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Connect, Serve, Celebrate!


Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Plenary Panels, and the Resource Exchange Fair will develop our primary conference themes:

  1. Opportunities to CONNECT: What retirement organizations do for their members.
  2. Opportunities to SERVE: What retirement organizations and their members do for their institutions and those in the wider community.
  3. Opportunities for RE-CREATING RETIREMENT: What AROHE and regional consortiums do to help retirees connect, serve, and celebrate.


View an electronic version of the full Conference program.

Concurrent Sessions
A total of 24 presentations in these breakout sessions will develop our primary Conference themes through focus on 9 particular subject areas.

1. Transforming the All-Important Transition to Retirement
2. Starting a Retirement Organization
3. Integrating Faculty and Staff in Retirement Organizations
4. The Emeritus College Model of a Retirement Organization
5. Creating Community: Communicating in Real and Cyberspace
6. Establishing Value: Serving Our Institutions and Communities
7. Celebrating Successful Programs and Services
8. Sustaining and Growing Retirement Organizations: Keeping it Going
9. Partners in Re-Creating Retirement

Plenary Panels
These are sessions-of-the-whole in which representatives of AROHE will offer presentations on the services they now provide members and plan to provide in the future, with discussion in both categories involving all in attendance.

Resource Exchange Fair
People from every presentation scheduled in our Concurrent Sessions will also be presenting at the fair, ready to pursue conversation about the programming at their home institutions and illustrate its value with displays on posters and laptops and handouts that will let attendees take their best ideas home. All will have two hours to browse among tables “clustered” by the session topics these people (and a few others) represent. There also will be some tables (and people) representing other topics of general interest, too—and other organizations invested in re-creating retirement—like those of the sponsors who have been so supportive of our conference and our cause.

Why attend?

  • Learn what’s happening with ROs
  • Network with campus administrators, RO leaders, and activists in aging
  • Consult with peers who are re-creating retirement

Who should attend?

  • Administrators, faculty, and staff—academic affairs, human resources,
    development, and continuing education
  • RO leaders and members
  • Administrators and retirees who want to start new ROs or enhance existing ones