• 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.

  • Opportunities Abound

    - Social activities
    - Interest groups
    - Professional Development Grants for Retirees

    See Events and Serving U to learn more.


    Members of the UMRA Hiking Club crossed the mighty Mississippi on their mid-July 2022 hike through the Twin Cities. Photo: Julie Sweitzer

  • 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!     ♦

UMRA Forum

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.

Harriet Island Regional Park, St. Paul
RSVP by August 26

$35 per person
(includes taco bar)

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Valuable Senior Resources

Resources for Retirees

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!