Connect with PARRA — join other UCOP retirees
Did you know that UCOP has its own retirement organization? The President’s and Regents’ Retiree Association, aka PARRA, informs and assists UCOP retirees on benefits available to them through UC and other organizations, hosts social and cultural programs and advocates for retiree welfare.
Who are PARRA members?
Everyone who retires from UCOP, and their spouses, are automatically PARRA members. There are currently more than 700 active members, most of whom live in the Bay Area.
When should I connect with PARRA, and how can I get in touch?
If you’re thinking of retiring this year, now is a great time to get involved! By sharing your personal contact information with PARRA, you can ensure that you’ll receive communications about upcoming activities and events. Sign up here with your personal (outside of work) email address.
Why should I get involved with PARRA?
There are many great reasons to be an active PARRA member upon your retirement:
- Stay Informed about issues important to retirees
PARRA provides information throughout the year about benefits, health care and activities that are of particular interest to retirees.
- Connect with like-minded people
As UCOP employees, PARRA members pride themselves on dedicating their talents to a mission-focused career. By connecting with PARRA, you’ll meet others who share your passions for public service, education, diversity and other UC values.
- Build your social network
Retirement is a huge life transition, and it can be hard to lose the social connections and support you’re used to having at work. PARRA provides an opportunity to continue existing and establish new connections through social and volunteering events.
- Get exclusive access to fascinating speakers
Each spring and fall, PARRA hosts a member luncheon that features interesting and noted speakers. Recent events have featured President Drake and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Berkeley Law.
- Continue learning
PARRA members also have access to resources through the Berkeley Retirement Center. This includes the Learning in Retirement Program, which provides access to free online courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts and other fields.
- Give back
PARRA members host volunteer opportunities within the Bay Area throughout the year. Most recently, they helped out at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
How can I learn more about PARRA?
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