Respected speakers address a variety of scholarly, timely, and entertaining topics in UMRA’s monthly forums and living well workshops. Dine, chat, renew longstanding friendships with former colleagues, make new acquaintances, and strengthen your sense of connection with the University community. UMRA meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through May except for December, at the Campus Club on the East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. Reservations required.
UMRA Forums are also available as online webcasts.
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 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.
UMRA serves the community through volunteering, offering caring outreach to support members who are facing serious illness or any sort of life crisis, and providing Professional Development Grants for Retirees. Our members share their professional and personal interests as they contribute to the broader community.