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Welcome to the long island chapter

TTN Long Island Chapter covers a wide  swath of our beautiful island from    Eastern Queens and Nassau all the  way out to Eastern Suffolk county.



 Our geography is as big as our hearts!


CLICK on the Orange Links on the left under Long Island to check out our events and programs, transition peer groups, special interest groups, and other activities.

For 10 years the Long Island Chapter of The Transition Network has offered our members OPPORTUNITIES to:
  • Connect with interesting and energetic women
  • Join others to share common interests
  • Explore new ideas with peers
  • Support one another during the challenges of transitions
  • Develop friendships and support systems
  • Participate in informative and social monthly programs
  • Participate in special interests groups

CONTACT Carol Levatino for information and ideas about joining an existing or starting a new special interest group at

Marlene Gerber Chapter Chair

Steering Committee Officers
LI Chair: Marlene Gerber
   Vice Chair: Lindsey Draves
Finance: Judy Forman  
Secretary: Judy Russ
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June 22, 2016
The Epicures
On Monday, June 20, The Epicures, a Gourmet Cooking Special Interest Group, had their planning meeting at Carol Comerford’s home to map out their menus for the next six months of 2016. Each member prepared and brought either an appetizer or a dessert to make the job more palatable!

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June 9, 2016
Riverhead Foundation
Did you know that seal turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, which they feed on, or that it takes 600 years for a fishing line to biodegrade in the ocean. The biodegrade time in the ocean for a plastic bag is 10-20 years and an aluminum can, 200 years. On Monday, June 6th, the Contemporary Social Issues Committee of TTNLI hosted a program presented by The Riverhead Foundation for Research and Preservation at the LI Aquarium in Riverhead. The Foundation began in 1996 and the work that the Foundation does truly amazed us from tagging sea turtles and seals that they rescue and than release back in the ocean after they have been healed, to them doing monthly aerial surveys of the seal, whale, and turtle populations in NY waters. There are now 1,500 seals living in LI waters, as well as some of the most endangered species of whales. We learned about the various types of marine pollution ranging from cigarette butts, cans, sunscreen oils affecting reef formations, radioactive, sewage and energy pollution to list just a few. Some we never think of as a pollutant. We discussed how we can help to educate ourselves, children and grandchildren to protect our waters and marine life. After the lecture we went for a behind the scenes tour of the Foundation. We saw how they were rehabilitating sea turtles with hypothermia, fish hooks in their throats, and fishing lines wrapped around them, as well as being hit with boat motors. We moved on to the seal tanks. The seals in these tanks had had fishing nets and lines wrapped around them as well as ballon strings, bronchial infections, seal pox(seal version of chicken pox),dehydration and malnutrition. Aphrodite was a blind seal who they rescued in March. She was malnourished, dehydrated, and so forth. They are teaching her to respond to the sound of a clicker when it is feeding time so she can understand a cause and effect for feeding. She will eventually be adopted by an aquarium. The goal of the Foundation is to return, where possible, the marine life back to the ocean, or at least a safe aquarium home. There was so much information that everyone going home that day had a better awareness of what we need to do to protect our environment and the great work the Foundation does, where the majority of their "workers" are volunteers with a great passion.

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May 10, 2016
Women in Transition Workshop, May 2016
Women in Transition Workshop, May 2016 TTN's signature program, Women in Transition, was held on May 10th. Facilitators of this well-received workshop were Dale Davis, Rhoda Berkson, Nancy Goldwasser and Barbara Isenstadt. Participants were able to: • Engage and connect with other women age 50+ in transition • Understand the transition process • Enhance skills for successfully navigating change • Expand possibilities and options • Know how to create a meaningful life • Create a “next steps” action plan. The women commented that "I'm not alone and so blessed to have TTN", "great teamwork and facilitation", "I felt a sense of kindred spirit" and "I experienced a sense of hope and connection to others". You can explore your transition within a supportive community of women at the next WIT workshop on Sunday, November 13th. Read more...

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