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Welcome to the TTN Long Island Chapter

We are women from Eastern Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.

If you are interested in joining an organization  of dynamic, inspiring group of women who are exploring new interests, please contact us at longislandchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org
                                                                                                  Marlene Gerber- Chair                                                                           smg27@optonline.net  516-487-1979                                                                                                                                                           
 

For women 50 and older, our world is changing. 

What’s next for us?

Create your future right here on Long Island

CONNECT! COMMUNICATE! COLLABORATE!

TTN, which is part of a vibrant national organization, is a catalyst that sparks collective life-long learning, socializing and networking, personal growth, professional development, and community enhancement.

 

~Looking Ahead~






        

September 10    Cinema Arts

September 17    Health and Wellness Presents Medical Marijuana

September 23     Connect Now

October 4            Sherwood – Jayne Farm

October 15          Hampton Jitney to Essex CT

October 22          Ageism Discussion

October 28          Are Some Long Island Mansions Haunted?   

November 7        Canasta Tournament

November 10      Resilience Workshop

November 21      TTN University Day

December 3       Thank You Meet and Mingle

December 8      
 Women in Transition

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EXCITING PAST EVENTS

July 29, 2019
Fly Girls Event
Wasp.  An insect that stings.  WASP. White Anglo Saxon Protestant, an ethnic category.  But on July 25 at Jericho Library, a group of TTN members learned about another – and less known WASP group: Women’s Airforce Service Pilots of WWII.  Bruce Kagan gave a fascinating and well-documented lecture on these women, using many photos and melodies repurposed with new lyrics by the WASP(s). 
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June 14, 2019
2019 ANUAL LUNCHEON

ANNUAL LUNCHEON - June 11, 2019

Anyone attending the TTN/LI Annual Luncheon at The Mansion in Woodbury would have thought they had been transported back to the era of the Great Gatsby and the Roaring Twenties.  In fact, the only person missing may have been Jay Gatsby himself.  Many of the 300 TTN/LI members who attended the sold-out function arrived attired in that era’s fashions: there was lots of black and art deco gold and silver on display, along with more than a few feather boas and flapper headbands. The Mansion setting also contributed to the atmosphere of having travelled back to the heyday of the Gold Coast mansions. 

 

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June 6, 2019
FOOTSTEPS

FOOTSTEPS

 

How many of us would be brave enough to give up almost everything and everyone familiar and dear to us to live a life of our own choosing?

 

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April 21, 2019
Ageism
A Manifesto Against Ageism
“You look great for your age.”  How many of us have been told that by some well-meaning friend and took this as a compliment?  But this supposed compliment is really a form of ageism because it assumes that everyone your age (except you) looks old and looking old is bad.  As speaker Ashton Applewhite told her audience of more than 100 TTN/LI women on April 16 at the Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead, “Ageism is any judgement made about people on the basis of age” and this “ism” affects women more than men.  Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks-A Manifesto Against Ageism” and a frequent and passionate speaker on the subject.  “Ageism enhances men and devalues women.  Men and women experience ageing differently because society treats them differently.”  Women buy into the societal assumption that we are not valued when we lie about our age, buy millions of dollars of anti-aging products and alter our appearance to look younger. Our age denial is expensive, futile and rooted in shame. 
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April 1, 2019
EVENT-CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (CSI)
Resilient, Empowered, Survivors, Leaders: These are some of the adjectives TTN/LI members used to describe the five First Ladies with ties to Long Island after we listened to Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan’s presentation on Friday, March 29 at the Heritage Club in Bethpage.  The five who are associated with Long Island are: Julia Gardiner Tyler, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Barbara Pierce Bush. 
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March 14, 2019
The Women of Washington Square



What did Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Emma Lazarus, Emily Post and Eleanor Roosevelt have in common? Yes, they are all historic female figures we have heard of.  We also can add to the list some less recognizable names: Mabel Dodge, Anne Lynch, and Jane Heap.  It turns out all of these women are part of a group comprising “The Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square.”  More than 100 members of the TTN/LI chapter came to Molloy College on March 14 to celebrate Women’s History Month and to hear Joyce Gold describe these women, their accomplishments, and the 2.5 mile area in which they lived during at least a portion of their adult lives—the Washington Square area of Greenwich Village. 


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February 4, 2019
Contemporary Social Issues (CSI)

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (CSI)

Run! Hide! Fight! These are the three commandments to be followed if you are in a dangerous, active shooter situation. On Monday, February 4, at the Commack Library, the Contemporary Social Issues Committee organized a timely power point lecture presented by Officer Moira Larmour of the Suffolk County Police department on “How to be Safe in Public Places.

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December 18, 2018
“Eat a Healthy Diet” Workshop
On December 7, 2018 the Health and Wellness Council of the Long Island Chapter of TTN held a workshop Entitled “Eat a Healthy Diet.” Mary Ellen Grimes MS, RD, CDN provided us with an informative and enlightened view of what it means to each of us.
Many questions were asked and answered by our knowledgeable speaker.
The 72 women that attended left the workshop well informed.
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December 2, 2018
A Day At The Mosque

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES (CSI)-A Day at the Mosque

How do we foster unity and understanding in “our little corner of the world”--Long Island? It’s
not an easy goal to achieve, especially in today’s turbulent times, but on Thursday, November
29, TTN’s CSI committee took a step in that direction by presenting a program entitled “A Day
at the Mosque.” The sold-out event took place at the Islamic Center of Long Island in
Westbury, and was moderated by Dr. Isma Chaudhry, formerly the Center’s first female
president, and currently its first female chairperson of the Board of Trustees. A traditional
lunch was followed by a discussion, in which Dr. Chaudhry, along with the Center’s Mufti
Mohammad Farhad, provided the rapt audience with a lesson in “Islam 1.1.”
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