UC Retiree Learning Series

Partnering with Bay Area Retirement Communities to increase lifelong learning

Partnering with Bay Area retirement communities Belmont Village AlbanyFront Porch and new partner for 2022, Grand Lake Gardens, the series expands learning opportunities to retirees while providing an opportunity for retirees to learn about Bay Area retirement communities. Through the generous support provided by our host communities, there is no cost for participants. announced in the new year.

Upcoming Events:

Maintaining Your Health After 60

Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:30-2:30pm


Learn about the latest thinking on how to maintain your health as you age. This talk will present the science underpinning healthy living strategies and how you can work best with your physician.

John Swartzberg, MD, FACP, is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Swartzberg is also the Chair of the Editorial Board of UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and the Health After 50 newsletters. Both review the latest research on health and clarify the often conflicting and superficial information presented by the popular media to put health news into perspective.


Multi Racial Roots of Latinx Culture

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 1:00-2:00pm
Hosted by Front Porch


Dr Carlos Munoz

Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. was born in the “segundo barrio” in El Paso, Texas, and raised in the barrios of East Los Angeles, California. He is the son of poor working class Mexican immigrants. He earned his AA from Los Angeles City Community College, his BA with honors in Political Science from California State University at Los Angeles and his PhD in Government from the Claremont Graduate University. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies, and founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department, University of California, Berkeley. After 47 years of teaching in higher education, he has gained international prominence as political scientist, historian, journalist, and public intellectual.


A Love Song to Ohlone Culture

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
Hosted by Front Porch


Vincent Medina Louis Trevino

Cafe Ohlone co-founders--and Ohlone cultural leaders--Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino talk about their journey to revive their culture and create the beautiful space in Berkeley that celebrates it.


View Past Events Below

Mary Power: Lessons Learned from the River Food Webs in Mendocino County

Hosted by Covia, a Front Porch Community on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 - 11:00 am PT
Speaker: Mary Power, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Faculty Reserve Manager, Angelo Coast Range Reserve
To access this video, click here enter enter the password UCRL-Oct2021.

Understanding Diabetes, Nov 10, 2021

Understanding Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, The Risk Factors [Webinar]

Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, Feb. 23, 2021

Webinar: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

Restaurants & Living Wages in the #MeToo Era, Dec 2020

Restaurants & Living Wages in the #MeToo Era

People Partnering with Plants, Lewis Feldman, UCRLS, Oct 2020

People Partnering with Plants: UC Retiree Learning Series

The Origin of Fake News, Tom Leonard, UCRLS, Sep 2020

UC Retiree Learning Series With Belmont Village: The Origin of Fake News

Making Smart Financial Decisions after You Retire, Terrance Odean, UCRLS May 2020

Smart Financial Decisions (5-5-20)

The Day of the Dead as Mexican National Symbol, Oct 6, 2021

UC Retiree Learning Series: The Day of the Dead as Mexican National Symbol

The Greatest Story Never Told (in the West), April 8, 2021

The Greatest Story Never Told (in the West)

Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression, January 27, 2021

Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression [WEBINAR]

A Star is Born (Planets, too)! Gibor Basri, UCRLS, Oct 2020

A Star is Born (Planets too)! UC Retiree Learning Series

Water Issues Facing No. Cal, Vincent Resh, UCRLS Sept. 2020

Water Issues Facing Northern California, UC Retiree Learning Series

Crossing the Empathy Wall in Divided Times, Arlie Hoschschild, UCRLS February 2020

Crossing the Empathy Wall in Divided Times, Arlie Hochschild, February 26, 2020