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



August 10, 2018
TTN Central Ohio Meeting - Monday, August 20
Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: The Wellness Forum, 510 East Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite G, Worthington Ohio 43085
All Attendees: FREE
In August, Chef Del Sroufe will share dinner and conversation with us.  Chef Del is with the Wellness Forum, a national organization based here in central Ohio offering educational programs to both consumers and providers to facilitate diet and lifestyle intervention, improved long-term health outcomes and informed medical decision-making,.  The dinner will be plant-based and the conversation will provide insights into using diet and lifestyle changes to improve health.
Chef Del's passion for cooking began at eight years old and never faded. Sroufe opened Del's Bread, a vegan bakery, before beginning a vegan meal delivery service in 2001, serving eclectic plant-based cuisine to Columbus, Ohio residents in 2006.   He is the author of four cookbooks: The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook, Better Than Vegan, the bestselling Forks Over Knives-The Cookbook, and his newest one - The China Study Family Cookbook.

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August 6, 2018
August Letter from the Chair

Special Reminder:  Joy Loverde Event October 10, 2018

You received an announcement earlier regarding our upcoming Author event with Joy Loverde scheduled for October 10, 2018 at 6 pm.  Please forward the announcement with anyone you know who is curious about ‘Active Aging,’ Joy’s topic. And register for the event yourself.   Seating for the event is limited and you are encouraged to sign up sooner rather than later.

One of the Secrets to a Long Life with Health and Ease

Ten years ago, Dan Buettner and National Geographic published “The Blue Zones” a report of their research into those geographies with the highest number of centenarians.  Their research identified 9 secrets to a long life with happiness and ease. One of the secrets they identified covers what people in the Blue Zones eat. The research with real people who have survived with health into the 90’s and over 100 pointed to a plant strong diet being best for humans.  

In the geographies studied, animal products – meat, eggs, cheese – if included at all were all treated more like condiments than the main ingredient.  And since most of these centers of human longevity were in less urban, more remote parts of the globe it goes without saying their diets did not include processed foods.  

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August 5, 2018
Special Interest Group Events ~ August 2018
Special Interest Groups ~
Planned Events for August  
Attn TTN Music Lovers - Special Event for August 9, 11 & 12 
This Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, August 9, 11 & 12, ProMusica will be presenting a free concert at Franklin Park Conservatory, and Anna Crooks and Mary Hiland will be going. We hope you will join us for one or all three concerts. Bring a picnic or money to buy food there. Adult beverages are also available for purchase. We usually arrive about 6:00 to get a good spot. The concert starts at 8:00, and there is a light show going on against the wall of the Franklin Park Conservatory to enhance your experience. If you are planning to come, please let Anna Crooks or Mary Hiland know.
For more information about the concert, go to the ProMusica website. For directions and parking info, contact Anna Crooks.  Anna and Mary have gone for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. Hope to see you there.
The Writers Group
The Writers Group will meet on August 29 at 1pm.. Please contact Anna Crooks at for more information. 
Sleuthin' Genie Genealogy Group 
After everyone returns from summer vacations, the Genealogy Group plans to have a meeting. For more information, please contact Virginia Brizendine at

The Movie and Theatre Group

Mark your calendar for the 4th Monday of the month for Movie or Theater night with TTN.  The next planned event is on Monday, August 27th.  Please contact Mary Hiland for information on the M&T Group at
The Wellness Group 
Join Roberta Kayne at Balancing Owl Yoga on Saturday, August 25, 6:30-8:30pm for "The Meditation Experience," a workshop by Laurie Gyurko to help you restore and connect within.
If you have recently felt busy, possibly stressed, or disconnected from your true self, this workshop will provide an experience to help you deepen your connection to feel more relaxed, make decisions or solve problems coming from your inner voice, and align with your true purpose. Here is a more specific outline:
  • Begin with a 40-minute iRest Yoga Nidra guided meditative practice. You'll lie on the floor and listen as you are guided to tune into your senses and let go.
  • Transition through 20-minutes of gentle yoga stretching to wake up the body.
  • Settle into 20 minutes of Restorative yoga poses designed to and deepen relaxation in the body and mind.
  • End with 20-minutes of silent meditation allowing the mind to act as wisdom and guidance. Time will be provided for journaling to reflect on your experience.
No experience necessary. Many props including bolsters, blankets, blocks, eye pillows will be used to make you feel cozy and comfortable.  Registration needed - click here.  Contact Roberta Kayne for help with registration. 
Contact Roberta Kayne at or Maureen Severns at for more information about the Wellness Group.
Mary Hiland has a suggestion for another Special Interest Group - Game Night or Game Afternoon.... Games could be Bridge, Dominos, Marchand, Scrabble, etc. or another game, or all four, depending on how many are interested. Please contact Mary at
Finally, if you have an idea for a new Special Interest Group, please contact Anna Crooks at
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August 4, 2018
Member Travelogue 2018

Come hear from three of our members on September 17 as they share the places they’ve visited and the experiences they’ve encountered.
Linda Bonini will share her travels to Umbria in central Italy and their trip with Girosole.
Mary Hiland will talk about her retreat in Lake Chautauqua, NY to immerse herself in the arts.
Pat Hurley made a swing through the northeastern United States to visit the homes of some of her favorite writers.
Each of our intrepid travelers will bring some pictures to share as they recount their adventure for us.
You are also invited to gather for dinner at 4:30 pm at Polaris Grill before the program meeting at Quest.
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August 4, 2018
Active Aging: An Evening with Author, Joy Loverde
We are thrilled to announce a special event on our Fall calendar - a not-to-miss presentation on Active Aging by Joy Loverde on October 10, 2018 - See Details Below. Joy is a TTN Chicago member and national aging expert. Whether you’re aging solo or wondering how to plan for your next life transition, Active Aging will give you a step by step guide to living the life you want now, and into the future. 
Our guest speaker, Joy Loverde, is the best-selling author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and The Complete Elder Care Planner. Joy will reveal clear, practical, and relevant suggestions for you to build your own unique life plan for aging well. Highlights of the discussion will include “Obstacles to Aging in Place,” "Four Big Questions,” and “The Power of Self-Talk.” 

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm Registration, 6:30 pm Presentation
Address: The Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
Cost: Guests $35
Current Members $25
(Registration includes Joy’s book Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?, and the Active Aging Worksheet)
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August 4, 2018
Last Month's Events
Last Month's Events

The Writers' Group met on July 19 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the birthdays of Anna Crooks and Donna Owen.  Photos below.

A Girl's Night Out at the Rusty Bucket Clintonville:
On July 25, we clinked our beverage glasses, ate our food, chatted with our tablemates, and afterwards, we moseyed around and chatted with the members, who sat at other tables.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the opportunity to "catch up with one another and share stories of summer plans or whatever".

Mission accomplished.
A number of TTN members remarked that we should have social outings at least once a quarter....
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August 1, 2018
Book by Member Tirtzah Sandor
Tirtzah Sandor’s first book - Mindset for Healing: A Profound Yet Simple Plan to See Healing from a New Perspective is for anyone who needs to heal – whether healing mind, body or spirit. It’s an easy to digest and implement ten-step plan that can be followed from beginning to end or taken in tiny, daily, random doses to help you move more easily through your healing journey.
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