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  Welcome to the UC Berkeley Retirement Center    Thursday, July 24, 2014  

Breaking News - Latest Developments


We Moved! New Retirement Center Location

The Retirement Center has moved to 101 University Hall. As of July 10, we do not yet have working phones. We do have limited internet access; please email ucbrc@berkeley.edu with any requests you may have.

Drop-in hours are still Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm. We look forward to seeing you in our new space!


Summer 2014 Director's Notes

Goodbye. Thank you. Hello. This is my last director’s column. In thinking about my next life chapter, I have had many thoughts about you, your value, your contributions, your inspiration and modeling of meaningful next chapters. See more >>


Retiree Conference Materials Webpage

Did you go to our May 15 retiree conference, but miss a workshop you would have liked to attend? Perhaps you couldn't attend the event at all? See our Retiree Conference website for course materials, presentation slides, and exhibitor information.

A limited number of conference readers are still available for purchase for $15 each. The conference reader contains selected information and resources about each workshop topic. To order a reader, send a check or money order made out to UC Regents to the Retirement Center -- or call us for more information!


Share Your Thoughts about the Center and our Next Director

As Patrick Cullinane prepares for his next chapter this July, Associate Vice Provost Angy Stacy will lead the search committee for the next Retirement Center director (see Director's Notes, below). Representatives of retirees from UCB, LBNL and UCOP will assist her. This leadership change is an opportunity for review, renewal, and exploration. Share your thoughts about the Center’s future with Angy by sending an email to: retireeideas@berkeley.edu.


Taking Care of Our Retirees - Annual Giving Campaign

Dear Friend of the Retirement Center,

Together, we have grown into a nationally recognized model of what a retirement center can be. Your gift helps support programs and services that inform, assist, and inspire.  We are pleased that you choose to spend your time with us, and hope you continue to find our offerings valuable in the future.

Save a stamp! Instead of mailing a check, you may use your credit card to make a donation online at: http://givetocal.berkeley.edu/browse/?u=12.

Wishing you the best,
Patrick Cullinane and Summer Scanlan


Lawrence Hall of Science Volunteer Opportunities

Want to learn and share exciting and interactive experiences with children and families? As a Hall volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help kids and families experience hands-on science, assist instructors in classes and workshops and be an ambassador of the LHS mission and programs out in the community or at the Hall.

Learn how you can get involved at the next adult volunteer orientation, Saturday, September 7th (10:00am to noon). For more information and to sign up for orientation, visit http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/get_involved/join_our_team/volunteer


Phishing Scams: An Ongoing Threat

Phishing is one of the most potentially damaging internet scams with serious consequences for users not prepared to identify and avoid such fraud.

Phishing is a scam by which an email user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly. It comes in all forms, even from forged @berkeley.edu accounts.

Find out more about phishing and how to protect yourself by reading this article written by UCB IST staff: http://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Oct-Nov2012/phishing


Retiree Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for a spouse or adult partner? Do you sometimes feel alone, isolated, frustrated, or fearful of what the future holds? Would you like to talk with other caregivers whose experiences may be similar to yours, and learn about resources that may help your situation? Please consider joining the Retiree Caregiver Support Group, offered once a month at the Retirement Center. For more information, contact the Retirement Center at (510) 642-5461 or ucbrc@berkeley.edu. Remember, caring for yourself is the best gift you can give to your spouse/partner.


The CenterPiece

Where is the CenterPiece?

Like many other purveyors of information, the Retirement Center is doing our part to be environmentally conscious and reduce the costs of producing this newsletter. We have not sent paper copies of the newsletter to retirees with email addresses on file since fall 2011.

If you are on the Center’s email list but want to continue to receive a paper copy of the CenterPiece, send an email to ucbrc@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-5461 with your name and email address to state your preference.

Download the current issue of the CenterPiece by clicking on the image.

The CenterPiece - current edition


Upcoming Events

Advance registration is required to attend all Retirement Center programs; contact us at ucbrc@berkeley.edu or 510-642-5461 to register unless indicated otherwise. Location is provided with registration confirmation

Check back for upcoming programs

In the meantime, check out the latest issue of the CenterPiece for interesting campus events and opportunities available to retirees this summer.


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