Program Presentations

The UCR Emeriti and Retiree Associations have been proud to offer a variety of programs to enhance your retired life. Whether it's about socializing, staying healthy, learning about benefits or technologies, the following resources will provide you with useful information. 

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  • Presentations
    Garden to Table Vegetables

    Presented Friday, August 18, 2023


    • Laura Simpson, Riverside County Master Gardeners Program

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    Healthy Habits While at Home, Featuring UCR Recreation

    Presented Thursday, May 20, 2021


    • Michelle Sansone, Assistant Director, UCR Recreation
    • Edward Marchall, Occupational Wellness Specialist, Human Resources
    • Clyde Spencer Blackwelder, Senior Ergonomic Specialist 
    • Jacqueline Leslie, Wellness Program Specialist

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    Guided Chair Yoga Session

    Presented Thursday, April 22, 2021


    • Associate of the Chancellor, Diane Del Buono

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    Managing Lifestyle and Career Renewal During Retirement

    Friday, November 6, 2020


    • John Mattson Chief Executive Officer, Career Coach Consultants LLC

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Mystery Book Club - The Third Girl
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  • Readings
    Mystery Book Club - Devils Peak

    Devil's Peak
    By Deon Myer

    Coming April 2024

    A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy.

    Mystery Book Club - The Grave Tatoo

    The Grave Tattoo
    By Val McDermid 

    Winter 2024

    After torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, a long-disregarded old wives' tale takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian, made infamous by Mutiny on the Bounty, staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And once there, what if he could tell his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem—a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive? 

    Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed—and whether it still exists today. 

    Mystery Book Club - Forty Theives

    Forty Thieves
    By Thomas Perry 

    Winter 2024

    Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins for hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the two couples have little in common - until they are both hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The previous spring, after days of torrential rain, James Ballantine, a middle-aged African American who worked as a research scientist for a prestigious company was recovered from one of the city's overwhelmed storm sewers. Looking like foul play, Ballantine's former employers bring in the Abels to investigate while the Hoyts' mysterious contractors want to make sure that the facts about Ballantine's death stay hidden.

    Mystery Book Club - Murder in Chianti

    Murder in Chianti 
    by Camilla Trinchieri

    Spring 2023

    Former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle who's just looking for space to grieve while mourning the loss of his wife, Rita, moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the wine-soaked region of Chianti. Half Italian and half Irish, Nico finds himself able to get by in the region with the help of Rita’s relatives, but he still feels alone and out of place. He isn’t sure if it’s peace he’s seeking, but it isn’t what he finds. Early one morning, he hears a gunshot and a dog's cries near his cabin and walks out to discover a dead body in the woods, flashily dressed in gold tennis shoes. When the police arrive, Nico hastily adopts the fluffy white dog as his own and wants nothing more to do with the murder. But Salvatore Perillo, the local maresciallo, discovers Nico's professional background and enlists him to help with the case.

    Mystery Book Club - In a Dry Season

     In a Dry Season
    By Peter Robinson

    Winter 2023

    An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks deduces that the woman was strangled and repeatedly stabbed more than 50 years ago and is there to investigate to solve the crim.

    Mystery Book Club - Death on the Nile

     Death on the Nile
    By Agatha Christie

    Fall 2022

    Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries. The tranquility of a luxury cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot is onboard to solve the murder.

    Mystery Book Club - Fortune Favors the Dead

     Fortune Favors The Dead
    By Stephen Spotswood

    Spring 2022

    It's 1942 and Willowjean "Will" Parker is a scrappy circus runaway whose knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of New York's best, and most unorthodox, private investigator, Lillian Pentecost. Lillian ends up hiring Will to be her right-hand woman. In return, Will is to receive a salary, room and board, and training in Lillian's very particular art of investigation. Three years later, Will and Lillian are on the Collins case: Abigail Collins was found bludgeoned to death with a crystalball following a big, boozy Halloween party at her home—her body slumped in the same chair where her steel magnate husband shot himself the year before.

    Mystery Book Club - A great Deliverance

    A Great Deliverance
    By Elizabeth George 

    Winter 2022

    Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders. 

    Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, uncovering a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley - and in their own lives as well.

    Mystery Book Club - the Maidens

    The Maidens
    By Alex Michaelides

    Fall 2021

    Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike — particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?

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Walks, Talks, Tours - CE-Certs
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    Walk, Talk, Tours - Citrus State Park
    California State Citrus Park 
    Winter 2024
    Walks, Talks, Tours - CE-Certs
    CE-CERT’s State-of the-Art Labs and Facilities
    Fall 2023
    Walk Talks Tours - Cheech Museum
    Cheech Center at the Riverside Arts Museum (RAM)
    Spring 2023
    Walk Talks Tours - Tour of UCR Trees
    Tour of UCR Trees
    Spring 2022
    Walk Talks Tours - Citrus Variety Collection Tour
    Citrus Variety Collection Tour
    Winter 2021
    Walk Talks Tours - UCR Botanical Garden Tour
    UCR Botanical Garden Tour
    Fall 2021