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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 Office of Total Rewards 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.

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ID Cards

Retirees are eligible to receive a 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.

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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.

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Staying Active & Informed

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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+.

Consider Volunteering

Friends of Strong: 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.

Returning to work after retiring

University of Rochester Retirees who return to employment at the University should consult with the Office of Total Rewards prior to their return to work to discuss the impact of their return to work on their benefit plan coverage. Once retired, Post-Retirement Benefits continue to be based on your employment status, age, and years of service at the time of initial retirement, even if you later return to work for the University. There is no adjustment to the retiree level, years of service or age calculation to determine the level of Post-Retirement Benefits based upon Post-Retirement Rehire and employment.

All University of Rochester Retirees who return to work at the University will need to be reviewed by the Office of Total Rewards prior to reemployment.

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