The Retirees Association holds at least four social events each year, along with seminars, tours and other opportunities for retirees. Upcoming events are listed below.  


1:00pm, $2.00 per person, Pre-Registration Required

We have arranged a docent-led tour of the main exhibit at MAH called "We're Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation". Social isolation impacts all of us and is a growing health epidemic in our community. In 2017, people over 60 who reported feeling lonely saw a 45% increase in their risk of death and in that same year over 1 in 3 seniors in Santa Cruz reported feeling socially isolated. Over the course of seven months, a community group of local seniors, advocates, and artists called C3 (the Creative Community Committee) poured their ideas, art, hopes, and stories together to create this inspiring exhibition. C3 created personal artwork about loneliness, brainstormed solutions to build connection and offered their words of wisdom for future generations.

Click here to Pre-Register for the Tour

In addition, for those who are interested, please join us at 12:00 in Abbott Square, the public space adjacent to the museum. Everyone is welcome, whether you are doing the tour or not. Just sit and socialize, bring your own brown bag, get a cup of coffee, or get something to eat at one of the vendors. 

Viewing the Exhibits
Option 1:  The docent-led tour begins at 1:00 pm at the entrance to the museum.  We will be collecting $2.00/person at the door to cover the cost of the docent.  The tour will last about an hour and after that, you are free to view the other exhibits at the museum on your own for as long as you wish.
Option 2:  If you would prefer to tour the museum on your own, there is no charge for admission since this is a First Friday event.  You can hang out with our group or wander on your own.
Questions:  Contact Lynne Wolcott @ 831-334-6289 
Address:  705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Abbott Square - Adjacent to the MAH
Address:  Corner of Front St. and Cooper St. in downtown Santa Cruz

2019 ANNUAL FALL PICNIC - TUESDAY, SEPT. 10th, 11:30am - 2:00pm, 

Oak Picnic Area, Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz

Join us for our annual gathering to kick off the year, meet new retirees, catch up with friends, and hear the latest news on what the Retirees Association Board has been working on. This is a potluck lunch, please bring an appetizer, entree, salad or dessert to share. Watch for an e-mail asking for an RSVP to this event, this will help in planning if we have an idea how many people to expect. Coffee and cold beverages will be provided, courtesy of University Relations Office of Planned Giving. In the interest of supporting UCSC Zero Waste goals and sustainable practices, please consider bringing your own plate and utensils to reduce waste. This event will be held at the Oak Picnic Area in Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. Hope to see you there!

This event is full ......
but if you would like to be on the waiting list, please send an e-mail to
10:00 to 1:30 including brown bag lunch break.

The walk will be 4 plus flat miles on the Old Cove Landing Trail and the Ohlone Bluff Trail. 

Maximum number of participants:  20

Cost:  FREE!  Pre-registration is required 

Walk will be led by Bill Perry (husband of Retirees Association member, Jutta Perry) who has been a docent at Wilder for 22 years. 

We will meet in the parking lot at Wilder Ranch at 10:00 am.

You should wear sturdy walking shoes. 
Bring a light jacket, it might be windy, water and a light lunch.
Use of sunscreen suggested, to protect from sun and wind.
NOTE: Restrooms are in the parking lot, no restrooms where we walk.