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TTN is Still Here For You

March 19, 2020

Get Inspired - Be Inspiring

Since this COVID-19 situation exploded, I've had the opportunity to convene via video conference with other nonprofit leaders in the Encore Network, of which TTN is a member. This group of leaders operate in all different areas to encourage older adults to continue to be active and engage citizens.
Everyone has the same question - how do we continue to deliver our mission?
Not one of these leaders is sitting by until the the skies clear. They are taking action. And so are we.
Use your TTN connections to inspire each other.

TTN is still here

TTN's most fundamental mission is to connect our members and at both the national and local level, we are looking for new ways to achieve this goal.
You've probably already seen that many of the events in your chapters have been cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately this includes the weekend of activities that we were planning to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in New York in June. We are so grateful to the women in the New York Chapter for their hard work in making this a true celebration. We hope to re-schedule for later in the year and will keep you posted as those plans come together.
We want to help you stay connected so we're scheduling training webinars on how to sign up and use SKYPE. This is a free video conference tool that you can use for your peer groups, book clubs, movie groups, etc. It's easy to use and will help keep you connected to TTN friends as well as family and other members of your community. So even if you've been keeping up with the latest technology and are already face-timing with your grand-kids, Add to your skills and be the one to initiate a video get together.
Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of webinars.

What else can we do?

Last night one of our virtual peer groups had its regular monthly meeting. As always, we connected as good friends do, sharing stories of cancelled trips, re-scheduled weddings and how are lives are being put on hold. They inspired the ideas below on what we can do to USE OUR VOICE!
  •  Take responsibility by following the guidelines of the CDC.
  • Proactively check in on family and friends.
  • Take this time to learn a new skill (like SKYPE).
  • Use our voice to encourage others to practice self-care and listen to responsible communicators as things develop.
  • Do not panic.
"We've been through a lot of stuff in our lives,
´╗┐we will get through this."
"Be the voice of calm, reason and wisdom."

Thank you for being you!

As women of action, it's out of character for us to sit on the sidelines. We have been leaders all of our lives and now is no exception. Taking action will give us control and be a positive impact during this challenging time.
Thank you for being an inspiration to each other and to anyone who knows you. We will continue to lead others by our example.

Stay well.
~ Susan