From the President
UMRA's collective energy rises and finds its way forward in the committees, the interest groups, the work of the board, and our liaisons who connect UMRA across the University. More ...
Dreaming of spring
Photo: Chip Peterson, UMRA Photo Club member
Welcome! Join us.
- Attend monthly programs and workshops
- Enjoy social activities and make new friends
- Stay informed on retirement issues and opportunities
See Member Benefits to join, renew, or find resources for retirees.
Photo Club is on Shutterfly
The UMRA Photo Club met for lunch and an outdoor photo shoot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in May 2022.
Savoring the opportunity to be together in real life.
Photo by Frank Busta
♦ Have a great summer 2022! ♦
September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm
There is no better way to celebrate the beginning of a new UMRA program year than by taking a glorious sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River. Meet new members, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy a taco bar with two-for-one margaritas.
$35 per person
(includes taco bar)
Valuable Senior Resources
The Resources for Retirees page, under the Membership menu, has valuable resources for seniors. It has aids in finding medical and prescription assistance, legal and advocacy advice as well as support organizations for caregivers. Here are just a couple of the many resources:
Blue Zones: Reports on research and projects of the Blue Zones group concerning areas of the world where people live the longest (“blue zones”), and the reasons for their longevity. Find healthy recipes for both meals and general living.
Wilder Caregiving Services: Associated with the Wilder Community Center for Aging in St. Paul. Provides a wide variety of services and seminars for caregivers including free webinars and support groups. In addition, they offer daycare services for the elderly and “Respite” care.
Mobility Aids: Impartial advice on selecting the best mobility aids to keep you active, including mobility scooters, rollators, walking frames, wheelchairs and home aids such as hospital beds for home, lighting and adaptive clothing and more.
Living at Home Network: (LAHN) is a network of community-based programs that rely on volunteers and resources in YOUR community to support your needs for independent living: cleaning, hospice, in-home care, companionship and more. Simply contact them to learn how they can help.
And many, many more!
Members of UMRA’s Fourth Friday Book Club enjoyed a lively discussion of author Gail Honeyman’s prize-winning debut novel and what it reveals about the importance of friendship and care to the development of the quirky main character. More …
This historical novel depicts the life of aviation pioneer Beryl Markham and the early decades of her extraordinary life growing up in Kenya. More …
Hike leaders needed for September 19, October 3 and October 17, 2022 hikes. Bev Moe will be out of the country. If you will lead on one of these days, please contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 24, at the end of a week like no other (House Jan. 6 committee hearings, and Supreme Court decisions on gun control in New York and overturning Roe v. Wade), UMRA’s Fourth Friday Book Club had a deep and passionate discussion on Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild. More …