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CARING COLLABORATIVE FAQS

How to join The Transition Network-Caring Collaborative in New York City

The Caring Collaborative (TTN-CC) is a benefit of membership in The Transition Network. Therefore, you must first be a member to take advantage of this benefit. (See instructions below for joining TTN's New York City Chapter.)

Membership in the Caring Collaborative is not automatic.
There is a required Orientation on the scope and boundaries of exchanges among CC members that must be attended before participation in CC.

Once you have joined TTN, go to the Events page of the New York Chapter to register for a CC Orientation meeting.
This informal question and answer session, held in a member’s home, is required for new members. It outlines the ground rules for seeking and offering assistance, and stresses the need for a professional attitude toward maintaining privacy about member’s health issues and needs.
 

To sign up if you are new to TTN/CC or renewing your TTN membership

• go to:

/join/

or

to the home page of TTN  (/home/) and click on “Join.”

• Enter your Zip code and press OK

A page with membership options will appear.

• After you have read the information provided, scroll down to the bottom of the page and press “continue to Membership Process.”

You can pay by credit card on the page that comes up, or you can scroll down to the bottom to choose to pay by mail.


To sign up for the Caring Collaborative

Once you have joined TTN, go to the TTN-NYC Chapter Events page to register for a free CC Orientation meeting. 
After you register, you will receive a confirming e-mail from the Caring Collaborative Coordinator with the address of the CC member hosting your Orientation. 
 

How can I meet others in the CC program?

TTN's Caring Collaborative has 15 Neighborhood Groups that meet regularly.
There are multiple Manhattan +groups on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Midtown East, and Downtown. Three groups meet in the afternoon, the rest in the evening.

There are also CC Neighborhood Groups for Queens and Brooklyn residents.
 
If you sign up for membership in a Neighborhood Group - and it is strictly voluntary - you will be contacted by a group leader and invited to attend their next meeting. Meetings generally occur at four to six week intervals.

If you elect to join a group active in your neighborhood, you will meet CC members who will stand ready to assist should you need help in the future. Attending  a group regularly enables members to get to know each other, and also to explore discussion topics that help us all to become better-informed health consumers.

For further questions about Neighborhood Groups, please write to our coordinator at coordinator@ttncaringcollaborative.org.
 

Are there other benefits of the TTN-CC program?

See the Caring Collaborative home page.
 

Suppose I have a question that goes beyond the information described here, and on the Caring Collaborative home page. Whom do I contact? And how?

TTN-CC’s coordinator. She may be reached at coordinator@ttncaringcollaborative.org

What is the process for getting help?

Contact the TTN-CC’s coordinator by email at coordinator@ttncaringcollaborative.org 

You may also contact the Chair of the Caring Collaborative Committee:
Barbara Alpern at barbara.alpern@hotmail.com​ 

The TTN-CC program is led by a Council comprised of the following members:

Barbara Alpern - Chair
Sally Dougan
Amy Epstein
Karen Gens
Naomi Goodhart
Shirley Petersen
Barbara Stahura 
Victoria Weill-Hagai