UW Retirement Association

Events and programs

Learn more and register for UWRA events and programs

Check back often — more details and registration links coming soon!

Monday, August 31, 11 am – 12 noon
Whether you’re new to Zoom or just running into problems, UWRA’s Jen Small will walk you through the basics and help you get ready for our upcoming programs. More information and a link HERE.

Friday, September 11: Finances in Retirement
Tuesday, September 15: UW Retiree Privileges
Information and opportunities for Q&A in these online sessions hosted by UW offices and programs that provide support or special access to UW retirees. Drop in for the topics that interest you.

Thursday, September 24, 2 – 3 pm 
Jevin West, leader of UW’s Center for an Informed Public and one of the originators of the UW’s “Calling BS” class, will look at online practices that target older adults or put them at risk. New platforms for human interaction and information sharing have opened the door to misinformation, disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation, which diminish trust in democratic institutions such as science and journalism. West will help us spot selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and combat modern misinformation in a lively session full of examples drawn from today’s news. Register using THIS LINK.

IGNITE AGING SYMPOSIUM, focusing on population and community
Friday, October 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
A series of five-minute talks presented by alumni and faculty of the UW School of Nursing, including the Director of Public Health for Seattle and King County. Musical interludes will feature Dean Emerita Nancy Woods on flute and Grethe Cammermeyer playing and singing one of her original songs. UWRA is a cosponsor of this event hosted by the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging. View the program and RSVP at events.uw.edu/IgniteAging2020.

Keynote — Tuesday, November 10, 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Aging in the 21st Century: New Issues in a New World
Further explorations — Lectures November 12, 17, and 19, each 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The aging baby boomer generation seems to be most often described as a ‘tsunami,’ with accompanying alarms about the capacity of Medicare and Social Security to contain the flood. But what about the strengths and potential contributions baby boomers bring into retirement? Our keynote speaker, Eileen Crimmins, AARP Chair in Gerontology and specialist in the demography of older populations at USC, will address “Aging in the 21st Century: New Issues in a New World.” Respondents include Karen I Fredriksen Goldsen, Professor and Director, UW Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence; Eric Larson, Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; Sara Curran, Director, UW Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. Watch for full details on a series of engaging sessions you won’t want to miss. Cosponsored by UWRA, UWAA and the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

Monthly through the fall
Topics may include how to work with a hospital social worker, wills & estates deep dive, understanding and using rehab and skilled nursing, working with a fiduciary, and more. Send your suggestions and preferences to retiremt@uw.edu.

Throughout the fall
Fun and informative online visits to UW and local sites. Watch your member e-digest for specifics.

Explore UWRA interest groups

Volunteer-led groups gather to pursue shared interests, from bird watching to travel to bridge to walking. Also check out the monthly book group, ‘What’s the Big Idea’ discussion group, and group tickets to Husky sports. Some groups are on hiatus during COVID-19 quarantines, and others are looking forward to virtual meetings this fall.