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  • January 07, 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have time to make some telephone calls and compile information?

    UWRA is in the process of updating a facility listing of venues available to hold UWRA luncheons, events, programs, and seminars. We have identified about 30 potential venues. The assistance needed is making telephone calls and updating the information on the worksheet. The information needed about each venue has been identified. Since this is invaluable information for our committees, quick completion is appreciated.

    Interested in a short time task?   Contact Ex. Director Haase at

  • November 25, 2019 8:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As mentioned during the November 20th program (27 Stages of moving to a retirement community), the UWRA presentations on the continuum of care communities were March, 2017. This covered the communities who provided the 4 levels of care (independent, assisted, skilled & memory). The second presentation was January 2018 and covered those communities that provided three of the 4 levels.

    Go to Resources / Presentations to view handouts and video.

  • November 21, 2019 8:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time to register for the day trip to the Rotary Garden Holiday Lights and dinner.  For details go to  

    Hope you can join us!  

  • November 03, 2019 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the November Sifter you received, there is an error in the December financial seminar announcement on page 1. "The health of the U.S. economy" program will be held on Tuesday, December 17. The day of the week and date are correct on the website and calendar of events on the back page of the Sifter.

    Hope you will be able to join us. 

  • September 24, 2019 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time to register for the October luncheon and morning program on October 14 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Deadline to register is October 7. Cost $19. The morning will be filled with music for violin and piano. The luncheon speaker will be Lisa Carter, Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.

    I invite you to join us.  Register today!

  • September 10, 2019 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you’re looking for the most interesting place to study or just spend some quiet time on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019 the Mead Witter School of Music’s got you, and a few hundred of your friends, covered.

    To learn more, go to:

    Be among the first people to see the new School of Music!

  • September 03, 2019 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to speaker conflicts, the dates of two presentations have been changed from what is printed in the September Sifter.  The corrected September presentations and dates are:

    Monday, September 9  "Dane Country Immigration Affairs"

    Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW, Immigration Affairs Specialist, Dane County Department of Human Services

    Monday, September 16  “The Playing Field and Attic Angel’s 130th Birthday”

    Abbi Kruse, Executive Director, The Playing Field

    Monday, September 23  "Refugee Resettlement in Madison"

    Dawn Berney, Executive Director, Jewish Social Services Madison

    Monday, September 30  “Learn About Just Bakery - A Madison Urban Ministry Initiative to Offer Culinary Life Skills Education”

    Carmella Glenn, Coordinator, Just Bakery

  • August 30, 2019 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    United Health Care is holding presentations on the 2020 Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan option for the State of Wisconsin Group health insurance program participants.  Four Madison Area  presentations are  scheduled as detailed below.

    September 11, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Radisson Hotel Madison;

    September 12, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Wyndham Garden, Fitchburg;

    September 13, Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Madison Marriott West, Middleton; 

    September 16, Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 am or 1 pm to 3 pm; Crown Plaza, Madison.

  • July 01, 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's the last day to register.  Hope you can join us!

  • June 10, 2019 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time to register for the tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery and lunch.   Hope you can join us!    

    Here is the link:

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