The UCI EA continues steadily with the same number of overall emeriti and a slight increase in dues paying memberships.  We continue to look for innovative ways to interest newer emeriti. 

Monthly Lunch at the UClub:   We have reserved a table for Emeriti at the University Club for lunch on the first Thursday of each month. 


Other Programs:  In conjunction with the Center for Emeriti & Retirees and the UCI Retirees Association, the following have been/are programs offered to our constituents since our last joint meeting.


Healthy to 100 & Beyond Lecture Series coordinated by the Center for Emeriti & Retirees:

January 24, 2012- Alzheimer's Research Update 2012

Fank LaFerla, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, UCI MIND. Discussion of the newest information and research regarding Alzheimer's and other Dementias from the continuing work at our own UCI MIND.


January 31, 2012 - The Highs and Lows of Diabetes Management and Prevention

Mary Jean Christian- Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center at UC Irvine.  See how the American diet is effecting diabetes statistics and what you can do now.


February 14, 2012- The Aging Eye: What is Normal and What is Not

Marjan Farid - M.D. Director of Cornea, Refractive, and Cataract Surgery and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for Gavin Heart Eye Institute will discuss macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic eye disease, and the newest treatments for these conditions.


February 21, 2012- Brain Attacks: What You Need to Know about Stroke Prevention

Lama Al-Khoury- M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, will discuss the causes of stroke, how to recognize stroke symptoms, and learn about the latest medical advances in stroke prevention and intervention.


March 6, 2012- The Effects of Aging on Voice and Swallowing

Sunil Verma- M.D. University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Laryngologist, will show us how the voice box works, how the throat changes with age, and which conditions affect voice and swallowing.


March 21, 2012 - Making Sense of Medicare Information Session at the  University Club.


April 30, 2012 - Annual Chancellor's Reception for all Emeriti and Retirees featuring Chancellor Michael Drake as keynote speaker, AND,

Our 5th Annual Emeriti and Retirees Art Exhibit, University Club, Library Room, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


June 4, 2012 - 4th Annual Retirees & Friends Golf Tournament, Costa Mesa Golf Course, 11:00 a.m. start.  Awards and buffet reception immediately follows.


June 5, 2012 - UCI Emeriti Association Annual Membership Meeting,  with our keynote speaker Professor William Schonfeld who will speak on "Challenges to UCI: Budget, Politics, Growth, etc.”.     University Club, 10:00 a.m. to Noon, McCulloch Library Room. "



Senior Living Community at UCI:   We developed, in conjunction with the UCI Retirees Association and the Center for Emeriti & Retirees, and disseminated a survey to determine the interest of our emeriti and retired staff in a retirement facility on UCI territory.  We have about a 10% return of responses, 90% favoring a facility. 




1.  What is your current affiliation with UCI?  (Please check only one.)

      Emeritus   127         Spouse/Partner of Emeritus   14         Current Faculty    6

      Retired Staff    2      Spouse/Partner of Retired Staff   0     Current Staff  0

2.  Which of the following types of housing do you think are important for a UCI

      retirement  community?  (Please check ALL you would like to have.)

      Independent Living   114       Full Nursing Care   68

      Assisted Living (bathing, medication and/or dressing assistance)   100

      Early Alzheimer’s Unit  74          Full Alzheimer’s Unit   43

3.  Whether for you or for a family member, when moving to a retirement facility, what

     would be your housing preference? 

    Studio                                        5                        

    One Bedroom Unit                 46  

    Two Bedroom   Unit               41

    Two bedroom  Unit                49           

  4.  What facilities would you like to see in a UCI retirement facility?  

                                                   1                             2                          3                           4                     5        

Dining Room/Restaurant         80                                 7                        7                         0                    7

Laundry Service                         39                               13                      15                       14                    3

Garden Space                                          27                               18                      14                       12                    8   

Spa                                                3                                  8                        7                       19                 27  

Convenience Store                                       25                               20                        7                       11                  23            

Beauty/Barber                         19                         13                         7                        11


Library                                     25                                 10                     13                         4                    0        

Pharmacy Service                   26                                    9                    14                         6                    7  

Nursing Service                                     39                                 13                     12                       11                    5        

Equip’d Exercise Room           29                                  18                     23                         9                  14

Business Center                        3                                    7                     12                       20                  23

Transportation                        51                                  15                     16                        4                    7       

Laundry Room                        47                                  23                       8                        5                    1

Walking Paths                         27                                 34                       5                        4                    2    

Swimming Pool                       31                                  11                     16                        8                  13  

Recreation Room                   17                                  20                     16                        7                   8  

Guest Quarters                       10                                  26                     21                        3                   9

Education Program                28                                  13                     14                      12                   3


5.  Which of the following payment options would you prefer?  (Please CHECK ONE.)

An entrance fee and monthly fee for services:  50  

              No entrance fee but a higher monthly fee for services:  60


6.  How interested are you in having a retirement facility on campus?

    VERY interested     2    Interested  66    Somewhat interested   52       Not interested  11


7.  What would your reason be for NOT being interested in having a retirement community at UCI?      I will always be able to live in my own home/live with other family members.   11

I have other means of caring for my family member.  4   Other reason:  Moving out of area:   7                Cost:        Transportation:   1           Going to Regents Point:  2       Unpredictable future:    5


8.  If applicable to you, approximately when would you need access to a retirement community for you or your family member?          Within this year:    3

1-3 years from now:  37          4-6 years from now:   50       7-10 years from now:   36


9.  How many people would live in your UCI retirement household?  (Some households will have 3 or more residents.)

           Couples  75                                         Singles  30

How many will be MALE:   87            How many will be FEMALE?    90


How many will be in each of the following age categories five years from now:

    Under 55:     1           56-60:     5              61-65:     16            66-70:     29        71-75:    65

                     76-80:    54                   Over 80:      44