~ Enjoy monthly speakers addressing scholarly, timely, and
~ Dine, chat, renew friendships with former colleagues, and make
~ Strengthen your connection with the University community.
The Social Activities Committee identifies opportunities for gathering beyond luncheons, workshops, and involvement in UMRA governance. Wine tastings, local and regional tours, and events planned by other organizations are some of the activities offered to promote social interaction.
Current interest groups include the armchair traveler, a book club, photo club, and the finance and legal group. Members of each gather monthly or periodically to share common interests, have fun, and learn from each other.
This month's UMRA Forum and Living Well Workshop is on the home page. Reservations are required for the Forum and luncheon. Workshops are held in conjunction with each monthly program. Generally designed to be highly interactive, they are free and no reservation is necessary. Past topics have included housing alternatives, financial planning, long-term care, photography, and caregiving.
Our members share their professional and personal interests as they contribute to the broader community.
♦ Offering caring outreach to members facing serious illness or other
♦ Providing Professional Development Grants for Retirees
Visit Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire and explore China with UMRA’s Armchair Traveler program on Tuesday, February 2. Read more >>
A weakening voice can impact one’s ability to thrive in later years. The good news is, there are things we can do to build and maintain our vocal strength, as we will learn in this workshop with Peter Watson, PhD, from the U of M Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Becky Anderson will lead the discussion of The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19.
The University is facing a projected $166 million budget shortfall. How will it fare during this crisis? What further challenges lie ahead? Myron Frans, the U’s senior VP of finance and operations, will offer answers to these and other questions for UMRA’s February 2021 Forum.