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Cornell Retirees Association (CRA)

All Cornell employees automatically become members of the Cornell Retirees Association (CRA) upon retirement. CRA is a networking and service group which holds several luncheons each year and distributes a newsletter. Membership is voluntary and there are no annual dues; however, luncheon fees apply. Retirees and their spouses/partners are encouraged to participate.

Volunteer opportunities for retirees are available in two programs: Cornell Retirees Volunteering in Schools (CRVIS) and Cornell Jack Lewis Visitors (short, friendly visits to area nursing homes). Volunteers are welcome throughout the year. Consider volunteering for one or both of these valuable services to the community.

Share Your Story
Attention Cornell Retirees: Current Cornell employees wondering “what’s next?” would love to hear from you. If you’re doing something in retirement that makes you happy – a volunteer commitment; a special hobby; new employment or self-employment; study; travel; or some combination of the above, and would be willing to share your story to help inspire retirees-to-be, please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire.

We hope to bring together a panel of retirees to share their stories at an on-campus lunchtime workshop this spring. We’d also like to include profiles of how Cornell retirees are spending the next chapters of their lives on several of our websites.