Summer 2015 Director's Notes
I am eager to share updates on the work we’re doing to keep you informed and connected in retirement. Starting this spring, all retirees and active staff and faculty planning for retirement who have provided us with their email address will receive the Retirement CenterExpress e-newsletter. The CenterExpress will arrive in your inbox every Monday and will deliver the coming week’s events on or near campus (such as Learning in Retirement), pension and benefits updates, as well as local and national news about the latest in retirement. read more>>
Berkeley Art Museum Update
From the museum: We are excited by the tremendous progress on the new BAM/PFA building in downtown Berkeley. One of the most noticeable changes is the removal of the tower crane from the jobsite. Our move to the new building will be a massive undertaking. We have started to inventory, pack, and transport our collection of over 19,000 works of art and hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, and clippings. read more>>
Anthem Cyberattack Update
On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) learned of a cyberattack to their IT system. The cyberattackers tried to get private information about current and former Anthem members. Anthem believes the attack happened over the course of several weeks beginning in early December 2014. read more>>
Join the Retirement Center e-mail List
It's easy! Our retirees are welcome to send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly e-news messages offer upcoming program reminders, resources, webinars, and more from the campus and the community.
White House Conference on Aging
Once a decade, the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) brings together leading national experts and stakeholdersinthefieldofagingtomake recommendations and shape national aging policy. 2015 marks the 6th WHCoA since 1961 - which was perhaps the most significant since it laid the groundwork for “Great Society” programs whose 50th anniversaries we observe next year: Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. Read More >>
Download the WHCoA Presentation Slides
Access the Online Retiree Portal
We are excited to announce our newest service: an online portal — http://retireeportal.berkeley.edu/ — that allows you to interact with other retirees online.
The portal puts you in control of the information you give to and get from UCBRC. You may use it to manage your mailing preferences and update your information in our database. To access the online portal, you must have an e-mail address already listed in our database. If you get regular e-mail from email@example.com, try signing in using that e-mail address. Otherwise, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and have us add your e-mail address to our database. In future phases, retireeportal.berkeley.edu will offer features that allow you to register for programs and make payments online. Stay tuned!
We Moved! New Retirement Center Location and Open Hours
The UCB Retirement Center has moved to 101 University Hall. This convenient location is on the ground floor of the tall building located at the corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street.
We are generally open M-F, 1pm-4pm. We look forward to seeing you soon in our new space!
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
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.
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