The Transition Network

Welcome to THE Central Ohio Chapter!

The Central Ohio Chapter encompasses the Columbus Metro area
and surrounding suburbs.

We are a community of women, 50 and forward, who:
Come from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences
Provide support during significant transitions and beyond
Seek new connections, resources and opportunities
Focus on learning and discovery

We offer opportunities to:

Develop new friendships and find transition support
Explore new and enriching interests and activities
Make meaningful contributions to our community
Share our wisdom and expertise


TTN is a national non-profit organization for women 50+ who are interested in connecting with other women as they enter this next stage of their lives.   Whether you are transitioning into retirement, making a life change, starting a new career, or just interested in socializing, TTN provides numerous opportunities to meet smart, diverse, fun-loving women in a variety of settings.

During this critical period of time as we struggle with corona virus impacts, we are at risk of becoming particularly isolated.  We are missing our activities and busy social calendars.  Please know that we are here for you!   There are many ways we can keep ourselves from feeling alone and confused.  Most of our Peer Groups and our Special Interest Groups are meeting virtually.  We have begun new forums for sharing and laughing together such as our coffee and cocktail hours.  Please look at our calendar and join us!!
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Central Ohio Chapter


For our June event, come enjoy an in-person outdoor picnic on June 21st as we welcome summer at Mary Greenlee's fabulous and renowned garden from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  

Please bring your own food and drink (if you want more than water), as we will not be sharing food (due to covid).  You are welcome to bring wine or whatever else you might want to drink and/or a few desert items that are individually wrapped if you want to share.  

Donna Kayne will bring a tent cover in case of rain or shine, and there is already a covered area in Mary's backyard.  Mary G. will provide serving dishes and bottled water.  

For those who have not been vaccinated, please plan on wearing a mask when you are not eating or drinking and social distancing in order to protect yourself and others.  

This will be our first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, and we hope you will join us to celebrate!  

Don't forget to register online for the event.  

At the end of the event, all guests will help with clean up.  We are looking forward to seeing you in person on Monday, June 21!

Address and directions will be sent in your confirmation.

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The TTN Central Ohio "Aging Mastery Peer Group" Presents:
A Review of the Books We've Read and What We've Learned from Them

Presenters:  Ann Fox, Roberta Kayne, Jeannette McDonald, Leslie Robinson, Maureen Severns, Pat Snyder, Jane Tessier

Join in as the members of the group will share summaries of each of the books they have read thus far as well as their own personal experience as a result of what they’ve learned.

The Central Ohio Aging Mastery Peer Group started in May of 2020.  The group operates as a cross between a personal development book club and an accountability group.

The group is focused on developing mastery of our personal experience of aging - mastery in the context of aging being defined as living long and dying short.

The Zoom info will be included in your meeting confirmation and we'll also send you a reminder the day before the event.
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For our TTN Central Ohio April meeting, we are taking the night off from learning about the world and are, instead, learning more about each other.

We'll be doing a scavenger hunt, finding what we all have in common and sharing interesting stories.

Look for the zoom info in your confirmation email and we'll also send a reminder email the day before the event.

When:  Monday, April 19, 2021
Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where:  Zoom - TTN Zoom Room - In Your Home

Please join us!

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Sex Trafficking:  A Problem of Pandemic Proportions

If you thought sex trafficking would diminish with pandemic shutdowns, think again.  With more folks stuck at home, online trafficking has skyrocketed and placed our youth at even greater risk than before.

Do you know the red flags that signal someone in your family or circle of young friends may be at risk? What sort of privacy safeguards need to be in place for photos they share on social media like Instagram and TikTok?  And do these safeguards always work?

 Amy Ryan Rued, a trained volunteer ambassador for Shared Hope International and regional coordinator for Ohio, will speak at our monthly Zoom meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 15.  Feel free to invite a guest who might benefit from the information she has to share.


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Monday, February 15, 2021
6-8 pm
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Contact: Barb Seckler

Meet Mary B. Relotto, TTN member and founder of Thrive, Ohio and learn about Thrive Ohio's non-profits we may support. 

TTN members have a lot to give in time, talent and treasure! From our annual holiday donations to volunteering with non-profits, we have a history of giving back to our community. 

TTN member and the founder of THRIVE Ohio, Mary B. Relotto, will share her experience working with diverse organizations, serving the needs of women and girls.

There has never been a better time to explore new opportunities to build a deeper relationship with a community organization. 

Join us in this first conversation about how we make an impact in Central Ohio, increasing our Chapter’s visibility and attracting new members. 

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Real Life Resilence
for Turbulent Times


These days, transitions are coming at us at breakneck speed. Not only have we had to shift gears into a more COVID-safe life but our assumptions about government, our way of life, and race in this country are also being challenged. Experts are quick to share their best resilience strategies. 

For our January 18 program, the Central Ohio Chapter members contributed real-life wisdom during interactive breakout sessions where all of us shared challenges past and present and how we got through them. 

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Each year TTN Central Ohio picks a charity during the Holiday Season and collects donations, either funds or items. This year, our planning committee chose “Books for Beechcroft High School Kids.”  You can help make dreams come true by donating to buy books for the kids at Beechcroft.
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Maureen Severns hosted the TTN Holiday Party!

When:  6-8 pm, Monday, December 14


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Since the shutdown in March caused by Covid 19, all of our lives have changed in so many different ways.

We've been left with the question of whether we'll ever be able to return to "normal" and what "normal" might even look like in the future.

In June, members of the Central Ohio TTN Writers Special Interest Group each wrote about how the pandemic had affected their lives, and it seemed appropriate for our November chapter meeting to bring our thoughts to the entire membership.

On November 16 at 6pm, join us virtually on Zoom for readings by the Writers Group members and for your opportunity to write your thoughts about how Covid 19 has affected your life as well. 

This is usually a favorite event of our members, and we hope you will join us!

Once you register, you will be sent a link to login to the Zoom meeting.

You must sign up here to attend...
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A Standing Ovation: Women Pursuing the Vote - by AdHoc Productions

AdHoc Productions presents some moments in American suffragette history through the heartfelt words of Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Belle Coit Kelton, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They were women of purpose and valor. They were suffragettes.

View on YouTube:

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One good thing finally arrived in 2020 and that was TTN’s 20th Anniversary on October 14th and 15th.

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The Central Ohio chapter hosted a “Hot-Off-The-Press” virtual showcase, featuring five TTN member authors from across the country who have published books this year.  

This has been an especially difficult year to do book tours and promotion. So we offered this
virtual event to showcase the creativity and talents of our members, and get the word out about their publications.

Here are the featured authors for this event:

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Maureen Severns hosted the TTN Virtual Cocktail Party!
Here's what Maureen planned:

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Our speaker was Dr. Antonia Mulvihill who teaches English at Beechcroft High School in Columbus. According to a 2012 Columbus Dispatch article, "she is too humble to admit that she has become the kind of teacher whom every kid wishes he had, the kind who makes you fall in love with learning."

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The “Fact Gatherers” of Columbus TTN is a special interest group formed in June of 2019.  During a presentation by the Chapter’s Writer’s group, author Mary Greenlee presented her Life Facts Book to the membership. 


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Mary Greenlee, Maureen Severns, and Sharon Seiling presented a wonderful program on Monday, May 18.

They explained that the Living Legacy (Ethical Will) is an ancient document from the Judeo-Christian tradition.Read more...

Our April 20 speaker, communications expert Lillian Zarzar, facilitated an interactive program to help us communicate better across generational lines. 

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March 17, 2020
Zoom Instructions

Instructions for using Zoom

If new to Zoom:

If you're new to Zoom,  you can access your meeting by phone (audio only) or by computer, phone or Ipad via internet for video.

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On February 17th Amy Ryan Rued spoke to Central Ohio TTN with an enlightening presentation on child sex trafficking.  What we learned.....

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Our Central Ohio Chapter formed a Care Circle a few years ago. I would like to share some information about the Care Circle in case some of our newer members have not heard about it, and to remind all of our members about the Care Circle. The Care Circle shares their joys and concerns with each other.

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