New series enriches retirement for area retirees

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Updated May 2, 2013) –– The Oklahoma State University Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library are partnering to offer a new special interest group, “Making the Most of Retirement,” for retirees in the Stillwater community.  The group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Stillwater Public Library. 

“The goal of this program is to make the retirement experience more fulfilling and satisfying for the community’s retirees,” said Zane Quible, chair of the new group.

The monthly presentations will focus on topics retirees most often confront, including finance, daily living, personal fulfillment and hobbies, security and volunteer opportunities.  Upcoming programs include:

  • May 15-Stillwater Co-housing Project
  • June 19-The Library: More than Books
  • July 17-Undertaking a Genealogy Search
  • Aug. 21-Smart Estate Planning
  • Sept. 18-Volunteer Opportunities in Stillwater
  • Oct. 16-Nutritional/dietary Issues Relating to High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

Quible initiated the series for members of the OSU Emeriti Association, which is comprised of retired faculty and staff who want to remain connected with the university. 

After seeing the schedule of presentations, library director Lynda Reynolds wanted to get involved.

“The Stillwater Public library serves a large percentage of the retired population in Payne County,” said Reynolds.  “When we saw the proposed plan, we decided to provide support for these timely and relevant programs.  This partnership fits in perfectly with our mission of transforming lives through the power of information.” 

“With the library involved, the Emeriti Association Council decided the retirement programs should be offered as a service to the community as a whole,” said Dennis Bertholf, President of the Emeriti Association.  “We are very happy the Stillwater Public Library is willing to partner with us.”

To strengthen the partnership, an advisory committee comprised of OSU Emeriti Association members and community retirees will form to gather and process feedback from attendees and to identify future programs and potential speakers. 

Retirees interested in learning more about the free programs should contact Quible at

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at