1199SEIU Retired Members Calendar and Events

July/August 2022

Below please find information about July/August’s 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!

Is There a Subject You’ve Always Wanted to Study or a Topic You Want to Learn More About?

Learn new skills and explore interests by accessing free and low-cost continuing education opportunities through in-person courses at colleges throughout New York and online classes nationwide. Learn more about educational opportunities and how you can enroll.

Have You Joined Our Retired Members’ Online Community Yet?

Stay connected and get the latest information about your benefits and programs with our 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!

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 Jill Reda and Joshio. 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.

Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

Even in the summer months, it’s important to remain vigilant against COVID-19. So if you are eligible for the booster shot, we encourage you to make an appointment to get yours as soon as possible and lower your risk of severe illness should you be exposed to the virus. The vaccine offers widespread protection for yourself and your loved ones.

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.

Upcoming Topics

July - Health and wellness outdoors

August - Best practices with medicines; medicine myths

Tune In for 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.

  • Retirees: Seniors Out Speaking (SOS)

    Tuesday, August 23 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

  • Retirees: Seniors Out Speaking (SOS)

    Tuesday, September 27 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

Ready for Your Closeup? Sign Up for a Photo Shoot

Each issue of the Retired Members Bulletin showcases photos from our retiree community, but with in-person events still on hold, we need your help to capture new pictures! If you would like a chance to be featured in future issues, please email [email protected] to schedule a socially distant photo shoot near your home with our Benefit and Pension Funds photographer.

Meetings by Location

There are no Chapter Meetings in August.

Exercise Classes

  • Retirees: Latin Cardio Dance

    Friday, August 12 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

  • Retirees: Tai Chi

    Monday, August 15 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

  • Retirees: Mindful Meditation

    Tuesday, August 16 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

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

  • Retirees: Yoga

    Tuesday, August 16 at 1:00 pm

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

    Meeting ID: 838 8144 4241

    Passcode: 347758

  • Retirees: Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, August 17 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

  • Retirees: Heart and Soul Afro Cardio Jam

    Wednesday, August 17 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

Stay Connected
with Your Funds

While there are currently no in-person activities or meetings scheduled at our 498 Seventh Avenue headquarters or New York City-area satellite offices, they are open for retiree benefit assistance services that can’t be handled online or over the phone. Of course, you can always access your benefits from the comfort of your home, 24/7. Simply visit MyAccount or make an online appointment to speak with a Retiree Services Center Representative. You may also call Retiree Services directly at (646) 473-8666.

If you do 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 en Español NEW

    Friday, August 19 at 12:00 pm

    We’re excited to offer the Cooking for Your Health class in Spanish! Join chefs Natalia, Teresa and Yexenia for a cooking demonstration of quick, healthy recipes that are sure to become favorites. Each class will last one hour at the Zoom links listed below. Take a look at the dishes you’ll be cooking this month!

  • Retirees: Cooking for Your Health

    Thursday, August 25 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 Teresa. Take a look at the tasty offerings you’ll cook up this month!

  • Retirees: Cooking for Your Health en Español NEW

    Friday, September 2 at 12:00 pm

    We’re excited to offer the Cooking for Your Health class in Spanish! Join chefs Natalia and Jose for a cooking demonstration of quick, healthy recipes that are sure to become favorites. Each class will last one hour at the Zoom links listed below. Take a look at the dishes you’ll be cooking this month!

  • Retirees: Cooking for Your Health

    Thursday, September 8 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 Natalia. Take a look at the tasty offerings you’ll cook up this month!