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Transforming Retirement: Re-writing Life’s Next Chapter

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If you haven’t registered, join us for the 2016 AROHE (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education) conference, “Transforming Retirement: Re-Writing Life’s Next Chapter,” in Seattle, Washington, Sunday August 14 through Tuesday, August 16. Become a leader in transforming retirement on your campus and in your community.

At this conference you’ll strategize with peers about changing the role of later life to one that fulfills retirees, enhances universities and makes a difference on and beyond the campus. Come away inspired by institutions and visionaries who outline a new way. Who better to lead the charge to change institutional and cultural attitudes than our own staff and faculty retirees?

How do we engage the largely untapped resource of late career and retired faculty and staff for the benefit of their institutions, themselves and society at large? Join us as we transform our vision of retirement and re-write life’s next chapter.

Who should attend?

  • Staff administrators and faculty leaders in academic affairs, HR, development, continuing education
  • Retired/emeritus faculty and staff association leaders and members
  • Administrators and retirees who want to start new retiree associations

Why attend?

  • Learn what’s coming in retirement and what it can mean on your campus
  • Network with campus administrators and retirement association leaders
  • Build Partnerships with peers to support your continued work


We’ll gather in a lovely setting on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, hosted by the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA), whose members look forward to welcoming you.

Exciting Travel Options

AROHE and the UWRA encourage you to combine this conference with the chance to explore the region. Now is a good time to start planning your visit to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle’s local wonders, mountain and water views will lead you to Mount Rainier, ferries across Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula beyond. Venture north (maybe by float plane!) to the San Juan Islands. Vancouver, British Columbia is less than a three-hour drive away; so is Portland, Oregon. Wine country in eastern Washington and the Pacific coast in Oregon may be beckoning, as well.