UW Retirement Association

March 25, 2020

News & Events, March 25, 2020

UW & COVID-19

Lower your risk: Watch advice for seniors from the UW Head of Gerontology HERE 

Donations to UW Medicine: UW Medicine is gratefully accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical items to combat the virus, provide care for patients and ensure the health and well-being of our frontline medical teams. Please see the list of items and how to donate HERE

Stronger together: UW School of Pharmacy is helping out by making hand sanitizer for UW Hospitals, see the story HERE

Drive-through testing expanded: UW Medicine now offers drive-through testing for all UW Medicine patients that have a doctor’s referral. Find location and more HERE

 

PERS 1 COLA Update

Latest on potential COLA increase: Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 1390 has passed the legislature. Governor Inslee is expected to sign the measure. If signed by the Governor, all PERS 1 & TRS 1 retirees will receive a Cost of Living Adjustment of 3% up to a maximum of $62.50 per month starting with their July pension check.

 

Keeping in Touch

No smart phone or new to video chat: Stay connected to your loved ones while practicing social distancing with these skills and tools. Staff favorites for your desktop computer or phone include Marco Polo and Facebook Messenger (desktop computer, smart phone) for video or voice-only calling. A list of various programs for your computer or your smart phone is HERE

 

Life-long Learning

Free Ivy League Online Classes: Wide ranging topics including Computer Science, Women’s History, and Personal Development are covered in the over 450 courses listed HERE

Google Trekker: Experience historic battlefields, expansive waterways, and beautiful hiking trails on your computer through The Conservation Fund HERE

Environmental Film Festival: Watch the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films from Washington, D.C. festival through their new online platform. Nearly all 2020 films can be viewed online and many screenings are free HERE