATIVE WEBINAR featuring STEVEN TAIBBI, author of GRATEFUL GUILT: Living in the Shadow of My Heart

NYC CARING COLLABORATIVE WEBINAR featuring STEVEN TAIBBI, author of GRATEFUL GUILT: Living in the Shadow of My HeartTuesday, March 2, 2021
Time:
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to the event
Members: $5, Guest: $10

TTN-NYC's Caring Collaborative  invites you to a special webinar to hear Steven Taibbi, author of GRATEFUL GUILT, discuss his remarkable medical journey.

Steven will offer a detailed discussion of how, to a large degree, he saved his own life with strategies to communicate effectively with his clinicians, as well as what the responsibilities are for every patient to become a part of their own team.

 

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Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - Welcome Spring!

Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - Welcome Spring!Friday, March 19, 2021
Time:
10 am
Location: Online
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 18, 2021
All Attendees: FREE

March 20 will be the vernal equinox, the first day of spring.

Many cultures have festivals and rituals that take place at this time, such as Easter, Passover, Holi (Hindu), and Norwuz (Persian). While many people participate in traditions that have existed for hundreds or thousands of years, others focus more on appreciating the changes in nature that take place during spring. This might involve going for walks in the woods, watching flowers bloom in your area, or simply noticing new birds at a bird feeder.

Join us to see some examples of these festivities, and think about how you may want to celebrate this special season. The presentation will be led by Boston members Susan Hargrave and Elaine McGovern.



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Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - Fight Ageing and Enjoy Better Health!

Boston Chapter Event: It's 5:00 Somewhere - Fight Ageing and Enjoy Better Health!Friday, March 26, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM
Location: Online
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2021
All Attendees: $5

Let's start the new year off right.  Learn how to eat right and live life in good health.

Inflammation is the root cause of many of today's chronic illnesses.  By making some simple life style changes, you can add years to your life.  Let's start by defining inflammation and understanding how it impacts your health and contributes to aging. How can you reduce inflammation by changing your diet? Bring your questions and challenges!



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Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - Meditation & Mindfulness

Boston Chapter Event: Friday Morning Coffee Hour - Meditation & MindfulnessFriday, April 2, 2021
Time:
10 am
Location: Online
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021
All Attendees: $5

Is Each Week More Stressful than the Last?

Mindfulness is credited with benefits that include stress reduction, improved focus and
a boost in working memory.  Learn some techniques that will make you aware and conscious of your Mind-Body-Heart-Breath.  Discover how to reach a state of inner balance, clarity of mind, and calming of body using a variety of techniques. This should be a soothing and relaxing morning, a great start to the weekend!



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