AdvocacyDecember 19, 2017
How many of us can add our names to the list of women who have suffered in silence while we were disrespected, lessened, or even worse, abused during our lives?Read more...
June 3, 2016
Attention Candidates: We Are Over 50, and We Vote
What issues are important to you this political season? Income insecurity? Alzheimer’s disease? Paying for long-term care or prescription drugs? You name it, if it’s related to aging, the chances are it’s been given short shrift so far both by the presidential candidates and the political media — despite the fact that of the three remaining candidates, one is 68, one is 69 and the third is 74. And the fact that the U.S. population is rapidly aging.Read the full article
May 23, 2016
Peer Group Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House
Article submitted by Marion Immerman, Center City Day 2 Peer Group (TTN Philadelphia Chapter) On May 10th, our long-standing Center City Peer Group prepared and served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House next to St Christopher's Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia. When Joan Applegate suggested the idea, most of us eagerly jumped on board. We are an agreeable group and had no difficulty deciding on a date or the dinner items each of us would prepare. We were so organized that we were even able to hold our monthly PG meeting that same morning without interruption.Read more...
October 20, 2015
Five Ways to Stamp Out Ageism
MADDY DYCHTWALD: Back in the 1960s, “Don’t trust anyone over 30” was the baby boomer’s battle cry. Now the youngest boomer is 51, and the very ageism we helped solidify is a problem we need to help dismantle. Dr. Robert Butler, often considered the father of gerontology, coined the word “ageism” and explained its dangers: “Old people are categorized as senile, rigid in thought and manner, old-fashioned in morality and skills….Ageism allows the younger generations to see older people as different from themselves; thus they subtly cease to identify with their elders as human beings.”Read the full article
October 20, 2015
Are You Ready To Make An Impact?
When I sat down to talk with Executive Director Susan Collins recently, one thing quickly became clear: the spirit of giving is a thread that runs all the way through The Transition Network (TTN). Members and leadership alike embrace this spirit at every turn and through each of the three paths.Read more...