Many United Way Retirees Wish they had...
- Taken better care of their health - a large issue affecting quality of retirement
- Planned better - financially and emotionally
- Saved more money/started earlier
Are You prepared...
- By the end of 2010 roughly 2.3 million people are expected to retire, according to the Social Security Administration.
- According to a 2010 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 35 percent of Americans—up from 30 percent just a year ago—feel financially ill-prepared for retirement.
- Almost four in 10 Americans are not currently saving for retirement*
- Many Americans Are Not Financially or Emotionally Prepared for Retirement*
UWRA Can Help - Publications, Resources and Webinars...
Encourage and empower United Way staff (current and former) to take the initiative in planning for their retirement and to view it as a lifelong effort.
This is the goal behind UWRA’s retirement initiative which is geared to imparting knowledge, lessons learned and assistance that will trigger advance retirement planning activities. Planning successfully for retirement has become more complex, given the changing retirement landscape combined with market volatility and uncertainties surrounding Social Security and health care. For these reasons, the UWRA Board has placed a very high priority on this comprehensive and multi-faceted program.
In addition to the two publications and helpful resources, UWRA initiated the series of webinars in 2011, which are dedicated to issues around retirement planning and living in retirement. To complement these webinars and fill a perceived unmet need, UWRA continues to explore the feasibility of developing a retirement coaching program. Such a program, if instituted, would train selected UWRA members as advocates who, in turn, would help others to negotiate the journey to retirement.