UW Retirement Association

Events and programs coming soon

MEMBER-TO-MEMBER: BOB EDMONDS, AUTHOR OF SAVING FOREST ECOSYSTEMS
Friday, May 7 | 10:30 am | LEARN MORE

In this history of more than 100 years of forestry research and education, Edmonds blends historical sources with stories from his own 54-year association with the College of Forestry and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. He traces the evolving focus of forestry science, from managing logging to preserving old-growth forests to understanding climate change. In this conversation, he’ll talk about the eight-year process of bringing this book to publication, and he’ll share his thoughts about present and future forest science.

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MEMBER-TO-MEMBER: TOM HINCKLEY, CASCADES HIKES FOR EVERY ABILITY
Friday, May 21 | 10:30 am | LEARN MORE

With decades spent in the mountains, on his own and with students, Tom has favorite hikes suitable for a range of hikers. This presentation will include a hike suitable for wheelchair users and one for hikers looking for distance, among others. Get your summer started with inspiration from Tom’s photos, videos, tips, and recommendations.

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THE FUTURE OF AGING
Keynote — Aging in the 21st Century: New Issues in a New World, Eileen Crimmins, USC
Further explorations — Lectures by Prof. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, Social Work; Dr. Eric Larson, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; Prof. Sara Curran, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology.

Recordings of these sessions will be available online in a few weeks.   Cosponsored by UWRA, UWAA and the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

TRANSITIONS TOOLKIT
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.

VIRTUAL VISITS
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.

RESOURCES FROM PAST PRESENTATIONS

Intro to Zoom tools from 8/31/20

Virtual Retiree Resource Fair slides from 9/15/20

Bob Roseth on Writing and Publishing as a Second Career from 3/19/21