Your Next Chapter

Your Next Chapter: Conversations on Retirement and Beyond

Planning to retire from Washington University? This transition can be rich with new pathways and opportunities like volunteering, part-time employment, travel, continuing education, hobbies, and much, much more. Yet, you may also have questions: If I’m not an employee, who am I? How do I fill my time? Are my hobbies enough?  How do I stay healthy? How do I stay socially connected? What’s most important at this stage in my life, and how can I honor that truth?

If you’re ready to retire or thinking about retiring, we invite you to attend Your Next Chapter: Conversations on Retirement and Beyond, a monthly series of brown-bag, peer-led discussions co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Office of Faculty Affairs.  We will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month, 12-1 p.m., alternating between the Medical and Danforth campuses.  Please join us to share your questions, learn more about new directions and resources, hear retiree success stories, and most importantly, connect with others at this important juncture of your life: Your Next Chapter.

In addition, on September 12 from 5-7 p.m., the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging will offer Your Next Move: Transitioning to the New Retirement, a seminar panel discussion, in EPNEC, seminar room B. This seminar will focus on the critical components of retirement: purpose, leisure, social health and wellness as well as assessment, planning, seeking information, and enlisting support. The same seminar will be offered at the Danforth Campus on September 11 from 5-7 p.m. in Umrath Hall. Click on the following link for more information:


Inaugural Session: Your Next Chapter: Conversations on Retirement and Beyond

Date: Tues, September 24, 2019

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Location: Medical Campus, Schwarz Conference Room, first floor Maternity Building (directly across from FLTC).

Note:  See below, remaining Medical Campus sessions at a different location, MCC 2057 


2019-2020 Sessions: Your Next Chapter: Conversations on Retirement and Beyond 


Time: 12-1 p.m.


All Danforth Sessions, Brauer Hall 3015

All Medical Campus Sessions, MCC 2057 (HR Training Room)



October 22, Danforth Campus, Brauer 3015

November 26, Medical Campus, MCC 2057

December 24, Christmas Eve, Holiday

January 28, Medical Campus, MCC 2057

February 25, Danforth Campus, Brauer 3015

March 24, Medical Campus, MCC 2057

April 28, Danforth Campus, Brauer 3015

May 26, Medical Campus, MCC 2057