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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
January 2011
In This Issue
January Membership Meeting
January Meeting Sponsor - St. Therese Southwest
President's Monthly Note
Spring Luncheon
Membership Renewal for 2011
2011 Meeting Locations
Seeking Board Members
Quick Links
Issue: # 1January 2011

Happy New Year!  We have an exciting year planned for our MASWA members and we are so thrilled that you are a part of this great organization!



Minneapolis Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, January 27, 2011
2:30 pm Registration/Networking
2:45 pm Business Meeting
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   "Gray Matters" - What You Need to Know About
               Aging and Depression

Presenter:   Kay King, Program Director

                      National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota


Kay King is a family educator who teaches NAMI's Family to Family 12 week education course and also is the State Trainer for Family to Family class teachers.  She is the former Executive Director of a retirement community in the Twin Cities that offers both independent and assisted living services and is a long-time volunteer with seniors.


Kay is a family member whose grandmother, mother, sister and niece lived/lives with a mental illness.  

Program Objectives:

  • Understanding the Impact of Mental Illness
  • Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Depression
  • Realizing the Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Depression and Suicide
  • Exploring the Process of Recovery

Call the MASWA Program Co-Chairs: Kay Johnson, North Memorial Home Health and Hospice 763-520-4280 or William Huseonica, Director of Marketing Chandler Place, 612-913-5390 with questions related to this program.


There are handouts for the presentation available for you to print and bring to the meeting. To download the handouts click on the link to the MASWA website. 


Ridgedale Library

12601 Ridgedale Drive

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.
Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00


Program Sponsor:

St. Therese Southwest
1011 Feltl Court, Hopkins, MN  55343
Chrysauna Buan



Thank you to our January meeting sponsor - St. Therese Southwest.  This faith-based senior community is located on 14 acres in Hopkins.  St. Therese Southwest offers a variety of living options including independent living with services, assisted living, memory care and DayBridge, their adult day program.  To find out more visit their website at 


Susan GreenHard to believe, the holidays are behind us and the promise of a New Year lies ahead.  What will 2011 bring for you?  What promises have you made to yourself?  At MASWA, our resolutions are the same this year as they have been since the organizations inception more than three decades ago.  As a Board, we resolve to serve our membership to the best of our abilities by providing educational opportunities, support and a sense of connectedness, thereby improving services and advocacy for older adults we care for. 

My best to each of you as you embark on this new chapter - the year, 2011.  May you prosper and may your lives be filled with peace, purpose and love.
Susan Green
Mark your calendar for our annual Spring Luncheon!
Spring Luncheon
Thursday, May 19th
The Reserve in Plymouth
REMINDER- all MASWA memberships are up for renewal as of January 1. If you haven't yet renewed, please download the application, fill it out and mail it in, or bring it to the January meeting.

Click on link below to download the renewal application:

Interested in sponsoring a 2011 MASWA meeting? It is a perfect way to introduce your business to the MASWA members!  Plus, the meeting sponsor receives space in the MASWA newsletter to share information about their company!!  The program committee will schedule a host site (i.e. library or community center) and you -the sponsor would pay for the facility cost and snack/drink.  Another option is to have a joint meeting sponsorship with a second agency/facility and cut the cost in half.  For more information contact William Huseonica at [email protected] or Kay Johnson at [email protected].


MAWSA currently has three open board positions for 2011-2013. The positions are Program Chair, Nominating committee and Education. These positions would begin either in June, 2011 or December, 2011 depending on the position.  Terms are in effect for 2 years.  Find out more about these openings at the January meeting or contact Kristin Kopp with At Home Solutions at 952-292-5801.



Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Ridgedale Library. All guests will be acknowledged in our next newsletter!!       

Offer Expires: 1/27/2011