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Living Well in Retirement

Welcome to the next stage of your life! Today’s retirees are more active than ever. Finding time to take a class, start a new hobby or volunteer just became easier. See below for just a few ideas to embrace ever better! Meliora!

Transitioning into Retirement Group

Preparing for retirement? Join Life-Work Connections/EAP in collaboration with the Benefits Office for an opportunity to gather with others who are also nearing retirement. This support group, led by a Life-Work Connections/EAP counselor, will provide you with support and strategies you need to thrive during this next phase in life. Enroll here.

Tuition Benefits

Retirees from the University of Rochester are eligible for a 70% tuition waiver, for two credit-bearing courses per semester or quarter (one credit-bearing course for part-time staff). Dependent children will remain eligible, regardless whether they had begun college before you retired.

ID Cards

Retirees are eligible to receive a UR Retiree ID card that provides access to certain amenities of the University of Rochester, such as our libraries, athletic facilities, the Meliora dining facility, specific parking areas, etc. Click here for more information.

YOUR Benefits Extras

The University of Rochester offers you negotiated discounts on a variety of programs. Take advantage of specially selected auto & home insurance, legal services and vision care. Log in here.

Consider Volunteering

Friends of Strong

You Can Make a Difference
Volunteers are a vital part of the patient care team at Strong Memorial Hospital, providing needed services to both patients and their families. Volunteering is an activity that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Our volunteers are seen throughout the hospital escorting patients, delivering flowers, assisting in our shops and helping patients in many of our care units. For more information on volunteering, visit the Friends of Strong website.

Stay Connected

@Rochester is an electronic newsletter for the University community that includes breaking news, upcoming events, reminders, important announcements, and other features. The newsletter is delivered each weekday. Subscribe here.

Stay Informed

There’s a wealth of resources at your fingertips:

Lifespan – With change comes new opportunity. Visit for support, guidance and information to help make the most of the years ahead.

AARP – Find informative articles, reminders and discounts for those 50+.

SilverSneakers – Did you know that your MVP plan covers the SilverSneakers fitness program? Join millions of like-minded retirees in over 14,000 fitness locations across the country.