Welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter
The Philadelphia Chapter encompasses the "Greater Delaware Valley", including center city Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania suburbs to the north, south and west; and Southern New Jersey to the east.
For more information about the Philadelphia Chapter, please contact Chair Peggy Stelle or Vice-Chairs Jean Brubaker and Susan Collins at PhiladelphiaChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.
The Philadelphia Chapter was started in early 2008 and is a fast growing chapter which offers the following events and activities:
- Peer groups
- Special Interest groups
- Regular steering committee meetings
- Cultural events
- Educational seminars and workshops
- Social gatherings
- Annual Chapter birthday party
- Day trips and outings to places of interest
Planning a visit to the Philadelpha area?
Get in touch with one of our TTN "Chapter Ambassadors" and have a friend in the area when you come to town. TTN is all about connections so here's a great opportunity to do just that!
Janet Potter Mary Anne Thomas
CHAPTER NEWSMarch 27, 2013
Art Appreciation Special Interest Group Takes Shape
With all the marvelous art available for viewing in Philadelphia, in galleries and museums and even on the sides of buildings, sometimes we just don’t get to see it. We’re busy, we’re tired, we forget. That’s where the TTN Art Appreciation special interest group can provide an incentive for getting out and seeing the local exhibits with a group of like-minded people. Read more...
March 21, 2013
TTN Helps to "Rebuild Together Philadelphia"!
Over the course of two days, 20 very hearty TTN members showed up to help Rebuilding Together Philadelphia restore hope to people who need the basics - heat, comfort, shelter. Read more...
March 7, 2013
Amazing Women in Philadelphia Chapter Bring Their Heads and Hearts to Strategic Planning Retreat
On February 22, 30 women arrived at Lorraine Gordon’s beautiful home in Haverford and participated in a full day's retreat focused on Deepening the Member Experience. We were so fortunate that so many women were willing to participate. For an organization to remain viable, it must welcome new ideas and thoughtful introspection. In our case, it’s also a fun way to meet with people and cultivate new friendships! Read more...
March 6, 2013
We're Looking For a Few Great Women!
At our recent Chapter strategic planning retreat, a great idea was born that would help initiate new members into TTN and connect members who live in various neighborhoods throughout the Delaware Valley. Read more...
February 27, 2013
Man Up and Get Ready For Your Encore!
Is there a fella in your life who would love to be part of a group like TTN? Coming of Age is starting a men's group that will be similar to a peer group. Share this info with the guy in your life who is facing the same transitions we are! Read more...
February 27, 2013
Stipended Volunteer Managers Needed
Coming of Age is recruiting Encore Volunteer Managers for Philadelphia-area nonprofits. This is a stipended position for people age 50+. Read more...
January 31, 2013
Help Write Our Book!
Like to write? Want to be a “published author”? Do you have a story to tell about making a difference in the lives of children?
If the answers are yes, or maybe, join a group of TTN members who are planning a book of stories/essays around the theme of making a difference in the lives of children. We hope that our readers will be inspired to try some specific ideas from the book and also to be reminded that there are many ways to help. We plan to use the book as a fundraiser for the TTN Giving Circle. The model is the PTA recipe book, but much more interesting.
January 15, 2013
Peer Group Committee Knows How To Have Fun!
Peer Group Chair, Ellen Singer Coleman, hosted a party at her home to celebrate the great work of the Peer Group Committee. This "behind-the-scene" team take their responsibilities very seriously... most of the time! Read more...
November 28, 2012
Peer Group Workshop A Success!
The first Peer Group Workshop was extremely well attended and by all accounts, a tremendous success. We've always know how impactful a well-run peer group can be and it was evident that having strong groups is important to many of our members. Read more...
November 26, 2012
Coming of Age: Explore Your Future
Our Partner, Coming of Age, recently conducted a workshop entitled, "Explore Your Future, Now!" Several of our Members attended and found the subject to be timely, informative and extremely helpful as they consider their own individual lives. ~ Naomi Orwin Read more...
October 22, 2012
Bounce-Back-Ability: Resilience and Successful Aging Launched in Philadelphia
A new TTN curriculum - Bounce-Back-Ability: Resilience and Successful Aging, was launched by the Philadelphia Chapter at a meeting of over 90 members on October 18. The program introduced the research, the benefits of resilience and the structure of the course which will start in November. Read more...
October 12, 2012
TTN Collects Clothing for Career Wardrobe
On October 10, TTN pooled its resources and organized a clothing drive to benefit Career Wardrobe. The partnership between the two organizations resulted from the mission of the local chapter to become more involved in our community. Read more...
October 3, 2012
Trudy Rubin Delivers An Education
Trudy Rubin, a recognized expert in the field of Middle East and South Asia culture and politics, spent the evening sharing her views and opinions on the state of the world. Read more...
September 15, 2012
50 New Members and Counting!
The "Member-Raising" event held at Estia was a success by any measure. Nearly 150 women came to learn more about TTN. Read more...
August 29, 2012
We're in the Philadelphia Inquirer!
A Group to Help Women Make the Most of Transition. In 2007, Ellen Singer Coleman gave up her home and her social work practice in New York to start a new marriage and a new practice in Philadelphia. The changes had come in a steady pummeling stream. Read more...
August 12, 2012
This is what TTN is all about!
Chapter to Chapter connections help us build a strong network from sea to shining sea. Recently Santa Fe and Philadelphia connected and had a maaaaavelous time! Read more...
July 31, 2012
Barbara Shaiman, TTN Member, to Speak at Conference
Barbara, Shaiman, a member of our Philadelphia Chapter will speak at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on October 2, 2012. Barbara's book, "Live Your Legacy Now" is the subject of her presentation. Read more...
July 7, 2012
TTN Philadelphia Partners with Career Wardrobe
Women in Transition helping Women in Transition! The perfect connection between TTN and Career Wardrobe Read more...
June 28, 2012
Summer Fun with Friends
What the perfect event, on a perfect evening means to TTN women. Read more...
April 23, 2012
A Big Day at the Women's Expo
Our chapter is continuing to expand its geography by engaging with women who live in southern New Jersey. On Saturday, April 21, four of our chapter members spent the day at the Women's Expo in Mt. Laurel, NJ bringing the good news of TTN to area women. Read more...
April 6, 2012
"Calm Your Inner Critic" Hit Home for TTN Members
At a recent "Cuisine & Conversation" event, TTN members Beth Weinstock and Jane Shure struck a chord about our inner critic! Read more...
March 18, 2012
An Amazing Evening - A Living History
When Jean Brubaker bought her home on Cypress Street, she had no idea the important role it had played in the lives of 50 children living in Vienna in 1939, when Hitler was growing his influence in Europe. But the filming of a documentary on the heroic efforts of two Philadelphians, brought history to her door. Read more...
March 14, 2012
Attention: All TTN Women Seeking Traveling Companions
Join the newest Special Interest Group and see where in the world you might go! Read more...
March 12, 2012
The "Women and Comedy" Project and The Transition Network
1812 Productions, a hometown production company, is dedicated to creating theatrical works of comedy and comedic works of theater that explore and celebrate our sense of community, our history and our humanity. And for their latest project, they have tapped TTN women... Read more...
February 15, 2012
Voices In the Family topic: Dating again after 50
Listen to an interview with Peggy Stelle of Philadelphia on the February 13, 2012 episode of Voices in the Family on the topic of dating again in your 50s. Read more...
February 10, 2012
An Encore Career in Photography Soars for TTN Member Maureen Glassman
Maureen Glassman resurrected an early passion for photography. And now she's at the top of her game in her encore career with an exhibition of her work and critical success. Read more...
January 28, 2012
Philadelphia Chapter Selected to Partner with Masters Students at University of Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Chapter has been selected as the recipient of free consulting services offered by a team of students in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...
January 20, 2012
Dr. Carolyn Walter Attends International Conference on Positive Aging
Philadelphia Steering Committee member Dr. Carolyn Walter reports on the Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. Read more...
December 16, 2011
Special Interest Groups Gear Up For A Busy 2012
As we move ahead into our fourth year as a chapter, the unique opportunity that special interest groups offer is beginning to really take hold. No less than FIVE of our members are starting off the New Year in a big way by doing something they've always wanted to do... They've decided NOW is the time! Read more...
December 11, 2011
Annual Birthday Party & Holiday Boutique Fair Huge Success!
The Philadelphia Chapter celebrated it's 3rd birthday with a holiday boutique fair, dinner and a special presentation to founding chair, Mary Klein. Read more...
November 29, 2011
Who Knew That Wood Could Be So Beautiful??
Philadelphia is home to unique and wonderful galleries. We recently visited one of these little known treasures for a personal tour that opened our eyes to how dramatic a simple piece of wood can be. Read more...
November 12, 2011
Chapter Birthday Celebration on December 7. A Can't Miss Event!
On December 7, we're expecting a big crowd to attend the Annual Birthday Party & Holiday Boutique Fair. We're taking over two floors at The Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Read more...
October 28, 2011
Change in Chapter Leadership
The Philadelphia Chapter announces a change in Chapter Leadership. Mary Klein, co-founder and Chapter Chair since the beginning of our chapter, is stepping down to concentrate on her duties as a member of the National Board of Directors of TTN. Read more...