University of Wisconsin - Madison


Upcoming events

    • January 08, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 7457 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton WI

     

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Sofra Family Bistro in Middleton. Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation. You can check out the Sofra web site here. Sofra Family Bistro is located at: 7457 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton WI.

    • January 16, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

     

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Elie's Family Restaurant (formerly known as Green Forest Restaurant). Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation. You can check out Elie's web site here.  Elie's Cafe is located at: 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

    • September 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UW Credit Union, 3500 University Avenue
    Register


    Retirement Challenges and Opportunities offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    New committee members welcome!

     

    • September 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education
    • 87
    Register

     

    This seminar will cover the 2020 State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance plan programs. We are pleased to welcome employees of the State of Wisconsin Employee Trust Funds, Office of Strategic Health Policy staff for this presentation: Eileen Mallow, Director; Arlene Larson, Federal Plans Program Manager; Tara Pray, Communications Lead; Tricia Sieg, Supplemental Programs Manager and Molly Heisterkamp, Wellness and Disease Program Manager. The seminar will include an overview of major programs and changes to these programs for 2020.

    There will be emphasis on the following components: 

    • Changes to supplemental benefits for 2020
    • Wellness program update
    • Medicare Advantage update
    • Other 2020 benefit changes

    The 2020 Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Open Enrollment period will be from September 30 through October 25, 2019. While the It’s Your Choice 2020 Decision Guide may be in the process of mailing, there is no assurance that it will be delivered by September 24. However all information included in the Decision Guide will be available on the ETF website on September 17. Please also be aware ETF has launched a new website.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.


    Food pantry contributions

    The pantry selected for this event is Grace Episcopal Church.  Both cash and checks payable to Grace Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Registration

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

     

    • September 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood-University Woods, Westmorland Room
    Register

     Monthly Committee Meeting


    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    New members welcome!

     

    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign.

    Westmorland Room is directly behind the reception desk to your right when entering Heritage main entrance.


    • September 26, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village-University Woods, Westmorland Room
    • 41
    Register

    This session will help you get started with and answer questions about three Google Tools—Photos, Docs and Keep. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone for a chance to get hands-on help. We will provide an overview of the tools. Then, you can choose the tool(s) for which you would like assistance. To get a head start, please view:

    Photos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppleyVVC1_I, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A40prM2am1Q

    Docs

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oAb53PhcKTo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0OqnItA-zA


    Keep

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9OnVEE0iYM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKXC6nFA7z8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EAcy5c9P5A


    Parking:   Enter Oakwood, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.”

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign). 

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    The Westmorland Room is directly behind the reception desk at the Heritage main entrance.


    Registration:   Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient handouts available. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.


    Questions? Call or Email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • September 30, 2019


    • October 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 163
    Register


    Getting and staying fit mentally is as important as being physically fit. This program will provide information about how our brain ages, address mental health issues particular to our age group, strategies to recognize and deal with depression in seniors as well as ways to keep our minds fit and agile.

    Presenters are Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, MSSW, distinguished faculty associate in geriatric mental health at UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies, Behavioral Health Unit and Dr. Jack Nitschke, clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin.


    Food pantry contributions   

    The pantry selected for this event is Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Both cash and checks payable to Mt. Zion Baptist Church with "Food Pantry" on the memo line will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.

    Registration

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • October 04, 2019

    Please send any articles to Editor Mary Ray at mbray at wisc.edu, Assistant Editor James O'Neill at oneill at wisc.edu, and Sandi Haase at retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu

    • October 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
    Register

     Monthly Committee Meeting 

     

    • October 07, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Milwaukee
    • 49

    Join us for a day in downtown Milwaukee for a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum, lunch at the historic Milwaukee Press Club Newsroom Pub, and a visit to the Milwaukee Public Market. For the adventurous, you will have the option to ride “The Hop,” the new Milwaukee Streetcar, instead of visiting the public market.

    Harley-Davidson Museum

    The museum’s motorcycles and artifacts that tell the story of the Motor Company’s rich history and heritage. There will be a 45-minute guided tour, then additional time to explore on your own.



    Lunch at The Newsroom Pub

    The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsroom Pub, operated by the renowned Safe House, is the home of one of the most interesting known collections of signature plaques of dignitaries, celebrities, sports figures and political figures, including most U.S. Presidents since the Club’s inception in 1885. Lunch choices are: (1) prime rib sandwich; (2) cod fish fry; or (3) The Columbian - a South American dish consisting of shredded  lettuce with beef, or smoked chicken, topped with black bean corn salsa, cheese, pico de gallo, avocado crema and chipotle ranch dressing. To make it vegan, the cheese is removed and it is served with citrus lime vinaigrette.

    Milwaukee Public Market

    After lunch, explore the Third Ward’s Milwaukee Public Market. Inspired by Seattle’s Pike Place Market, the space is leased primarily to local food businesses and flowers, gifts and apparel vendors.


    OR

    Ride "The Hop"  

    If you prefer, you will be able to ride this new streetcar, rather than visit the Milwaukee Public Market. The stop is directly across the street from the Milwaukee Public Market and runs on a loop through downtown and the Third Ward. The Hop has limited seating and is mostly standing room, so those choosing to ride should be aware that they may need to stand during the approximate 45-minute roundtrip ride. 


    (University League and Plato members may register if space is available)


    Deadline:  Registrations must be received no later than

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Pickup Points

    7:45 a.m.

    Leave Westside (West Towne former Sears parking area)

    8:30 a.m. East Towne Sears/Planet Fitness -- lamp post #10
    5:00 p.m. Return Eastside
    5:30 p.m. Return Westside

    Return times are approximate.


    Questions

    Contact Sue Adams at 219-2628 or UWRA office at 608-262-0641

     

    Registration

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted. Registration includes: 


    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds are only processed after the registration deadline if a wait-listed registrant can attend. Refunds are made by same tender received for original registration.

     

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

     

    • October 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Union South


    • October 09, 2019


    • October 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 190
    Register

    With all the different types of computing devices available these days have you ever wondered “What kinds of devices would be right for me to be using?” It’s almost like one needs a therapy session to answer this question. There’s desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, smart watches, etc. Then there are all the operating systems. There are so many similarities and differences between these systems. In this session Orv Jordahl, member of the Electronic Technology Committee, will explore the different kinds of computing devices on the market today and discuss what use cases each would be good for, hopefully to equip you to make choices that are better random luck.


    Food pantry contributions   

    The pantry selected for this event is Goodman Community Food Pantry.  Both cash and checks payable to GCC Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.

    Registration

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • October 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road
    • 56
    Register

    10:00 A.M. Check-in begins

    10:30 A.M. Morning Program

    11:45 A.M. Luncheon and Speaker 


    Come and experience the amazing musical program once again coordinated by our own luncheon committee member, Marc Fink, Professor of Music. The morning program will consist of music for violin and piano performed by DMA candidates, Kaleigh Acord and Eric Tran. The program will include Sergei Prokofiev's 5 Melodies, JS Bach's Partita No. 1 in b minor for solo violin, and Claude Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

    We begin our 2019-2020 luncheon series with Lisa Carter, Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will address “UW-Madison libraries: empowering discovery, scholarship, and lifelong learning.” In her role, Lisa oversees campus libraries and provides leadership for strategic planning; fundraising; coordination of library collections, services and personnel; and advancing campus partnerships. She also directs efforts to enhance access to collections and cultivates campus, regional, national, and international partnerships.

    The UW-Madison libraries lead the selection, organization, preservation and sharing of scholarly resources that power the UW world-class research and teaching. The libraries provide physical and virtual environments that inspire engagement, innovation, and learning. The information services provide library staff as essential partners in the academic enterprise. Carter will share how the libraries are collaborating and transforming to meet the needs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in ways that enhance the quality of life in the state.


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    New Member Table:   If you are new to UWRA or have attended one or two UWRA luncheons or events, we welcome you. There will be a special luncheon table for new attendees to meet board members who will welcome you to UWRA and answer any of your questions or concerns, Look for the table tent saying, "New Member Table".

     

    Food Pantry Contributions:   

    The pantry recipient for this event will be Open Seat Food Pantry. We can accept both cash and checks payable to UW Foundation with Open Seat Food Pantry on the memo line.

     

    Menu:  The luncheon buffet entrees are oven roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, vegetarian lasagna, garden salad, seasoned green beans, rolls & butter, coffee, tea, iced tea and milk.


    Registration: 

    Advance registration is required and you are encouraged to register online. To register by mail with check, use the Registration Form

    Questions? Call or Email:  

    UW-Madison Retirement Association

    21 N Park St, Room 7205

    Madison, WI 53715-1218

    608-262-0641

    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu 

     

    • October 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 200
    Register

    UW Law School Emeritus Professor Howard Erlanger, JD, PhD, will cover the basics of estate planning in a lively session that will have you at the edge of your seat. He will address questions like these:

    • What do I own? How does community property affect what I own? Is it true the even though my name is on the title – and it’s paid off -- I might not own it?

    • Is it true that some–maybe most, or even ALL–of my property is not governed by my will? (Spoiler alert: YOUR WILL IS NOT YOUR ESTATE PLAN.)

    • Why do I need to coordinate my estate plan?

    • What’s a trust? Do I need one? Do my kids need one for my grandchildren?

    • What about powers of attorney? Funeral arrangements? Taxes?

    • Wouldn’t eternal life be easier than all this estate planning mishegas


    Food pantry contribution:  

    The pantry recipient for this event is Grace Episcopal Church.  Cash and checks payable to Grace Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.

    Registration

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online.  If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • October 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 205
    Register

    Plant Pigments in Our Eyes and Other Curiosities that Inform Dietary Recommendations for the Preservation of Vision

    Light is both essential for sight and toxic to the eye. Through the foods we eat, nature provides us with an abundance of plant pigments and other nutrients that protect our eyes from the accumulated effects of light and other factors influencing eye health as we age. Julie Mares, a professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will share the evidence that informs current recommendations for dietary patterns and supplements to slow age-related eye disease and foster eye health.



    Food pantry contributions   

    The pantry selected for this event is Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Cash and checks payable to Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Food Pantry on the memo line will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 


    Registration

    Advance registration is required and you are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • October 17, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
    Register

     Monthly Board of Directors Meeting


    • October 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UW Credit Union, 3500 University Avenue
    Register


    Retirement Challenges and Opportunities offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    New committee members welcome!

     

    • October 21, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education
    • 208
    Register

     

    Here’s a great opportunity to reconnect, or stay connected, with the university’s most important affiliate – the recently merged Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA). Join us to learn more and explore ways that UWRA and its members can partner and engage.

    Our presenters will be Sarah Schutt, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and Anne Lucke, Chief Development Officer of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Sarah will speak about how UW retirees can stay engaged with the university, taking advantage of WFAA events and resources. Anne will tell us about how the All Ways Forward campaign is transforming UW-Madison, with examples of the new buildings, programs, scholarships, and more that are already resulting from the seven-year campaign. 

    Parking   

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 


    Food pantry contributions

    The pantry recipient for this event will be Goodman Community Food Pantry. Both cash and checks payable to GCC Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Registration 

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online. If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office. 

    To register by phone or email, call or email:

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

     

    • October 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood-University Woods, Westmorland Room
    Register

     Monthly Committee Meeting


    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    New members welcome!

     

    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign.

    Westmorland Room is directly behind the reception desk to your right when entering Heritage main entrance.


    • November 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
    Register

     Monthly Committee Meeting 

     

    • November 04, 2019

    Please send any articles to Editor Mary Ray at mbray at wisc.edu, Assistant Editor James O'Neill at oneill at wisc.edu, and Sandi Haase at retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu

    • November 05, 2019


    • November 07, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Daluge residence, 5321 Fairway Dr
    Register

     Committee Meeting




    Travel Committee typically organizes one-day travel opportunities leaving by bus from Madison to destinations that are historical, educational, and interesting.

    New members welcome!

     



    • November 11, 2019


    • November 12, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • UW Credit Union, 3500 University Avenue
    Register

    Partnership and Engagement Committee

    This committee promotes, maintains, and encourages relationships with other organizations, e.g., Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), State of Wisconsin agencies, UW-Madison, and other Big 10 Retirement Associations. (Established 2019)


    New committee members welcome!

     

    • November 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 225
    Register

    2018 saw massive tax cuts as well as a major makeover of the IRS code. The Trump administration also levied tariffs and broke and rewrote treaties. How do these actions relate to one another or are they disjoint and have no impact on each other? These and other topics related to the current markets and your tax situation will be presented by Ken Wundrow, EA, of Experience Consulting and a SCORE Mentor.

    Mr. Wundrow will once again give his annual presentation to us. Whether you handle your own taxes and investments or rely on outside assistance, this seminar will be both informational and entertaining. In addition to providing extensive information, Mr. Wundrow will allow time at the end of his presentation to answer your questions.


    Food pantry contributions   

    The pantry recipient for this event will be Goodman Community Food Pantry. Both cash and checks payable to GCC Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.

    Registration

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online.  If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available.   If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • November 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood-University Woods, Westmorland Room
    Register

     Monthly Committee Meeting


    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    New members welcome!

     

    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign.

    Westmorland Room is directly behind the reception desk to your right when entering Heritage main entrance.


    • November 14, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oakwood-University Woods, Westmorland Room
    Register

    "Get IT Done" sessions address a variety of technology topics.  



    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign.

    Westmorland Room is directly behind the reception desk to your right when entering Heritage main entrance.


    • November 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
    • 223
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    Are you noticing (or perhaps denying) subtle signs of aging every now and then?  Wondering whether raking leaves, shoveling snow or even going up stairs might possibly, some day, become a challenge?  one option is moving to a retirement community.  You can start in independent living and get more assistance as  you need it.  But waiting lists are long and you need to plan ahead.

    Hilde Adler, a retired physical education teacher and UW faculty wife, has written a humorous, autobiographical reflection on her 27 stages of moving to a retirement community - moving from "I'd never consider it!" to "I am so glad I did it!" with 25 stops along the way  She has written it in two voices, that of her heart and that of her head.  in this session, Adler will read excerpts from these reflections, taking the voice of her heart.  Mary Metz, her sidekick for this presentation and a retired sociologist of education, will read the voice of her head.

    Interspersed with these reading, the two of them, representing, respectively, five and one plus years of experience in a retirement community, will entertain questions / facilitate discussion on the 27 stages.  They bring neither expertise nor research on this topic.  They do bring reflection on life experience, and their own and their friends', a keen interest in observing their surroundings, and a sense of humor.

     

    Food pantry contribution:  

    The pantry recipient for this event is Grace Episcopal Church.  Cash and checks payable to Grace Food Pantry will be accepted.


    Parking

    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

    Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.

    Registration

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online.  If you have not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

    To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • November 21, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
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     Monthly Board of Directors Meeting


    • November 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UW Credit Union, 3500 University Avenue
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    Retirement Challenges and Opportunities offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    New committee members welcome!

     

    • November 28, 2019


    • December 05, 2019

    Please send any articles to Editor Mary Ray at mbray at wisc.edu, Assistant Editor James O'Neill at oneill at wisc.edu, and Sandi Haase at retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu

    • December 19, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
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     Monthly Board of Directors Meeting


    • December 22, 2019


    • December 25, 2019


    • December 26, 2019


    • December 31, 2019


    • January 01, 2020


    • January 09, 2020

    Please send any articles to Editor Mary Ray at mbray at wisc.edu, Assistant Editor James O'Neill at oneill at wisc.edu, and Sandi Haase at retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu

    • January 16, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue
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     Monthly Board of Directors Meeting


    • January 20, 2020


    • January 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood-University Woods, Westmorland Room
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