Whether you are a current retiree or in the planning stages,
a wealth of information is available at your fingertips.
Wondering where to start in the planning process?
The Retirement Checklist can help!
People are living longer than ever. Advances in medicine & technology are not only helping us live longer, but live better as well. A healthy and happy retirement requires careful planning. At the U of R, we are committed to supporting you through this process and beyond.
Retirement. Ever. Better.
The Office of Total Rewards presents The Retiree Spotlight! Staying connected to our University of Rochester retirees is important to us. To show how much we appreciate them and their years of dedication to the University, we’ve given our retirees the opportunity to tell us who they are, how long they’ve been with the University of Rochester and what they are up to now. We thank you for your hard work and years of dedication!
John Beck. John retired from the University of Rochester in 2008, after dedicating 49 years at the Eastman School of Music. He started playing timpani in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and later became Professor Emeritus of Percussion. John’s drive to pursue the history of percussion as a retiree allowed him to remain connected to the University of Rochester, which he now dedicates a couple of hours per week teaching his beloved students who admire the influence of music from all periods. Not only does he continue to dedicate his time at the University, but also presents to Master classes, workshops, adjudicating at percussion competitions and occasionally plays solo around the world. Aside from his passion, John enjoys relaxing days, watching TV, playing golf and hanging out at the beach. Retirement for John opened up many new avenues for him. “If you are doing something that you enjoy doing, why stop doing it.” – John Beck
We recommend that employees nearing retirement attend an informational session 6 months – 1 year before your anticipated retirement date. Not able to make it to one of our informational sessions? Not a problem! Here is our presentation to help you learn about eligibility, health & dental benefits and other benefits available to retirees: