ROBERTA TAYLOR (Founder)
Roberta Taylor, the original founder of Boston TTN Chapter, has been a member since July 2012. Roberta lives in Waltham.
Why do you do what you do for TTN?
Several years ago I attended a conference on Positive Aging where I met one of the founding members of The Transition Network. I knew nothing about the organization, but became excited when I learned about TTN’s mission and vision. But why wasn’t there a Boston Chapter? That’s when the passion caught on, and with the support and mentorship of other Chapter leaders, the Boston Chapter was born.
As they say, the rest is history!
Tell us about your career.
For over 50 years I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist and life transition coach. Helping people, particularly women, overcome obstacles and move forward in their lives, has always inspired me.
When Covid hit, I lost my office but continued working with clients on line. I’ve been fortunate to have had a career that gave me a sense of purpose. In 2011, I co-authored The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle: 10- Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together.
Now, that I’m 80, transitioning into a different life stage, I’ve been spending more time with family, contemplating my life and my legacy, and discovering how I want to spend my precious time.
What do you enjoy doing?
What I most enjoy is spending time with my adult grandchildren and my long-term friends, as well as the wonderful women I’ve met in TTN; playing mahJongg; book group; and my 70 and Forward Group (we’re now all in our 80’s).
I’m now taking exercise and dance classes at the local senior center, including country line dancing, which is fun and good for the body and the spirit.
What is something unexpected about you?
My touchstone for the past 27 years has been a women’s spirituality group. Where does the time go?