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Transforming Retirement: Re-Writing Life’s Next Chapter 

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AROHE (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education) hosted conference, “Transforming Retirement: Re-Writing Life’s Next Chapter,” in Seattle, Washington, Sunday August 14 through Tuesday, August 16. Become a leader in transforming retirement on your campus and in your community. 

At this conference you’ll strategize with peers about changing the role of later life to one that fulfills retirees, enhances universities and makes a difference on and beyond the campus. Come away inspired by institutions and visionaries who outline a new way. Who better to lead the charge to change institutional and cultural attitudes than our own staff and faculty retirees?

AROHE 2016 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, August 14

1:00-4:00 Conference Registration

4:00-4:15 Buses load and depart from hotel for reception and banquet

5:00-8:00 Reception and banquet: Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Avenue South, 98144

Monday, August 15

8:00-8:30 Buses load and depart from hotel for UW

9:00-10:15 Transforming Retirement—The Big Picture: What’s Coming and Why

Fernando Torres-Gil

Husky Union Building (HUB), South Ballroom

10:45-12:15 Round 1 concurrent sessions: Transforming Retirement Programs and Services

HUB, 2nd and 3rd floors

12:15-1:15 Lunch

HUB, South Ballroom & Foyer

1:15-2:45 Round 2 concurrent sessions:

From Surviving to Thriving: Strengthening the Status and Role of Retirees and 

Associations for a Greater Campus Voice

HUB, 2nd and 3rd floors

3:15-4:45      Resource Exchange Fair and Refreshments

HUB, South Ballroom

4:00      Optional guided campus walk-around

5:00-5:30      Buses load and depart from HUB for conference hotel

Evening Dine-arounds

Tuesday, August 16

8:00-8:30 Buses load and depart from hotel for UW

9:00-10:15 Universities as Models, Facilitators and Champions of Transformed Retirement

Carole Goldberg

HUB, South Ballroom

10:45-12:15 Round 3 concurrent sessions:

Advocacy: Building Strategies to Transform Retirement on your Campus

HUB, 2nd and 3rd floors

12:15-1:00 Lunch

HUB, South Ballroom & Foyer

1:00-2:45 Panel and Discussion

Visions for the Future: The Transformed Relationships of Higher Education and Retirees

in 2030

HUB, South Ballroom

3:00-4:30 The Role of AROHE: Facilitating the Work of Transforming Retirement

Feedback from concurrent sessions and further input; AROHE business meeting

HUB, South Ballroom

5:00-5:30 Buses load and depart from HUB for conference hotel

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Forward-thinking staff and faculty leaders from your Chancellor/Provost’s offices, HR/Benefits, Alumni Associations and Advancement/Development are welcome to attend, exchange new and effective practices that enhance retirement transitions and engagement of university retirees.

We’ll gather in a lovely setting on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, hosted by the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA), whose members look forward to welcoming you.

Exciting Travel Options
AROHE and the UWRA encourage you to combine this conference with the chance to explore the region. Now is a good time to start planning your visit to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle’s local wonders, mountain and water views will lead you to Mount Rainier, ferries across Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula beyond. Venture north (maybe by float plane!) to the San Juan Islands. Vancouver, British Columbia is less than a three-hour drive away; so is Portland, Oregon. Wine country in eastern Washington and the Pacific coast in Oregon may be beckoning, as well.

Conference registration rates

Full conference registration:
 Register by July 11
 Register after July 11
 AROHE member* $260
 Non-member $360
(Includes Sunday evening banquet  - FULL, Monday and Tuesday lunches; breakfasts included with hotel/residence hall accommodation; dinners are no-host)


Single-day registration:
 Register by July 11
 Register after July 11
 AROHE member* $130
 Non-member $180

(Single-day registration available for Monday or Tuesday; includes lunch on day of registration; breakfasts included with hotel/residence hall accommodation. Banquet can be booked separately)

*Discounted member price applies to all individuals in AROHE member organizations.

Registration refunds deadline: July 22nd; a $50 processing fee will be charged. No refunds after July 22nd.

What to see and do in Seattle

Click here to download a list of places and things to do in Seattle. 

Conference Hotel

The Silver Cloud Inn has given AROHE conference registrants a group rate for the days of the AROHE conference:

$199 for Deluxe King room single/double occupancy
$209 for Deluxe Double Queen room single/double occupancy

These rates are also good for up to three days prior and three days following the conference dates of August 14-16, 2016 and include free on-site parking and free breakfast.

If you make your room reservations by phone, make sure to let them know that you are with the AROHE group. If you are making reservations online see the group ID and password below.

Reservation deadline is July 22, 2016.

The Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 526-5200
Reservations: (800) 205-6940
Fax: (206) 522-1450

For online reservations go to
"Group ID" is AROHE
"Password" is 2016

Hotel features 179 rooms, AAA approved. Complimentary shuttle service to/from campus. Adjacent to University Village Shopping Mall. Hotel facilities include fitness center, guest laundry, free high speed wireless internet access, and free on-site parking. Refrigerators, microwaves, personal safe, hair dryers and coffee markers in each guest room.  Daily hot continental breakfast included.

UW residence hall reservation information

Residence halls are conveniently located near the meeting venue. Dorm rooms include an in-room bathroom, bedding, towels, soap, toilet paper, and drinking cups. Guests may wish to bring a hairdryer and alarm clock. 

Package room rates for residence hall rooms are:

$144.73 per person, double occupancy (two nights’ lodging and breakfast)
$218.23 per person, single occupancy (two nights’ lodging and breakfast)

Number of rooms held is limited. Make your reservation by Friday, June 10, 2016.

After June 10 reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only, until Friday, July 22, 2016.

Note  from your UWRA conference hosts: These new residence halls offer compact, unadorned rooms. All beds are singles. UWRA recommends seriously considering single-occupancy unless you are rooming with someone with whom you are exceedingly friendly. Dormitory users should be good sports, willing and able to walk about 10 blocks or so between the residence hall and the conference venue, over slightly sloping paved walkways through the campus.

Campus parking is at additional cost, est. $15/day. Conference parking (over multiple days for days of conference) is available.

To download residence hall details and to register, click here

Contact AROHE: email (preferred) or call 213-740-5037

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