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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
December 2011
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December Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Board Member Spotlight
Membership Renewal for 2012
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Issue: # 12December 2011

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!"

    D.M. Dellinger




Don't miss this great Public Policy Forum! 


Tuesday, December 13, 2011
2:30 - 4:00 pm 

Guest Speaker: Walter Mondale


We are excited to have Walter Mondale as our speaker for the Minneapolis and St. Paul joint public policy meeting. Mr. Mondale served as Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), as a U.S. Senator for Minnesota (1964-1976), and as Minnesota Attorney General (1960-1964).  Please make plans to join us in what we know will be an important discussion of the role of government in caring for seniors.

Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

 Susan Green

Last year in the December newsletter, I reminisced about my sweet mother and our family's bittersweet journey as she gracefully (most of the time) progressed through the stages of Alzheimer's disease. Once again, with the holidays upon us, I find my thoughts wandering back to the memory of her. As I prepare for the holidays; baking, entertaining, trimming the tree, decorating the home, wrapping gifts, I am reminded of the many lessons she taught so effortlessly. Becky embodied the spirit of the season all year. What a perfect gift!  


My wish for you this holiday season is that the beautiful thoughts you hold will prevail all the while you are creating new, fond memories for you and your loved ones.


Susan Engelhart


BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Marilyn Christenson


Marilyn Christenson is currently Director of Client Relations for Seniors' Choice at Home, a family-owned homecare company that assists seniors with practical tasks in order to live as independently as possible.  Her second career in the field of aging began in 1981 and has included Assisted Living administration, Skilled Nursing Facility marketing and admissions, Home Health, Hospice (Board of Directors,) Training and consulting for the Alzheimer's Association.  She has served on the MASWA Public Policy Committee.

REMINDER- all MASWA memberships are up for renewal as of January 1, 2012. If you haven't yet renewed, please do so on-line at  Registration is located under the MASWA membership area.