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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
July 2013
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July Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Fall Aging Conference
Membership Renewal for 2009
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Issue: # 7July 2013

Greetings:  We hope you are in the midst of enjoying some fun summertime activities and have a chance to join us at our monthly membership meeting!



Minneapolis Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, July 25, 2013
2:30 pm Business Meeting & Group Introductions
2:45 pm Networking
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   Addressing Mental Health Issues: Client's Rights
to Self Determination vs. a Danger to Self or Others 


Presenter:   Michael Justin

Michael Justin is licensed by the State of Minnesota as an Independent Clinical Social Worker as well as a Masters Prepared Psychologist.  He has a Social Work degree from St John's University and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from St Thomas.  He has over 20 years of experience. He founded Eldercare Consultants in 1998. This is a company consisting of Professional Care Managers. They are all Licensed by the State as Registered Nurses, Social Workers or Psychologists. He is recognized for his willingness to work with complex mental health and Dementia patients.

Program Objectives:

  • Understand steps necessary to initiate the commitment process
  • State 2 less restrictive alternatives to the commitment process
  • State 3 criteria required for inpatient pyschiatric admission
  • Consider ethical implications in Psychiatric Care in the Community and Hospitals
  • Know how to access crisis intervention alternatives in the Community   


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 




Copperfield Hill, Robbinsdale

Nette Wilmers, (763-277-10010)




Beth NemecThis letter marks my personal definition of half way through summer. I like to think that I am taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that Minnesota has to offer (and we look forward to all winter). I was encouraged to see many, many faces at our joint public policy meeting where we learned from Jean Wood, DHS Aging and Adult Services Division, about the legislative wrap up and how it will impact older adults in Minnesota. There are many changes that have happened and many to come. Thank you to the Joint Public Policy committee for arranging Jean to speak to us about this important topic that will impact us all. July also will hold our MASWA board's annual retreat. At our retreat on July 30th, the board will take a look at the past year - we will reflect and celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes and challenges and put a plan together for the upcoming year. If you have any feedback or recommendations, please bring them forward to myself or another board member. I am looking forward to our membership meeting this coming week and hope to see you there!

Beth Nemec
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. There are still 2 more vendor/sponsorships available!

To all current members:  We have had some transition problems with our website.  We are working to correct the issues.  If you have renewed or registered as a member, you should have a basic profile on the site.  You should also have received an email with a password to update/further populate your information.  If you have not received an email, be sure to check your spam emails before contacting us. Please let us know if you find that  your information is not listed or if you have any other concerns.




Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. July Special: All visitors and guests will be welcomed with a gift from MASWA.  

Offer Expires: 7/25/2013