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Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter


The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott, Wright and Anoka.

For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.

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.  

          Chair: Jill Goski  

December at a Glance  

Join us for upcoming chapter events ----

Monday, December 7 - Discussion with Sue Scott and West Metro TPG about the latest episode of “The Island of Discarded Women”

Monday, December 21 - Winter Solstice Party

Wednesday, December 30 - Wellness Wednesday - Humor

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Get Connected

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Welless Wednesday - Exploring the Many Facets of Wellness in our lives
More information available later


MESSAGE FROM CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
Submitted by Erin Campbell

The Steering Committee has been reviewing and developing action steps based on the Member Survey and Focus Groups. Here are the top items that we are working on:
  1. Exploring a Marketing/Communications Committee – if you are interested in joining please contact Jill at jill.goski@gmail.com.
  2. Holding Wellness Wednesdays – if you have an idea for a presentation or discussion, please contact Julie at teacher.julie@gmail.com or Jan at janisweller@gmail.com .
  3. Utilizing Meetup as a resource for recruiting new members by posting selected chapter-wide events open to nonmembers such as Get Connected and Wellness Wednesdays. And, most importantly, to make Meetup a successful marketing tool, we need your involvement! Please go to Meetup and join “The Transition Network Mpls/St. Paul Professional Women 50+” Group. It’s easy and free. Once you are a member, please register for events, post pictures or comments. This will bring it to life and encourage nonmembers to attend an event. Any questions, please contact


RECENT EVENTS

November 18, 2020
Wellness Wednesday
In November, the Wellness Wednesday program welcomed TTN member and LAc, Melissa Cathcart, to teach a class on Bladder and Pelvic Floor Health. Thanks to Melissa for sharing her expertise with us. Read more...

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November 16, 2020
Fall Recipe Challenge
During November, 13 TTN members participated in the Fall Recipe Challenge which was sponsored by the Exploring Food SIG and led by Chef Maggie Wescott of the Alternative Dish. Participants were asked to cook with vegetables they may not have tried before and even varieties they had tried but were sure they didn’t care for. During the 2 weeks, via a Facebook page, the group shared their successes, adaptations, and mishaps and Chef Maggie coached the group each step of the way. The group explored the use of eggplant, spaghetti squash, fennel, mint, beets and other seasonal produce and agreed they learned new techniques and expanded their cooking repertoire. You can see a few of the group's flavorful and colorful creations in the pictures. (Some of the recipes the group tried are available at Chef Maggie’s website:  https://alternativedish.com.)
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November 12, 2020
November Get Connected
On November 12, ten women and hosts Pat Burgraff and Jan Reisch met for an engaging Get Connected event.
 
After our check-in everyone shared a memory about when they “Felt at Peace.” Interestingly, most of us talked about family and being in nature.  “It’s the little things.” We ended with a discussion on other TTN events that had been attended by some of the group and the upcoming winter and how we plan to survive and thrive!
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October 28, 2020
Wellness Wednesday
On October 28, the new Wellness Wednesdays program started with a lively session on balance and preventing falls. Facilitated beautifully by Kathleen Peterson, the thirteen women in attendance covered a huge range of relevant topics, speaking from sometimes painful experience of past falls, both inside and outside and with many great suggestions for prevention of falls and improving balance overall. Read more...

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September 30, 2020
September Virtual Get Connected
Seven women gathered via Zoom to connect with each other. Thanks to Jan and Pat for stepping up to host this event. We had a chance to introduce ourselves and learn new things about each other. Then we shared something that renewed our spirits sometime during the past few months. The hour passed quickly and we enjoyed spending time with each other. Read more...

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July 20, 2020
Legacy Writing Workshop
Karen West, a fellow member of TTN, shared her skills in legacy writing via Zoom workshops for two evenings. She is a teacher of conscious aging and sage-ing with legacy writing part of her training by her mentor, Rachael Freed, who has written several books on legacy writing. Read more...

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February 8, 2020
Home Sweet Home
Twenty-one women attended the winter quarterly program and learned valuable information from Della Johnson, TTN member and realtor, and Laurie Wrobel, Senior Move Manager and owner of Clutter 911. Read more...

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September 7, 2019
Potluck Brunch Gathering on Golden Lake
On Saturday, September 7, fifteen women enjoyed a lovely morning at Debra's home in Circle Pines. Debra had invited Mary Jo Meadow to talk with us about mindfulness. Mary Jo is 83 years young and has been engaged in teaching mindfulness for over 30 years. She was a delightful woman and helped us understand the benefits of practicing mindfulness. We also enjoyed a potluck brunch and shared wellness tips. Thanks to Debra for hosting this lovely event. Read more...

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July 13, 2019
"A Taste of Italy" Garden Party
On Saturday, July 13, 19 women gathered at Terri’s home in St. Michael for a Garden Party. It was a warm summer day and we sat in the shade of her backyard. Terri, Deb and Grace had organized a party with an Italian theme and everything planned matched the theme. This included the activities, the food, the online cooking demonstration, the decorations – even the wine and non-alcoholic beverages were from Italy. We appreciated the stimulating activities and the opportunity to connect with women we know and others who were new to us. It was a relaxing yet engaging event to savor. Thanks to Terri for opening her home and hosting this event. Read more...

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May 18, 2019
CELEBRATE TTN Women Connecting, Creating, and Contributing
We were honored to have TTN Executive Director, Susan Collins, join us for our May 18 Celebration and get to know the wonderful women of our chapter better. We also were very excited to have Lorna Landvik join us for the afternoon and be our keynote speaker. Read more...

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