Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott, Wright and Anoka.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is connecting women and helping them make the most out of their "50 years and forward" transition journey. While every woman's situations may be varied, we can all learn and find support from other women who are also experiencing change.
We are constantly reaching out to as many women as possible to make connections and planning as many events as we can. We already have active Special Interest Groups and are now in the process of creating more Transition Peer Groups. For more information about the Minneapolis/St. Paul Group, please contact Steering Committee Chair Jill Goski at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.
July at a Glance
All TTN activities must comply with current CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines regarding Covid. We further rely on each member to be responsible for her own health, safety and comfort level. Each TTN SIG and Peer Group should be sensitive to the needs and wishes of all of their members as decisions regarding in-person meetings are made.
Join us for upcoming chapter events ----
Wednesday, July 7 - Wellness Wednesday: Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 15 - TTN MSP July Virtual Get Connected
Thursday, July 22 - New Member Orientation
Wednesday, July 28 - TTN MSP Wellness Wednesday: Yin Yoga
Wednesday, August 11 - TTN MSP Wellness Wednesday: Chakras
MESSAGES FROM CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TEAMThanks to Caring Collaborative Planning Committee and Welcome to Tracey Baker and Kathleen Peterson as Co-Leads for newly Launched Caring Collaborative Program
Submitted by Jill Goski
In September 2019, as Chapter Chair, I convened seven MSP TTN members to explore the Caring Collaborative Programs in other TTN Chapters to determine whether to create a Caring Collaborative for our Chapter. This committee met monthly and consulted representatives from other TTN Chapters who had created Caring Collaboratives. A special thank you to Janet Mandelstam from San Francisco, Carol Lioz from Long Island, and Barbara Stahura, Barbara Alpern, and Sally Dougan from New York who generously provided wonderful information and resources from over two decades of experience with their Caring Collaborative Programs. Based on these resources and our own resourcefulness, we planned to launch a pilot for our Chapter Caring Collaborative in May/June 2020. However, the pandemic changed our plan and timeline.
We recognized we needed to go back to the drawing board and reconsider what type of services would be safe to offer during a major global health challenge. Our contacts in New York and Long Island were generous to share with us how their Caring Collaborative services were adjusted during the pandemic and we had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Santa Fe and Chicago Chapters who were also exploring the development of Caring Collaborative Programs in their chapters.
We began with offering Health and Wellness programs in the summer of 2020. These programs were well-attended and increased the visibility of the Caring Collaborative efforts. On May 1, 2021 we launched the MSP Caring Collaborative Service Corps and Member Information Exchange (MIX) with 30 members. This could not have been accomplished without the contributions of the entire Caring Collaborative Planning Committee. Please join me in thanking committee members who worked with me: Tracey Baker, Nancy Bargsten, bj Christy, Julie Efta, Jean Forrey, Kathleen Peterson, Marilynne Roberts, Janis Weller, and Karen West. Karen and bj resigned about a year ago and Marilynne and Jean joined shortly thereafter.
Since the Caring Collaborative is a Service Program requiring response to member requests within a short period of time, it is critical to ensure the program operates as expected. The continuing members of the Caring Collaborative Planning Committee, Tracey, Nancy, Julie, Jean, Kathleen, Marilynne, Jan and I will continue supporting operations of the Caring Collaborative as the Caring Collaborative Advisory Committee. Tracey Baker and Kathleen Peterson have graciously and generously agreed to serve as Co-Leads for our Caring Collaborative Program. Please read more about Kathleen and Tracey in their bios in the Leadership Team folder.
We Need YOU–Please Complete Upcoming Survey
Submitted by Terri Evans, Jill Goski, and Debra Dorgan
Soon you will see an email from our Programs Committee seeking your thoughts via a short, but important survey. We’ll ask for your input regarding the signature TTN program titled Women in Transition (WIT) workshop. WIT is a highly interactive half-day program designed to allow participants to explore transitions, new possibilities, and to create their own “next steps”. The workshop includes a review of the concept of transition as opposed to change, and structured discussions to encourage personal reflection and interactive learning.
WIT was most recently offered by our Chapter three years ago. You can help the Programs Committee determine current membership interest in attending this program, preferred timing, whether you would prefer virtual or in-person attendance, and whether or not you participated previously. After all, new changes happen all the time, and the pandemic added an entirely new set of challenges!
Beyond asking about WIT, this survey will also ask you about other planned and potential topics for special events. As a member of our vibrant MSP chapter, your ideas, experiences, and connections can make an enormous difference.
When you receive the survey, please open and complete it right away, and thank you in advance!
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
Get Connected July
Minneapolis Water Taxi
Women Weaving Words Garden Party
TTN MSP Second Anniversary Celebration
Wellness Wednesday: Tai Chi in the Park
Since many of us have adopted a more casual, minimalist approach to fashion and makeup during the past year, Elise shared with us how to take our makeup look “up a notch” by focusing on four research-proven makeup techniques that help those of us over 50 look our best. Following her presentation, she answered many questions about makeup techniques, products and tools and removed the makeup on one side of her face to demonstrate the dramatic difference that using these four techniques can make.Read more...
Get Connected May
Wellness Wednesday: Forest Bathing Experience
“Every now and then Piglet gave a little skip and sang, Tra-la, it’s spring.” A.A. Milne
Get Connected April
On Thursday April 15, seven women gathered for our April Get Connected event. After checking in with each other to see how we were doing, we began a fun and lively discussion on the topic of favorite shoes. A good dose of shoe ‘show and tell’ was thrown in which made this a fun and informative gathering. Attendees mentioned these shoe brands: Dansko, New Balance (great for wider feet), Merrell, Paul Green, Donald Pliner (very cute!), Oboz, Birkenstocks, FitFlops, VANELi, Bernie Mev, Propet and the beloved by many Haflinger slippers. Schuler Shoes got a shout out for being a good resource for consultation and shopping for shoes. Each participant also shared a favorite shoe story that was fun to hear.Read more...
Wellness Wednesday: World Health Day
Wellness Wednesday: Finding Joy and Contentment
Get Connected March
Spring Equinox Celebration
The Art of the Ojibwe Bag
Wellness Wednesday: Essential Oils
For more information send an email to Paula.Sevenich@gmail.comRead more...
Wellness Wednesday: Tapping
Home Sweet Home
Potluck Brunch Gathering on Golden Lake
"A Taste of Italy" Garden Party
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