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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
June 2013
In This Issue
June Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Photos of MASWA Annual Meeting
Fall Aging Conference
Quick Links
Issue: # 6June 2013

Rain, Rain (and cold) go away - EVERYONE wants to play!  We are all ready for some sunshine, fun and summertime activities.  We hope you can find time in your busy schedules to attend our summer membership meetings and our June, Joint (SPSWA) Public Policy Meeting.  We know that this will be an informative event and hope to see you there. 



Minneapolis Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, June 27, 2013
2:30 pm Business Meeting & Group Introductions
2:45 pm Networking
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   Minnesota Legislative Wrap Up:  The 2013
 Legislative Session and the Impact on Older
Speaker:  Jean Wood - Division Director of the Aging:
   Adult Services Division at the Department of
   Human Services

Jean Wood is the Division Director of the Aging and Adult Services Division at the Department of Human Services and it that role is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging, the designated State Unit on Aging.  The Minnesota Board on Aging is a 25-member Governor appointed board and administers the Older Americans Act.   The Aging and Adult Services Division manages the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care programs, along with grant programs to expand caregiver support, evidence-based practices and other home and community-based services.  Senior LinkAge Line´┐Ż and are among the most used services of the Minnesota Aging Network. Prior to this, Jean was the Deputy Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging, Manager of Resource Development and started the health insurance counseling program.  She had been a program associate for the National Association of State Units on Aging; and was the long-term care ombudsman for the state of Ohio.  Jean has a Masters of Social Work and Masters of Art in Public Administration from the Ohio State University.


Program Objectives:

  • Identify key outcomes of the 2013 Legislative Session and the impact on older adults
  • Understand the policy changes contained in Reform 2020, a redesign of home and community-based services
  • Recognize the budget challenges, both now and in the future, facing Minnesota's Medical Assistance, Waiver Programs, and other funding sources

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 

Calvary Lutheran Church


Questions? Contact the MASWA Program Co-Chairs: William Huseonica, Community Liaison Lifesprk, 612-709-9607 or Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director of the Colony at Eden Prairie, 952-828-9500.


Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.

Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00




Beth NemecSpring has arrived just in time for summer! We hope you were able to attend our Spring Luncheon - we had a great turnout, great food and speakers and a great time networking with each other. Thank you to our vendors and sponsors and our members for making this event happen. Also - a great big shout out to our Members at Large Committee - Linda Debner, Maura Albrecht and Sue Wadsten for their organization and hard work. We are looking forward to a great summer - our speakers have been confirmed and we have dedicated one month to networking and meeting other members. This month of networking is in response to feedback from you - please keep your ideas coming. We are also anticipating our annual board retreat which will be held on July 30th. It is a time for the board to reflect on the past year, look at what is currently being done and discuss ideas for the future. Please let one of us know if you have any ideas or suggestions. Otherwise, have a great summer! Enjoy the weather and time spent with family and friends. 




Beth Nemec




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Mark your calendars for this fabulous annual event: 

Fall Aging Conference
Thursday, October 24
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center


For Sponsorship information Please Contact Jenelle Boeckermann via email at [email protected] or via phone at (952) 303-4725

Vendor Registration is now open! Details and registration form will be added to the website soon.

Level 1-Major Sponsor: $2500 (exclusive, prime location) 
Level 2-Bag Sponsor: $1700 (exclusive, prime location) 
Level 3-Session Sponsor: $1250 (4 available) 
Level 4-Ballroom Sponsor: $750 (16 available) 
Level 5-Foyer Sponsor: $750 (10 available) 
Level 6-Exhibitor: $350 (32 available) 
Level 7-One-Page Insert: $500 (table not included)




Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.   

Offer Expires: 6/27/2013