The EUEC's Retirement Seminar is offered annually to retired faculty and those planning to retire. In 2011, the program was restructured to touch on the various aspects of retirement such as health, wellness, and financial planning. In 2012, the program was expanded to include "testimonials" from Emeritus College retirees. The addition of testimonials has been well received.
Richard Ward is an emeritus Professor of Psychiatry. He came to Emory in 1960 to be a professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the medical school, and for twenty-six years he taught students at all levels and carried leadership responsibilities in the areas of Child Psychiatry and in Psychoanalysis. Since retirement from Emory in 1986, he has maintained a solo private practice in medical psychotherapy and is active in the Emory University Emeritus College. His interest in languages has continued; in recent years, this has taken the form of a long struggle with Mandarin Chinese.
Lois Ricciis a geriatric nurse practitioner/educator with the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia. Her masters degrees are in gerontology and nursing education, and she has a doctorate in adult education. She has worked in the field of aging for more than 35 years in both hospital and academic settings; she was the education coordinator for the Emory Center for Health in Aging until its closing in 2007 and an interventionist for the NIH/NIA funded Tai Chi/Education study at Emory University, which aimed to reduce falls in the elderly population. In addition to her current work with UGA, she has also coordinated and presented education programs for Emory and Mercer Senior Universities.
Roger G. Ward, CPA/PFS, CFP® is a shareholder with Tarpley and Underwood Financial Advisors, LLC. Tarpley and Underwood is an Atlanta Based wealth management firm which has more than ten years experience providing financial advisory services to individuals and families. Prior to joining the firm, Roger worked in the Atlanta office of Deloitte and Touche and served as the comptroller for the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education.