Resources for Retirees

Whether you are looking ahead to retirement, are newly retired, or are long-retired and moving into a new life stage, questions are inevitable. UWRA is your resource for retirement-related information and referrals. This page includes some helpful links, but you are welcome to call or email our office with your questions.

Encore

The UWRA is a pioneer within higher education on behalf of encore.org, a movement to help redefine what midlife and beyond may mean for many people in the 21st century. Two UW retirees are sharing a funded Encore fellowship in 2014. They will develop ideas that have been generated by UWRA working groups, grow Encore networks among on- and off-campus resources, and test proposals to see whether they meeting the anticipated needs of retirees for fulfilling and meaningful paid or unpaid work. Read more here….

Retirement Transitions Programs

Through the Retirement Transitions series the UWRA offers workshops for UW pre-retirees and recent retirees on the issues of midlife. Some workshops are open to UW alumni as well; see course descriptions for details. Financial and estate planning, long-term care insurance, eldercare, and exploring a post-work identity are topics that have been addressed in recent Transitions sessions. Find course descriptions and a current schedule here….

UW Retiree Privileges

All UW faculty and staff retired in good standing are eligible for a variety of privileges and discounts. Download a Retiree Privileges brochure here, and watch for an invitation to the Retiree Privileges Fair held each year in September.

Retirees should obtain a retiree Husky ID card when their retirement becomes final. Read about how to get the card in the Retiree Privileges brochure, or visit the Retiree Husky Card information page.

Other Resources for UW Retirees

UW Benefits Office

Academic Human Resources

Educational Opportunities

  • The Access program allows all Washington residents 60 or older to audit UW classes
  • UW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers enrichment classes specifically for older adults
  • UW Educational Outreach offers classes and certificate programs for those who wish to update or extend their skills or move into a new field

Non-UW Resources for UW Employees

 

 

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