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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
September 2013
In This Issue
September Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Fall Aging Conference
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Issue: # 9September 2013

As summer is winding down and we are officially beginning fall within the week, we hope you will be able to join us for our September membership meeting and our 39th Annual Fall Aging Conference!



Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, September 26, 2013
2:30 pm Business Meeting & Group Introductions
2:45 pm Networking
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   Hoarding Disorder
Presenter:   Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT
Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Janet earned her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel University, and a second master's degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Janet teaches courses in trauma and hoarding in the marriage and family therapy master's degree program at Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently practices therapy in her private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, and chairs the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force.


Program Objectives: 

  • Background on Hoarding
  • Safety/health issues involved with hoarding
  • Are there any precautions we should take for our safety?
  • Measurement/Assessment Tools
  • What to do when we encounter a homeowner with a hoarding situation:
  • How to talk with them re: hoarding concerns
  • How to offer resources


Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 

Calvary Lutheran Church




Jenelle Boeckermann, Owner

Ph.  952303-4725




Call the MASWA Program Co-Chairs: William Huseonica, Marketing Director of The Legends at Hazeltine 612-875-4011 or Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director of the Colony at Eden Prairie 952-828-9500 with questions related to this program.



Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.

Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00




Beth NemecI hope this letter finds you transitioning from summer into fall. When I start to grieve the absence of longer summer days and 80 degree (plus) weather, I look forward to sweatshirts, apples and the leaves turning colors. In MASWA we are preparing for 2014 - the program committee is looking for speakers and sponsors and the Members at Large committee will begin to plan for next May's Spring Luncheon. We are also working on our written and financial infrastructure within our organization and making our website more user friendly and value added for our members.


We have two new board members to welcome to MASWA: Tanya Castillo has been approved as the communications chair. Tanya is the Business Manager at Legacy Home Care and has over 16 years in the senior industry. She also has experience with hospice, private duty and Medicare certified home care. Cathy Manning has also been approved as the MASWA chair for the Joint Public Policy Committee and is an independent Life SAGEr trained and certified by Celebrations of Life. Cathy has her own business Legacy OnWords - capturing the essence of who you are. When you see them at the membership meeting - make sure to greet them and bring forward any ideas or issues that you have pertaining to communications and public policy.


We are also very excited for the 2013, 39th Annual Fall Aging Conference! The committee works very hard throughout the entire year planning for this well organized and attended event. For many of us it is like a reunion where for one day, we all get together to learn, re-connect with peers and hopefully connect with some new contacts in the senior industry. I hope you will be able to join us on October 24th! Thank you to the entire committee for your commitment of time and talent - special thanks go to the MASWA Fall Aging Committee members: Janelle Boeckermann (Chair); Paul Blom (Treasurer); Linda Debner (Brochure); Allison Bakke (2014 Chair) - you represent us well!


Beth Nemec
Fall Aging Conference
Thursday, October 24
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center 
Registration is now open for the 39th Annual Fall Aging Conference. 
For the Fall Aging Conference brochure/invitation, click on this link:


For questions about registration, contact Deb Valley at or 952-885-6186.





Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.   

Offer Expires: 9/26/2013