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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
September 2012
In This Issue
September Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Featured Board Member Of The Month
Fall Aging Conference
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Issue: # 9September 2012

The last few days have reminded many of us of why we live in Minnesota. Clear blue skies, the subtle change of leaves, the aroma of bonfires and the hum of crowded football stadiums. But not only do we live in a fabulous place, we live among fabulous people - people who care, take that extra step to help, share their hearts. Happy Fall to all of you!



Minneapolis Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, September 27, 2012
2:30 pm Registration/Networking
2:45 pm Business Meeting
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   "Committted, Not Married"
Presenter:    Joy Gullikson,
Maser Amundson Price Law Firm


Joy E. S. Gullikson is an associate attorney in Maser, Amundson & Price, P.A.'s Elder Law Department. She practices in the areas of elder law, probate, and estate planning, with an emphasis on medical assistance planning, trusts and family LLCs. Before joining Maser, Amundson & Price P.A., Gullikson worked in private practice. Prior to that, she was corporate counsel and director of external relations at a regional technology firm. Gullikson has also held various positions with the State of Minnesota and was a small business owner.


When not at work, Gullikson enjoys camping with her husband and teaching Scottish country dance. Her students perform regularly at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and her productions can be seen as part of the Minneapolis Fringe Festival.


Presentation will cover: 

  • Know what you want/know the consequences
  • Where will assets go if you die unexpectedly soon?
  • Who can visit in the hospital?
  • Who makes health care decisions?
  • Medicare Assistance planning
  • Tax Planning

Call the MASWA Program Co-Chairs: William Huseonica, Director of Marketing Chandler Place, 612-913-5390 or Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director of the Colony at Eden Prairie, 952-828-9500 with questions related to this program. 

The Colony of Eden Prairie
Community Room
431 Prairie Center Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Contact: Vicky Willcox, Director of Marketing

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

Beth NemecAlthough it is not the start of a calendar year, to me September feels like a transition month. Football season and school begins, the weather starts to change and we start to anticipate certain things: trips to the apple orchard; Halloween and the Fall Aging Conference. The Fall Aging Conference is a time to reconnect with colleagues, listen and learn from great speakers, discover new resources and refuel us for the coming year. The committee that plans for this event devotes countless hours to present a conference that provides all of that for us. I look forward to this year's event and I strongly encourage you to attend. If you have never been to the conference before - please come - we anticipate well over 200 attendees that are working in the Twin Cities senior industry as well as 50+ exhibitors. If you have attended in the past and/or are a veteran, we look forward to seeing you again and thank you for your ongoing participation.



Beth Nemec


Sue Wadsten

Sue Wadsten, the new Member-at-Large board member of MASWA, loves people. From the early dream of being a first grade teacher, she moved on to being a "candy striper" (aka volunteer) at the age of 14 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. That experience fueled her interest in health care. Now, as Customer Relations Representative for Park Nicollet Palliative Medicine & Community Care, she says she enjoys the variety of people she gets to meet. She loves the people she works for and with at Park Nicollet.


With two brothers and one sister, Sue grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, in the house their great grandparents built when they immigrated from Sweden. She now lives in the Como area of St. Paul with her dog, Reagan. Sue has two children (a daughter Carly and a son, Jamie) and two wonderful in-law kids. The love of her life is her 14-month-old granddaughter, Adeline.


While she's a life-long Minnesotan, Sue loves to travel and would relocate to the Pacific Northwest in a heartbeat if her kids weren't committed to remaining in the Twin Cities. Since leaving them, and darling Adeline, isn't an option, she plans to just visit out there as often as she can.


Sue enjoys being part of MASWA - both as a member and serving on the board. She says she has thoroughly enjoyed all of the people she's met so far and looks forward to getting to know many more.


"I believe each of us does meaningful work each day," Sue says, "and I am proud and honored to serve on the Board."


Looking toward the future, Sue believes working together is essential to serve the growing senior population as they will be faced with a lack of resources to meet the needs and demand, both financial and in caregiving.


Welcome to the board, Sue! Thanks for serving MASWA.



Fall Aging Conference is fast approaching on October 25th!  We have a great line-up of nationally known speakers whose topics focus on some of the challenges we face on "the fringe".  Please click HERE to register.





Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, September 27 at
2:30 pm at The Colony of Eden Prairie in Eden Prairie. All guests will be acknowledged in our next newsletter!!       
Offer Expires: 9/27/2012