Retirement Transitions

Moving from a long-term career into the next phase of your life is an ongoing process of transition. You face choices and changes in lifestyles, fitness, social connections, finances, time management and more.

Retirement offers a chance to invest in yourself and focus on personal life goals, opportunities and challenges. The 21st century and the baby boomers are bringing about a revolution in definitions of retirement.

UWRA continues to develop programs that address retirement transitions from this new perspective. We offer seminars, information and online resources to inspire your planning for smooth retirement transitions.

NEW! Three-Part 'Explore Encore' Series

Encore is the post-midlife stage that offers older adults the chance to apply their talents and experience in meaningful ways for the greater social good. Whether triggered by reaching a life stage, a life change or the urge to shift to a new direction, the desire to engage in fresh ways that make a difference is a growing trend among people around retirement age. (See for more information.)

You are invited to register for a pilot workshop series, introducing Encore and the UW Encore Initiative to the UW community. This series is offered by the UW Retirement Association and UW Retiree Relations.

Workshop 1: Tuesday, April 1, 4:30-6:30 PM: Introducing Encore
What is the new UW Encore Initiative? What will Encore mean for UW employees and retirees - and others? This interactive workshop will include resources for reading and networking.

Workshop 2: Wednesday, April 16, 4:30-6:30 PM: Non-Financial Retirement Planning--Who Will I Be Without My Job?
Conversational and reflective work on personal identity, meaning, values, talents at this stage in life that can shape your meaningful directions in later life. Includes resources for reading and networking.

Workshop 3: Wednesday, April 30, 4:30-6:30 PM: Encore Pathways
Explore encore opportunities in the pilot year of UW Encore. Hear from UW units and community organizations offering Encore assistance and opportunities. Visit with these resource people at an "Encore Fair" during the 2nd hour of the workshop.

The cost to participate in the series is the pilot rate of $30 per household. (If you have attended UWRA's "Non-Financial Retirement Planning: Who will I be without my Job?" in the past, you may opt out of the 2nd session or attend this revised version as a refresher.)

To register:
1. Email UWRA with names of registrants. Advance registration is required.
2. Bring your payment to the first workshop and pay at the door.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 26.

All workshops will be held in the same location on the UW Seattle campus. Exact location will be emailed with registration confirmation. Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.