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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
October 2014
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Fall Aging Conference
Welcome Board Members
Save the Date
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Issue: # 10October 2014

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, and our days are getting a little shorter. As we transition to fall we can't help but be excited about the Annual Fall Aging Conference! For 40 years the Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Workers Associations have come together to bring us this wonderful event. Please take a moment to review the conference schedule below. And it's not too late to register! If you haven't sent in your registration already, take a moment to go online and register today! 



Register today at

- You aren't going to want to miss this great line-up and celebration of our 40th anniversary.


The 40th Annual Fall Aging Conference ● 2014

"Forever Young"




7:15am to 8:00am Registration and Exhibits


8:00am to 8:15am Announcements


Session One

8:15am to 9:45am - Meg Soper, RN

"Bring It On...Strategies to Become a More Effective Healthcare Provider in the Workplace"


9:45am to 10:30am Break and Exhibits


Session Two

10:30am to 12:00pm - Liz Von Wellsheim, RN, MSN, MA, GNP

"Sexuality and Intimacy When Memory Loss is Present"


12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch and Exhibits


Session Three

1:00pm to 2:15pm - John P. Sloan, M.D., FCFP

"What's Wrong with the Care of the Frail Elderly and What to Do About It"


2:15pm to 2:45pm Break and Exhibits


Session Four

2:45pm to 4:15pm - Peter W. Rosenberger, President of Standing with Hope

"The Delta Doctrine for Caregivers"


4:15 to 4:30 Final Announcements and Prize Drawings

My favorite season has begun and boy did it start with a bang!  I love fall; however, I don't love what's to come next and this past week certainly felt like the "w" word was right around the corner.  While you are planning out your best Halloween costume ever and raking up all of the falling leaves, the Fall Aging Conference Steering Committee is hard at work making their final arrangements for our best conference ever!  


This year we are celebrating the 40th Annual Fall Aging Conference with the theme Forever Young!  The conference has provided 40 years of amazing topics, cutting edge knowledge, and amazing speakers.  I truly believe that the Twin Cities has such an amazing senior care industry in large part because of all of the collaboration and networking that all of us do on a continual basis.  I feel that the Fall Aging Conference is another amazing tool we have to hear national level speakers who always get us thinking about best practices and who energize us to continue the great work we all do.  Please make sure your calendar is marked for October 23rd so we can see you there! 

Jenelle Boeckermann
Welcome New Board Members


The Minneapolis Senior Workers Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The following members were voted on to the board at the last Board of Directors meeting:


Judy Decker - Membership Committee
Roxanne Cornell - Education Committee 
Mary Richards - Public Policy Committee 

Congratulations and thank you for serving!
Save the Date
Joint Public Policy Meeting
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Stay tuned for details on the speaker, location, and time of this important meeting.