Apr202014

LUNCH AND LEARN SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23RD!

Municipal retirees were mailed a postcard concerning the upcoming Lunch and Learn which will be held at the central library auditorium.  Click here 042314 Lunch_Learn v3 (1) to see a copy of the postcard and please call the City directly to let them know if you will be able  to make it.  This quarter’s topic is about housing for seniors.  City will also present an update on the health benefits task force.

Apr202014

LATEST EDITION OF RETIREE MATTERS HAS BEEN DELIVERED!

Please click here AprMayJun14 v6 to see the latest RETIREE MATTERS Newsletter.  Included in this edition is a statement from Rebecca Waldman, RECOSA’s Vice-Chair and a member of  the recent task force on employee benefits.  Also included is a list of all the City Employees who retired in the last quarter.  If you see someone you know, contact them and thank them for a job well done!

Feb132014

THE CITY’S HEALTHCARE AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS TASK FORCE IS READY TO REPORT OUT, SEE IT HERE

The Healthcare and Retirement Benefits Task Force has finalized their recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.  These will be presented in the City Council’s B Session meeting this coming Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 2 pm in the Municipal Plaza “B” Room.  Recommendations are related to Policy and Budget Issues; the Police & Fire Pension Fund; Pre-Fund Uniform Healthcare; and other healthcare issues including plan design, contributions, wellness, stop loss coverage, dependent audits, and controlling healthcare costs as a priority in the next round of collective bargaining negotiations.  A number of specific recommendations were made by Rebecca Waldman, Vice-Chair of RECOSA, who has served on this committee as a representative of civilian retirees.  To  review the Task Force’s proposed recommendations, click here to link to the City of San Antonio website  Final Task Force Recommendations  RECOSA would appreciate any constructive  feedback on this process to our email, info.recosa@gmail.com which can then be forwarded to Ms. Waldman prior to next week’s meeting
Feb122014

RETIREE LUNCH AND LEARN RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 21ST…AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY!!

The Retirees’  first Lunch and Learn for 2014, scheduled for January 24th,  was cancelled  because of some severe winter driving conditions.  It has been re-scheduled for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at the CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 600 SOLEDAD from 12:30-2:30 PM.  Click here  022114 Lunch Learn022114 Lunch Learn (1)  to see the postcard that you will be receiving very soon. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP TO WELLNESS PROGRAM OFFICE AT 207-9355

 

Jan212014

COMMANDER’S HOUSE OFFERS WINTER WELLNESS PROGRAM!

The Commander’s House Adult and Senior Center, 645 S. Main, is now offering a series of Winter Wellness Fridays for adults and seniors. The classes will run from January 24 through March 21 every Friday. 

 The Chronic Disease and Self Management class will be held 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. This class is designed to help people suffering from any chronic health condition such as arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, or diabetes.

 A Matter of Balance: Falls Prevention class will be offered 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.  This class will aid participants in increasing their strength, flexibility and balance as well as decreasing their fear of falling.

Participants are invited to enjoy coffee before class at 9 a.m. Lunch is included at no charge. Both classes are free-of-charge to Commander’s House members. The annual membership fee is $15 for ages 18 to 59 and $7 for ages 60 and up.

For more, call 207-3010

Jan212014

YOUR COPY OF RETIREE MATTERS IS ON THE WAY TO YOU

RECOSA received word RETIREE MATTERS is on its way to you! Please click here JanFebMar14 FINAL to see an electronic version.

Jan112014

2014 RETIREE LUNCH & LEARN STARTS ON JANUARY 24TH

The 2014 Lunch and Learn Program for retirees will commence on January 24, 2014 at the Ron Darner Building 5800 Old Highway 90W.  This Quarter’s topic is on PERSONAL SAFETY and will be presented by SAPD officer Marc Valero.  Please RSVP to 207-9355 and bring your spouse/partner.  You will be receiving  a postcard soon but please feel free to review a copy by clicking here  012414 Lunch Learn

Jan112014

TMRS Publication RETIREMENT WISE winter 2013-2014 has been mailed!

All TMRS retirees should have received or will soon receive the current edition of Retirement Wise, the winter 2013-2014 edition.  Please  click here TMRS RetirementWiseWinter2013-2014 edition  if you want to see it online.  If you have not received a copy in the mail, please call TMRS directly at  800-924-8677 which is a toll free line.

Dec032013

AARP CONDUCTS PANEL DISCUSSION AT PALO ALTO COLLEGE! TOPIC: RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY!

A  very informative panel discussion regarding responsible solutions for the future of Medicare and Social Security has been forwarded to us by Board Member Julia Castellano Hoyt.  Please click here  YEaSPanelDiscussionSanAntonio12-6-13to see the flyer for the event which will be held on December 6th at 10:00am.  The panel includes US Peresentative Pete Gallego,  AARP President Rob Romasco, and Richard Perez, President and CEO of the  San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The session will be moderated by Ross Ramsey, Managing Edition  of the Texas Tribune.   It will be on the campus of Palo Alto College from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Performing Arts Center. Please RSVP  directly at 1-877-926-8300 (tollfree) .   You will note on the attached flyer the presentation will also be available via webcast.  YEaSPanelDiscussionSanAntonio12-6-13

Nov082013

RECOSA BOARD MEMBER APPOINTED TO SAN ANTONIO’S BENEFITS TASK FORCE!

Mayor Julian Castro and the San Antonio City Council have appointed a Task Force to review the cost of healthcare and pension expenses for uniform, civilian, and retired City employees.  The Healthcare & Retirement Task Force includes employees, retirees, business leaders and subject matter experts.   We are pleased  Rebecca Waldman, a member of the RECOSA Board and chair of the RECOSA Health Benefits Committee, has been appointe to represent civilian retirees on the Task Force. The City will be posting information related to the Task Force on the website at the following link: www.sanantonio.gov/BenefitsStudyGroup.aspx
The RECOSA Board of Directors  encourages  you to review the information posted on this website on a periodic basis as the meeting materials will be posted.  Also, the meetings of the Task Force are open to the public.   We have attached a meeting schedule in the event you would like to attend.  To see meeting schedule, please click here BenefitsTaskForceSchedule