Information For Retirees

News & Events for Retirees

UHR Home
Information for Retirees

News & Announcements

  • The 2014 Winter Close is scheduled Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Use this checklist for actions to complete before the closure.

  • Open Enrollment, which begins today, is the annual opportunity for benefits-eligible employees and retirees to change health care plans and to add or drop eligible dependents from coverage. (Benefits can only be changed during the year if there is a qualifying life event – the birth of a baby, an adoption, marriage or divorce – or a change in employment status.)

Events & Important Dates

Stay informed, engaged and up to date with Stanford's only employee calendar.

January 27 Parenting Under Pressure (series)

The Faculty Staff Help Center welcomes parents of children ages 5-8 to join this 4-week parenting discussion group.

Discussion topics will cover:
• School concerns
• Work/Life Balance
• Only child/ Sibling Rivalry
• Developmental/ Behavioral Concerns
• Other topics of interest welcome

Location: Keck Science Building, 380 Roth Way (1st floor). (campus map»)

Dates: Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m.: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 and 2/3.
Attendance at all four sessions is recommended.

Facilitators: Mary Foston-English, M.F.T., Sandra Mikhail, M.A., Intern

RSVP: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Register online or by phone at 650-723-4577.

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdocs and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics; eligible dependents may also attend. BeWell Berries available for eligible employees.

January 27 Monthly Caregiver Seminar

Stanford's WorkLife Office partners with Avenidas to offer free monthly seminars for caregivers. You are invited to bring your lunch and join us for these informative seminars.

This month's topic:
Caregiver Wellness and Self Assessment

It's time to begin the new year fresh. In this session, we will discuss:

  • How wellness helps caregivers go the distance
  • How to set goals
  • Creating a plan to take care of yourself as well as your loved one

This event is led by Paula Wolfson, manager of Avenidas Care Partners.

Location: Poplar Training Room, 215 Panama St.,
Poplar Modular (near Acacia & Birch Modulars) (see campus map»)

Registration: Please register online. Open to all Stanford faculty, staff, postdocs and retirees.

More Information: Monthly Caregiver Seminars 


January 28 Mind, Body, Spirit Moms

This 8 week program is designed to promote the health and well-being of moms with kids of any age. Moms come together to nurture their minds, hearts, and bodies in a supportive community through the practice of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, authentic sharing and community building exercises.

Each week we will explore different themes, such as self-compassion, work-life balance, setting limits and boundaries, positive discipline, managing strong emotions, self-care, the importance of play, cultivating community, resilience, and so on. An emphasis will be placed on creating and nurturing lasting relationships among group members both within and outside of the group setting.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 21 - March 11.

Location: Escondido Village Center (AKA Rainbow School),
Common room, 140 Comstock Circle. (see campus map»)

To Register: Visit the HIP website.

Co-sponsored by HIP and the WorkLife Office. Eligible for BeWell Berry and STAP funding.