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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's NYC Chapter. Therefore, you must first be a member to take advantage of this benefit. (See instructions below for joining the New York City Chapter if you are not already a member.)

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 the next FREE  CC Orientation meeting

This informal question and answer session, held via ZOOM, 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 pay by credit card on the page that comes up, or you can scroll down to the bottom to choose to pay by mail. NOTE: It takes up to two weeks to process payment if a check is mailed. Membership is not effective until the check clears.


To sign up for the Caring Collaborative

Once you are aTTN-NYC member, go to the TTN-NYC Chapter Events page to register for a free CC Orientation meeting. 
After register, you will receive a confirming e-mail. A link to join the CC Orientation using ZOOM will be sent 72 hours before the Zoom meeting. 
 

How can I meet others in the CC program?

TTN's Caring Collaborative has 22 Neighborhood Groups that meet regularly using ZOOM.
There are multiple Manhattan groups on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Midtown East, and Downtown There are also CC Neighborhood Groups for Queens and Brooklyn residents. Several groups meet in the afternoon, the rest in the evening.

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 now at two to four 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 needinformation or other help in the future. Attending a group meeting 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 information or 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
Joan Freilich
Jennifer Foster
Karen Gens
Naomi Goodhart
Barbara Stahura 
Victoria Weill-Hagai