welcome to the boston chapter
CALLING WOMEN 50+ IN THE GREATER BOSTON AREA.
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 a number of 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!!
Email us at email@example.com
May and June at a Glance
THE TRANSITION NETWORK INVITES YOU TO JOIN US!
If you are interested in joining a dynamic group of women, making new friends, exploring new interests, please join us!
The Transition Network 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. Many wonderful friendships have developed. Boston Chapter offerings include:
Special Interest Groups (SIGS)
SIGS bring together women with common interests. Existing groups include a Theater Buffs group, Book Club, Movie Goers, Community Volunteers, Sunday Brunch Diners, Mah Jongg Players, Travel Enthusiasts. Always looking for ideas, we will help get any new groups started. Potential new groups include Crafting, Day Trippers, and Game Players.
There are three chapter-wide SIGS that are open to all members: Community Volunteers, Theater Buffs, and Sunday Brunch. You can request addition to those email lists and come when you can! Requests to join those groups or any others, please contact Joyce Blumenthal or Carol McKee.
Peer Groups (members only)
Peer groups consist of 6-12 women who meet regularly each month to engage in thought provoking and stimulating discussions on topics of their choosing. Discussion topics range from those that are light-hearted and fun to others that help members to define and think through their futures. These groups provide opportunities for connection, new friendships and mutually supportive exploration.
Social gatherings, open to the entire Boston Chapter, are offered throughout the year. Examples include trips to the Newport Mansions, Peabody Essex Museum, House Tours, Holiday Parties, Charles River Boat trip, Pizza & Gelato Outing, WaterFire in RI, Vermont Weekend Getaway, on and on.
Diverse programs and workshops of interest are offered periodically. (Authors/speakers, Women in Transition, Decluttering, Retirement Topics)
Not sure if you want to join?
Go with a member and try one or two events to see how you like it. Many social events, programs and SIGS are open to all.
How do you join?
Simply click on the JOIN box and enter your information. ($100 for 1 year)
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 2020
It's 5:00 Somewhere Cocktail Hour - "Celebration of YOU!"
The Boston Chapter held their "It's 5:00 Somewhere Cocktail Hour". The theme was a "Celebration of YOU!" Participants sent in 1-3 pictures that were over 30 years old, along with clues including their favorite color, food, activities, and guilty pleasure.
April 24, 2020
Virtual Coffee Hour
The Boston Chapter enjoyed their regular Coffee Hour Friday, April 24 at 10 am. Lenore Shepard, Certified Health Coach, hosted a riveting interactive discussion providing tips and ideas on how to boost your immune system and mental health during this corona quarantine.
April 17, 2020
IT'S 5:00 SOMEWHERE!!
It's 5:00 Somewhere Happy Hour! During the bi-weekly happy hour, members show off their fancy socks and slippers and masks! The session continued with an hour of best joke telling and toasts!
February 9, 2020
The Boston Chapter held their annual Oscars Party! Gowns, ballots, dinner, red carpet strut - a fun time for all!
January 26, 2020
Annual potluck post-holiday party
On January 26, the Boston Chapter held their annual potluck post-holiday party at the beautiful Chestnut Hill home of one of our members. The food was fabulous and the company even better.
December 26, 2019
Christmas in the City
Members of the boston chapter once again volunteered for the Christmas in the City Event, a party thrown for 6,000 kids and family members living in Boston area shelter.
December 26, 2019
2019 Christmas Quebec Trip
Ladies from the Boston TTN Chapter took a long weekend in Quebec to stay at the Frontenac and visit the German Christmas Market. Great Fun!
December 14, 2019
2019 Boston Symphony Pops
Boston Chapter enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch followed by an afternoon at the Boston Symphony Pops.
December 10, 2019
Christmas in Newport
A festive day, started with our private motor coach to Newport, RI. First stop, Marble House, a Gilded Age mansion designed as a summer cottage - with fifty-rooms and a staff of 36 servants. After time to tour and explore this beautiful mansion we headed to the waterfront for lunch at 22 Bowen's. We had our own room, with a sea view, to enjoy our included 3-course lunch. After a leasurely lunch we headed to The Breakers, the grandest of the mansions, created by the Vanderbilt family. After time to enjoy the beauty of this famous mansion we headed home. A great way to celebrate this festive season!
November 13, 2019
Women's History Walk
In November 2019, a group of Boston TTN members and guests took a walking tour of Beacon HIll, which highlighted some of the amazing women who lived in Boston over the past four centuries, including writers, artists, martyrs, suffragettes, doctors, and more.
November 5, 2019
Fall in New England is a perfect time to visit Mount Auburn, a National Historic Landmark. We had a private 90 minute walking tour, with a focus on Horticultural Highlights. Our guide was very knowledgeable and added a lot to our tour. We enjoyed great weather and peak foliage for our 1.5 walk. This was one of our most popular tours and ended with a group lunch at a near by restaurant.
October 26, 2019
Stay Healthy and Age Well
An informative and well attended workshop, "Stay Healthy and Age Well', was held on Saturday October 26. A sampler of interactive sessions was provided on the topics of Nutrition, Fitness and Exercise and Sound Healing Meditation. The workshop received accolades from all who attended.
September 24, 2019
Working the Room
Barbara Hyle ran an extremely fun, interesting and informative workshop called "Working the Room" Tuesday evening September 24 for a group of ladies from the Boston Chapter. The workshop was interactive and everyone enjoyed practicing their skills.
September 15, 2019
September Aria SIG Gathering
On Sunday evening, September 15, the Aria group enjoyed a terrific intimate evening at Stellina's restaurant in Watertown where they were served a delicious 3 course gourmet meal while amazing artists from Opera-On-Tap performed songs from famous operas between each course.
September 14, 2019
WaterFire and Cafe Nuovo
Off to Providence RI, aboard out private motor coach for a night at WaterFire. We started with dinner at the casually elegant Cafe Nuovo, a heavenly fusion of American regional, European, Asian and Island flavors. After a wonderful dinner It was a short walk to WaterFire, with over eighty sparkling bonfires, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges and the enchanting music from around the world. We had time to stroll along the river enjoying a beautiful night.
August 25, 2019
2019 7th Annual Cat Franciers Show
On August 25th a group of Boston ladies attended the 2019 7th Annual Cat Franciers Show. Some kitty holding was permitted and the costumes worn by cats and owners were really creative. To see more pictures, click the link https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/gallery/339/bos
June 30, 2019
2019 Tucks Point in Manchester by the Sea
Members of the Boston Chapter had a fabulous time at their annual picnic at Tucks Point in Manchester by the Sea on June 30.
June 22, 2019
Downton Abbey Exhibit
June 22 members toured the Downton Abbey Exhibit in Boston. Original clothing and props from the show were displayed in several authentically recreated rooms. The exhibits wove together the history of the times with the incredible detailed presentation of the show. It was a multimedia experience and everyone enjoyed it tremendously. Of course, lunch followed.
June 10, 2019
Metro North Peer group
The Metro North Peer group welcomed the summer and celebrated our birthdays with an ice cream sundae party. This was followed by an interesting discussion where we shared memories (and memorabilia) from our past. (including Barbie and Ken)
June 1, 2019
Food Tour in the North End of Boston
On Saturday, June 1, a dozen TTN members enjoyed an incredibly fun and educational Food Tour in the North End of Boston. The many small shops were full of color and character, most family owned spanning several generations. The shop keepers were enthusiastic, friendly and authentic. We felt like we were spending a day in Italy, exploring down alleyways and small stairways to basements where fresh bread was baking. We learned so much about what to look for, healthiest food choices, best restaurants, while all the while tasted astonishing differences between simple natural foods and those we are accustomed to in our big supermarkets.
May 4, 2019
Mount Auburn Cemetery Tour
On May 4, Boston Chapter Members gathered in the famous and historical Mount Auburn Cemetery for an interesting tour. The trees and flowers were fabulous and the stories of famous people and their quirks kept us well entertained.
April 30, 2019
'Behind the Scenes' Aquarium Tour
On April 30, members of the Boston Chapter enjoyed a fascinating 'Behind the Scenes' Aquarium Tour. We learned about an eye surgery performed on an injured $10,000 fish. Anesthesia was administered via water taken into the gills. Many interesting tidbits about the care and feeding of the marine life. After viewing the fish, we headed to Legal Seafood to eat some fish!
April 22, 2019
A wonderful Easter Sunday brunch of tappas was enjoyed at Solea Restaurant.
March 9, 2019
On March 9, the Boston Chapter presented a newly developed TTN signature program, "On Resilience", to a sold out group of members and guests. The half day workshop, facilitated by Ginny Kiefer and Marilyn Kucera, received rave reviews from attendees.
February 25, 2019
2019 Red Carpet Event
Movie Goers hosted another Oscars Party on Academy Award Evening. Paparazzi were there to snap the glamorous starlets as they strutted their stuff on the Red Carpet. Ballots were cast, and the stars socialized over cocktails, a sit down dinner and a dessert buffet. Lots of laughs! Check out all of the amazing pictures from the night here https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/gallery/310/bos
January 28, 2019
Volunteer SIG January event
This is the Volunteer SIG doing their charitable good work with Cradles to Crayons this month. Members made a donation of clothing and also went on-site to assemble packages of winter clothing and supplies for children in need of these items.
January 26, 2019
Jan 2019 Winter Party
The Boston Chapter kicked off the New Year, and their Fifth Year Anniversary, with a fabulous winter party on Sunday January 26. The potluck spread was amazing and everyone had a wonderful afternoon!
January 10, 2019
New SIG - Ted Talk
The new SIG Ted Talkers had a fun day in Manchester by the Sea on January 8 - enjoying munchies and watching a few interesting and humorous Ted Talks together.
December 16, 2018
Volunteer Sig participated in 'Christmas in the City'
On Sunday, December 16, members of the Volunteer Sig participated in 'Christmas in the City'. 6,400 children and parents from Boston Area shelters were bused to the convention center for a holiday celebration including food, gifts, and an indoor carnival. Lots of happy faces on those children!
December 6, 2018
Boston Movie SIG
The Movie SIG had a lovely lunch on Thursday as they met to discuss their latest movies (Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Hate U Give)
December 5, 2018
Metro North Peer Group
The Metro North Peer Group gathered together on Wednesday night for a pot luck dinner and yankee swap.
November 3, 2018
Boston's Volunteer SIG revisits Cradles to Crayons
Here are some more photos showing the volunteers from the Boston TTN chapter working at Cradles to Crayons sorting clothes for packets to be distributed to children in our area.
September 26, 2018
Boston's Volunteer SIG revisits Cradles to Crayons
Our Boston SIG regularly helps this organization sort and assemble outfits that will be donated to children in need. On September 26 our Volunteers were dressed in the new Boston TTN T-shirts
July 26, 2018
A day in Maine
Members of the theater group (Ginny Kiefer, Susan Galen, Joyce Blumenthal, Susan Stein, Marilyn Kucera) enjoyed a wonderful day In Maine on July 25. A superb production of "An American in Paris" at the Ogunquit Playhouse was followed by an ocean side dinner at Stage Neck Inn in York. A truly enjoyable outing!
July 23, 2018
2018 Summer Birthday Celebration
The Metro North Peer Group enjoyed a wonderful summer dinner, some amazing conversation and a champagne/chocolate cake birthday celebration for multiple summer birthdays.
June 20, 2018
Metro North Peer Group Member Birthday Celebration
The Metro North Peer Group enjoyed a wonderful mexican dinner and celebrated two birthdays at their meeting June 20.
June 17, 2018
Annual Summer Outing
The Annual Summer Outing was held at breathtaking Tucks Point in Manchester by the Sea. The weather was picture perfect and the group of nearly 40 members and guests enjoyed kayaking, motor boating, sunning, and a delicious selection of potluck foods.
May 17, 2018
Boston Volunteers with Cradles to Crayons
On May 17, the Boston volunteer sig revisited Cradles to Crayons. This time the team worked to put together much needed outfits for small children.
May 15, 2018
Travel SIG Event
The travel sig ventured out on a rainy eve to enjoy an ethnic meal at the Punjab Indian restaurant. They shared travel stories of April trips including a wonderful Iceland trip and a dog sledding adventure in the arctic.
May 5, 2018
Boston Chapter Volunteers with Room to Grow
Folding, folding and more folding by volunteers to ready the Room to Grow store for parents of infants to toddlers. The team had lots of laughs in the process. Great lunch after at Club Cafe!
April 25, 2018
Boston Chapter Volunteers with Cradles to Crayons
Boston Chapter's Volunteer Special Interest Group contributed their time at Cradles to Crayons on April 25, 2018. TTN'ers sorted toys at the organization's warehouse and afterwards had lunch together at The Stockyard Restaurant in downtown Boston.
March 5, 2018
Boston Volunter SIG Served Up Some Love!
On January 6, 2018, Volunteer SIG members Joyce Blumenthal, Ginny Kiefer, Susan Spector and Audrey Tedeman prepared and served a home cooked meal at the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor.Read more...
March 3, 2018
Movie Goers Walked the Red Carpet and Enjoyed Oscars Evening!
Movie Goers donned their most glamorous red carpet finery and attended an Oscars Party at the home of Celebrity Star Ginny Kiefer. Attendees strutted their stuff on the red carpet, cast their ballots for best picture and actors, played some intriguing oscar movie trivia, enjoyed an award winning sit down dinner and relaxed into a comfy sofa by the fire to watch the Awards Ceremony.
February 23, 2018
The Boston Volunteer SIG helped Cradles to Crayons!
The Boston volunteer Special Interest Group (SIG) had a fun and meaningful time helping out Cradles to Crayons.
January 26, 2018
The Theater Group Goes on a Bad Date!
January 5, 2018
Wonderful Holiday Outing Enjoyed by Movie Goers SIG
The Movie Goers SIG enjoys a holiday outing at the Colonial Inn in Concord. A warm and convivial time was had by all. Read more...
September 21, 2017
Thriving at 50 and Forward - October 12th
Coming October 12th 7-9pm - Thriving at 50 and Forward panel discussion / wellness event. Join the conversation about staying vital as you navigate this exciting and challenging stage of life! Read more...
August 25, 2017
"Working the Room" Pop-up Builds Confidence
Member Barbara Hyle, engaged 14 members and guests in challenging but fun activities designed to increase confidence when encountering a new group in social or professional settings.Read more...
August 24, 2017
Theater Buffs on the Move - over Land and Sea!
Seven buffs enjoyed an outing on June 28 to see “Bullets Over Broadway” at the Ogunquit Playhouse followed by dinner at Loretta in Newburyport. Read more...
June 27, 2017
Sip and Chat - July 12, 2017
June 27, 2017
Working the Room Workshop - August 1st
Facilitator: Barbara Hyle, former Director of Career Education and Alumni Career Services, Bentley University; Member TTN Boston.
Do you dread going to professional or social gatherings where you don't know anyone? Would you like to feel more comfortable? Read more...
June 25, 2017
Second Annual "Taste of Summer" Potluck Brunch
Boston TTN's Second "Taste of Summer" Potluck Brunch is scheduled for June 25, 2017. Join us at the home of Susan Spector in West Medford from 11:30am-2:00pm. Read more...
May 5, 2017
May Items of Interest
Host sought for Summer Celebration Potluck Brunch
Travel Special Interest Group (SIG) forming. Read more...
March 31, 2017
Coming up: Spring Mix and Mingle
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Place: Home of Le Procter
Bring a friend or two and shake off the winter blahs! Enjoy good company, great conversations, perhaps a glass of wine and some refreshments. Read more...
March 29, 2017
Conversations on "Doing Good"
Thirteen women joined this conversation - an evening that was full of new opportunities for members to volunteer. Read more...
March 27, 2017
"The World of Cruising" Pop-up
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Bedford Town Center, presenter Linda Tatten, CTC, Travel by Tatten helped eight people learn the right questions to ask to find the right cruise for a great vacation.
Watch for more events to come! Read more...
March 1, 2017
Day Trippers - Peabody Essex Museum presents "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain"
The Inaugural Event for TTN-Boston's "Day Trippers" was a wonderful success. Even though the weather was cold, the brunch was delicious and the exhibit was bright with color and pizzazz!
Do you love Shoes? Clothes? Art? Jazz? Miss the brunch date? This exhibit will be at the PEM until June 11th. Read more...
February 14, 2017
What We Treasure: Beauty in Photographs - A conversation with Rose, Jim and Greg
Rescheduled date - February 21, 2017
Facilitators: Rose Cummings, Jim Montanaro, Greg Dancer - Professional photographers and film makers.
There are two kinds of people photographs: One records meaningful moments or relationships with people close to us. And the other photos of ourselves. Read more...