1199SEIU Retired Members Calendar and Events

January 2022

Below please find information about January’s online list of classes to exercise your mind and body and updates on your benefits and programs. We hope you find this month’s bulletin helpful and make time to self-care so that you can remain Retired, but Active! Enjoy!

It’s Not Too Late to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 and the Flu

With the combination of winter and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated against the virus if you haven’t done so already – or get your booster shot if you’re eligible. The vaccines offer widespread protection for yourself and your loved ones. And don’t forget your annual flu shot! Fortunately, both the COVID-19 vaccination and the flu shot are available through your primary care provider, at clinics and participating pharmacies. Just be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about timing your COVID-19 and flu vaccines to maximize their effectiveness.

NEW!

Join Our Retired Members’ Online Community

As we continue to hold many of our events online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are always seeking new ways to help you stay connected and get the latest information about your benefits and programs. That is why we are introducing the 1199SEIU Retired Members Facebook group. Here you can find the latest news, learn about upcoming meetings and talk with fellow retirees. Join the group today and invite other retired members.

Remember: We are stronger together!

Stay Informed with Aetna Online Health Presentations

Through our partnership with Aetna, you can stay up to date on important health and wellness topics by viewing monthly online presentations. Aetna will present a 30-minute live webinar from an Aetna registered nurse, who will review each month’s health topic and provide resources. The video will be available on the Aetna website at the start of each month, allowing you to watch whenever it fits your schedule.

Exercise Your Mind and Body with Tai Chi, Mindful Meditation and Chair Yoga

The Retired Members Division has again partnered with Mind over Matter Fitness to bring you classes for your mental and physical well-being. View the class descriptions and join the classes online via Zoom at the links listed below. For more information, please call (646) 473-8761.

Cooking for Your Health

Let’s get cooking! We’re excited to get in the kitchen to show you how to prepare healthy meals and share tips for better eating. Each class will last one hour at the Zoom links listed below and will include a cooking demonstration with chefs TBA. Take a look at the tasty offerings you’ll cook up this month!

Stay Connected with Online Chapter Meetings

We hope you are enjoying these online meetings, using them to “connect” with friendly faces, get updates on Funds news and information about your retiree benefits. Join your chapter meeting by typing the Zoom link listed below into your Internet browser and entering the meeting ID and passcode when prompted. OR you can also join your meeting using the phone number listed below your chapter.

Seniors Out Speaking (SOS)

The Medicare Rights Center’s “Seniors Out Speaking” (SOS) program helps 1199SEIU retirees learn more about timely Medicare topics via monthly webinar presentations. If you do not have Internet access, you can use the following call-in information. If you have any registration questions, please contact [email protected]. Please visit our Seniors Out Speaking page to access additional materials and information related to the SOS program.

  • Tuesday, January 25 at 3:30 pm

    The Medicare Rights Center’s “Seniors Out Speaking” (SOS) program helps 1199SEIU retirees learn more about timely Medicare topics via monthly webinar presentations.

    Conference line: (646) 558-8656

    Meeting ID: 999 7268 1095

  • Tuesday, February 22 at 3:30 pm

    The Medicare Rights Center’s “Seniors Out Speaking” (SOS) program helps 1199SEIU retirees learn more about timely Medicare topics via monthly webinar presentations.

    Conference line: (646) 558-8656

    Meeting ID: 999 7268 1095

40-Hour-per-Month Work Rule Waiver Continues

As we notified you in June 2020, the Pension Fund trustees voted to temporarily waive the disqualifying employment rule, allowing pensioners who returned to the workplace during the public health emergency to continue receiving their pension. That waiver will continue until June 2022.

HIPAA Notice

If you would like a copy of the Funds’ Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices, please click the button below, or request one in writing by writing to the 1199SEIU Benefit Funds Privacy Officer at 498 Seventh Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Summary Annual Reports

Summary of Material Modifications

Meetings by Location

  • Retirees: North & South Carolinas — Chapter Meeting

    Friday, February 18 at 1:30 pm

    Meeting ID: 832 8595 7258

    Passcode: 762414

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: LPN Nurses — Chapter Meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

    The Retired Members Division holds quarterly meetings to help retired nurses stay connected with each other and informed about the latest educational and social issues affecting them.

    Meeting ID: 820 7409 1967

    Passcode: 546709

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: North & South Carolinas — Chapter Meeting

    Friday, March 18 at 1:30 pm

    Meeting ID: 832 8595 7258

    Passcode: 762414

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: New Jersey — Chapter Meeting

    Thursday, February 10 at 2:30 pm

    Meeting ID: 815 0762 0238

    Passcode: 378715

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: New Jersey — Chapter Meeting

    Thursday, March 10 at 2:30 pm

    Meeting ID: 815 0762 0238

    Passcode: 378715

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: LPN Nurses — Chapter Meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

    The Retired Members Division holds quarterly meetings to help retired nurses stay connected with each other and informed about the latest educational and social issues affecting them.

    Meeting ID: 820 7409 1967

    Passcode: 546709

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Georgia — Chapter Meeting

    Friday, February 11 at 2:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 817 2802 1885

    Passcode: 603894

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Georgia — Chapter Meeting

    Friday, March 11 at 2:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 817 2802 1885

    Passcode: 603894

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: LPN Nurses — Chapter Meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

    The Retired Members Division holds quarterly meetings to help retired nurses stay connected with each other and informed about the latest educational and social issues affecting them.

    Meeting ID: 820 7409 1967

    Passcode: 546709

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Virginia — Chapter Meeting

    Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 854 2471 2909

    Passcode: 828684

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Virginia — Chapter Meeting

    Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 854 2471 2909

    Passcode: 828684

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: LPN Nurses — Chapter Meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

    The Retired Members Division holds quarterly meetings to help retired nurses stay connected with each other and informed about the latest educational and social issues affecting them.

    Meeting ID: 820 7409 1967

    Passcode: 546709

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Pennsylvania — Chapter Meeting

    Monday, February 14 at 3:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 812 1855 8403

    Passcode: 081837

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Pennsylvania — Chapter Meeting

    Monday, March 14 at 3:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 812 1855 8403

    Passcode: 081837

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: LPN Nurses — Chapter Meeting

    Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

    The Retired Members Division holds quarterly meetings to help retired nurses stay connected with each other and informed about the latest educational and social issues affecting them.

    Meeting ID: 820 7409 1967

    Passcode: 546709

    Call in: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592

    Join Zoom Meeting

Exercise Classes

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, January 25 at 11:00 am

    This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.

    Meeting ID: 833 2075 8796

    Passcode: 010490

    Call in: (929) 205-6099

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Yoga

    Tuesday, January 25 at 1:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 838 8144 4241

    Passcode: 347758

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 am

    Loosen and stretch tense muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation and build strength and balance while doing seated exercises.

    Meeting ID: 833 7342 2539

    Passcode: 784582

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Heart and Soul Afro Cardio Jam

    Wednesday, January 26 at 1:00 pm

    Come dance, connect and move on a soulful dance journey to the rhythms of African drums.

    Meeting ID: 895 9987 4473

    Passcode: 889260

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Latin Cardio Dance

    Friday, January 28 at 11:00 am

    An exhilarating cardio class set to Latin music that uses easy-to follow choreography to keep you moving and grooving while toning your body and burning fat.

    Meeting ID: 851 0097 9301

    Passcode: 229593

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Tai Chi

    Monday, January 31 at 11:00 am

    Experience a gentle breath and movement meditation to help you feel more open, limber and calm.

    Meeting ID: 810 9614 8014

    Passcode: 141598

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, February 1 at 11:00 am

    This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.

    Meeting ID: 833 2075 8796

    Passcode: 010490

    Call in: (929) 205-6099

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Yoga

    Tuesday, February 1 at 1:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 838 8144 4241

    Passcode: 347758

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, February 2 at 11:00 am

    Loosen and stretch tense muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation and build strength and balance while doing seated exercises.

    Meeting ID: 833 7342 2539

    Passcode: 784582

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Heart and Soul Afro Cardio Jam

    Wednesday, February 2 at 1:00 pm

    Come dance, connect and move on a soulful dance journey to the rhythms of African drums.

    Meeting ID: 895 9987 4473

    Passcode: 889260

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Latin Cardio Dance

    Friday, February 4 at 11:00 am

    An exhilarating cardio class set to Latin music that uses easy-to follow choreography to keep you moving and grooving while toning your body and burning fat.

    Meeting ID: 851 0097 9301

    Passcode: 229593

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Tai Chi

    Monday, February 7 at 11:00 am

    Experience a gentle breath and movement meditation to help you feel more open, limber and calm.

    Meeting ID: 810 9614 8014

    Passcode: 141598

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, February 8 at 11:00 am

    This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.

    Meeting ID: 833 2075 8796

    Passcode: 010490

    Call in: (929) 205-6099

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Yoga

    Tuesday, February 8 at 1:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 838 8144 4241

    Passcode: 347758

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, February 9 at 11:00 am

    Loosen and stretch tense muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation and build strength and balance while doing seated exercises.

    Meeting ID: 833 7342 2539

    Passcode: 784582

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Heart and Soul Afro Cardio Jam

    Wednesday, February 9 at 1:00 pm

    Come dance, connect and move on a soulful dance journey to the rhythms of African drums.

    Meeting ID: 895 9987 4473

    Passcode: 889260

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Latin Cardio Dance

    Friday, February 11 at 11:00 am

    An exhilarating cardio class set to Latin music that uses easy-to follow choreography to keep you moving and grooving while toning your body and burning fat.

    Meeting ID: 851 0097 9301

    Passcode: 229593

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Tai Chi

    Monday, February 14 at 11:00 am

    Experience a gentle breath and movement meditation to help you feel more open, limber and calm.

    Meeting ID: 810 9614 8014

    Passcode: 141598

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, February 15 at 11:00 am

    This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.

    Meeting ID: 833 2075 8796

    Passcode: 010490

    Call in: (929) 205-6099

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Yoga

    Tuesday, February 15 at 1:00 pm

    Meeting ID: 838 8144 4241

    Passcode: 347758

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

  • Retirees: Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, February 16 at 11:00 am

    Loosen and stretch tense muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation and build strength and balance while doing seated exercises.

    Meeting ID: 833 7342 2539

    Passcode: 784582

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Heart and Soul Afro Cardio Jam

    Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00 pm

    Come dance, connect and move on a soulful dance journey to the rhythms of African drums.

    Meeting ID: 895 9987 4473

    Passcode: 889260

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Latin Cardio Dance

    Friday, February 18 at 11:00 am

    An exhilarating cardio class set to Latin music that uses easy-to follow choreography to keep you moving and grooving while toning your body and burning fat.

    Meeting ID: 851 0097 9301

    Passcode: 229593

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Tai Chi

    Monday, February 21 at 11:00 am

    Experience a gentle breath and movement meditation to help you feel more open, limber and calm.

    Meeting ID: 810 9614 8014

    Passcode: 141598

    Join Zoom Meeting

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, February 22 at 11:00 am

    This class encourages a healthy mind-body connection with meditation and breathing techniques.

    Meeting ID: 833 2075 8796

    Passcode: 010490

    Call in: (929) 205-6099

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Classes are open to all retirees and are free of charge. No registration is required.

Your Funds Are Always Here for You

Last June, we reopened our 498 Seventh Avenue headquarters and New York City-area satellite offices to members for in-person visits. Of course, you can still access your benefits at any time, 24/7, through MyAccount or you can make an online appointment to speak with a Retiree Services Center Representative. You may also call Retiree Services directly at (646) 473-8666. There are currently no in-person activities or meetings scheduled.

If you need to visit a Funds office, you should first schedule an appointment online to reduce wait times and facilitate social distancing.

Cooking Classes

  • Retirees: Cooking for Your Health

    Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 am

    Let’s get cooking! We’re excited to get in the kitchen to show you how to prepare healthy meals and share tips for better eating. Each class will last one hour at the Zoom links listed below and will include a cooking demonstration with chef Lex. Take a look at the tasty offerings you’ll cook up this month!

    Recipe LinkZoom Link

  • Retirees: Cooking for Your Health

    Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 am

    Let’s get cooking! We’re excited to get in the kitchen to show you how to prepare healthy meals and share tips for better eating. Each class will last one hour at the Zoom links listed below and will include a cooking demonstration with chef Lex. Take a look at the tasty offerings you’ll cook up this month!

    Recipe LinkZoom Link