The Transition Network

Transition Peer Groups

Transition Peer Groups have a unique focus based on the interest of the members. Check out existing group descriptions in this newsletter. All groups welcome new members. Peer groups focus on mutual support and encouragement in an environment of confidentiality, compassion, and respect. We continue to explore opportunities to add new peer groups either geographically or by topic. 

If you are a TTN member interested in joining an existing TPG, please contact Barbara for information and to arrange contact with a specific TPG. If you have ideas or questions about convening a new TPG, please contact Barbara at

Just a friendly reminder: We always welcome new women to check out our TPGs along with our many social occasions and programs. Please remember that non-members are welcome to attend SIGs & TPGs for a maximum of two times after which, per national policy, women are required to become a member of TTN to continue SIG/TPG participation.

- submitted by Sylvia Mohn

Four of us met outside on September 9 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony. The weather was pleasant and a few tables over were two fiddlers practicing at low volume. We discussed how we were coping in general, as well as current projects, family concerns, changing diets. We wondered what history will focus on from this period and what influences people to make the decisions they do regarding vaccinations. On the practical side one person is redoing her backyard layout for planting. Another is trying drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with water for health benefits and has noticed a difference. 

Next meeting will be Thursday, October 14, again at Silverwood Park at 10:00 AM. We can meet inside the visitor center if the weather is chilly or rainy.

Topic: Decluttering or curating, following the principles of feng shui, based on this article. As Covid continues how is our relationship and attitude to things changing? Or not?

All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM-Noon.

Please contact Eleni Skevas at if you are interested in joining this group.

TRANSITION PEER GROUP - Living with Purpose
- submitted by Cyndy Nelson

Our Living with Purpose Transition Peer Group (TPG) met via zoom on Thursday, September 23. We will be rotating leadership of the group. We planned our topics for the rest of 2021. On Thursday, October 26, from 6:30-8:00 PM via zoom, Jill, Cyndy and Barb R will lead a discussion about a U of M webinar with Richard Leider titled Aging with Purpose. In November, Marilynne will present ideas from the book Roar Into the Second Half of Life by Michael Clinton. In December, Tracey and Barbara will lead us in creating Vision Boards. We will continue to meet via zoom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM.

All Minneapolis/St. Paul TTN members are welcome. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. 
For more information or questions, please contact Barbara O'Sullivan at

 - submitted by Jean Forrey

For the first time in a long time, our members met in person at Parkers Lake Park in Plymouth. We met on the second Monday, September 13, due to the Labor Day holiday. It was a beautiful and clear day and the setting was lovely as well. It was good to see each other again and we enjoyed delicious treats from Kathleen and Cynthia. We covered a variety of random topics.

On Monday, October 4, we will meet there again and resume our regular schedule of meeting on the first Monday of the month from 1:00-2:30 PM. If there is inclement weather, we will meet on Zoom.

As is our custom, we will check in with one another at the beginning of the meeting. We will allow the conversation to flow organically if a situation warrants it; otherwise, our topic for the day will be Fall. How do we "prepare" for that season? Do we have traditions that we follow every year? How about decorations - inside or outside? Are we invigorated by the fall weather or filled with dread since winter is around the corner? Do we have happy memories of school days or memories we would just as soon forget? Thank you to Kathleen for suggesting the topic!

We meet on the first Monday of every month from 1:00- 2:30 PM.

If interested in joining this group, please contact Jean Forrey at to be added to the mailing list and to be notified of the ZOOM link.

Material from, 13:02:52 October 27, 2021.
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