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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
August 2011
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August Membership Meeting
Meeting Sponsor - Minnesota Masonic Homes - North Ridge
President's Monthly Note
Photos - MASWA July Meeting
Board Member Spotlight: Jonathan Lips
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Issue: # 8August 2011

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer ~ Hope you see you all at the next meeting on August 25th!



Minneapolis Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, August 25, 2011
2:30 pm Registration/Networking
2:45 pm Business Meeting
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

Topic:   Alzheimer's Disease Research: Updates
               and Future Direction

Presenter:  Dr. Susan McPherson, PhD, ABPP/CN, LP
Associate Professor, Neurology Department    


Program Objectives:

  • What is Alzheimer's disease?
  • Work of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Care and Research
  • Discoveries at the University of Minnesota and the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care
  • Future Research
Call the MASWA Program Co-Chairs: William Huseoconia, Director of Marketing Chandler Place, 612-913-5390 or Vicky Wilcox, The Colony of Eden Prairie, 952-828-9500 with questions related to this program.

MN Masonic Homes - North Ridge HCC

5500 Boone Avenue
New Hope, MN
Contact: Jennifery Connelly at 763-592-4005
Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.
Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00


Minnesota Masonic Homes - North Ridge 


Minnesota Masonic Home North Ridge in New Hope has a rich history of providing quality care to seniors since 1966. We are a specialized senior health care and senior housing community. Our Continuum of care offers a variety of services: Senior Apartments, Assisted Living, Adult Day Program, Complex/ Transitional Rehab Care, Long Term Care and secured areas for those with memory impairment.


Our emphasis at Minnesota North Ridge is to recognize and provide for the needs of each individual, whether the goal is to remain in our Community or to return home. We will encourage and challenge the resident to perform at the highest level of their ability.



Susan GreenOn this glorious August day, I will send out a simple thought to you all in hopes that it will encourage you to live each day, remembering the impact we can have on others by doing or saying the simplest things...


"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Siddhartha

Susan Engelhart







Jon LipsJonathan Lips is an attorney working in the areas of elder law and estate planning.  Prior to forming his firm, Jon served as Vice President of Advocacy and Legal Counsel for Care Providers of Minnesota, a long-term care association where he worked from 2003 through 2008. Jon is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and a volunteer with the Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Raised in Duluth, Jon attended Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law, and now lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and daughter.
2011 Fall Aging Conference
Thursday, November 10th
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center




Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at
2:30 pm at MN Masonic Homes - North Ridge in New Hope.   
Offer Expires: 8/25/2011