UW Retirement Association

Events and programs coming soon

FALL COLORS IN THE UW BOTANIC GARDENS
Wednesday, October 20 | 10:30 am | REGISTER NOW

Take a virtual walk through the fall garden with Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections and the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium. Enjoy Seattle’s fall colors in some of the city’s most beautiful settings.

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RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVING
Thursday, November 4 | 11:00 am | REGISTER NOW

Caring for a partner, parent, or other loved one presents both great rewards and great challenges. Come learn about resources for information and support as you move through the many decision points that are part of caregiving. When does in-home care make sense, and when is a nursing home or other care community necessary? How can you identify and evaluate in-home caregivers and possible residences? What professionals are available to assist you, and how do you find them? And where do you find support and refreshment for yourself?

Speakers: Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN, FAAN, UW School of Nursing, and Emily Ishado, MSW, LICSW, Psychosocial & Community Health

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GAME CHANGER: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF COLLEGE SPORTS
Wednesday, November 17 | 10:30 am | REGISTER BEGINNING NOVEMBER 3
A What’s the Big Idea discussion facilitated by UW Athletics’ Kim Durand

This fall, the playing field has shifted for Husky student-athletes. Businesses are now allowed to pay them for using their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Student-athletes can profit from autograph sales, social media posts, YouTube channels, training camps, speaking engagements, personal merchandising, endorsement deals, and more. What does this mean for college athletics, college athletes, and college fans?

Facilitator: Kim Durand serves as the UW’s senior associate athletic director for student development. In her role, she manages all student-athlete academic services, works on enhancing life skills of students, and helps guide Boundless Futures, the UW’s response to the new NIL rules.

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What’s the Big Idea programs are small-group discussions. Come ready to enjoy participating in an exchange of ideas led by our knowledgeable facilitator. Group size is kept small to encourage interaction.

REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 3

HUSKY SPORTS: VOLLEYBALL VS. OREGON
Sunday, November 21 | 2:00 pm | GET TICKETS

The Huskies start the season ranked 4th in the country. Following their NCAA Final Four appearance last year, the team lost only one member and returns six All-American/All-Region honorees. Enjoy excellent seats and excellent company, at group rates. UW Athletics requires proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test, and masks must be worn at all times.

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DOWNSIZE TO THE RIGHT SIZE
Thursday, January 20 | 10:30 am | REGISTER

Whether you’re planning for an upcoming move or just need to simplify your current living space, this virtual seminar will provide practical tips and thoughtful approaches to rightsizing your belongings. Learn a step-by-step process to move you toward enjoying less “stuff” and more freedom. The presentation includes information about how to begin the downsizing process, what to do with all your stuff, and the many resources available to you.

Speaker: Eric Rovner leads the HB Move Management team with his passion for changing the way people of all ages experience the process of downsizing and moving. HB Move Management is a specialized division of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage.

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PROGRAM RESOURCES AND VIDEOS

Miss a program, or want to follow up? You can find links to resources provided by our speakers posted in our Program Resources blog. When available, videos of presentations are available on our Program Videos page.

MIDLIFE 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.

DAY TRIPS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

Fun and informative online and in-person 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. Groups have been on hiatus during COVID-19 quarantines and are looking forward to in-person, hybrid and virtual meetings this fall.