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Work-Life Retirement Planning Conference

What You Need to Know: 

The Office of Work-Life presents annual retirement planning conferences for UK Faculty & Staff. These popular conferences include presentations on UK Retirement Benefits, Social Security, and specially-themed workshops, keynote addresses, and panel discussions.

2014 Making the Most of Your Retirement Conference

October 31, 2014

Grand Ballroom - UK Student Center

Registration available beginning October 1, 2014.


Thinking about retirement? In the process of retiring? We have the conference for you! Please join us for our annual Making the Most of Your Retirement Conference. This year, we welcome John E. Nelson, author of What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement as our keynote speaker. Registration opens October 1 and is FREE for all UK faculty and staff.

We are also encouraging attendees to make a donation to the Big Blue Pantry, a food pantry benefitting UK students. Click here for a list of suggested items to donate. For more info about the Big Blue Pantry visit their Facebook page here.

FRIDAY, October 31: Making the Most of Your Retirement

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Check-In and Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Facts About Your Social Security

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Understanding Your UK Retiree Benefits
  • The Rights of Seniors: Understanding Retirement from a Legal Perspective
  • Keeping a Healthy Mind and Positive Outlook Throughout Retirement

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Preparing Your Savings for Retirement--Fidelity
  • Global Market Perspectives and The Recovery: What It Means and Where Do We Go From Here?--TIAA-CREF

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch Keynote: What Color is Your Parachute? for Retirement

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Panel Discussion: UK Retirees
  • Understanding Your UK Retiree Prescription Benefits
  • Caregiving and the Retiree

NEW this year! Please join us for a half-day (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) seminar with author and speaker John E. Nelson to discuss how we can plan for a purposeful retirement. Space is limited for this session. Spouses/Partners are welcome. Registration opens October 1 and is $20/person or $30/couple.

SATURDAY, November 1: Purposeful Retirement: Planning Your Next Stage of Life

Emerging research shows the importance of addressing the social and psychological aspects of retirement as well as financial security. This seminar will help you employee new concepts and practical approaches. You'll identify sources of meaning and purpose for your next stage of life, and learn how to stay engaged and connected after you retire. You'll also explore new approaches to your health and medical care, and understand the financial connections to happiness. 

After participating in this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand the elements of well-being in retirement.
  • Develop goals and objectives based on your personal values.
  • Identify action steps to take for creating the life you want to live. 



  • AARP
  • Fidelity
  • UK Employee Benefits
  • UK Health & Wellness
  • UK Work-Life


A number of exhibitors will be available during the conference on Friday, October 31, and attendees are encouraged to visit their tables throughout the day. 

  • AARP
  • Donovan Fellowship for Academic Scholars
  • Fidelity Investments
  • iTNBluegrass
  • Kentucky Small Business Development Center
  • The MPM Group, LLC
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK
  • Social Security Administration
  • UK Career Development
  • UK Employee Benefits
  • UK Federal Credit Union
  • UK Health & Wellness
  • UK HealthCare Volunteer Services
  • UK Training & Development
  • UK Work-Life
  • United Way