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



May 31, 2018
This month we’ll go back to exploring ways to achieve our fitness goals by learning about Laughter Yoga. 

On June 18, Michelle Fought, The Laughter Muse, will remind us of the benefits of laughter and play in our adult lives.  A core premise of Laughter Yoga is your body can and knows how to laugh, regardless of what your mind has to say.  Following a mind-body approach to laughter, we find we don’t need to know a joke or even be happy.  The process invites us to laugh for no reason.  Join the fun as we explore how to bring laughter and play into our everyday – even when we’re by ourselves.  And we’ll learn about the health benefits of laughing.
Michelle Fought is a professional laughter facilitator.  Certified as both a Laughter Yoga teacher and a Certified Laughter Leader.  Michelle shares her special brand of laughter with organizations of all types.  She is a long time student of positive psychology.
You are invited to gather for dinner at 4:30 pm at Polaris Grill before the program meeting. Polaris Grill is at 1835 Polaris Parkway.

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May 31, 2018
Letter from the Chair – June 2018

I must say I’m still energized and gratified by the ageism conversation we had for our May gathering.  It seemed everyone learned a bit more about ageism and the somewhat insidious ways it shows up in our day-to-day lives.  I appreciate those opportunities that remind me to be aware of the thoughts and expectations imposed by our culture rather than those thoughts and values which are truly my own.  The narrative that old, crotchety, frail, slow and basically of little value never has to be my view of myself or others reaching for 94 no matter how old I am.  At the same time, staying open, energetic and good humored does take effort and a willingness to be mindful.

June’s program with the Laughter Muse, may not seem at first glance to be as heady as our ageism conversation, but Read more...

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May 31, 2018
Wellness Special Interest Group Event for June

TTN Wellness Event for June: 

NAMIWalks Franklin County - June 9, 2018, 5k Walk at Wolfe Park in Columbus.  Check in is at 9:30am and start time is at 10:00am. 

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As NAMIWalks celebrates its 16th anniversary, we invite you to join Barbara Blair-Karr with TTN and Concord Counseling to take part in NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country. Read more...

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May 30, 2018
Movie & Theater Group May Movie Outing & June Event

For the May movie outing, eight TTN members enjoyed “Book Club” at the Gahanna Cinemark. Women all around us chuckled, nodded in agreement, and laughed out loud at the hilarious antics of our sisters on screen and got the message that we’re not too old to enjoy life. A happy coincidence was that our subject of discussion for the monthly meeting was ageism, a perfect setup for this evening of fun.  and the perfect finale was laughter over dinner at Max and Erma’s.

Mark your calendar for the 4th Monday of the month for Movie or theater night with TTN.  The next planned event is on Monday, June 25th.
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May 30, 2018
Genealogy Special Interest Group Field Trip

Sharon Seiling and Virginia Brizendine, members of the Genealogy Special Interest Group, took a jaunt south to Richmond, Kentucky the last week of April.  We both have ancestors who were in Madison and Estill Counties in Kentucky and then migrated to Missouri.  Read more...

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May 26, 2018
Introducing New Member ~ Margaret Romoser
Did you meet Margaret in April, when she and her sister Roberta Ciszewski attended their first TTN meeting? Thanks to Dianne King, who introduced them to TTN, we have an opportunity to add yet another vibrant, active, and sparkling member to our friends at TTN.
Margaret, who holds a master’s in zoology and a PhD in communication studies, from Ohio U,  is retired from managing a tutoring program at Ohio U, but her life is filled with exciting and fulfilling new experiences. Read more...

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May 25, 2018
Introducing New Member ~ Donna Kayne Owen

Donna Owen moved from Cleveland to Columbus 1 ½ years ago, because her boyfriend lives in Gahanna. She loves the Columbus area, especially the weather. She downsized from a home in Cleveland to a two bedroom apartment in Gahanna, but still needs to work on moving and/or getting rid of her possessions in Cleveland. Since she’s working on making new friends, her sister Roberta Kayne suggested that she join TTN. Donna says, “You never know what may come your way from meeting new people.” Read more...

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May 25, 2018
The Wardrobe Malfunction by Susie Collins

Imagine if you would me standing in a room full of framed art among a group of conservative small town people, trying to hide and act inconspicuous while wearing a very skimpy, loud outfit.

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May 25, 2018
Amethyst Community Service Project Update

Do you enjoy telling a best friend how you make your pasta salad? Can you imagine telling 20+ women how to make one of your specials?

Eight TTN women did just that on May 15th to a group of women at Amethyst, a recovery program, which so aptly states on their website “provides a safe, stable environment in which recovering drug and alcohol dependent women, and women with families, can work toward and maintain sobriety.” Read more...

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May 1, 2018
Hold the Date - July Meeting - Cocktails & Conversation

July 2018 Meeting Announcement    Ladies Night perfect poster for a classy ladies night. Description fromâ?¦

A Girl’s Night – Cocktails and Conversation   

Our gathering in July will be an opportunity to enjoy a lovely night outside under the street lights on the patio, to catch up with one another and share stories of summer plans or whatever.  

Date:  Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Location:  The Rusty Bucket Clintonville

   4109 N. High Street

   Columbus, OH 43214          


Cost:  Food and libations are on your own

Please register for this event so we have an accurate count for the restaurant.

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April 30, 2018
Hold the Date - August Meeting Announcement

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 CookbookBetter Than Vegan, the bestselling Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, and his newest one – The China Study Family Cookbook.

Date:  Monday, August 20, 2018

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  The Wellness Forum, 510 East Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite G, Worthington Ohio 43085.

Cost:  No charge for members and guests

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