New Member: Joining UMRA

All retirees or soon-to-be-retired University of Minnesota employees and/or spouses or significant others, are eligible to join UMRA. You can read more about the benefits on this and other pages.

Retirees joining UMRA for the first time pay only $10 for a single or $15 for a couple membership. Annual dues thereafter are $25 for individual membership or $35 for a couple.

We encourage you to register and pay online: HERE.  We will ask you for your email address, and require you to set a password for your record.  Online access to your records always require a login using your email address and the password you set. WE cannot see your password but If you forget it you will be able to have it reset quickly and easily.

A paper registration form is still available from the chair of the Membership Committee, or you may download and print a pdf copy PDF iconumra_new_application.pdf

Current/Previous Member: Renew

UMRA memberships are annual, and expire on August 31.  We will remind you to renew via email or postal mail, this summer. A paper renewal form is still available from the chair of the Membership Committee, or you may download and print a pdf copy PDF iconumra_renewal_application.pdf

The UMRA member database is entirely online.  You may review and update your record any time, and we recommend you check it out before you renew. The email and password you set previously are fine, but if you don't remember your password you must set a new one.  To set a password, click HERE and enter your email address of record.  You will get a simple email message with a link that lets you choose and set a new password. (Remember, your record consists primarily of contact information, we keep no financial contact information.)

When you have your password, click HERE to log in.  You will see the “Dashboard” with several choices.  We recommend that you start with “Update Your Record.”  Inspect and make any corrections needed.  We hope you will add information requested that will aid in appreciating membership needs. (If you have difficulties with the member form, please do describe then in email to the Webmaster: leegi001@umn.edu.

The final step in renewal is the “Renew Your Membership” option on the Dashboard. Please be sure you have made a choice in each option, and then Pay by Credit Card through PayPal (or from your existing PayPal account)  or Pay by mailing a check to UMRA.  

Special note about PayPal: The first PayPal page you see asks if you want to "Pay with PayPal."  Go to the bottom of that page and select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card."  The next page should offer you "PayPal Guest Checkout."  That's the right thing.  Fill out the form and select "Continue" at the bottom. You are finished and can see the results on the page and in an email sent to you.


Membership Benefits:

There are many benefits to membership in UMRA:  membership discounts, professional development grants, a voice in the UMN community, and many on-going activities.

Monthly luncheons are held throughout the academic year, and are well attended.  Speakers from within and outside the University address a variety of scholarly, informative, and entertaining topics. After the luncheon, free expert led workshops may be held in a more informal setting.

In addition to this web site, UMRA publishes a monthly newsletter (available for download on this site) reporting on association activities and providing information on health care insurance issues, volunteer activities, regents’ decisions, and other matters of interest to the membership.

A gala social event occurs in May of each year as UMRA officers polish up the year and the membership elects new association officers and board members to lead the next year’s activities.

Discounts Available to UMRA Members:

PARKING:  UMRA members are entitled to receive free parking discount coupons which will obtain a $6.00 /all day rate at all public ramps/garages and a few surface lots using automated pay machines.  You must have an UMRA member parking coupon when leaving in order to receive the discounted rate. NOTE: the UMRA rate will not be available when “event” charges apply—home football games, etc.  (612-626-7275, for more information, www.umn.edu/pts)

Estimating your need for coupons for a year in advance may be difficult, so please note that additional coupons can be requested at any time during the year. You will be able to pick them up at any UMRA luncheon meeting or by sending your request with a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to John S. Anderson, 1332 Como Blvd. E., St. Paul, MN 55117. 

CAMPUS CLUB:  UMRA members will receive a 20% discount (from $120 annually to $96 payable quarterly or annually) on their campus Club membership fee.  Current Campus Club members who also have regular or introductory UMRA membership will receive this discount with their next CC renewal.  (612-625-1442, www.campusclubumn.org)

OLLI:  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will provide a discount for the initial year of membership. New Olli membership categories and  UMRA member discounts will be: Basic Membership ($210 – 20 = $190), Basic PLUS ($260 - 25 = $235), and Premium ($360 – 35 = $325). For information on category benefits, call OLLI (612-624-7847 or go to the OLLI website www.olli.umn.edu)

LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM:  The Arboretum will provide a 10% discount for annual membership fees. Use the UMRA card to redeem membership discount and free admission for University Employee Day with an UMRA card.  No other discounts apply.  (952-443-1400, www.arboretum.umn.edu)

LEARNING LIFE / COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION:  UMRA members will receive 10% reduction in fees for LearningLife courses. (612-624-4000, www.cce.umn.edu/learninglife)

CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY AND HEALING:  The center offers a 10% discount on many (though NOT all) of their programs. Enrich your health and well-being by exploring these innovative programs.  (612-626-9459, www.csh.umn.edu)

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE:  UMRA members receive a 10% discount at all University of Minnesota – Twin Cities bookstore locations. This discount is good on apparel, insignia gift items, general books and supplies. The bookstore discount excludes textbooks, computer hardware and software, graduation items, class rings, medical reference books and medical supplies. Savings are not valid in combination with other coupon or membership offers. (612-625-6000, www.bookstore.umn.edu) Follow our sales and events. Text UMN to 66866 to join our email list. 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS:  The UMRA member cards can be used to obtain a 20% discount for single event tickets to all sports except football, men’s basketball, and men’s hockey. There is NO season discount for any sport. (612-624-8080, www.gophersports.com)

NORTHROP:  Northrop Presents offers an UMRA 17% discount on series packages and $5 per single tickets for the 2016-17 Northrop Dance Season  and for other select performances. (612- 624-2345, www.northrop.umn.edu).

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM:  Offers a $5 discount on individual and dual memberships.  The gift shop offers a 10% discount during the full week of UMRA meetings (Sept.-May) and the full week of summer 4th Tuesdays (June-August) as well as other select days – to be announced. (612-625-9494, www.weisman.umn.edu)

SCHOOL OF MUSIC:  UMRA members are encouraged to attend events of the School of music, many of which are open to the public without charge.  Ticket prices for University Opera Theatre performances in fall and spring will be priced 2 for 1 to UMRA members. (612-624-2345, www.music.umn.edu)

THEATRE ARTS AND DANCE:  UMRA members will receive a special rate of two for the price of one on most – but not all – UMTAD productions offered at Rarig Center. When ordering tickets, identify yourself as an UMRA member to receive the discounted price for these exciting U of M Theatre Arts and Dance productions of the upcoming season. (612-624-2345, www.theatre.umn.edu)   “Enjoy the show!”

 Use of these discount programs is limited to UMRA members..  These discount programs are renewed by UMRA annually and are valid through August 31, 2017.

 (June 15, 2016 revision)


Member News

The Industry of Souls by Martin Booth, published by Picador Macmillan, 1998. Available through Amazon (both print and Kindle) and in a Nook book at Barnes and Noble. Review by Pat Tollefson, UMRA Cares Committee.

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Apr 30 2017

Do you have any experience with either Survey Monkey or Qualtrics software for doing surveys? The Workshop Committee needs your help to assist with an upcoming survey. If you can help, please contact Ron Anderson, rea@umn.edu.

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Apr 30 2017

Festive Luncheon features your choice among four entrées

Please be sure to indicate your menu selection when you make your reservations.

Reservation Deadline Wednesday May 17

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Apr 30 2017

The Board of Directors presents the following slate for your approval:

For Officers:
President:  Chip Peterson (will automatically move from his current position as President-elect to President)

President-elect: Gerald Rinehart

Secretary:         Judy Garrard 
Treasurer          Carl Adams (continuing his service)

For Board of Directors:
Vernon Cardwell 
Cathy Gierke
Jeanne Markell (for second three-year term) 
Claudia Parliament
Richard Poppele

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Apr 30 2017

This past month both Donna Peterson, as president of UMRA, and Karen Hansen, executive vice president and provost, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which formalizes our agreement to support and further the respective missions, goals, and programs for both organizations.  In the picture, President Peterson signs the Memorandum of Understanding in the Provost’s Office.

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Apr 29 2017

Dr. Robert Kane first spoke to the UMRA luncheon audience in April 2015 and therafter presided over several workshops on aging and long-term care. When he died suddenly on March 6, Dr. Kane left his UMRA partners, as well as so many other colleagues, stunned. Here are words from a few of our Care Guides, UMRA members who had the privilege of working with and learning from him.

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Apr 7 2017

A committee of retirees appointed by Frances Lawrenz, Associate Vice President for Research, reviewed and recommended 14 of the 21 application for Professional Development Grants for Retirees in February, 2017.  Allen Levine, Interim Vice President for Research, recently announced the grant recipients.  Abstracts for the winning projects mae be viewed on the 2017 PDGR Abstracts page 

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Apr 7 2017

At the late February pre-retirement seminars sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, UMRA Membership Committee members collected e-mail addresses from potential University of Minnesota retirees and sent the Retirement Kit—a directory of active links to many useful websites pertinent to retirement—was sent to 175 respondents this year.

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Apr 5 2017

2017-18 Professional Development Grants for Retirees Awards

A committee of retirees, appointed by Frances Lawrenz, Associate Vice President for Research, reviewed and recommended 14 of the 21 application for Professional Development Grants for Retirees in February, 2017.  Allen Levine, Interim Vice President for Research, recently announced the grant recipients. 

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Mar 29 2017

The Nominating committee has begun to solicit names for officers and board members for 2017–18. New board members will be put on the slate for election at the May meeting.

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Mar 2 2017

Professor Emeritus Jan Hogan is featured in this University of Minnesota Foundation story about giving back to the University. Through her fellowship for graduate students, she has inspired another generation of students devoted to similar work at the University of Minnesota. Read more at give.umn.edu.

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Feb 3 2017

UMRA Care Guides continue to be available for consultation when members are confronted by an unexpected health care situation, especially involving long-term care. To speak to a Care Guide, call the Center on Aging, 612-624-1185. 

In a joint project led by the UMRA Cares Committee and the University Center on Aging, Care Guide volunteers are trained and supervised by the Center on Aging. They have available the center’s information resources to assist you with decision making. All discussions are confidential.

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Feb 2 2017
Friday Feb. 24 – Project Judging & Feb. 3 – 19 for Research Paper Judging
Volunteer Science Judges are needed for both the Science Fair and the Research Paper judging. You will be extremely valuable to evaluate and encourage Twin Cities’ students. As in the past, some will advance to state, national, and international competitions, winning awards and scholarships! Contact urvc@umn.edu for registration details.
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Jan 26 2017

For colleagues and friends who may be thinking about joining the 1666 Coffman community, three units will be for sale in January.

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Jan 6 2017

Consider a 2017 New Year’s Resolution! Give a little of your valuable time for the good deed of volunteering for a project to help the less fortunate. The University Retirees Volunteer Center does not ask for your money, but instead seeks generous patrons who will contribute time

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Jan 6 2017

What have you been reading?

Share your thoughts about books and recommendations for reading with other UMRA readers by sending your review to Earl Nolting, enolting@umn.edu

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Jan 6 2017

UMRA bylaw revisions will be presented to members for approval at the January luncheon meeting. In preparation for this meeting, please see the UMRA web site: https://umra.umn.edu; click on the “About Us” menu item; click on the About Us – Documents pdf file: "UMRA bylaws 2017 Proposed Revisions” to read or download the revised bylaws and compare them to the current bylaws.  Current bylaws are available at the same location.

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Jan 2 2017
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Oct 12 2016
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Fall 2016 Alerts from UMRA Discount Partners: Campus Club, University Bookstore, School of Music, Northrop, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Theatre Arts and Dance, and others.  See "The Frugal Retiree Fall 2016"

 

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Nov 1 2016

The October program was a delightful sample of what can be done with an UMRA Professional Development Grant for Retirees. Kathleen O’Brien and Kathryn Fennelly talked about their projects, read more. 

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Nov 1 2016

At our September meeting Kris Kiesling, director of Archives and Special Collections was our luncheon speaker. You may not have known that UMRA has a History/Archives Committee. The charge of this committee is to collect and organize UMRA materials and to make them ready for deposit in the archives.

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Nov 1 2016

The following suggestions are from Andy Whitman, UMRA member and professor in Carlson School of Management, who provided three financial workshops last spring.

    • Give from an IRA directly to a charity. 
    • Make conversions from your IRA to Roth IRAs.
    • Give appreciated assets.
    • Diversify. 

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Oct 31 2016

The Offie of the Provost, Offie of the Vice President for Research, and the U of M Retirees Association have small grants (up to $5,000) to help retirees pursue projects related to their scholarly and/or creative interests. All U of M faculty, P&A, and civil service retirees are eligible to apply, including employees retiring by July, 1, 2017.

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Oct 31 2016

Grants to help retirees pursuing projects related to their scholarship has been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of the Provost, and University of Minnesota Retirees Association.  All faculty members, professional and administrative, and civil service retirees from the Twin Cities and Coordinate Campuses of the University are eligible to apply for the grants (up to $5,000).  The guidelines for applying for grants are available at 2016 rfp for 2017-2018 projects. The deadline for applications is December 16, 2016.  

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Sep 26 2016

The next Photo Club meeting will be at the Washburn Library, 5344 Lyndale Ave South in Minneapolis, 1– 3 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Dick Kain will continue his series on using the Lightroom program.

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Oct 8 2016

Here is a list of some new interesting books published this year on health and aging. Check your local library or bookseller for these references.  After your read, please send us a one- or two-paragraph summary along with the author, title, and publisher to share with UMRA members.

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Oct 8 2016

The Care Guides want to discuss a new initiative in which they could assist UMRA members with health concerns not restricted to long-term care. They plan to meet in October with Professor Bob Kane, director of the Center on Aging, to plan for this new Care Guide role.

UMRA Care Guides continue to be available for consultation on a health care emergency. To speak to a Care Guide, call the Center on Aging, 612-624-1185.

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Oct 8 2016

Curator Tim Johnson assisted with a grand tour of University Archives and caverns, home of millions of books and papers, including those of many retired faculty and UMRA’s own archives.

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Oct 8 2016

At the September luncheon, attendees were treated to a whirlwind tour of the University Libraries’ astounding variety of special collections in 14 distinct areas of scholarship. 

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Oct 7 2016

You are invited to submit an application for a Professional Development Grant for Retirees (PDGR) to pursue your scholarly interests.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2017–2018 grant is December 15, 2016. See Activities / Grants for Retirees.

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Oct 7 2016

Judy Howe (j-howe2@umn.edu) was browsing the University Archives to get a better understanding of what UMRA documents had been archived.  She noticed a document she thought might interest all of us.  The 23 page, typewritten (remember those?) document is titled: "PDF iconumra_history_1976-1983_by_e_gerald.pdf." It is very interesting reading.  Read online or download a copy.

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Aug 30 2016

The recent survey of UMRA members found several comments about problems in transportation: members not involved with UMRA due to an inability to drive due to medical issues, age, metro traffic congestion, etc. Our intrepid community researchers quickly found 12 transportation options for senior non-drivers, and we would like to hear if you have had experience (positive or negative) with such services.

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Aug 29 2016

For the past year or so, the UMRA Cares committee has taken responsibility for the “Bookshelf” column which printed recommendations from UMRA members on interesting reading.  If you found a book that you want to recommend to others, please take a moment and share your discoveries with us.

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Aug 29 2016

Did you know that UMRA members can also join the Campus Club and take advantage of the Club’s beautiful spaces, convenient location, great food, and social events? The Club tries to make it feasible for retirees to join. Retirees are an important part of the University community, and the partnership between the Club and UMRA is a longstanding tradition. I am always delighted to see the UMRA group at the Campus Club for monthly meetings and lunches. 

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Aug 29 2016

As U retirees we have much to offer...are you holding it in reserve for just the right opportunity? Can this be it?  The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will be greeting 1,800 new international students, undergrad and graduate, to the University in September. You have likely received Vice President Meredith McQuaid’s statement about the services the University provides to these students, and scholars who will visit the University during the year.  We need more facilitators for these projects. Contact URVC at urvc@umn.edu to explore your interests.

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Aug 29 2016

Thousands of U of M parking discount coupons have been distributed to UMRA members and successfully used over the past five years. However, from time to time, a number of us have encountered instances in which the coupons failed to work at the check-out stations. Such failures are likely due to deactivation of the magnetic strip by exposure to a magnet, perhaps on a purse closure or a cell phone speaker.  To maintain the effectiveness of your discount coupons, please guard them from magnets of all kinds. 

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Aug 29 2016

As you may know, UMRA member Ron Anderson received a PDGR retirees grant to finish a handbook titled Alleviating World Suffering, to be published by Springer early next year. Ron is still looking for papers in the following areas: Climate Change; Peace in an era of global terrorism; and Remaining Calm while anger and hatred are on the rise.

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May 8 2016

While going through a physical and emotional crisis during my early teen years, this lesson was given to me in the form of a small book presented to me by my father. The book had nothing to do with my experience and situation, but it got me thinking about the hardships and tragedies of others.

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May 8 2016

Securian reported another year of strong growth in sales during 2015, increasing the value of their business across all lines about 9 percent. They also provided evidence that they are remaining financially sound as they grow in size. Securian is updating their website and making more tools and learning modules available for our use.

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Apr 3 2016

Are you facing a difficult decision about health care, especially long term care? The Center on Aging at the U of M has initiated a program to assist you, and several UMRA members have been trained there as Care Guides.

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Apr 3 2016

We began using our new website September 15, 2015.  We are still working on expanded capabilities that will come when the member database is connected to the website. 

* Development of the new website was done entirely by volunteers. No money was involved.

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Apr 3 2016

"Cancer Caregiving A to Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families"  This book is designed to help those of us who are caregivers to effectively carry out tasks like administering medications, monitoring symptoms, and even hooking up intravenous antibiotics.

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Apr 3 2016

Now you can access material that was presented at the three UMRA workshops on financial management that Professor Andy Whitman is making available for UMRA members.

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Apr 2 2016

The URVC is seeking a volunteer to facilitate coordination of other volunteers with projects.   This involves working in the University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) office for about three hours a week making telephone calls, sending and receiving e-mails, and documenting the volunteer work accomplished. 

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Mar 7 2016

A committee of retirees, appointed by Frances Lawrenz, Associate Vice President of Research, reviewed and recommended 11 of 12 applications for Professional Development Grants for Retirees.  On March 1, the Office of the Vice President for Research announced the recipients for the 2016-2017 Professional Development Grant for Retirees. 

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Mar 23 2016

The URVC is seeking a volunteer to facilitate coordination of other volunteers with projects.   This involves working in the University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) office for about three hours a week making telephone calls, sending and receiving e-mails, and documenting the volunteer work accomplished. 

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Mar 7 2016

Volunteer to be an usher at the Rarig Theater production of Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2.  Assist people as they arrive and then enjoy the show.

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Mar 5 2016

For those not familiar with health care for the elderly, the book is quite a revelation. The author offers words of deep wisdom, which the medical profession is only beginning to grasp. Gawande’s book will definitely assist the communication between physician, patient, and family in these moments.

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Feb 28 2016

. The Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays. (JOIE) is intended to provide online publishing opportunities for faculty, P&A., and civil service colleagues, whether retired or still employed, from the Twin Cities and coordinate campuses.

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Feb 28 2016

Sunday, May 1, is the day of final rounds for the annual History Day competitions, sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota’s Department of History. Volunteer now to be a judge for the Minnesota History Day student competition. This is a University Retirees Volunteer Center Project (URVC).

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Feb 28 2016


Please make your reservations early to ensure your place at the luncheon. Space is limited. while we would like to accommodate everyone who wants to attend, The capacity of rooms ABC in the Campus Club is limited to 110 reservations. UMRA is growing, and some of our committees are
working on solutions to the capacity issue, but we have no good resolutions yet.


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Feb 26 2016

The UMRA Book Club began meeting in March of 2011. We meet at 2 p.m. on the third Friday of every month except December at the 1666 Coffman Building, which is on Larpenteur Avenue near the St. Paul campus. Contact Pat Tollefson, p-toll@umn.edu, for more information.

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Feb 5 2016

The UMRA Cares committee is a wonderfully vibrant group, and they do so much for our organization’s members — sending cards and notes when illness strikes, comforting the bereaved, planning workshops, and now initiating Care Guides, too. They could use our help. Here are some ways in which you can assist their efforts.

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Feb 4 2016

The Center on Aging at the U of M has initiated a program to assist those who are facing a difficult decision about health care, especially long term care; several UMRA members have been trained as Care Guides. To speak with an UMRA Care Guide, call the Center on Aging, 612- 624-1185. 

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Feb 4 2016

If you like to read and to share what you read, the Cares Committee invites you to write a short summary for the Newsletter’s “Bookshelf” article. Reviews of good, well-writ­ten books on any subject are welcome. Send your recom­mendations and reviews to umracares@umn.edu.

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Jan 13 2016

UMRA, Big Ten, and AROHE assist the American Council on Education’s survey on retirement. ACE has published the results of its first-round survey [Claire Van Ummerson, Jean McLaughlin, and Lauren Duranleau. Faculty Retirement: Best Practices for Managing the Transition (Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing Co., 2014)]. Now ACE is engaged in a second round, with the Univer­sity of Minnesota participating. Much is being learned that will help guide how UMRA can work more effectively with the University of Minnesota in the months and years ahead.

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Jan 13 2016

Are you or a loved one planning to move to a new setting? Having difficulty eating? Needing more information on communicating with the medical community? To address these and many other questions, look to the American Can­cer Society’s Complete Guide to Family Caregiving, edited by Bucher, Houts, and Ades.

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Jan 13 2016

UMRA Care Guides are a service newly available to UMRA members. Sooner or later most UMRA members are going to have to make some hard long-term care (LTC) choices. Most of us are neophytes in this area. Given our lack of experience and the enormous stress these decisions entail, it is often hard to think systematically. A group of UMRA members are training with Dr. Robert Kane, from the Center on Aging, to become “care guides.” They will be available to assist UMRA members who re­quest help in confronting LTC issues.

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Jan 13 2016

The Offie of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) reported that we received 12 applications for the Professional Development Grants for Retirees by the December 15 deadline. Awards will be announced by March 1, 2016. 

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Jan 13 2016

The UMRA Book Club meets at 2 p.m. on the third Friday of every month except December.  The meeting location is the 1666 Coffman Building, which is on Larpenteur Avenue near the St. Paul campus. Coming dates are Feb 19, March 18, and April 15. Contact Pat Tollefson, p-toll@umn.edu, for more.

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Jan 13 2016

Retirees, both Faculty and Staff, retain lifetime access to their U of M Google accounts as long as they access them at least once every 3 months.  “Google Account End of Life Policies,” http://it.umn.edu/google-account-end-life-policies, states:  “The retiree will retain lifetime access to the account.

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Nov 3 2015

Dr. Robert Kane has offered to train a group of UMRA members to be “Care Guides.” Nine UMRA members have volunteered to learn about decision making and the options and resour­ces available through the Center on Aging. After training is completed, these volunteers will be available to any UMRA member who seeks help about health care decisions.

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Oct 19 2015

The 2016-2017 Professional Development Grant Program for Retirees is now available and calling for grant proposals; Deadline December 15, 2015.

This, the seventh cycle of grants to help retirees pursue projects related to their scholarship has been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and UMRA.  The guidelines for applying were sent to UMRA members via e-mail and are available at 2015-rfgp.pdf

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Oct 15 2015

UMRA members are entitled to receive free parking discount coupons which will obtain a $6.00 /all day rate at all public ramps/garages and a few surface lots using automated pay machines.

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Sep 30 2015

The University Retirees Volununteer Center (URVC) is seeking senior participants for memory research being conducted in the Psychology Department.

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Sep 7 2015

According to figures released by Employee Benefits, 2,273 of our 65+ retirees and their spouse/partners signed up for dental coverage under this year’s plan offerings. This is 413 fewer than those who signed up for the University’s hospital and medical coverage for retirees. 

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The Wind Blows, the Ice Breaks: Poems of Loss and Renewal by Minnesota Poets. edited by Ted Bowman and Elizabeth Bourque Johnson, 2010, Nodin Press: Minneapolis.

Two years ago the editors led an UMRA workshop, so some of you will remember this book. It is an extraordinary compilation of poems speaking to the human condition. 

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Nov 3 2015

We know our members read widely and would be willing to submit a reference and short summary of a truly good book, especially desirable are books dealing with health and aging, but not limited to those subjects. We would like to recommend one book each month, space permitting. 

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Oct 19 2015

If you meet the residency and age requirements of the SCEP, you may audit courses free of charge or take courses for credit at $10 per credit. To register and for more information go to the senior citizen section of the University's ONE STOP student services page.

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Jun 22 2014