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The Central Ohio Chapter encompasses the Columbus Metro area
and surrounding suburbs.
February Meeting - Writers Round Table
Writers Round Table
Our featured authors and their books are (from the left):
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February 4, 2019
February Letter from the Chair
Will You Need to be Carried?
There’s a video that showed up in my Facebook feed of a 69 year old woman who started going to the gym about 5 year ago – check it out.
There are two reasons the video made an impression on me . . . first, I’m 69 years old and while I think being able to do a pull up is possible and even beneficial for me, I can’t do one let alone a dozen. The second reason I’m sharing her video is her reason for working out so hard – she doesn’t want anyone to have to carry her.
Fitness always scores high when we talk about what we want to learn more about. As I recall there was quite a bit of enthusiasm last year when we discussed fitness at the April meeting. We did a basic assessment so we’d have a baseline for any improvement we felt we wanted to make.
Do you still have the handout from that April meeting with your notes? If you were to give yourself that assessment again today, would your fitness level be the same, better, or possibly worse?
In the TTN’s spirit of lifelong learning, what have you learned about fitness over the last year? What have you learned about your relationship with fitness?
I battle with myself all the time over my desire to be more fit on one hand, and my habit of not pushing myself much harder than is needed. How about you?
We are the first generation of individuals who have to worry about not only outliving our money, but also outliving our physical capabilities. Most of our parents started their lives at a time when many jobs still required physical movement and even household chores required more physical activity.
February 2, 2019
Photos of February Wellness Events
TTN Central Ohio Wellness Events Photos:
2/6 at Franklin Park Conservatory with Donna Owen, Donna Winters, Maureen Severns, Joanne Wissler and Roberta Kayne - photos by Maureen and Donna O.
2/8 at Bill Cohen's Valentines Day Concert with Roberta Kayne, Susie Collins and Mary Greenlee (Mary took the photo).
January 24, 2019
March Event - Hold the Date for our March "Girls Night Out"
Members Only Girl’s Night – Cocktails and Conversation
Our gathering in March will be an opportunity to catch up with one another and talk about how your winter’s going. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to celebrate the arrival of an early Spring.
Cost: Food and libations are on your own.
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Matt the Miller Tavern, 1436 Gemini Place, Columbus OH
Please register for this event so we have an accurate count for the restaurant.
January 22, 2019
Thank You from Celebrate One
In December, at our holiday party, Virginia Brizendine told us about an organization that provides sleep sacks for infants from families in need. In response, many of our memberes had brought brand new sleep sacks, and many had brought money to pay for new ones.
The organization sent the thank-you letter below. We thought you’d like to see it. Thank you to everyone who made this gift possible.
"Dear Ladies of The Transition Network,
"On behalf of CelebrateOne, I'd like to thank all of youo for the extremely generous gift of sleep sacks and money for more. Unfortunately, after a year in which we saw a huge reduction in sleep-related deaths, we've seen a dramatic increase this past year.
"We will, therefore, be ramping up our strategies in an effort to eliminate these needless infant deaths. Your figts could not have come at a better time. With your help, we will keep fighting this fight! Thank you, again, for thinking of us.
"With love, Nadine Rinehart"Read more...
January 21, 2019
"Smart Columbus" - Photos & Summary of our 1/21/19 Meeting
Columbus was awarded the first ever Smart City Challenge grant from the USDOT. The vision is to lead the nation to discover and implement innovation that will reinvent mobility.
Alyssa Chenault, from Smart Columbus, shared details about what’s happening at Smart Columbus and what reinvented mobility means in everyday life, how it will impact everyone.
For a short video of her presentation, click here
January 21, 2019
April Meeting - Socially Responsible Investing
Socially Responsible Investing
Join us for a conversation with Edie Driskill about how your values show up in your financial decisions. This will be a broad discussion to explore how to bring your personal values to bear on spending, giving and investment decisions.
Edie is the author of “Take Charge: A Woman’s Guide to a Secure Retirement,” the “Idiots Guide to Health Savings Accounts” and other books on personal finance. She is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter with 42 years in practice. She is also a Line Dance instructor and owner of Stomping Grounds, a member of Showing Up for Racial Justice, and the CSG Diversity Committee.
Date: April 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Quest Conference Center
Guests $10 paid at time of registration
Anyone interested is invited to gather at the Polaris Grill for dinner and socializing at 4:30pm. Read more...