The Transition Network Fact SheetThe Transition Network is the only national nonprofit focused on professional women over 50 who are exploring what’s next. Our members are living the trends that affect women over 50 today, and leading culture change about opportunities for older people.
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TTN serves nearly 3,000 active and over 7,600 former members in 14 chapters across the country. Volunteer steering committees deliver the mission through hundreds of programs and event, transition peer groups and special interest groups in the following locations, with new chapters forming regularly.
|Atlanta||New York City|
|Billings||Northern New Jersey|
|Central Ohio||San Francisco|
|Long Island||South Florida|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul||Washington, DC|
Who We Are
Our members are women whose professional lives shaped their identities - the first generation of women facing the challenge of what to do after the end of your career. Their professional backgrounds are in education, law, counseling, marketing, social work, medicine, finance, nonprofit leadership and government. They are active, eager to learn and stay involved with their communities. Members range in age from their early 50s to their 80s.
What We DoThe Transition Network brings members together for learning through over 100 programs each year. Featured speakers have included Jane Bryant Quinn, Gail Sheehy, Jean Chatzky, Diane Rehm and Cokie Roberts. Members support each other through 120 peer groups, meeting monthly to focus on a variety of topics: finding your next career, caregiving, launching a business, healthy cooking and cultural activities and anything else members want to get together and talk about.
Co-founder Charlotte Frank launched our innovative peer health program, the Caring Collaborative, in 2007. Funded by a New York State Health Foundation grant, the Caring Collaborative developed models for individuals to provide support in times of health crisis, medical information sharing within their network and a "vertical village" method of organizing apartment building to provide informal health support. Three manuals, available at no charge on our website (click here) offer resources for others to create their own service network, vertical village and discharge planning support. The Caring Collaborative was featured in a September 2011 New York Times article that highlighted the value of our how-to manuals for other networks, as well as its benefits for individuals.
Our ImpactThe Transition Network compiled member experiences and expert advice in our book Smart Women Don't Retire - They Break Free, which won a National Mature Market Media award in 2008.
We are a leader in the positive aging movement that is defining new opportunities for people 50 and forward. We work with national organizations including AARP, Civic Ventures, Coming of Age and the Life Planning Network, as well as public library boomer programs, Ys and JCCs, alumni organizations, the Village to Village Network, outplacement firms and lifelong learning programs.
Our members are role models and regular speakers on career transitions and "taking risks after 50." Their stories have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, US News & World Report, Forbes, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Woman's Day, as well as in Gail Sheehy's Passages in Caregiving, Marc Freedman’s The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife and Kerry Hannon’s What’s Next.
In the News
How 'giving back' fits into plans for transition
How do women deal with the uncertainty, anxiety and turmoil that come with the first day of retirement and beyond? They could avoid it and keep working well into their 80s.
Or they could connect with The Transition Network to help them navigate the end of their decades of daily routine, easy sense of purpose and the social networking offered in the workplace.
Navigating Middle-Age Transitions
Women 50 and older can turn to a social support group such as The Transition Network, when moving into retirement or otherwise going through a change in their life.Read the full article
When Needs Arise, These Older Women Have One Another’s Backs
Like many women aging alone, Eileen Kobrin worried that an accident could compromise her independence. Then, two years ago at age 71, the New Yorker fell while on vacation, breaking her left ankle, and her Caring Collaborative network sprang into action.Read the full article
Good to Know: The Transition Network helps women redefine retirement
This Life with Gracie: Women redefining retirement
The Happiness Curve - Washington Post Excerpt
Midlife Transformation Begins with Bold Decision
Midlife can be a minefield. Gray divorce, death of a partner, sudden illness, age discrimination or brutal corporate downsizing, to name a few potential triggers.
For Veronica Buckley, it was a job transfer to Chicago for her husband that uprooted her more than a decade ago from an administrative position she loved in New York. She was 48 and hadn't finished her college degree.
Travel Groups for Women Only
The Journey: Wasted on the young: A gap year for 50-year-olds
The Transition Network—New York City
5 Ways to Make New Friends After 50
Caregiving Teams Help Friends in Need
Nancy Collamer's article in U.S.News & World Report asked the question: What was the single most helpful factor that got you through the major transitions in your life?Read the full article
How to Find the Ideal Place to Volunteer
Help for Deciding What to Do in Retirement
Why America needs to put women over 50 to work
Let’s Hear from an Expert: Susan Collins, Executive Director of The Transition Network
TTN - Blazing a New Trail
TTN Central Ohio Chapter on Daytime Columbus
Women Over 50: It's Time to Get Bolder
Today Show & HuffPost: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who've Reinvented Themselves (Deadline: July 21st)
Wine, Cheese, Chocolate: Local Ohio Newspaper Covers Transition and "Celebration of Age" Event
DC Diversity Committee Gathering Sparks Call to Action
Kerry Hannon Recommends TTN in Job Search/Age Bias Article
A Group to Help Women Make the Most of Transition
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