Thinking about retirement and wondering where to turn for help? At the UW Retirement Association, we work not only with retirees, but also with what we call pre-retirees: current faculty and staff who are beginning to think about the possibilities ahead of them. Are you a pre-retiree? You might be if…
- Your retired colleagues keep seeming younger and younger
- You find yourself frequently hitting ‘refresh’ on the benefits & work/life web page about eligibility for retirement
- You’ve made flash cards to learn the full names of UWRP, PERS, DRS, PEBB, HCA, VEBA, and VRI
- Your office is ringed with a paper chain with links representing the number of days you’ll still be paying for parking
We know pre-retirees have questions — lots of questions — and that your time is precious. That’s why we’ve assembled the people with the answers, all in one place and eager to talk with you, at the UW Retiree Resource Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 in the HUB South Ballroom.
Whether you’re just beginning to think about retirement or have one foot out the door, you’ll find information and inspiration for your next phase of life:
- Representatives from campus offices that serve retirees, including HR-Benefits, Husky Card Account & ID Center, Transportation Services, Fidelity Investments, and more
- Discounts, freebies, and special access for retirees from campus organizations including UW Arts, the UW Club, University Book Store, UW Alumni Travel, Osher Lifelong Learning Center, and more
- Opportunities to volunteer with campus groups including Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center Volunteer Services, Student-Athlete Academic Services, UW Impact, and more
- Connections to area Encore agencies including 501 Commons, CenterPoint, Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, and more
You’ll also find community. Your peers and colleagues, both pre-retirement and retired, will be sharing their own questions and experience.
Cathy Randolph is the associate director of the UW Retirement Association. Her work with the engaged and interesting retirees of the UW has long since transformed her from employee to pre-retiree.
The UW Retirement Association informs, connects, and advocates for UW retirees and pre-retirees. The UWRA encourages continued engagement with the UW and fosters a purposeful retirement through educational and social programs.