Learn about Long Term Care Coverage

AMBA (AERA’s benefit provider) is offering a Lunch and Learn webinar on Long Term Care coverage on Friday, September 8, from 11 am to noon.  Register here: https://ambabenefits.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NOWZkdDbSyWxiFjVdIoFCA.


Attend the Annual AERA District 10 Webinar

The AERA District 10 webinar is open to all higher education retirees.  It will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 2 pm to 3 pm.  Registration is required: https://ambabenefits.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QHINIGCRSdK3ItPC_8RtHQ.  A number of speakers are listed on the agenda, including representatives from TRS, PEEHIP, and United HealthCare.


Volunteer for the Tuscaloosa Golf Tournament

Become a volunteer for the Tuscaloosa Toyota Epsom Tour Classic Golf Tournament, September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Ol’ Colony Golf Complex.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.  Learn more at https://www.tuscaloosatoyotaclassic.com/volunteer.


Connect with TUARA

Follow TUARA on Facebook at facebook.com/tuara.ua.


Volunteer Hours

Whether you volunteer weekly or just occasionally, please report your volunteer hours to TUARA. We share reported hours with AERA. AERA, in turn, uses retirees’ volunteer hours statewide to demonstrate the value that retirees bring to Alabama’s economy and quality of life. It’s easy! Just email your hours, broken down by the categories in the chart below, to tuara.ua@gmail.com. Please report any previously unreported hours from Jan. 1, 2023 through the present.


Service hours should include activities in Alabama for which you have not received financial reimbursement. Hours should also not include 1) Sunday school and church attendance, 2) Caring for family members, and 3) Participation in AERA activities on state committees or the Board of Directors. You may include hours spent on TUARA activities, except for attending board meetings.



Categories Examples # of Service Hours
Arts Children’s Hands-On Museum, theater, opera, arts  
Church Church related service projects (not attendance for worship services)  
Civic Organizational projects, civic and special interest  
Health Bloodmobile, clinics, nursing home, nutrition, home care  
Education Mentoring, literacy projects  
Transportation Shopping, errands, escort services  
RSVP/Volunteer Programs Shut-Ins, telephone, etc.  
Youth Work Big Brothers Big Sisters, work related to youth programs  
TUARA TUARA volunteer activities, administrative work, communications, etc.  
Other (specify)         
Total Hours    




  • Advocates for retiree benefits on campus and in Montgomery
  • Promotes retirees’ volunteer service
  • Awards the Robert E. Witt First-Generation Scholarship
  • Provides networking and fun with colleagues and friends

Annual membership is only $25!  Visit www.tuara.ua.edu for more information.