TIAA-CREF to Launch Online Retirement Community for Participants

TIAA-CREF announced the upcoming launch of an online community for participants to discuss their retirement-related interests, experiences, and concerns. will launch in February 2008 and will be the first online community hosted by a financial services company that is exclusively for clients who are either retired or nearing retirement, a press release said. The site will offer a forum for TIAA-CREF participants ages 50 and older to discuss topics such as health and fitness, volunteering and social activism, education and travel, money and work, family and friends, and more.

Community members will create profiles and connect with fellow members who share their interests, experiences, backgrounds, and likes or dislikes. Each forum will be hosted by a Role Model, a retired TIAA-CREF participant who volunteers to share his or her perspective on the forum topic.

TIAA-CREF participants will be invited to membership in the community beginning in February.

TIAA-CREF provides retirement services to sponsors and participants in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields.

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